In conjunction with St Johns County Parks and Recreation, the Environmental and Habitat Conservation Division is committed to educate the future leaders, decision makers, and members of society about the importance of environmental issues we face today as they relate to tomorrow. St Johns County Environmental Division specifically educates the youth about local coastal environments and conducts various educational programs including Shorebird steward days, kayak trips, after school programs, school presentations, and summer camps.
White Oak Conservation Summer Camp offers an array of programs that are sure to excite every child! White Oak summer camp provides experiential learning opportunities that immerse campers in all that White Oak has to offer. Your camper will not only gain intimate knowledge of threatened species from our expert staff of zoologists, veterinarians, and researchers, but will have the opportunity to interact with them in a way that brings meaning to conservation.
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.
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.
The Riverview and Gibsonton community have enjoyed a brand-new YMCA since January 2019. The Spurlino Family Y is the newest location in the Tampa Y association. The building is LEED Gold Certified and won a design award from the Hillsborough County Planning Commission in Fall 2019. Families can join a reading club for little ones, youth sports and swim lessons for all ages. Adults and kids can enjoy the great outdoors on the walking trail and shaded picnic areas. The Spurlino Family Y is more than a place to work out, it's a place for family fun.
The Marion Oaks Recreation Department provides residents the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of diverse year-round activities for all ages, cultures, and abilities. We are committed to offering high quality facilities and innovative programs, including outdoor conservation focused activities like archery and fishing. As
community leaders, our goal is to inspire active, healthy, and engaged lifestyles that enhance a sense of community pride, family unity, positive development, and personal growth while creating life long memories.
The Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League, Inc. was formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence utilizing recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention programs that relies heavily upon athletics, recreational activities, and education to help kids go right and stay right. Through our crime prevention programs, our mission and commitment is to "fill playgrounds, not prisons."
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.
The Environmental Discovery Center's mission is to foster an awareness of the natural environment by providing stimulating environmental educational programs that inspire participants to be active stewards of their surrounding natural resources. The Center hosts Enviro Camp during summers for elementary school aged children (7 to 10 years old.) Camp activities include but are not limited to hikes, scavenger hunts, hands-on experiments, kayaking, archery, and crafts to help children appreciate their natural surroundings and learn ways of becoming good stewards of our environment.
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.