Fisheries and Aquaculture Camp: June 10-15, 2018
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

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.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

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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.


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.


The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences is housed in Swingle Hall as well as the 1,600 acre East Shell Fisheries Center. East Shell Fisheries Center includes infrastructure and natural habitats for interdisciplinary research, education and outreach.

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.

CAMP FEE: $800 and includes:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so register early!

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If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.

The College of Agriculture is awarding a limited number of needs-based scholarships for students to attend one of their 2018 summer camps. To apply for one of these partial scholarships, complete and submit the form below. This application will close on March 1st and recipients will be notified on March 15th.

Applying for a scholarship? Complete your camp registration on the previous tab and select the $100 Deposit Option to secure your spot in camp. If selected, the partial scholarship amount will be directly applied to your registration fee for camp.

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Last Updated: December 1, 2017