Early bird registration for Camp Upward will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday and May 23 in the gym at Faith Bible Church, 1148 N. Columbia St., Covington. The gym is on Morgan Street, behind the church.

The faith-based camp for children ages 4-14 will operate from June 2 through July 25.

Older campers will be taught interview and job application skills and will have the opportunity to visit local businesses to learn how they operate. Youngsters will be visited by business professionals who will deliver the message that adversity can be overcome to be successful.

Among the activities are field trips by age groups, including trips to Global Wildlife Center, Honey Island Swamp, the Aquarium of the Americas and Imax Theater. In addition, campers will receive two hot meals per day.

Camp fees are $15 per week per child with a registration fee of $25. Before and after care is $25 per week for the first child in a family and $5 for each additional child. If the camp fee is paid for a child in advance for the month of June, the registration fee is waived.