A hands-on outdoor day of fun for the whole family.
“I loved everything about our visit. The activities were so fun and the staff were super nice and really helpful. I would absolutely come again.” -Revell Family
Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center is open to private, staff-guided recreation + education trips for families of up to eight people. All trips are cost-free and available Mondays through Fridays from 10AM-2PM, September through December. Each family must pre-register for an available day to reserve their spot. One family per day.
Families may pick an activity they’d like to focus on for the day:
Pathway to water quality:
Kayaking + learning all about macro invertebrates, water chemistry, and the pond life-cycle
Pathway to wildlife discovery:
Archery + a half mile hike through our wetland trail, learning about native plants and animals.
Pathway to pond exploration:
Fishing + fish identification or fish dissection, knot-tying, and learning about the importance of fish in the pond ecosystem.
What to Bring
Please bring your lunch, snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, and closed-toed shoes. Feel free to bring your own gear if you have it, but we will provide all the necessary equipment for your adventures, as well as a free bag full of outdoor-themed swag!
What Visitors are Saying
How to Reserve a Day
Spaces fill fast! Reserve a day for your family by contacting Director Meghann Dawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center at (850) 933-4322.
Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center
639 Pond Rd. | Midway, FL 32343
850-933-4322 | email@example.com