Orange County Parks and Recreation's mission is to maintain beautiful parks, preserve the environment, and provide exceptional recreation for the well-being of our communities. Moss Park offers a variety of programming for youth, families, and adults. Year-round there's something for everyone including orienteering, nature walks, and
availability for youth groups to use the park's great camp grounds. Many youth organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Nature Play Kids, and YMCA groups visit the park to camp, fish, and engage in team-building activities.
10 CAN is a not-for-profit organization designed to Save Heroes through Faith, Family, and the Great Outdoors. Our mission is to heal heroes, raise warriors, and restore families through outdoor recreation, education, and rehabilitation. We rally communities to support military and first responder families, diversify the outdoors by recruiting minorities, and feed underprivileged families. Our programs consist of Hunting, Fishing, Farming, Survival, and Disaster Response.
The Royal Rangers provide youth mentorship training with the emphasis on Christian character development and leadership. We do this by providing fun adventure-based training in a variety of environments. One of our key adventure environments is outdoor activities, many of which include traditional conservation focused activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, and gun safety and marksmanship.
The vision of Eglin Youth Programs is to provide a "POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS" and to encourage cooperation between fellow youth members; to challenge young people to be responsible for their actions, resourceful with the environment and respectful of the ideas and customs of others.
For the past eleven years, FHF has hosted approximately 90 weekend youth hunts under the FWC Youth Hunting Program at various private leases and lands in both North and North/Central Florida. And for the past two years, FHF has begun its own New "Old" Hunters Program by hosting a total of six weekend mentored hunts.
Blackwater Fox Hunter Association hosts an annual field trial/bench show every year around the fourth of July. They hold this event at the Coldwater Equestrian Campground where there are many activities for the youth and families to enjoy. The bench show includes a child-friendly handling session with prizes for each child, a dance held under the pavilion for all of the families involved in the field trial, and a water slide and tubes for the kids to enjoy during their time.
At Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, which is located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie.
Camp Weed has served as the Diocese of Florida’s resident camp for more than 92 years. In that time, we’ve moved from St. Augustine Beach to Panama City, finally settling in 1978 in Live Oak, Florida. During that time, we’ve served thousands of campers, and we love seeing generations of families - grandparents, parents, and children - come through our gates. Camp Weed offers a unique summer experience that allows campers to experience God’s great outdoors, and through them, experience God.
The Bell Creek Nature Preserve is a 477-acre Preserve located east of McMullen Road, south of Boyette Road in Riverview. The trail system passes though different habitat areas, including scrub habitat with endangered Florida golden aster. There is also a new classroom for outdoor education, programs, an habitat education garden, and a lake that provides a setting for kayaking lessons.
Collier-Seminole State Park features recreational camping with 105 campsites, water and electrical hook-ups, laundry facilities and three bathhouses with hot showers. A primitive backpacking site is also available via the northern trail and a remote primitive camping site on the river at "Grocery Place" is available with reservations by calling the park office at 239-394-3397. Four walking/hiking/biking trails are available but expect limited access during certain times of the year. Please call the ranger station for trail conditions.