Summer Programs 2022


Youth and Family Programs

GULF CAMP: Summer Day Camp at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park

Youth ages 7-13 are invited to join us for a fun-filled outdoor day camp in Gulf State Park. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm

Summer Workshops: Tie-Dye, Nature Journals, Outdoor Living Skills

Enjoy a range of small-group workshops. All-natural Tie-Dye, Nature Journals and more!

Family Camp Programs

Camp isn’t just for kids! Bring your whole family for a fun-filled week of nature-based activities and excursions. Pop in for a half-day program or join us for the whole week!

Leave No Trace Workshop and Nature Walk

Join us for a fun and informative Leave No Trace workshop and nature walk. Open to all ages. Participants receive an official LNT Awareness Certificate.


CAMP SCHEDULE 2022: Coming Soon!

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GULF CAMP: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Summer Day Camp at Gulf State Park

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment is excited to introduce GULF CAMP, a summer day camp for youth ages 7-13.

  • Camp activities include kayaking, biking, beach exploration, swimming, nature, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, and more!
  • Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 12:00pm; Cost is $185/week per child or $40 for a one-day pass.
  • To register for a full week sessions (Monday to Friday), click on the “FULL WEEK SESSION” button below
  • Now offering single day passes! To sign up for a day pass, click on the “SINGLE DAY PASS” button below. Cost is $40/child per day.

Session 1: July 4-8, 2022

Session 2: July 11-15, 2022 (Session Full)

Session 3: July 18-22, 2022

REGISTER BELOW

Summer 2022 Family Day Camp Programs

Does your family enjoy nature and the outdoors? Come join Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment for a fun-filled week of outdoor programs and excursions. Pick and choose from a variety of adventures or join us for the entire week.

Activities include:

  • Kayak tours
  • Bike tours
  • Guided hikes
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Eco arts and crafts
  • Gardening and composting workshops
  • Cousteau video presentations
  • Beach excursions and more!

CONTACT US FOR CUSTOM FAMILY PROGRAMS AND EXCURSION: Call (251) 210-8721; Email: info@gulfcenter.org

CONTACT US HERE for questions or additional information.


Summer 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 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Private classes available upon request. Contact us for details.

NOW OFFERING: All Natural Tie-Dye Lab

Learn the Japanese art of Shibori dyeing with indigo and turmeric dye baths. Participants will learn various methods of folding, tying, and binding to produce unique and beautiful patterns. Each class begins with a history of natural textile dyeing and exploration of different ingredients and processes. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and bandana (flour sack towel) to dye.

  • Cost is $20/person and includes a t-shirt and bandana
  • Additional textiles may be available for purchase
  • Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19; Sessions 1 and 2
  • Thursdays: July 7, 14, 21; Sessions 1 and 2
  • Session 1: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Session 2: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Click on the registration button below to join a workshop
  • Or call: (251) 210-8721
  • Or email: info@gulfcenter.org

NOW OFFERING: Nature Journal Workshop

Build your own Nature Journal with a variety of techniques and resources including beautiful hand-made recycled paper, book binding, nature stamps, observation activities, and more.

  • $10 per participant. Card, cash, or check payment accepted.
  • All ages welcome.
  • Wednesdays in July; Two Sessions per Day
  • July 6, 13, 20
  • Session 1: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Session 2: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Click Registration Button below to join a workshop
  • Or call: (251) 210-8721
  • Or email:  info@gulfcenter.org

NOW OFFERING: Outdoor Living Skills

Come join us for a fun and informative workshop aimed at advancing your skills in camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Topics include knot tying, Leave No Trace ethics, fire-making, shelter-building, and navigation. Meet at Longleaf Porch.

  • Free to Attend!
  • Wednesdays in July: Two Sessions per Day
  • July 6, 13, 20
  • Session 1: 2:00-3:00pm: Beginner/Intro
  • Session 2: 3:30-5:00pm: Intermediate
  • Click on the registration button below to join a workshop
  • Or call: (251) 210-8721
  • Or email: info@gulfcenter.org

Leave No Trace Workshop and Nature Walk

Join us for a hands-on Leave No Trace workshop and nature walk. This workshop will introduce the seven principles of Leave No Trace, cover low-impact recreational techniques, and demonstrate how to be a steward of the environment! Participants will receive their own DIY W.A.G. bag and will be awarded an official LNT Awareness Certificate upon workshop completion! Open to all ages! Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Classes will be offered throughout July
  • Schedules will be posted mid-June, so check back soon!

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED Certification Course

GET CERTIFIED! SAVE A LIFE!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

  • NO COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED. CHECK BACK SPRING OF 2023
  • The in-person portion of the course will take place at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park, the Gulf Coast’s newest basecamp for camps, classes and adventure.
  • Participants will receive detailed course instructions upon registration
  • Custom courses available for groups
  • Contact Us for questions