Oscar Scherer State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/ Florida State

Oscar Scherer State Park is a 1400 acre park featuring Florida's rare, scrubby flatwoods and the endangered Florida Scrub Jay. We offer year-round youth programming for both individuals and groups. We lead hikes and Junior Ranger programs, tram tours and field trips. Come hike our trails or hop in a canoe or kayak and explore the brackish waters of South Creek. With a strong emphasis on interpreting and preserving our natural resources, we do our best to accommodate any request for an educational opportunity. Explore the real Florida with us today!

Bardmoor YMCA

Associated Agency: 
YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg


Your best summer starts at the Y!

Summer Camp at the Y understands that lasting memories, new experiences and best friends are part of what makes summer such a special time away from the hectic pace of modern school life. As a local leader in youth development for more than 97 years, our Y provides children with positive and fun experiences that build confidence, new friendships and sense of belonging and self confidence that will last beyond the summer.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

We provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The Park has 8 fishing platforms, 19 picnic pavilions and is home to Miami-Dade's oldest historic structure, the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

There are many different options for volunteering at the Park as a group or an individual. One of our most attended is the monthly beach cleanups on the 2nd Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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Oleta River State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Oleta River State Park, Florida's largest urban park, is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area.

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YMCA of Florida's First Coast

Associated Agency: 
YMCA of Florida's First Coast, Inc.

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children and families in our communities. We provide Summer Day Camps at multiple locations throughout Clay County. Campers will discover new adventures, interests, skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and feel a sense of achievement. Above all, we focus on making summer fun!

At Camp Chowenwaw, we focus on arts, sports, fitness/wellness, character development, swimming, fishing, hiking, and outdoor exploration for ages 5-12 years old. Financial assistance is available!

Nassau County 4-H

Associated Agency: 
University of Florida

The Nassau County 4-H Youth Development program create supportive environments for diverse youth to reach their fullest potential. Through hands-on activities, Nassau County 4-H provides youth the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop life skills that will lead them to be responsible citizens. 4-H focuses on many program areas including environmental science, agricultural, leadership, S.T.E.M., and community service.

YMCA of the Treasure Coast

Associated Agency: 
YMCA

The Y is a cause-driven charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We make sure that everyone, no matter their age, gender, race or ability, is welcomed as part of the YMCA family. Our summer camps encourage an outdoor experiences from fishing to archery.

Guana Totonato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

The GTM Research Reserve is a collaboration between Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve covers74,000 acres of coastal lands in northeast Florida and offers interpretive exhibits, aquariums, classrooms, teaching and working laboratories, an auditorium and an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Guana River Aquatic Preserve. Our Coastal Training Program offers trainings for professionals on issues of concern in our local community including watershed, invasive plants, and much more.

Royal Rangers Outpost 169

Associated Agency: 
Victory Church


Life is a journey, one adventure at a time. The best time to train a man is while he's still a boy. By mobilizing, inspiring, and resourcing mentors, Royal Rangers offers character and servant leadership education to boys and young men (K-12) in a highly relational, fun, and interactive environment. Royal Rangers exists to "evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and lifelong servant leaders." This is our passion!

Ochlockonee River State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

This jewel of a park is a great place to get away for a weekend or a week-long vacation. Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers intersect. Ochlockonee, which means "yellow waters," is a mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water. Pristine and deep, the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and oak thickets. A boat ramp provides easy access to the river.

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