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. All 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!
Camp for children entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be June 29 to July 2, 2021. Camp for children entering 3rd through 5th grades will be July 12 to 16.
Thanks to a donation from the Federal Wildlife Service designed to assist with summer camp tuition, the price for this year has been discounted. Tuition will be $100 for non-member campers and $90 for member campers.
The number of campers will be limited so that social distancing can be maintained. The registration link will open on March 31. Additional information will be posted on our website as it becomes available.
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
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 Playground
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 email@example.com 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 (ages 4-7) June 29 to July 2
Elementary Camp (ages 8-12) July 12 to 16
Middle School Adventure Camp July 19-23
$100 per week for non-members; $90 per week for members. The cost of camp is due by June 4.
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 register!
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.
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.