Summer camp registration begins Saturday

Registration for the city’s popular summer camp – officially known as the Summer Playground and Enrichment Program – begins this weekend and the Biloxi Parks and Recreation leaders want to make sure parents are ready.

Registration for Biloxi residents living in the Woolmarket community will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woolmarket Elementary gym, 12513 John Lee Road. Registration for all Biloxi residents will be Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.

“This program is always a lot of fun for the campers and counselors,” says Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell.  “Activities include arts and crafts, movies, organized games, weekly field trips, and each year we end the summer with a talent show.”

The summer camp is open to children ages 5 to 12. This year, the camps, — Biloxi Upper Elementary gym, and Michele gym — will run weekdays from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 12, and North Woolmarket Elementary gym will run weekdays from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 19. All three sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care or latch-key, from 3 to 6 p.m.

If slots are available, late registration will begin Monday, April 15 for North Woolmarket gym and Monday, April 22 for Biloxi Upper and Michele gyms. Registration will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 10 at the Parks & Recreation office, 377 Hiller Drive.

“Slots fill up fairly quickly,” Bell said. “So we are asking parents to be prepared and have the required information and payment ready.”

Registration fees, including the first week of camp, are due during registration. In addition, the Mississippi State Health Department requires all parents and/or guardians to submit proof of residency, social security numbers, two emergency contact numbers, a list of those who can pick up a child, health insurance information, and health information of the child on camp registration forms.
See the North Woolmarket School site registration flyer
See the Biloxi Upper/Michele site registration flyer

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