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The University of Mississippi

What is Ecology Day Camp?

Ecology Day Camp is an educational and fun annual camp hosted by The University of Mississippi Field Station during the summer months starting from June until late July. There are five sessions offered during the summer to different age groups.

Campers will be exposed to various aspects of Biology and Environmental Science through hands on interaction and lectures provided from local resources. Past camps have included such activities and topics as: bug collection and identification, water quality, tree identification, fire ants and spiders and various arts & crafts activities.




Daily Schedule

A typical day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Organized activities will begin at 9:00 a.m., or earlier if all campers have arrived and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Every effort should be made to ensure the campers are picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. at which time the front gate and buildings will be locked.

(If there is an emergency, please call and let someone know that you will be late)


Students must bring a lunch each day. Lunches may be cold as they will be kept in a refrigerator. The camp will not provide lunch for campers.

Medical Care

Due to their age, Ecology Day Camp students are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval.

Costs and Registration

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Each session is offered at a cost of $150.00.

To register: Register Online PLEASE NOTE: If registering more than one student, each student must be registered separately.

Click to download additional required forms. the Medical Form.


Limited funds are available to assist students who cannot meet the cost of the program. Aid is based on students who have a financial need and is only awarded to residential students. If you think you may be eligible for aid, have your parent or guardian complete this scholarship application.


Transportation to and from the Biological Field Station is available for an additional $50. A counselor from the program will transport students from the Yerby Building on campus to the Field Station each day. The van will leave Yerby at 7:30 each morning and will return to Yerby by 5:00 p.m. each evening.


Students will receive information regarding camp via email the week before the session they are attending.

Cancellation and Refunds

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected session to receive an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected session. Full refunds will be issued if the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment.

What Campers Should Bring

Campers will frequently be outdoors. All students should bring the following items:

  • Insect Repellant
  • Hat with wide brim
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for messy activities
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit/Shorts
  • Closed Toe Shoes**
  • Water Shoes
  • Lunch

**Closed toe shoes are REQUIRED for daily outdoor activities; any child that arrives in open toe shoes will not be permitted to participate in the outdoor activities.

Lockers will be provided for the children to keep the above listed items in during the camp.