Fisheries and Aquaculture Camp: June 11-16, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department are offering Fish Camp—five days of intense fun and hands-on activities blended into a creative learning experience that provides the broadest possible exposure to natural resource careers with an emphasis on aquaculture, fisheries, and aquatic ecology. This camp involves a lot of field/outdoor activity and is a great opportunity to learn from Auburn's renowned fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic ecology professionals.

The camp is open to high school students age 15-18. Students will have the opportunity to make their own lures, fish for a trophy size bass in the AU fisheries research ponds, kayak in the Coosa River, seine a fish pond, see flying carp, and much more.

Students will experience an amazing campus-life in this one week program full of evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

This camp is intended for rising 9th – 12th grade students.

Fish Camp YouTube Video

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

David Cline
David Cline, ACES

David is an aquaculture specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science. He specializes in aquaculture education, freshwater fish production, small-scale marketing and recreational and ornamental pond management. He has been actively involved in both the commercial and educational sectors of aquaculture for over 25 years and has a broad perspective of the issues and opportunities facing the aquaculture industry.

David received an A.B. from Colgate University in New York, a Master of Aquaculture and a Ph.D. from Auburn University. A large portion of David’s time is spent working with aquaculture education, training educators how to use aquaculture as a teaching platform. He serves on the National Aquaculture Extension Steering Committee and is nationally recognized for his contributions to aquaculture education and the foundation of the National Aquaculture Educators Network.

David has been a member of the World Aquaculture Society and the USAS since 1993. He currently serves as the president elect of the United States Aquaculture Society and has served as chair of the ad hoc WAS aquaculture education committee. He is very interested in using his knowledge and experience to help develop aquaculture curriculum and connect producers, researchers and the public in the development of a more aquaculture literate society.

Tuition is $750 per person and covers all instruction, transportation, housing, meals, kayaking, and recreational activities. Enrollment will be limited to 25 students so register early!

For commuter option please call 334-844-5100.

Auburn Youth Programs Registration Process:

Before you register for camp, here is a layout of the full registration process as well as a few tips/tricks to help you along the way!

  1. Click the “Register Now” button at the bottom of the Registration Tab.
  2. Once redirected, please fully complete the Summer Camp Form Packet for your child
    • Please note that all fields are required
    • You will be prompted to upload a front & back picture of your health insurance card. At the end of the camp forms, you will come to a statement about payment for camp. Payment (either down payment or full) must be made within 24hrs to reserve your child’s spot in camp. If no payment is received within 24hrs, your child will be removed from the camp roster. If you are making the down payment, please call our office for assistance.
    • The completion of the Summer Camp Form Packet will take approximately 10-15 minutes
  3. Once you have submitted your Summer Camp Form Packet, you will be redirected to make payment via our online secure portal.
    • If you are new to camps at Auburn University, you will need to create a payment account.
      1. On the main page, click the button “Enroll Someone Else”
      2. At the bottom of the new page, click “Create Account”
      3. Please enter your child’s information with your e-mail
      4. Once complete, click “Add Account”
      5. You will be prompted to enter your e-mail again & confirm your information
      6. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      7. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
    • If you are a returner, please use the account you already created from a previous summer to log in. If you need help, please call our office for assistance.
      1. Use your existing e-mail and password to login
      2. Next, make sure the registration fee is selected & click “Proceed to Checkout”
      3. Finally – enter in your credit card information to make payment.
        Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

At any time during the registration process, if you run into a problem or have a question, please call our registration office at (334) 844 – 5100 or e-mail us at auyouth@auburn.edu. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 4:45pm CST.

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Last Updated: April 24, 2017