Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With nearly 90 leaders in 30 states from around the country, we connect thousands of people to outdoor experiences,
who are changing the face of conservation. So come out in nature with us, or be a partner to help us grow our work so that we can help lead the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all!
Canaveral National Seashore, part of the National Park Service, is located on the Atlantic coast of central Florida and is comprised of nearly 58,000 acres of natural barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species
providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. The Park Rangers at Canaveral offer numerous environmental and conservation related programs to the public, and in summer of 2021, they began their new Jr.
Heritage Nature Conservancy is the home of the City of Ocala's bat and owl program, where rangers frequently educate the public about our resident Barred Owls and Mexican free-tailed bat population. Heritage Nature Conservancy, locally referred to as HNC, contains one of the few bat houses located within the city limits of Ocala, and hosts an
estimated population of over 10,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Additional wildlife education programs offered at HNC include frog, lizard, and animal tracking.
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.
The Environmental Learning Center's (ELC) mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environmental and their own well-being. Since its inception, the ELC has served over 1.5 million people and provides over 530 programs annually, each designed to help people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces.
With 99 parks in Miami Lakes, there is a park within 10 minutes of walking distance from every resident. This allows every Town resident to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Town's lush and green nature landscaping. At Optimist Park, we have 1/4 mile lighted walking path, 4 baseball fields, one softball field, 2 soccer fields, 2 flag football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, three picnic pavilions, and three batting cages with lighting.
Carver Park is located in Lake County, under the management of the City of Eustis Parks and Recreation Department. With sport fields, a playground, picnic facilities, and a lake on property, Carver Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the community at a low cost. We have the distinct pleasure of serving a very diverse population in Eustis, and given the park's location in our low-income area, it is ideal for our aftercare programs as well as summer camp and various sport programs.
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!