Summer Programs 2020


The Learning Campus at Gulf State Park 

and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s 

Ambassadors of the Environment 

Summer Program Series

*“Distanced yet Connected”
COVID-19 Guidelines


Youth and Family Programs

Summer Day Camp at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park

Been cooped up all summer? Youth ages 8-13 are invited to join us for a fun-filled outdoor day camp in Gulf State Park. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm

Public Workshops

Enjoy a range of small-group environmental workshops. Arts, crafts, nature, and garden.

Open House at the Gulf State Park Learning Campus

Come meet our team, tour the new campus facilities and enjoy a range of interactive activities. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5pm

Custom Excursions

Explore Gulf State Park with one of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s experienced field guides.


Summer Day Camp at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park

The Learning Campus at Gulf State Park and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment are teaming up to offer an exciting outdoor day camp for youth ages 8-13. All activities designed in accordance to the Center for Disease’s Control’s COVID-19 guidelines for youth camp programs. See HERE for COVID-19 information.

  • Camp activities include nature walks, arts and crafts, kayaking, biking, solar oven baking, beach exploration and more!
  • Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 12:00pm; Cost is $150/week per child.
  • Offering 4 one-week sessions. Space is limited so register early!

Session 1: July 13-17

Session 2: July 20-24

Session 3: July 27-31 

Session 4: August 3-7    

Questions? Contact us HERE

Looking for family programs? Check out our other programs HERE


Open House at the Learning Campus

Visit coastal Alabama’s newest basecamp, the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park!

  • Tour the beautiful campus facilities
  • Meet the Gulf Coast Ambassadors of the Environment team
  • Register for a camp or workshop
  • Enjoy a range of interactive environmental activities including:
    • Gardening and composting demonstration
    • Art in Nature
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Solar-oven demonstration and more!
  • Free to attend! No pre-registration required.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30
  • Please respect our social-distancing guidelines. See HERE for COVID information.


Public Workshops

Visit the Learning Campus and enjoy a range of workshops designed for individuals and groups.

  • Arts, crafts, nature, gardening, composting and ecology.
  • Small class sizes. Social-distancing. Pre-registration required.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Private classes available upon request. Contact us for details.

NOW OFFERING: “BACK TO BASICS” ECO-CRAFT WORKSHOPS

Natural Indigo Tie-Dye

Learn the Japanese art of Shibori indigo dyeing. Participants will learn various methods of folding, tying, and binding to produce unique and beautiful patterns.

  • Cost: $15 per person and includes a t-shirt and flour sack dish towel to dye and take home.
  • July 15, 22, 29
  • August 4 and 6
  • Session 1: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Session 2: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Hand-Poured Natural Candles

Many store-bought candles are petroleum based and contain synthetic fragrances and colors. Learn about natural wax and essential oil alternatives and bring home your own hand-poured glass container candles.

  • Cost: $15 per person and includes 2 candles.
  • July 15, 22, 29
  • August 4 and 6
  • Session 1: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Session 2: 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Custom Guided Excursions

The Gulf Coast Ambassadors of the Environment are now offering custom guided kayaking, biking, and hiking excursions. Explore Gulf State Park with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s experienced field guides. Our team will custom-design an unforgettable day trip for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.

Contact us for rates and availability.
Phone: (251) 210-8721
Email: info@gulfcenter.org

Sample Itineraries
Coming Soon!


COVID-19 Information for Summer Program Series

“Distanced, Yet Connected”

The Ambassadors of the Environment staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are adapting our programs to aid in the safety and comfort of all staff and visitors. We aim to demonstrate best practices in distanced outdoor instruction, while providing fun and meaningful experiences and personalized care and attention. We expect that all staff, visitors and participants respect and adhere to all guidelines as outlined in program registration materials, posted signage, and activity instructions. Please contact us with questions and health updates as they pertain to you and your family.

  • Programs designed in accordance to the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for youth camps.
  • All staff, camp participants and Learning Campus visitors will receive a forehead temperature check upon sign-in.
  • Staff: face-covering required at all times.
  • Participants: face-covering encouraged at all times. Required for activities that place individuals within a 6-foot distance from another individual.
  • Exception: face-coverings not required/allowed during swimming activities.
  • Most or all activities and instruction will take place in the outdoors, open air, and screened porches.
  • Campus facilities, supplies and equipment receive routine and targeted disinfection and cleaning.
  • Contact us to receive program-specific COVID-19 guidelines for our various camp activities.

VIEW OUR COVID REOPENING PLAN FOR YOUTH CAMPS

CDC CAMP REOPENING OUTLINE