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Camp Tiger Tails

March 31st, 2014 by rachelc



Camp Tiger Tails is a 5-week summer day camp to increase awareness of maintaining a social and healthy lifestyle in our grade school children of the Metro-Jackson, MS Community. Our comprehensive wellness program targets youth ages 5 to 17 in physical activity, structured recreation, social development, and nutrition education at the Walter Payton Recreation and Wellness Center at Jackson State University.

Age-appropriate yet challenging, this wellness program features physical activity, structured recreation, social development and nutrition education. It is designed to combat poor diet habits and a lack of exercise — two major factors in Mississippi’s child obesity rate. Entertaining games, trips and events, set in a welcoming atmosphere, are led by a staff of devoted teachers and counselors.

Date(s) of camp: May 26, 2014 – June 27, 2014

Time of operation: Monday- Friday 7:00am- 5:00pm

Location: Walter Payton Recreation & Wellness Center

Fees: (If applicable) $350 per child + $35 registration fee

Application start and deadline date: Start: March 24, 2014- End: May 30, 2014

Ages/grades of participants: Kindergarten (5)- High School Senior (17)

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Important Information Regarding the Payton Center

December 13th, 2013 by webmaster

- Membership prices are: $25.00 for community members, $20.00 for faculty & staff, $20.00 for Civic Services/ State employees, and $65.00 for family plan (no more than 4 members)

- Classes range from Step Aerobics, African Dance Aerobics, Zumba, March Aerobics, Old School Spin and Beginner’s Spin classes

All promotion special membership prices and change in operational hours will be noted on our website at

Billing is ALWAYS drafted through Checking, Savings and Debit transactions between the 1st & 5th of EVERY month.

Please present a photo i.d. every time you use the Wellness Center. If the turnstile displays an alert of any kind, please see a Wellness Center staff member to check the status of your account. If you forget your card, a Membership Verification form must be completed before using the facility. 

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