Since 2000, LUMCON has offered students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience
about Louisiana's coastal and marine environments through its annual summer camp.
Participants of this hands-on, science-based camp learn about some of Louisiana's
most treasured resources. The week-long residential camp immerses students in the environments they are learning about. Campers learn through engaging activities
in the laboratory, in the field and on research vessels. LEAD Camp is ideal for a high school student that may be considering a career in marine or environmental
sciences, or any student interested in learning how we are all connected to Louisiana's rich coastal environments. View the 2013 LEAD Camp brochure for complete information.
- cruise aboard a research vessel
- trip to one of the barrier islands
- canoe trip through the salt marsh
- vertebrate and invertebrate dissection labs
- plankton lab
- plant and animal population surveys
- beach surveys
- and much more
The cost for the 6-day overnight camp is $225 per student.
The camp fee is all inclusive. The camp fee covers the costs of meals, snacks, and housing. Additional funding for
activities, vessels, and field excursions are supplemented by a donation from the Southern Oil & Gas Invitational.
Payment is required after a student has been notified of their acceptance into the program and before the payment deadline. Payment deadline: June 15, 2013
Students in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to apply. Students who have completed 7th
grade entering 8th grade in Fall 2013 will be considered.
How to Apply
Submit the following information by June 1, 2013:
- one-page essay about why you want to attend the camp, what you hope to learn and what interests you about science and
- a letter of recommendation from a current teacher including their contact information
Applicants will be notified about the status of their applications about one week after the application
deadline. No applications will be reviewed before the application deadline.
For More Information or Questions, contact:
Senior Marine Educator
LUMCON is partnering with the student-based organization, Sassafras Louisiana for a second year. This partnership strengthens LEAD Camp by bringing together students who are committed to the advancement of awareness, education, restoration, and preservation of Louisiana's environments and culture.
LEAD Camp 2013 is financially supported by the Southern Oil & Gas Invitational. Through this organization's commitment and generosity to environmental education, 2013 campers will be able to explore and experience more of Louisiana's rich coastal environments.