The end of the school year is in sight, and numerous summer camps across the Coast are preparing to welcome kids of all ages.Here are the camps with activities planned this summer:
2109 Camp Wilkes Road, Biloxi
The camp will have weekly themes involving nature, science, the environment and the outdoors; indoor and outdoor activities will be offered. Before- and after-care options are available. Campers are responsible for daily lunches and snacks.
Camp dates: June 1-4; June 7-11; 14-18; July 5-9; 12-16
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE GULF COAST
11975 Seaway Road, Suite A160, Gulfport
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need them most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve.
Camp dates: June 7-July 30
212 42nd St., Gulfport
With the motto of “changing the way kids spend their summer vacation,” F.A.N.S. is an acronym for fitness, agility, nutrition and strength. This camp has been a rite of passage for local athletes since 2008.
Camp dates: Begins May 31, 2021
Dates: June 1 – July 23, summer program open to students in Gulfport School District, following its year-round schedule, and to students from other districts on a limited basis.
- Father-Son Camp – June 11 and 12
- Specialty Week (Day Camp Only) – June 14-18
- Week 1 – June 20-26
- Week 2 – June 27-July 3
- Week 3 – July 4-10
- Week 4 – July 11-16
SEA ‘N SAIL CAMP AT THE MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM
115 E. 1st St., Biloxi
Dates: June 7-July 30
Campers can join the fun at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum’s Sea and Sail Adventure Camp, where they’ll experience the history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast through sailing trips, fishing, maritime crafts and seafood industry field trips.
FABLAB SUMMER CAMP
12002 state Route 57, Vancleave
FABLAB Summer Camp consists of stem exploration, robotics, scratch coding and much more. STEM-based summer camps will be offered at three locations each week.
Camp dates and locations:
- ABLAB 1 Tools of STEM – June 1-4
- FABLAB 3 PVC STEM – June 7-10
- FABLAB 5 Physics of STEM – June 14-17
- Robotics – June 21-25
- FABLAB 2 Tools of STEM – July 6-9
- FABLAB 4 PVC STEM – July 12-15
- FABLAB 6 Physics of STEM – July 19-22
- FABLAB 21 Art of Manufacturing – July 26-29
MOSS POINT FEC
- ABLAB 18 Girls in STEM – June 1-4
- FABLAB 9 Robotics – June 7-10
- FABLAB 20 Art of Manufacturing – June 14-17
- FABLAB 13 Coding – June 21-24
PASS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
- FABLAB 8 Robotics – July 6-9
- FABLAB 17 Girls in Stem – July 12-15
- FabLAB 12 Coding – July 19-22
- FabLAB 15 STEM Exploration – July 26-29
VIRTUAL ONLINE CAMP
- FABLAB 11 Coding – June 7-10
- FABLAB 14 STEM Exploration – June 14-17
- FABLAB 19 Girls in STEM Exploration – June 21-24
- FABLAB 10 Robotics – July 6-9
- Coding – July 12-15
- FABLAB 16 Girls in STEM – July 19-22
- FABLAB 22 Art of Manufacturing – July 26-29
THE FRIENDS OF FACE-FRIENDS| ARTS| CULTURE| EDUCATION
The Friends of Arts, Culture and Education (FACE) is a 501(c)3 that helps create, provide and promote artistic and cultural activities, including music, visual, performing and culinary arts and education across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
- Art in Nature: May 31-June 4; June 14-18
- Art Exploration: June 7-June 11; July 12- July 16
- Painting for Kids: June 21-June 25
- Painting for Kids II: July 5-July 9
- Youngins’ Puppets camp: July 12-15
- Art of Play: July 19-July 23
OCEAN ADVENTURES MARINE PARK
10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport
The Dolphin and Stingray Adventure Camp is the ultimate job-shadow experience at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and Ocean Adventures Marine Park. It is an immersive week-long day camp, in which children can step into the rubber boots of a marine scientist and experience the world of dolphins, sea lions, rays, sharks and other animals who live at IMMS and Ocean Adventures.
Camp dates: June 7 – 11, 14-18, 21-25; July 12-16, 19-23
LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER
246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
LMDC offers several summer opportunities and activities for youth, including the WINGS Musical Theatre Camp and the Annie KIDS Musical Theatre Camp, which are open to experienced actors as well as first-time performers,
Camp dates: June 1-Aug. 6
PASCAGOULA RIVER AUDUBON CENTER
5107 ARTHUR ST., MOSS POINT
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.
- Mini Camp (ages 4-7) – June 29-July 2
- Elementary Camp (ages 8-12) – July 12-16
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST YMCA
From arts and crafts to swimming to fitness, there is something fun for all at YMCA summer camps — held at three locations. The camps offer enrichment activities focusing on S.T.E.A.M. ( science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activities. Children will have a memorable summer and make lifelong friendships.
4221 Kiln Delisle Road., Kiln
Camp dates: June 1-July 30
711 Magnolia Ave., Ocean Springs
Camp dates: June 1-July 30
13620 Highway 57, Vancleave
Camp dates: June 1-July 30
KIDFIT AFTERSCHOOL CARE AND SUMMER CAMP
2 Tower Plaza, Pineville Road, Long Beach
Camp participants will take part in numerous fun activities to promote health and learning, including but not limited to swimming, dodgeball, kickball, soccer, Zumba, crafts, yoga, reading and much more.
Camp dates: Begins June 1, lasts approximately 10 weeks
LITTLE PEOPLE’S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
17065 W. Wortham St., Saucier
Participants in Little People Christian Academy’s summer camp will enjoy numerous fun activities and frequent field trips.
Camp dates: May 26-Aug. 9
THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER
575 Division St., Biloxi
Campers will enjoy swimming, indoor and outdoor games, music, arts and crafts, sports and other fun activities. Registration fee includes a camp T-shirt and all camp field trip fees. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided each day.
Camp dates: June 1-July 1
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
320 Jim Money Road, Biloxi
Each week of this summer camp will have a theme, including games week, marine week, clash-of-the-decades week and weird science.
Camp dates: June 1-July 23
CAMPS WITH MORE INFORMATION TO COME
- The city of Gulfport Leisure Services
- Herbert Wilson Summer Camp
- Bel Aire Elementary Summer Camp
- Three Rivers Elementary Summer Camp
- Harrison Central Elementary Summer Camp