Meadow Woods Park

Associated Agency: 
Orange County Parks and Recreation

As part of Orange County's Parks and Recreation division, Meadow Woods Park and Recreation Center is dedicated to preserving the environment and providing exceptional recreation for the well-being of our communities. Meadow Woods offers numerous programs for all ages, from toddlers to adults. In addition to after school programs, camps, and youth and adult athletics, Meadow Woods has started an archery program as well!

Shamrock Park & Nature Center

Associated Agency: 
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources

Shamrock Park and Nature Center encompass some of the last remaining scrub habitat in the coastal area of Sarasota County. It includes a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the central portion of the park. The park trail system connects to the Venetian Waterway Trail, which further connects to the 10.6 mile Legacy Trail. This network of trails offers park visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or roller blade from Shamrock Park to downtown Venice, the historic train station, Caspersen Beach, and north to Sarasota with several parks to visit along the way.

The Coldwater Nationals

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The Coldwater Nationals is a fox dog field trial designed to introduce more young people to hunting and conservation by providing safe, educational, mentored youth hunts. The youth accompanied by a parent or guardian can learn outdoor skills from a mentor during organized hunts. We hold our annual fox dog field trial event at the Coldwater Creek Recreation Area. What is a Fox Dog Field Trial? It is a 3-day hunt for 5 hours each day, where dogs are cast into the field to pursue game animals and their skills are assessed by judges.

Camp Sorenson

Associated Agency: 
Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches

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.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

Caruth Camp

Associated Agency: 
Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches

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.

Liberty County High School "The Club"

Associated Agency: 
Boys and Girls Club of Tabula Rasa

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.

Fort King National Historic Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Our mission at Fort King National Historic Landmark is to develop an educational park that provides both historical and nature-based programming. The park will provide Florida history education about the Second Seminole War as well as camping and outdoor recreation-skills classes and programs. We have recently broadened our focus on programming for teens, especially outdoor programs for minority and lower income youth in the Ocala community.

Life Academy

The Life Academy campus is a 7 acre facility with tennis courts, a bike track, large playgrounds, 25 yard swimming pool, canoeing pond, ninja course and indoor play areas. The property is family owned and operated and the Life Academy programs are based on 30 years of working with youth in Apollo Beach here at the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club.

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