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.
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.
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. At Camp Winona, we fulfill this mission by engaging youth and families in programs such as swimming, paddle sports, and sailing on our beautiful Lake Winona. Other popular programs include archery, riflery, fishing, paintball, team sports, and high and low ropes course challenges including a zipline! We offer 6 one-week sessions of residential summer camp as well as 2 family camp experiences and additional youth weekend camps.
The Flagler Sportfishing Club is one of the largest fishing clubs in North Central Florida with over 500 family members and growing. The Club was founded in 1990 and is a non-profit organization. Our "Guiding Principal" is to teach fishing to beginners and to give back to the community in many forms including Kids Fishing Clinics and multiple club and public family events throughout the year. In 2019, the Club taught over 500 kids, many of whom caught their first fish ever at our clinics.
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.
The YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We have multiple programs for all ages; programs like silver sneakers, boot camps, 21 day fitness, Les Mill's body combat, Zumba, pool aerobics, basketball leagues, pickle-ball, volleyball, karate, swim team, sailing, personal training, after school programs and summer camps. We offer a full size gymnasium, exercise and weight room, pool, sauna and spa. There is something here for everyone!
Nestled on the bluffs overlooking Lake Talquin's southern shore, the park offers outdoor activities for all ages. Visitors will find outstanding freshwater fishing with common species such as largemouth bass, striped bass, speckled perch, bream and catfish being caught off the park's boardwalk or dock.
Bring your canoe or kayak to launch and explore the roughly 10,000-acre Lake Talquin. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the interpretive trail past ravine systems to a bluff overlooking the lake.
Blackwater Fox Hunter Association hosts an annual field trial/bench show every year around the fourth of July. They hold this event at the Coldwater Equestrian Campground where there are many activities for the youth and families to enjoy. The bench show includes a child-friendly handling session with prizes for each child, a dance held under the pavilion for all of the families involved in the field trial, and a water slide and tubes for the kids to enjoy during their time.