Dunns Creek State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Over 6,000 acres of pristine land and water south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River makes Dunns Creek State Park home to several unique natural communities, which makes it a great place to recreate. There are plenty of unique trails with abundant wildlife as well as an ADA compliant fishing platform and floating canoe launch. Dunns Creek, in conjunction with Ravine Gardens State park, offers a variety of programs for the public including summer youth camps and family kayaking opportunities.

Outdoor Youth Adventures

Everything we do at Outdoor Youth Adventures is to enhance the lives of local youth by providing them opportunities to get outside, experience the Florida outdoors, and become stewards of the local environment. We are able to do so through educational programs, exploration, adventure and experiential learning.

TASCO Teen Fishing Club

Associated Agency: 
City of St. Petersburg

The mission of TASCO Teen Fishing Club is to provide an opportunity for teens to participate in a no-fee program that will teach them the art of fishing, conservation, and promoting marine stewardship with emphasis on safety. The TASCO Teen Fishing Club uses fishing to build youth's self-esteem and self-confidence, working to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to experience the thrill of sport fishing and a basic introduction in the marine sciences.

Ravine Gardens State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State

Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. Aptly named for the two ravines up to 120 feet deep with banks at 45 degree angles, the ravines were transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration in 1933. Visitors can enjoy the views of the remaining original landscape along a unique system of trails in addition to other amenities including picnic sites, and the Civic Center complex with a large pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms available to rent.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Associated Agency: 
Pasco County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Dept

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park is part of a 16,000 acre Preserve on the West Central side of Pasco County Florida. The park provides a day use area with picnic areas, shelters, pavilions, restrooms, large playground area and access to an extensive trail system. The trail system provides nature hiking, off road biking, equestrian trails and a paved multipurpose trail. The park also offers camping facilities which include 16 primitive tent camping sites arranged in a loop, 3 remote back country camping sites, a group camping area and 8 primitive cabins arranged in a loop.

Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

Associated Agency: 
City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District

Conveniently located less than two miles from downtown Sarasota, Arlington Park was selected as one of the South Florida locations on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. This city park offers residents and visitors a 50-meter lap pool, 25-yard instructional pool, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playground, outdoor fitness gym, ½-mile walking trail and dog park. This park is owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District. Diverse recreational as well as aquatic programs are offered year round.

Berryhill Afterschool & Summer Camp

At Berryhill Afterschool and Summer Camp, we provide care for school age children up to 12 years of age, during the after-school hours, on most holidays, and teacher planning days.

Children who attend afterschool care have a better opportunity to learn social skills, gain resiliency, and develop positive lifelong habits. Through structured and unstructured play children become more independent, experience success, gain confidence, and are more likely to make true friends.

The First Tee of The Palm Beaches

Associated Agency: 
Children’s Golf Foundation, Inc.

The First Tee of The Palm Beaches offers a golf program at 24 golf courses in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The program is expanding and offering angler instruction to the young people it works with.

YMCA Camp Immokalee

Associated Agency: 
First Coast YMCA

Since 1909, Camp Immokalee has been providing safe, fun, and high quality summer resident camp programs for youth in Florida and around the world. Immokalee campers learn to care for themselves, others, and the world around them while building life and activity skills through camp activities. Grit, gratitude and character are 21st-century skills every young person will need to succeed, and our camp activities are carefully designed to get kids out of their comfort zone and develop leadership skills while building community and having fun.

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