Mississippi Summer Leadership Camp Application

Are you ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime? On this five day trip, you will be part of the crew as we travel down the river. Each day we will wake up, cook breakfast, load up the boats and paddle approximately 20 miles on the river. While on the water you will help maneuver the boat, and learn from the experienced guides about how to navigate on the water.

We will stop along the way to go for walks, swims or learn about the wildlife along the Mississippi. You’ll learn how to cook over a fire and set up camp. Each night you’ll sleep on beautiful sandy beaches along the river.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the trip? June 3rd- 7th

Who is eligible? Current high school students, grades 9-12

Do I need any experience? No! All experience levels are welcome. Our experienced guides will teach you everything you need to know about how to paddle on the Mighty Mississippi.

Do I need to know how to swim?  No, participants wear life jackets at all times. Our instructors will work with you on improving your swimming while on the trip.

Is it safe? Our number one goal is safety on the water. Our guides are experienced and will show you how to paddle safely.  Life jackets will be provided and will be worn at all times when on the boats.

What will I need? You will need clothes, a rain jacket, sunscreen, a headlamp or flashlight, a hat and two pairs of shoes. We will provide each participant with a tent, sleeping bag and lifejacket. All meals and canoeing equipment will be provided for each participant.

Can I bring my phone or other electronics? We suggest that you do not. Electronics can easily get ruined by the water or sand.  We will have a phone available that you can use to call home if needed. If you do bring electronics with you they should only be used during free time.

How much does it cost?  The cost of the trip is $1000.  Scholarships are available for residents of Arkansas and Mississippi Delta to cover 90% of the cost (Residents pay a $100 fee)

How do I sign up? Complete the attached form and return to us with your $20 deposit.  As soon as we receive your application and payment your spot on the trip is reserved.  We will send you additional information and forms to fill out. You must return these forms and the remainder of your payment within 30 days of them being mailed.

Questions: Please send questions to info@lowermsfoundation.org or call 870-228-2421

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To secure your spot you must pay the $20 deposit within 30 days of submitting your application. When you submit this form you will be directed to an online payment system or you can mail your payment to our office. *