Programs

Discovery Camps 2022

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. 

Summer Discovery Camp 2022 Information

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. Each camper will receive a summer camp tee shirt and take home a sack filled with memories and artifacts!

Summer camps for children entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be the week of June 27 and July 18.  Camp for children entering 3rd through 5th grades will bethe week of  July 11. Middle School Adventure Camp will be the week of July 18.

Registration opens April 1, 2022. Click HERE to register. Member campers may use the coupon code "MEMBER" for a $15 tuition discount.


Camp tuition is $150 for all participants. $135 for member campers. Payment for all camps will be due by June 15, 2022.

The number of campers will be limited so that social distancing can be maintained.  The registration link will open on April 1.  Additional information will be posted on our website and Facebook as it becomes available.

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
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 Activity three

            12:40 – 1:00 Nature Playground

Camp Registration

Camp spots will be reserved only after a camper profile is created. Camp tuition is due by JUNE 15, 2022. There are two ways to pay for camp:

1. Through your camper’s CampDoc profile with debit, credit, or bank information

OR

2. At the center with cash, check, or credit/debit card

Email Katie at katie.fetzer@audubon.org or call at 228-475-0825 with any payment questions.

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

     Mini Camp 1 (ages 4-7) week of June 27 

     Elementary Camp (ages 8-12) week of July 11

     Middle School Adventure Camp week of July 18

     Mini Camp 2 (ages 4-7) week of July 18

Information about the Online Registration System

PRAC partners 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.

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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