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IMMS Ocean Adventures Summer Camp 2018
Discover Our World!

We are excited to introduce a newly renovated summer camp program in 2018. This summer, we are introducing three themed weeks of camp.

Marine Mammals & Ocean Creatures will be offered
June 4-8, June 25-29, and July 23-27.

Wetlands, Birds, & Watersheds will be offered
June 11-15 and July 9-13.

Oceans/Beaches will be offered
June 18-22 and July 16-20.


Fieldtrips Will Include
Gulfport Beach Ship Island Shrimp Boat Tour
Splash Pad Pontoon Boat Cruise Kayaking
Natural Trails Bird Watching & ID Infinity Space Center
Coastal Resources Bernard Bayou Park Cedar Lake Island
Dolphin Photo ID Trip Deer Island Fishing
MS Sandhill Crane Refuge  
Fieldtrips are dependent upon the age group and the week of camp you are attending.

***NOTE: Fieldtrips are subject to change without notice due to any
unforeseen circumstances or availability.

After a successful two years of "Dolphin Camp" for ages 15-17, we are pleased to continue offering this camp for older students interested in marine science. Students will not only learn about dolphins, but they will have the opportunity for a hands on experience where they will touch one of our resident dolphins. Space is limited, so register early to guarantee a place in camp.

Age 5 campers will continue their adventures on the seas by taking a pontoon boat ride where they will explore local plants and animals. These youngsters will also cool off at the splash pad as well as on our water slide.

2018 also continues offering an Angler Fishing camp for ages 10-14. This camp is geared to campers interested in fishing and will include several fishing excursions.

Space is Limited - Reserve Your Child's Spot Today!

A $30 non-refundable deposit is required to register for any camp. This deposit applies to the total cost of camp. All required paperwork must be filled out online at the time of registration. Make sure you fill out the Emergency Medical, Student Retrieval, and video/picture release forms. A confirmation email (including a list of supplies/items needed) will be sent once registered. If you have any questions, you may contact Denise Reinke at 228-896-9182 ext. 1770, dreinke@imms.org, or fax: 228-701-1771.


Click here to view and download the Parent Handbook

Scholarships

Scholarships for 2018 are NOT currently available. Please continue to visit our website at imms.org/camp for further updates about scholarship funding availability.

Certifications

All teachers hold a Mississippi State teaching certificate/license and are certified in CPR and First Aid.
All teaching assistants are either certified teachers or college students and also hold a certification in CPR and First Aid.

Wait List

If the week of camp you prefer is not available and you would like to be added to a wait list, please email dreinke@imms.org. or call 228-896-9182, ext. 1770. Make sure to include the parent/guardian name, phone number, email address, camper's name and age, and the week you prefer. If any places become available due to cancellation, we will contact those on the wait list on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel 14 days prior to the start date, you will receive a full refund of your remaining balance minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place 13-7 days prior to the start date, you will receive a 50% refund of your remaining balance minus your deposit. Any cancellations within 6-0 days prior to the start date will result in NO refund. IMMS reserves the right to cancel or modify any program or schedule. Modifications are not grounds for refunds.

2018 Camp Sessions
Weeks     [Theme] Classes by Age
5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 12 13 - 14 15 - 17 Angler Fishing
June 4-8  [MMOC] Y Y Y Y
June 11-15  [WBW] Y Y Y Y
June 18-22  [OB] Y Y Y Y
June 25-29  [MMOC] Y Y Y Ages 10-14
July 9-13  [WBW] Y Y Y Y
July 16-20  [OB] Y Y Y Y
July 23-27  [MMOC] Y Y Y Ages 10-14
Cost per week $190 $205 $245 $245 $275 $325 $260
Y = Age/Class is offered for the week indicated.
**No camp will be held the week of July 1-5 in observance of 4th of July holiday
Days: All camps are Monday - Friday.

Times: 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM each day*
Except where noted for special field trips.

Note: The cost of all camps include materials, supplies, fieldtrips, transportation to & from fieldtrips.

CAMP OPTIONS

Themed Weeks:

  • [MMOC] Marine Mammals/Ocean Creatures - June 4-8, June 25-29, July 23-27
  • [WBW] Wetlands/Birds/Watersheds - June 11-15, July 9-13
  • [OB] Oceans/Beaches - June 18-22, July 16-20

Age 5:

  • Student must have turned 5 years old by the start of camp.
  • Cost: $190 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)
  • Dates: June 4-8, July 16-20 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00

Age 6-7:

  • Cost: $205 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)
  • Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00

Age 8-9:

  • Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00
  • Cost: $245 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)

Age 10-12:

  • Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-21, July 24-28 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times 8:00-3:00
  • Cost: $245 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)

Age 13-14:

  • Dates: June 11-15, July 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00
  • Cost: $275 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)

Age 15-17 Dolphin Camp (DC)

  • Dates: June 18-22 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00
  • Cost: $325 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation)

Angler Fishing Camp:

  • Age 10-14 - This camp is geared toward students interested in fishing
  • Dates: June 25-29, July 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-3:00
  • Cost: $260 (includes all materials, fieldtrips, transportation, bait, supplies)
  • Fishing pole required

Contact Us for More Information

CMER Click on the map for detailed directions and a GPS CAUTION

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Summer Camp Coordinator
10801 Dolphin Lane
Gulfport, MS 39503
Office phone: (228) 896-9182 ext. 1770
Office fax: (228) 701-1771
Email: dreinke@imms.org

 

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