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 Lakeland Police Athletic / Activities League, Inc. was formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence utilizing recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention programs that relies heavily upon athletics, recreational activities, and education to help kids go right and stay right. Through our crime prevention programs, our mission and commitment is to "fill playgrounds, not prisons."
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 Royal Rangers provide youth mentorship training with the emphasis on Christian character development and leadership. We do this by providing fun adventure-based training in a variety of environments. One of our key adventure environments is outdoor activities, many of which include traditional conservation focused activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, and gun safety and marksmanship.
At Lake Kissimmee State Park, Florida's cowboy heritage comes alive with living history demonstrations of the early Florida "cow hunters" in an 1876-era cow camp. White-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and bobcats have been seen in the park, which is located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie.
The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. (FFI), a 501c3 nonprofit, has over 300 + acres of reclaimed mine lands containing a mixture of wooded wetlands with swamp and stream, and cleared fields. We're situated between Bartow and Fort Meade on the south side of Homeland.
There are three covered shooting ranges for black powder rifles, smooth bores, pistols, and shot guns. There are also two uncovered shooting ranges, traditional archery range, hawk & knife throwing range, and we are in the process of building a covered multipurpose range.
Colt Creek State Park offers great opportunities for those interested in learning about fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Located in Lakeland, Colt Creek has three natural streams and three lakes that are ideal for fishing. Common fish that fishermen can expect to see include largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The park’s 3 lakes, Mac Lake, Middle Lake, and Little Lake are approximately 26, seven, and three acres, respectively. At Mac Lake, visitors can also enjoy fishing from the accessible dock.
The Verdi EcoSchool educates children for an entrepreneurial future through an immersive, hands-on learning environment steeped in nature, sustainability, science and the arts. Our student led philosophy will inspire and empower the next generation of creative leaders and innovative thinkers. Students of all abilities will flourish in a multi-age, dual language learning environment where sustainable agriculture and gardening are the conduit for the collection of meaningful knowledge.
Archbold Biological Station is a research, conservation, and education non-profit based in the headwaters of the Everglades. Our education programs focus on exploring nature, learning about science careers, and fostering a sense of place. Some educational outreach includes: Florida scrub field trips, summer camps, ranch eco-tours, classroom visits, public events, science fair judging, and tabling festivals. Archbold is also a longtime member of the League of Environmental Educators of Florida.