Gobblers Lodge is a 3D archery range where people of all ages can come to learn the sport, and even hone their bow hunting skills. The 2.5 acre 3D course is located on a 10-acre parcel and is wheelchair accessible/ADA compliant. Gobblers Lodge focuses on providing the community with free events as well as certified archery instruction to youth of local schools, churches, and at risk groups.
Nine native Florida ecosystems are preserved at the 12,841-acre Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area: mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, mesic hammock, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, slough marsh, strand swamp, and dome swamp. Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area serves as headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River, is part of the Jeaga
Wildways, and is a featured part of the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
The Sanctuary features a fully functioning wildlife hospital, an interactive discovery center, and nature trails that are home to rescued native Florida animal ambassadors. We offer field trips, outreach, and virtual programs for school children, adults, homeschool groups, etc. as well as a variety of daily public programs. We also offer a Junior Naturalist program for nature nerds ages 5-12.
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.
Orange County Parks and Recreation is committed to preserving parks and providing recreational opportunities for all. South Econ Recreation Complex fulfills this mission by offering a multitude of youth and adult sports as well as family recreational fun. With a full fitness center and indoor gymnasium, we offer youth and adult Fitness Memberships and host a variety of sport leagues/tournaments including Badminton and Pickleball. ur youth programs include Afterschool Care/activities, Home School P.E., full day camps, summer camps which include archery and fishing programs, as well as Jr.
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.
Liberty County High School “The Club” is a community site for the Boys and Girls Club of Tabula Rasa. At Boys and Girls Club of Tabula Rasa, Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for personal growth in academics, arts and fitness.
New Smyrna Beach Middle School offers a uniquely designed elective class, Outdoor Pursuits, which focuses on the outdoor lifestyle. Through this class, students learn life skills through conservation education and engaging in recreational activities they can remain active in well into their adult years. The students get a nature-connected education with physical outdoor activities, in addition to traditional PE classes. Outdoor Pursuits Class includes units on conservation, wildlife, hiking, fishing, safe boating, mosquito lagoons, archery, orienteering and much more!