Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is excited to announce its summer camps for kids of all ages during summer 2023. Camps are offered at MGCCC’s three campuses in Harrison, Jackson, and Stone counties. The college’s summer camps offer a wide range of activities, including summer recreation and adventure, culinary, sports and cheerleading, and theater camps.
These camps are designed to provide a fun and engaging learning environment for kids. The camps are led by experienced instructors who have a passion for teaching and inspiring kids to learn new skills and explore their interests.
The summer recreation and adventure camps are offered at the Jackson County Campus, and they will give kids the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and learn valuable teamworking and problem-solving skills. They will learn how to climb an indoor rock wall, kayak on Mary Walker Bayou in Gautier, go on scavenger hunts, and play team sports.
“We have a great line-up for campers including fun activities at the Estuarine Education Center and at our recreation facilities including basketball, dodgeball, and baseball,” said Michelle Sekul, dean of Student Services at the Jackson County Campus. “Campers will have fun outdoors and learn a wide variety of skills working in both teams and as individuals.”
Sekul said there will also be youth tennis and volleyball camps offered at the Jackson County Campus this summer. Geared toward youth ages 8-12, Gautier High School coaches will teach both camps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, during the same week.
“This is a great opportunity for campers to experience high-school-level preparation for both tennis and volleyball in the same day during the same week in June,” she said. “We are excited to offer these two outstanding camps.”
The culinary camps offered at the Harrison County Campus will teach kids the basics of cooking and baking, from how to chop vegetables to making their own desserts. They will also learn about food safety and nutrition.
“This is always a fun camp for kids because they love learning about their food and how to prepare their favorite dishes,” said Chef Lauren Howard. “We have exciting competitions between campers as well.”
The Harrison County Campus is also hosting basic robotics and technology camps. Jeff Johnson, the coordinator of HPR and Recreation at the campus, said the camps are very popular.
“Campers will be able to design & build a VEX robot with the latest technology, then compete as a team against robots created by other teams within the camp,” he said. “The camp teaches leadership and teamwork skills as well as the basics of mechanics in robotics.”
For those who are into sports, the sports camps at the Perkinston Campus will offer instruction in a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, football, softball, baseball, and tennis. All sports camps will focus on developing skills and technique in a fun and supportive environment.
For those who are more interested in the arts, theater camps at the Perkinston Campus will give them the chance to learn about acting, singing, and dancing. Campers will have the opportunity to work on scenes from popular musicals and plays and learn about stage design and production.
MGCCC summer camps are a great way for kids to stay active, learn new skills, and make new friends. Registration is now open, and space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.