Summer Camp

The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest offers a choice of three week-long summer day-camps during June and July. We will have two weeks of Swamp Camp (for 6-12 year olds) and one week of Advanced Camp (for 13-16 year olds) in 2017. Francis Beidler Forest contains the largest remaining stand of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp in the world. This is the perfect setting for stimulating a child's love for nature! 

The Amazing Migrations will be the 2017 theme to guide campers through the week. Campers will learn about animals that migrate, and that includes not just birds but all kinds from mammals to insects, and how our world is much more connected than we might realize!

SWAMP CAMP (ages 6-12)

The Swamp Camp program is a day camp lasting from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The cost is $100 for each camper.  Please note that a limited number of scholarships for camp are available. Please contact us if you're interested in applying for a scholarship.The dates for the 2017 swamp camp will be:

Session I: June 19-23
Session II: July 10-14

The program is the same for both sessions of Swamp Camp. Please call Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 to secure a place for your child in the week of your choice or send an email to Matt Johnson. An enrollment form can be downloaded here.

ADVANCED CAMP

For the sixth year, the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is offering a day-camp for teenagers (ages 13-16) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The dates for Advanced Swamp Camp in 2016 will be June 26th - June 30th. The cost is $115 per camper. Campers will spend the days outside exploring the various habitats throughout the sanctuary. This is an up-close-and-personal swamp experience! Activities will include bird-watching, water chemistry analysis, canoeing, aquatic bug sampling, and much more! Please note that a limited number of scholarships for camp are available. Please contact us if you're interested in applying for a scholarship.

Limit: 10 campers. Call Beidler Forest at 843-462-2150 or send an e-mail to Matt Johnson to sign up.

Photo: Camilla Cerea, Audubon