Beidler Forest

Summer Camp

Come fall in love with a bird. Or two. Or more! Photo: Camilla Cerea

Here in the world’s largest old-growth cypress-tupelo swamp forest, it’s easy to awaken your child's love for nature!  Beidler Forest offers three week-long summer Swamp Camps (for 7-12 year olds) and an Advanced Camp (for 13-16 year olds).

This year's Swamp Camp theme is "Chilling with Cold Blooded Creatures" Campers will explore our swamp, forest, creeks and fields to discover some of our most widely loved, or feared, residents. Through observations of habitat, live animals and exploration, your child will learn all about adpatations that make being cold blooded successful!

Summer Camp Dates 2020

Session I  - June 15-19

Session II -  June 22-26

Session III - July 6-10

Advanced Swamp Camp – June 29 - July 2

Swamp Camp (ages 7-12)

Swamp Camp meets from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The cost is $125 for each camper.  

Campers spend the days outside exploring the various habitats throughout the sanctuary.  This is an up-close-and-personal swamp experience!

Space in Swamp Camp is limited (15 campers per session).

To register please go to app.campdoc.com/register/audubon/beidler and sign in. Registration will be open February 12th!
Note: Registration does not work with Internet Explorer. Please use Firefox or Chrome to complete registration.

A limited number of scholarships are available - Please fill out and return an application, which is attached to this page below. Scholarship applications are due by May 1.

Advanced Camp (ages 13-16)

Advanced Camp also meets from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday-Thursday.  The cost is $100 per camper.

The Advanced campers get opportunities to venture out into the swamp, exploring the system as a group. There is a good chance we will wade through streams, canoe, fish, and venture into wild territories rarely open to the public. Be prepared to stomp through the mud!

Space in Advanced Camp is extremely limited (10 campers only). To register please go to app.campdoc.com/register/audubon/beidler and sign in. Registration will be open February 12th!
Note: Registration does not work with Internet Explorer. Please use Firefox or Chrome to complete registration.

Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are available - Please fill out and return an application, which is attached to this page below. Scholarship applications are due by May 1.

Summer Camp Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Applicants are evaluated without regard to race, religion, natural origin, sex or physical ability.
  • Funding is limited and scholarships are not guaranteed to all applicants.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on need and merit.