Dogwood Acres

Dogwood Acres is the site for Presbytery of Florida youth activities such as Spiritfest and Winter Sonshine, as well as for children's events and presbytery retreats. Check our website regularly for details about these events as they are scheduled.

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Create a "natural" learning environment for your next company meeting, youth training activity or organization retreat. Nestled among the trees, at the end of a winding path, is a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

The Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, located just a short drive from Orlando and Tampa, is miles away from the traffic congestion, cramped hotels and tourist attractions which often disrupt meetings and distract participants.

Masonic Park

Associated Agency: 
Youth Camp Inc

The Masonic Park & Youth Camp offers a level of learning and exploring to guests of every age. Whether hiking on a trail, kayaking on the Little Manatee River, fishing on Lake Dot, or horseback riding, you and your family will learn as much about nature as you do yourselves.

Camp Gilead

Camp Gilead is a Christian Camp and Conference Center located in Polk City, FL, just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, centrally located between Tampa and Orlando! We exist to provide a fun and exciting environment to win others to Christ and to assist local churches in training and discipleship through a quality camp ministry.

Pathfinder Outdoor Education

Pathfinder’s primary objective is to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility through activity-based learning. We provide programs for youth and adults with an emphasis on community. Our programs offer new insights in greater problem-solving, healthy decision-making, and responsibility for themselves and others. Working together to identify and achieve common goals, participants gain new skills in resolving conflicts and effective collaboration while developing leadership skills and enhancing communication.

Jefferson County 4-H Clubs

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations. They maintain a large bulletin library representing 3,500 subjects, most of which are available free of charge to county residents. Organized groups sponsored include Family & Community Educators, Master Gardeners and 4-H Clubs.

FSU Reservation

The Florida State University Reservation is a 73-acre facility, with 10 active acres, located on beautiful Lake Bradford. The "Rez" is located 1/4th of a mile from the airport and four miles from the Florida State campus. The unique natural setting allows canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball, disc golf, and many other activities. So come out, relax by the lake and make new social connections with the Tallahassee community without the presence of alcohol.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Associated Agency: 
City of St. Petersburg

From environmental and natural history topics to recreating a style of the early pioneers, the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers programming and education that allows children at an early age to connect with nature, the environment, and to experience how their ancestors lived.

Bill Frederick Park

Located along the shores of Turkey Lake, Bill Frederick Park is a beautiful, scenic park that covers one hundred and seventy eight acres. Ideal for nature lovers, the park was developed to provide family recreation in a nature preserve setting. Thousands of visitors annually enjoy the many passive and active amenities that the park offers. Some of these include:

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

Associated Agency: 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC) was established in the late 1960s by individuals and organizations that deeply cared about conservation, protecting wilderness areas, and preserving a way of life. The camp facility is now owned and operated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) and accredited through the American Camping Association.

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