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Ecology Day Camp

Ecology Day Camp

Dates: Five one-week sessions beginning June 5
Registrations Due: Three weeks prior to attendance.

Sponsor Department: University of Mississippi Field Station
Camp Type: Day Camp
Camp Location: Field Station County Road 202
Seats Available: 20 max per class
Rising 2nd through 8th

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About Ecology Day Camps

Ecology Day Camp is an educational and fun annual camp hosted by The University of Mississippi Field Station during the summer months starting from June until late July. There are five sessions offered during the summer to different age groups.

Campers will be exposed to various aspects of Biology and Environmental Science through hands on interaction and lectures provided from local resources. Past camps have included such activities and topics as: bug collection and identification, water quality, tree identification, fire ants and spiders and various arts & crafts activities.

Session Dates

Week 1: June 5 - 9, 2017 – Rising 2nd-4th grades
Week 2: June 12 - 16, 2017 – Rising 2nd-4th grades
Week 3: June 19 - 23, 2017 – Rising 5th-6th grades
Week 4: June 26 - 30, 2017 – Rising 5th-6th grades
Week 5: July 10 - 14, 2017 – Rising 7th-8th grades

Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00 a.m. – Morning Drop Off (Field Station)
8:00-10:00 a.m. – Classroom Activity
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Snack Break/Outside Activity
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Lunch Break
12:00-2:30 p.m. – Classroom Activity
2:30-3:00 p.m. – Snack Break
3:00-4:15 p.m. – Outdoor Activity
4:15-5:00 p.m. – Daily Wrap Up/Classroom Activity
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Pick-Up (Field Station)

Application and Registration Process

Registration for Ecology Day Camp is a two-part process – the online registration form and medical form 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 per week $175

Students must be registered three weeks before the selected session begins and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.

Online Registration Step-By-Step

  • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
  • Step 2: Click “Add Event to Cart.”
  • Step 3: Enter the Student’s Information and click “Continue.”
  • Step 4: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    Enter your e-mail address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
  • Step 5: Enter the Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact Information. Click “Submit.”
    You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.

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.

  • Step 1: Download and fill out the Medical Form with the appropriate student and parent information.
  • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
    - Student’s insurance card,
    - Parent’s driver’s license
    - Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
    - Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
  • Step 3: Sign and date the Medical Form.
  • Step 4: Send form to the Pre-College Programs Office address below.

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

Fax to 662-915-1535
Mail to Pre-College Programs
Division of Outreach
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Hand Deliver to E.F. Yerby Conference Center Room 2
You will receive an email two weeks before the camp with schedule and details of move-in and pick-up.

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.


Limited scholarship funds are available to assist students who cannot meet the cost of the program. Aid is based on students who have a financial need. If you think you may be eligible for aid, have your parent or guardian complete the scholarship application located here.

Camp Information

Students must bring a lunch each day. Lunches may be cold as they will be kept in a refrigerator. The camp will not provide lunch for campers.

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

  • Insect Repellant
  • Hat with wide brim
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for messy activities
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit/Shorts
  • Closed Toe Shoes**
  • Water Shoes
  • Lunch

**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 children to keep the above listed items in during the camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child wear?
We will be outside and active as much as possible, so your child should wear athletic shoes (which do not include Crocs) and comfortable, casual outfits that are appropriate for outdoor play. Girls should avoid wearing dresses, if possible, and everyone needs sunscreen!

How will my child be supervised?
Students will have two Ecology Day Camp counselors, one of each gender, with the group at all times, plus the Lead instructor of each given session. All of our staff is CPR/First Aid certified, have submitted to background checks, and have completed the UM Supervision of Minors training.

What if there is an emergency?
In the event of an emergency, counselors and instructors will first attempt to contact the parents, and if they are unavailable, the emergency contact person will be called, as well as any emergency personnel if needed.

What is the UM Field Station address?
The address is 5 Co Rd 202, Abbeville, MS 38601.

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