Programs

Discovery Camps

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center offers fun, nature-based summer and holiday camp programming for a variety of age groups- from children entering kindergarten to students completing middle school. Elementary, middle school, and mini-camps run daily from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the center. 

All children participating in camps will explore the natural world through discovery and guided hands-on activities. Our themes and activities revolve around the Pascagoula River and local bayou ecosystem. Children in the elementary and middle school summer camps will each take a boat tour if the weather permits.  Each camper will receive a summer camp tee shirt and be invited to participate in our mini-art exhibition at the end of each session!

2020 Spring Break Camp -- Canceled!

Give your child the gift of nature with a week of Spring Break Camp from April 6 – 10, 2020 at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Our camp provides children with the freedom to explore and experience the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. Spring Break Camp will encourage curiosity, exploration, and investigation that can lead to a greater understanding of the natural world and a lifelong appreciation for our environment. Each day we will explore the bayou and center grounds, learn together about a daily wildlife theme, make connections with a story, enjoy free play, and wrap up with an activity or craft tying into that day’s topic.

Staff
Our dedicated staff is experienced in teaching and science educated. They transform our successful school programming into fun, hands-on activities that keep your camper learning throughout their time away from school.

Camp Hours and Length
Sign up for individual days or all week. Spring Break Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please send your camper with both a snack and a bag lunch. We do not provide any food to campers.

Sample Camp Schedule

            9:00 – 9:15 Check in

            9:15 – 10:15 Activity one

            10:15 – 10:30 Snack Break

            10:30 – 11:30 Activity two

            11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

            12:00 – 12:40 Story & Craft

            12:40 – 1:00 Nature Play Ground

Cost:
$27 per day/$135 per week. The cost of camp is due by April 1, 2020. We do not offer multi-day/member discounts.

Camp Scholarships:
We do not provide any scholarships for our Spring Break Camp.  Please be on the lookout for future scholarships for our Summer Discovery Camps, coming April 2020.

Spring Break Camp Registration

Our online registration system with CampDoc allows you to register, pay tuition, and complete your camper’s health records online. On Monday, March 9th, 2020, there will be a link posted here – follow the link to register your camper for Spring Break Camp 2020.

Camp spots will be reserved only after a camper profile is created. You can now pay online with debit, credit, or bank information – if you need another payment option, email Katie at katie.fetzer@audubon.org or call at 228-475-0825.

Mark your calendars and save the dates for Discovery Summer Camps! Information about registration will be released ASAP

     Mini Camp I (ages 4-6) June 1-5

     Mini Camp II (ages 4-6) June 8-12

     Elementary Camp I (ages 7-10) June 15-19

     Elementary Camp II (ages 7-10) June 22-26

     Middler I (rising 6th to 9th grades) July 6-10

     Middler 2.0 (rising 6th to 9th grades) (July 13-15)

Cost:
$135 per week. The cost of camp is due by May 29. We do not offer multi-day/member discounts.

Information about our new Online Registration System

This year, we began partnering with CampDoc to better serve our camp families. CampDoc.com offers online registration and an electronic health record for camps. You can register your camper and complete their health information all in one place.

The security and privacy of your camper's health information is important to us. The CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted, and password protected. Only Pascagoula River Audubon Center staff will have access to camper health information.

Once you sign up for a CampDoc.com account, you will be able to register your camper and make payments online. Afterwards, you will receive more information on how to complete your camper’s health profile.

CampDoc.com sends out periodic reminder emails for outstanding balances and incomplete health information. These notifications come directly from campdoc.com, so please add this to your safe sender list to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. We don’t want you to miss important notices about camp!

As you will see when you register, Camp Doc offers the opportunity to purchase insurance. This is 100% separate from Pascagoula River Audubon Center, and PRAC receives no benefit. This insurance is primarily for emergency cancellations and injury which require proof.  PRAC cannot assist in any claims made.

Please note that CampDoc.com supports the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari which provide improved security and performance for health information.

Click here to download a CampDoc.com FAQ about registration.

We need volunteers including high school students and teachers to help lead camps.

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated high school students to volunteer their time during camp as counselors in training for at least one camp session. 

Notes:

Camp activities are based on the Mississippi state frameworks for math and science. Camp activities foster a “hands-on, minds-on” approach to learning, and prepares them for the upcoming school year. This encourages students to become excited about nature, data collection, art, and exploration.

Participants are in groups based on grade level, though special arrangements can be made to keep siblings/relatives or close friends together if it will increase the enjoyment and comfort level of our campers! 

For more information, feel to call us at 228-475-0825.

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