Summer Camp

General Information


Camp Tiger Tails includes our various year round Day Camps and a 5-week summer camp, located at the Walter Payton Center.  All campers must be between the ages 5 (and having completed kindergarten) and 16. Parent(s) or Guardian(s) need to provide a lunch for their children unless the lunch option is purchased through Camp Tiger Tails.  A mid-morning and afternoon snack will be provided (children with special diets need to provide their own snack).  Swimming and sport activities are a part of our every day programming, so campers will need to bring appropriate attire to participate, including sunscreen, towel, socks and athletic shoes.  Campers are divided into groups according to age and participate in age appropriate activities.  Enrollment is limited to 100 children per session.  Each session is on a first come first serve basis.  To reserve a spot, please pay the full payment for each session.

2017 Summer Camp May 30-June 30, 2017         [REGISTRATION STARTS March 1, 2017]


2017 Summer Camp Pricing

Price: $85/week for members and guests 

Note: Week fees must be paid in full by 12:00 p.m. the Friday before each week of scheduled camp.

Register for Summer Camp 2017

Register Online

ALSO, Please fill out these forms and email to OR return completed forms to Member Services at the Walter Payton Center. You may also register for Summer Camp with Member & Guest Services at the Walter Payton Center if you do not wish to do so online.

Summer Camp 2017 Application

Summer Camp Meal Application

Camp Behavior Guidance Form 

Camp Parent Policy Agreement Form

Liability Waiver

Summer Camp Hours

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Camp Programming Hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camper Pick Up & Drop Off

[Click here for a Map]

Pick up and drop off is located on the east side of the Walter Payton Center between the Walter Payton Center and TB Ellis. You can walk your child(ren) into the side entrance under the awning. Parent/Guardian must sign in each child they drop off. Campers must be picked up and signed out by a parent or authorized person by 5:30 p.m.

Drop Off Time  7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Pick Up Time  3:30-5:30 p.m. (Note: Must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. – **Late pick up is an added fee)

Summer Camp Scholarships

TBD for Camp Tiger Tails 2017

Summer Camp Notes

  • A weekly information newsletter (Camp Times) will be available for the parents and campers each week. The newsletter will cover Days for Dress-Up, Friday Fun-Days, and pertinent information needed of each parent/guardian for that week.
  • A Parent Guide is available for each family on the day of Registration. This Guide will help answer any and all questions you might have about parking, what to bring to camp, policies, and important phone numbers.
  • Campers will be REQUIRED to bring a life vest with them on each camp swim day. Swim days will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, unless otherwise noted. The swim days will be confirmed in your parent guide sent by our Camp Director at the beginning of each week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camp

Answer: Pick up and drop off is located on the east side of the Walter Payton Center between the Walter Payton Center and TB Ellis. You can walk your child(ren) into the side entrance under the awning.

Answer: Please wear clothes that are suitable for activity that range from indoor to outdoor sport activities. Also bring an extra set of under clothes just in case of accident and be sure to bring your swimming gear on days we plan on going to the pool.

Answer: In one word, AWESOME! Age 18 or older, our counselors come with a wide variety of experiences. Above all, they have been chosen to work at Camp Tiger Tails because they all enjoy working with kids. Our counselors go through extensive training before our first campers arrive. They want to help you experience new things and have the time of your life!

Answer: You will be with 10-20 other campers that are similar in age

Answer: Yes! We will do our best to have an alternative activity but do encourage participation.

Answer: We encourage activity during camp and having any electronics will hinder that. We ask that you do not bring any electronics to camp with you. We are not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.

Answer: Please do not come to Camp with any money. Campers are served breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Camper may bring their own if they would like.

Students attending Jackson State University and other qualified individuals.

All staff are CPR/First Aid/AED Certified.

All staff required to go through background checks and are fingerprinted before hired.

All student employees go through an extensive interview process, and extensive training which entails safety responsibilities, human relations and interpersonal skills with children.

There are times when the camp must dismiss a child due to psychological or emotional problems that precludes the child from participating safely or effectively in a group.  Dismissal will take effect only after consultation with the parents, camper, and camp Director.  Dismissal for the aforementioned reasons will result in a complete refund for the unused days.

On occasion, dismissal may be necessary for disciplinary reasons.  This action will take effect only after consultation among the parents, camper, and the camp director.  If a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, there will be NO REFUND for the unused days.

Deposits for programs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All refund requests must be received by 8:30 a.m. on the third day of the camp session.

If absent for medical reasons, and with approval by the Camp Coordinator, participants may receive a 75% refund of the unused days for the camp session. Please remember that this excludes the $35 Deposit and $5 Program Fee.

Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, short-term illnesses of four days or fewer, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance.

A refund may be available for an extended illness of five or more consecutive program days. A doctor’s note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation must be received within eight working days from the first day of absence. Upon review, participants may receive a prorated refund for the unused days.

If we cancel a session, a full refund or transfer will be issued.

All refunds will be mailed by check, 7-10 business days after approved. Refunds will be made only to the original payee or credit card holder.


Questions about camp?
(601) 979-1559