Summer camps have been a part of the U.S. tradition for over 150 years. More than 10 million American children go to camp every summer. But today, summer camps have more to offer than just an escape to the country for a few weeks. Every summer, more than 1,700 eager young minds attend one of the 50 summer camps offered at Jackson State University. From ages 4 to 18, Jackson State offers camps that engage youth in academics, science, athletics, art and other popular programs. Now is the time to think about what activities are best for your child during the summer, and where more interest can be explored.