Lake Aurora Christian Assembly is a camp and retreat center dedicated to helping youth and families to develop core values based on Christian principles. It is our goal to give each participant a wholesome life experience in an outdoor setting. To accomplish this we network with churches, educational, public and private organizations who share
compatible philosophies and goals.
Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center currently offer archery and freshwater fishing programs that FYCCN and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida have assisted with.
The Boy Scouts of America strives to instill in young people the principles of integrity, character, responsibility, and leadership – preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
Dream Oaks Camp provides a program that gives children with special needs an opportunity to identify their incredible potential by teaching them life skills in a healthy, inclusive environment. While participating, children engage in adaptive activities, learn new skills and develop productive behaviors while having a blast. As the child attends Dream Oaks Camp, staff and parents collaborate to identify two individualized targets they want their child to work that fall within four domains: social interaction, activities of daily living, behavioral skills, health/hygiene.
Following the Girl Scout tradition, the Girl Scouts of Citrus build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the leading organization for girls in Central Florida, and their growth is our goal! Our Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center is a 250-acre site in Chuluota, that was purchased in 1970. It's name, Mah-Kah-Wee meaning "Earth Maiden," was the result of a troop contest and was dedicated in 1971. At this beautiful outdoor oasis, Girl Scouts and families alike can engage in archery, swimming, paddle sports, camping, hiking and much more!
As the founding camp property of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc., Youth Camp was purchased in Barberville in 1982, and has lead the Sheriff's Youth Ranch mission to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens. Youth Camp boasts 200 acres and includes many water bodies on site, making it ideal for favorite outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing and hiking! The camp is available for rentals through most of the year but is occupied in the summer by youth from all over the state!
The Coldwater Nationals is a fox dog field trial designed to introduce more young people to hunting and conservation by providing safe, educational, mentored youth hunts. The youth accompanied by a parent or guardian can learn outdoor skills from a mentor during organized hunts. We hold our annual fox dog field trial event at the Coldwater Creek Recreation Area. What is a Fox Dog Field Trial? It is a 3-day hunt for 5 hours each day, where dogs are cast into the field to pursue game animals and their skills are assessed by judges.
The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches began in 1957 with our Ranch in Live Oak, FL. Our Camping Services department begin in 1983 in Barberville, FL at our Youth Camp. As of 2020 there are 4 residential ranches, 3 overnight camps, and one day camp. During our summer program we offer 7 mobile camps through out the state every week.We work with youth in need of services who would not have the opportunity to go to summer camp. Our camping motto is "Law enforcement officers are your friends". Alongside our camp counselors, deputies volunteer a week at a time to come spend time with our campers.
At Caruth Camp, campers experience many different therapeutic activities including paddle sports, high ropes, archery, swimming, and many other recreational activities, which allows them the opportunity to build basic teamwork and peer communication skills. Additionally, they can spend the week enjoying the beautiful, tranquil outdoor environment.
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. At Camp Winona, we fulfill this mission by engaging youth and families in programs such as swimming, paddle sports, and sailing on our beautiful Lake Winona. Other popular programs include archery, riflery, fishing, paintball, team sports, and high and low ropes course challenges including a zipline! We offer 6 one-week sessions of residential summer camp as well as 2 family camp experiences and additional youth weekend camps.
White Oak Conservation Summer Camp offers an array of programs that are sure to excite every child! White Oak summer camp provides experiential learning opportunities that immerse campers in all that White Oak has to offer. Your camper will not only gain intimate knowledge of threatened species from our expert staff of zoologists, veterinarians, and researchers, but will have the opportunity to interact with them in a way that brings meaning to conservation.