South Mississippi summer camps

July 5, 2014 

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St. VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 4321 Espy Ave., Long Beach, will have summer camps in July for ages 2 through grade six from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Full-time cost (weekly): $140 one child, $270 two children, $390 three children. Part-time cost: $30 per child each day. Registration fee: $60, nonrefundable.

Sessions: July 7-11; July 14-18; July 21-25; July 28-31.

Breakfast will be served to students arriving before 8:15 a.m. Lunch and two snacks per day will be provided.

Details: svdpcatholicschool.org

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, will hold Mud Daubers Art Camp in July, with sessions for ages 6-9 and 10-13.

Older campers will explore ceramic arts, painting and cooking. Younger campers will explore projects in clay, drawing, painting and sculpture.

Ages 10-13 will meet July 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $200 members, $225 nonmembers. Ages 6-9 will meet July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers.

Campers must bring a lunch and snack daily.

Details and application form: georgeohr.org

Arts on the Avenue

Pascagoula's Arts on the Avenue, 618 Delmas Ave., will hold summer camps in July with sessions for ages 4-6, 7-10, 11-13 and 14-18.

Participants will create sculptures, 3D paintings, origami, jewelry, drawing and painting, as well as printmaking, photography and copper embossing.

Ages 4-6 will meet July 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ages 7-10 will meet July 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ages 11-13 will meet July 21-25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ages 14-18 will meet July 21-25 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $110 for ages 4-10, $150 for ages 11-18.

Details: 938-6789.

CHEMISTRY CAMP

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus will have chemistry camp in July for students entering eighth, ninth or 10th grade.

The session will meet July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campers will make polyurethane foam, acrylic crystals, fingerprints and more. Campers will also take a trip to First Chemical Corp.

Cost: $50 per child.

Details: 497-7856.

PSYCHEDELIC SUMMER CAMP

The Gulf Coast School of Art, 1300 24th Ave., Gulfport, will hold a 1970s-inspired summer camp for ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-13 and 14 and older.

Each age group's session will feature a theme.

Ages 5-6 will meet 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11; ages 7-9 will meet 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. July 14-18; ages 10-13 will meet 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. July 21-25; ages 14 and older will meet from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1.

Cost/details: 216-7858.

MARINE SCIENCE CAMPS

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 E. Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, will hold three aquatic summer camps in July: Sea Camp, Shark Fest and Angler Camp.

Sea camp will be for ages 12-13 on July 7-11.

Sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Campers will learn about ocean zones and the organisms that live there through field experiences and activities.

Sea Camp cost: $275 for ages 12-13.

Shark Fest will be for ages 14-18 on July 7-11.

Sessions meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campers will learn about shark biology and participate in research through the capture, tagging and release of sharks.

Shark Fest cost: $375 per child.

Angler Camp will be for ages 10-13 on July 28-Aug. 1. Ages 14-18 will meet July 21-25.

Campers will learn where fish live, how to land them and how to prepare a catch.

Angler Camp cost: $400 per child.

Details: 818-8833.

CLUB DA VINCI

The Side Porch Gallery, 953-A Howard Ave., Biloxi, will hold a six-session art education program for students ages 8 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Aug. 2, excluding July 5.

Cost: $150 per student, with discounts for families enrolling more than one child.

The students will learn to draw, plan a composition, use various art media, solve problems and complete masterpieces.

Details: 374-9504.

DISCOVERY SUMMER CAMPS

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, will have a variety of entertaining and educational summer camps until August for ages 5-7 and 8-10, as well as WINGS productions for various ages.

Sessions for ages 5-7 and 8-10 include July 7-11; July 14-18; July 21-25; July 29-Aug. 1; Aug. 4-8; Aug. 11-15.

Sessions will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each day will be broken into two-hour topics.

Cost for two hours of camp each day (per week): $75. Cost for full day session (per week): $250.

Themed WINGS summer camp:

Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 3 from 1 to 7 p.m. for grades 9-12. Theme: 10-minute play festival. Plays will be written, produced and judged. Cost: $60.

Members receive a 10-percent discount.

Details: 897-6039.

MARY C. CAMPS

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, will have culinary camp for ages 6-14 in July.

Food Is Science culinary camp sessions include July 7-11; July 21-25.

Grow Your Food culinary camp sessions include July 14-18; July 28-Aug. 1.

Culinary camp sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to noon.

Details/costs: 818-2878.

GULFPORT theatRE CAMP

Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., will have summer theater camps for ages 6-16.

Camp sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7-11.

Participants will receive an introduction to acting, dancing, singing, stage management, directing and more. Each program will end with a performance showcase.

Campers must bring a lunch each day. Snacks and drinks will be for sale.

Additional care from 8 to 9 a.m. is available for $5 per child per day.

Cost: $250 for three sessions or $90 for each session; some scholarships available.

Details: 251-689-7167.

ADVENTURE CAMP

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, 115 First St., Biloxi, will have Sea-n-Sail Adventure camp for ages 6-13.

Camp sessions will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11; July 21-25; July 28-Aug. 1.

Campers will experience the history and heritage of South Mississippi by sailing aboard a Biloxi schooner, fishing, maritime crafts and more.

Cost: $185 per session.

Details: 435-6320.

MISSISSIPPI ELKS CAMP

Mississippi Elks Camp, 67 Lomas Road, Hattiesburg, will hold youth summer camp July for ages 9-15.

Weekly overnight camp sessions will meet July 6-11; July 13-18; July 20-25; July 27-Aug. 1.

Weekly session cost: $250; discounts for military families and multi-family members.

Participants will spend the week at camp experiencing activities such as swimming, dancing, arts and crafts, sports, nature, music and more.

Details: 601-582-2100. Register: mselkscamp.com

children's program

The William M. Colmer Visitor Center, 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, will offer a summer children's program for age groups 3-5 and 6-11.

Both age groups will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on July 12, 19 and 26.

Ages 6-11 will also meet July 5.

Each day will host a different theme of activities, focusing on alligators, sea turtles, fish, owls, snakes, birds, planets and more.

Cost: Free

Details: 230-4100

OCEAN EXPO SUMMER CAMP

The Center for Marine Education and Research, 10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport, is offering summer camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in July for ages 5-14.

Camp sessions for ages 5-12 will meet July 7-11; July 28-Aug. 1.

Camp sessions for ages 6-14 will meet July 14-18.

Campers will participate in boat rides, beach adventures, crabbing, identifying marine creatures and more.

Cost: $170 for age 5; $190 for ages 6-8; $210 for ages 9-12; $230 for ages 13-14; reservations required

Details: 896-9182

HORSEMANSHIP CAMP

Bienvenue Acres, 17417 Carlton Cuevas Road, Gulfport, will hold horsemanship summer camp for children at least 4 years old.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

The session will meet July 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campers will swim, play games and learn about riding, horse anatomy, safety, equipment and more.

Sessions are limited to 10 participants; advance registration is encouraged.

Cost: $250

Details: 357-0431

ENERGY CAMP

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus will have Energy Camp in July for students entering fifth or sixth grades.

The session will meet July 21-25 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Campers will experience hands-on activities that explore energy and motion such as building and racing cars made of K'Nex pieces and taking a trip to Plant Daniel.

Cost: $75 per child.

Details: 497-7856.

Art and Psalms Camp

The Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art and the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport will hold summer camp in July for middle school students.

The session will meet July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the fellowship hall at the church, 2301 15th St.

Campers will be instructed by local artists in activities that include photography, pottery, jewelry, mud art, metal art and more.

Cost: $25 per child; some scholarships available.

Details: 896-3501 or 861-5448.

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