Nature Camp

Living in the Longleaf 


July 25 – July 29, 2016

Rising 3rd through 6th Grade Students

Cost: $200 or $175 (without lunch provided)

Friends of Lake Thoreau receive either a 10% or 20% discount!


Our last camp for the summer of 2016 will focus on one of the most endangered habitats in the United States, the Longleaf Pine Savanna. Students will learn through hands-on activities immersed in some of the oldest Longleaf stands in the state! Each day, we will learn about the habitats surrounding south Mississippi and compare these beautiful places to those around the world. This camp will be a perfect opportunity for students to learn about natural history and conservation, describe how fire plays an important role in the Gulf Coast, and build on teamwork through several exciting games and activities throughout the week. We’ll learn about all the animals, plants, and fungi that call this place home, see several native species, and learn how this incredible habitat shaped Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


This summer camp is a Monday-Friday, day camp hosted at the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center. Check-in will be between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. each day, and checkout will occur between 4:45 and 5:30 P.M.


Nature Camp - Registration Form


For more information, please contact Marks McWhorter at (601) 266-6745 or at