FWC employees at the Everglades Youth Conservation Center are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 in Florida including guidelines issued by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. As our top priority is the health and safety of visitors and staff, EYCC has established protocols for parents and campers as well as our facility protocols to minimize the exposure risks.
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About Everglades Youth Conservation CenterThe Everglades Youth Conservation Center (EYCC) is located on the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in western Palm Beach County. This center was created by individuals who care deeply about conservation, protecting wilderness areas, wildlife in natural habitats and preserving a way of life. The facility is managed by the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In typical years, from June to August EYCC offers residential summer camp programs for children completing 3rd-8th grade as well as a Leadership Camp for youth completing grades 9th-12th grade. Summer camp activities challenge camper’s physical, mental and social growth. Group leaders and instructors serve as guides through camp life and activities, mentors and role models. EYCC’s summer programs feature a unique conservation education theme with outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades, as well as time to relax, have fun and make new friends. Please see our summer camp section for more details about the camp programs, dates, registration information, and open houses. From September through April the camp hosts children and family programs and school programs as well as becoming a rental use facility. For information about renting the facility for your weekend programs, please click on the Rental Use Facility page. Please visit the School Programs page to learn more about the day and residential programs we offer. The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited facility, meeting all ACA health, safety, and program quality standards. EYCC FEATURES
- 252 acres surrounded by 60,000 acres of Everglades habitat
- Air conditioned cabins and dining hall
- Family style dining
- Gender and age appropriate accommodations
- Freshwater pond for aquatic activities (e.g., swimming and paddle sports)
- Archery and shooting ranges
- Boardwalk and hiking trails
- Campfire Island
- Fishing pond
Our proud 2020-2021 staff!