River Camp I

River with Great Blue Heron

River Camp I: Appreciating the Life of the Pascagoula Watershed


July 11 – July 15, 2016

Rising 3rd through 6th Grade Students

Cost: $275 or $250 (without lunch provided)

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


Our continuing river camp for the summer of 2016 will begin with exploring the life of the singing river of south Mississippi, the Pascagoula Watershed. Students will explore the headwaters of the Pascagoula watershed including the headwaters at Lake Thoreau, Black Creek, Leaf River, and the Pascagoula River itself as it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. We will spend several days traveling to unique habitats surrounding the Pascagoula watershed, interact with some of the flora and fauna that rely on it, as well as explore the important ecological relationships that connect this watershed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Students will learn about the largest unimpeded river system in the 48 states through hands-on activities out in the field, canoe sections of the headwater systems, and much more. If you're someone that likes to be outside, enjoy nature, and have fun in local streams and rivers, then this the camp for you! 


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 A.M. each day and checkout will occur between 4:45 and 5:30 P.M.


River Camp I - Registration Form



For more information, please contact Marks McWhorter at (601) 266-6745 or at marks.mcwhorter@usm.edu