The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. The Florida Naturalist’s Center within MOSH focuses on the urban wildlife of the Northeast Florida region, along with environmental and wildlife conservation, citizen science projects, and providing hands-on experiences for guests. Our Teen Internship for the Florida Naturalist’s Center provides training in animal husbandry, research skills, and public speaking. Teens work closely with our Living Collection and the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard.
Majesty Outdoors is a faith based non-profit committed to raising awareness and, through mentorship in the outdoors, offering a solution to the fatherless epidemic that is literally pronouncing a death sentence to an entire generation. TideChangers is what we call our satellite groups all across the country that serve as our clubs for mentoring to fatherless youth. TideChangers partners with passionate and committed individuals and organizations in local communities to educate, equip, empower, and encourage them in forming TideChanger Mentor Chapters.
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.
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.
White Oak Conservation Summer Camp offers an array of programs that are sure to excite every child! White Oak summer camp provides experiential learning opportunities that immerse campers in all that White Oak has to offer. Your camper will not only gain intimate knowledge of threatened species from our expert staff of zoologists, veterinarians, and researchers, but will have the opportunity to interact with them in a way that brings meaning to conservation.
10 CAN is a not-for-profit organization designed to Save Heroes through Faith, Family, and the Great Outdoors. Our mission is to heal heroes, raise warriors, and restore families through outdoor recreation, education, and rehabilitation. We rally communities to support military and first responder families, diversify the outdoors by recruiting minorities, and feed underprivileged families. Our programs consist of Hunting, Fishing, Farming, Survival, and Disaster Response.
Camp Weed has served as the Diocese of Florida’s resident camp for more than 92 years. In that time, we’ve moved from St. Augustine Beach to Panama City, finally settling in 1978 in Live Oak, Florida. During that time, we’ve served thousands of campers, and we love seeing generations of families - grandparents, parents, and children - come through our gates. Camp Weed offers a unique summer experience that allows campers to experience God’s great outdoors, and through them, experience God.
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
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.
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.