Canaveral National Seashore, part of the National Park Service, is located on the Atlantic coast of central Florida and is comprised of nearly 58,000 acres of natural barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species
providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. The Park Rangers at Canaveral offer numerous environmental and conservation related programs to the public, and in summer of 2021, they began their new Jr.
Lake Aurora Christian Assembly is a camp and retreat center dedicated to helping youth and families to develop core values based on Christian principles. It is our goal to give each participant a wholesome life experience in an outdoor setting. To accomplish this we network with churches, educational, public and private organizations who share
compatible philosophies and goals.
Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center currently offer archery and freshwater fishing programs that FYCCN and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida have assisted with.
The Boy Scouts of America strives to instill in young people the principles of integrity, character, responsibility, and leadership – preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
The Environmental Learning Center's (ELC) mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environmental and their own well-being. Since its inception, the ELC has served over 1.5 million people and provides over 530 programs annually, each designed to help people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces.
As the founding camp property of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc., Youth Camp was purchased in Barberville in 1982, and has lead the Sheriff's Youth Ranch mission to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens. Youth Camp boasts 200 acres and includes many water bodies on site, making it ideal for favorite outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing and hiking! The camp is available for rentals through most of the year but is occupied in the summer by youth from all over the state!
To put Judeo Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. The YMCA was founded in 1884 in England. It came to Chicago in the mid 1850s and is now in over 40 countries. We focus on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.
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 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.
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.
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.