Descriptions of some programs are available below the list

2023 Summer Programs for LJ Students 
Date Program Grades Eligible Time Cost Location Registration Info
June 27-July 28 VIP Camp  Rising 7th and 8th 8am-4pm $100*, plus field trip fees Luther Jackson Click Here to Register
July 10-28 IMAGINE Rising 8th, and 9th 7:30am-11:30am Tuition Free Poe MS Registration Info Coming Soon
July 31-Aug 1 How to Survive Middle School Rising 7th 9:00am-1:00pm $40* Luther Jackson CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TBD Jaguar Jumpstart Rising 9th 8am-1pm $10* Falls Church HS LINK COMING SOON
June 28-Aug 25 Teens in Action 12-18 year olds 9am-5pm Free/ fees for field trips NCS Community Centers CLICK HERE FOR INFO


Dates: July 10-28

Times: 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Poe MS

Eligibility: current 7th and 8th graders

Cost: Tuition Free

Students currently in 7th and 8th grade can get some extra instruction over the summer, preparing them for success in the next grade level. 

Specifically, this program:

  • Revisits essential Mathematics and Language Arts standards
  • Scaffolds content
  • Provides opportunities to communicate, collaborate and critically think with a small group of their peers
  • Boosts literacy and numeracy practices for all students, including English learners

Students will:

  • Work on social and emotional skills
  • Strengthen essential math and reading skills
  • Collaborate in small groups
  • Think critically 
  • Set goals and reflect on their progress

How To Survive Middle School 2023

Dates: July 31-Aug 1

Times: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: LJMS

Eligibility: rising 7th graders

Cost: $40

Are you a rising 7th grader who will attend Luther Jackson in the fall?  This is your chance to get this middle school thing figured out early! Come and meet students from other elementary schools who will come together here at Jackson as 7th graders, learn your way around the building, get to know some fantastic Jackson teachers, and have a great time! Registered students will be given access to a wealth of information about LJMS as well as get a chance to explore the building when they come for this 2-day session. Transportation, lunch, and a new Luther Jackson T-shirt are included!


(Holmes, Glasgow, Kilmer, Jackson, Thoreau, & Poe Students)

Dates: June 28-July 28 (no camp on June 30, July 3, or July 4)

Times: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: rising 7th & 8th graders

Cost: $100

FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5-week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders. Our camp will be a combination of students from the following middle schools: Kilmer, Glasgow, Holmes, Jackson, Poe, and Thoreau.  Bus transportation will be provided from various pick-up locations which will be communicated in June prior to the start of camp. 

There is a $50 registration fee., and a mandatory parent meeting before camp starts.

The staff is led by your local After-School Specialists and trained DNCS staff. As well as FCPS staff.Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts, cooking, drama, and exploring concepts in science and technology. There will be a weekly field trip available for an additional fee.