Fisheries and Aquaculture Camp
June 22-27, 2014
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department are offering Fish Camp 2014 – five days of intense fun and hands-on activities blended into a creative learning experience that provides the broadest possible exposure to natural resources 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. Due to the hands-on nature of the camp, participation will be limited to 25 students so register early! Students will have the opportunity to make their own lures, fish for a trophy size bass in the AU fisheries research ponds (a previous participant caught a 10 lb fish), kayak in the Coosa River, seine a fish pond, see flying carp, and much more.
Students will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
- "I had a lot of fun, loved every bit of it" – Daniel
- "Really good program, would recommend to others and would come back again" – Brooks
- "I loved all the fisheries experience with Dr. David Cline. They were very fun and interesting. The camp staff was awesome!" – Zach
- “Very educational” – JT
- “A good experience” – Brandon
- “I really had fun and enjoyed it” – Evelyn
- “All of the activities were really fun but my favorite was the electro fishing. It was neat and I probably would have never gotten to do it if I didn’t go to this camp” – Emma
Tuition is $599 per person and covers all instruction, kayaking, transportation, housing, meals, kayaking, and recreational activities.
Required Forms and Insurance
Complete and return the required camp form packet, kayaking waiver, and ropes course waiver not later than two weeks prior to camp start date. Return instructions are included in the packet.
- Click here for the required camp form packet.
- Click here for kayaking waiver of liability form
- Click here for the ropes course waiver form.
As proof of health insurance, all participants must attach a copy of the participant's health insurance card (front and back) with the camp form packet. If the participant does not have current health insurance coverage, please contact us as soon as possible for options.
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For program questions, please contact the coordinator, Jeff Dyal at 334.844.5817.
Last Updated: July 1, 2014