Registration opens for Mississippi Power’s Exploration Energy Summer Camp

Gulfport, Miss. – As we begin to enjoy warmer weather and students start thinking about summer break, parents can rest assured knowing that Mississippi Power will again offer Exploration Energy Summer Camp at partner locations across our service area.

Through fun, hands-on experiments, participants investigate different forms of energy, how energy is converted from one form to another and how energy flows through systems. Students will also explore energy sources that power the nation, ways to save energy at home and school and conventional and alternative energy sources.

“The camp is heavily focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exercises and we work closely with the hosting partners to ensure exercises are both fun and informative,” Community Development Representative Ann Holland said. “Our goal is to empower young minds to energize their future and explore the excitement of energy.”

This year, four separate camps will be held throughout the company’s service territory to encourage students to explore the excitement of energy and STEM. Curriculum and experiments will vary by location.

“This is the third year we’ve offered these summer camps, and they seem to get more popular every year. Students come home and tell their friends all about the fun experiments which makes them want to attend next summer.”

Locations, dates and contacts include:
Meridian Community College June 2 – 13
Students ages 6 – 12
College for Kids, 601-482-7445, Registration begins April 8 at 7:30 a.m.

Jones County Junior College May 27 – 30
Students entering seventh & eighth grades
Ryan Hearn, 601-477-4289,

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Jefferson Davis Campus June 16 – 20
Students entering fifth & sixth grades
Christina Mullins, 228-896-2535,

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Jackson County Campus July 21 – 25
Students entering fifth & sixth grades
Karen Stuart, 228-497-7856,

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Recognized throughout the utility industry for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts, Mississippi Power is the 2013 winner of the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Assistance Award. Visit our website at, Follow us on Twitter, or Like us on Facebook.


For further information: Keith Guillot 228.865.5543 or 228.861.5543 (24/7 media line)