Some of the most promising events involving the BSLC are the summer science camps. The science camps are week-long events designed to expose grade school students to many dimensions and fields of science.
Two types of camps are typically held:
- a commuter day camp, Camp Invention (1st - 6th graders) and
- an overnight camp, Survivor (4th - 12th graders).
- Camp Invention is a week-long summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun.
- Survivor allows the students to stay in the dorms on campus. Survivor exposes the campers to different biological adventures. For example, they learn to work in teams and overcome fears on a ropes course at Challenge Country, learn survival skills in the woods, test the effectiveness of common household soaps in a microbiology lab, and spend a day canoeing and learning about the ecology of south Mississippi.
2015 Camp Invention Dates at Southern Miss
June 1 - 5, 2015 | Hattiesburg Campus
Save $25 if you sign up through March 20th.
Link to PDF Flyer: 2015_camp_invention_flyer_usm.pdf