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Environmental Conservation Leadership Program

Date: June 4 – June 9, 2017
Registrations Due: May 19

Sponsor Department: University of Mississippi Field Station
Camp Type:
1 Week Residential or commuter, non-credit
Seats Available: 24 max
Rising 11th and 12th
$500 Residential / $350 Commuter

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About the Program

Are you concerned by the environmental challenges facing Mississippi or the world? Are you wondering how Mississippi issues reflect the greater environmental challenges? Are you looking for the scientific knowledge and leadership skills needed to take action on critical environmental issues?

This leadership program, focused on environmental sustainability, will pair students with University of Mississippi professors conducting research on issues associated with conservation, pollution control, water quality, ecosystem services and environmental stewardship. The program will provide learning opportunities and leadership development via hands-on experiences, field trips and group activities. Through a thorough understanding of the complex and interrelated world in which we find ourselves, each participant will come to consider multiple and innovative solutions to living sustainably.



The cost for residential students is $500. It covers program fee and materials, housing, and meal plan.
The cost for commuter students is $350. It covers program fee, materials and lunch.

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Residential students accepted to the program will be housed with the Summer College for High School students in the Residential College South. Adult staff, as well as selected student counselors who serve as mentors to the participants, will supervise them.

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Commuters must be dropped off at the designated spot each morning by 8:00 a.m. and picked up at the designated spot by 4:45 p.m. each afternoon.* Commuters will eat lunch on campus each day and lunch is included in the total cost.

*Subject to change depending on program activities.


Students are transported to the University of Mississippi Field Station and back to Campus.

What Campers Should Bring

Campers will frequently be outdoors. All students should bring the following items:

**Closed toe shoes are REQUIRED for daily outdoor activities; any child that arrives in open toe shoes will not be permitted to participate in the outdoor activities.

Lockers will be provided for the students to keep the above listed items in during the camp.

Medical Care

Due to their age, College Admissions and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop students are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval. There is not an after hours medical clinic in Oxford, so students requiring medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, again with parent’s approval.

Application and Registration Process

Registration for Environmental Conservation Leadership Program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documents submission. Both parts must be submitted to the Office of Pre-College Programs before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program. The cost of the program is $500 for residential students and $350 for commuter students.

Students must be registered by May 19, 2017 and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.

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Online Registration Step-By-Step

Medical Form
We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In case emergency medical attention is required, ALL Pre-College Program camps require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to the Pre-College Programs office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form to the Office of Pre-College Programs for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again.

Please do not email medical forms to our office. We request that you mail, fax, or bring the forms to our office. Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected week for an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected week.

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact:

Mailing address:
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-7621
Fax: 662-915-1535

Campus Location:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue