MGCCC Perkinston Campus to hold Performing Arts Workshop in June

The annual Performing Arts Workshop at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus will be held June 26-30.  The always popular summer camp is for children who just finished first through eighth grades, and includes workshops in acting, dancing, singing and visual art.

This year, participants will perform “Go Fish,” a musical by John Jacobson and John Higgins.  The show is all about performance, since it stars a tuna fish who can’t carry a tune, a star fish who can’t get an acting job, a seven-legged octopus and a zebra fish with spots. Campers will be able to join in the aquatic fun as little Tiger Shark and his unique collection of friends discover how their differences make them each special.  There will be a final show performance on Friday, June 30.

The camp will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, and the cost is $85 per child or $75 each for siblings.  Campers must provide their own lunch, but a light snack is included with the cost of the camp.  Campers are to arrive at Malone Hall after 7:30 a.m. each day.

To register, visit  For more information, call Brandon Ring at 601.928.6370 or email

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.