Lake Aurora Christian Camp & Retreat Center

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 Environmental Learning Center

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.

Miami Lakes Optimist Park

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Miami Lakes, Town of

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.

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Museum of Science and History

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The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. The Florida Naturalist’s Center within MOSH focuses on the urban wildlife of the Northeast Florida region, along with environmental and wildlife conservation, citizen science projects, and providing hands-on experiences for guests. Our Teen Internship for the Florida Naturalist’s Center provides training in animal husbandry, research skills, and public speaking. Teens work closely with our Living Collection and the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard.

Carver Park

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City of Eustis Parks and Recreation

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.

Foundation for Dreams

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.

Veteran's Memorial Park

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City of Fruitland Park

The City of Fruitland Park strives to provide our community with the best possible programs, services, and special events. The Parks and Recreation Department currently offers a wide range of youth sports, as well as adult men's and co-ed softball. Community events are held throughout the year including Movie on the Lawn, Fruitland Park Day, and Hometown Christmas to name a few.

Sheriff's Youth Ranches - Youth Camp

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Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches

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!

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