Parents looking summer camps for their children have more options thanks to the Jackson County campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
The Outdoor Adventure Camp will be held through June 5-9 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.
The camp is for children ages 13-15, and all participants must be comfortable in and on the water, including being competent swimmers.
Activities will include kayaking, swimming, canoeing, hiking, nature walks and a ropes challenge course.
The Robotics Camp will hold two session for varying skill levels.
Those with basic robotics skills from ages 10-15 will have a session on June 19-23, and those with intermediate skills ages 12-17 will have a session June 26-30. Each session will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day
This interactive camp will include building robots and stomp rockets as well as a competition among the campers using their robotic creations.
The Chemistry Camp will offer two sessions, one from July 10-14 and the second from July 17-21. Both sessions will last from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.
Campers ages 11-14 will be able to create slime, glue, plexiglass crystals and much more. They will compete in a quiz bowl style competition and experience a trip to First Chemical.
Campers interested in Learning to Swim will have three opportunities with three sessions from June 5-16, June 19-30 and July 1-21. Classes will be at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for each session.
Children ages 3 to 12 will experience a fun and instructive course overseen by lifeguards and certified instructors. Classes will meet for 50 minutes each day and are limited to 30 students each.