Emerald Coast Science Center

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It is the Emerald Coast Science Center’s (ECSC) mission to inspire and grow a scientifically engaged community. It is ECSC's vision to be the recognized leader for scientific exploration, encounters and education in Northwest Florida, and as such, it has promoted science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education and public outreach in Okaloosa County and beyond for over 30 years.

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.

St. John's County 4H

Associated Agency: 
University of Florida

4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new life-skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals! Our members can range from age 5 to 18, and these youth learn by doing and receive an award for a project completed. The following are types of projects our members participate in: archery, small bore, outdoor skills, forestry, marine ecology. We also offer a diverse selection of day camps, so come join the fun!

Gobblers Lodge

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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.

Cypress Pillar Healing Arts

Cypress Pillar Healing Arts is dedicated to helping "grow a healthier you" through programs and services that support the mind, body, and spirit. We believe very strongly that connecting people to nature as well as teaching traditional outdoor activities such as archery, kayaking, fishing, environmental education, mindfulness, and outdoor survival can truly help improve health. These types of programs are a vital part of our Healing Arts Center's offerings. We provide programs at our center, online via virtual classes, and also offsite at parks and preserves.

Hamlin House

Associated Agency: 
Indian Trail Improvement District Parks Department

Acquired by the Indian Trail Improvement District in 2006, the Hamlin House is an indoor facility used for public rentals and recreation programming. With a maximum capacity of 78 people, the Hamlin House features an open concept indoor space with two restrooms and can be used for a variety of rental purposes including but not limited to: meetings, weddings, baby and bridal showers, as well as dance and educational classes.

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.

South Econ Recreation Center

Associated Agency: 
Orange County Parks and Recreation

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.

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