EYCC will be following strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In all our registration packets is a form that all participants of any EYCC program or rental use group must sign and adhere to while utilizing this facility.



EYCC Workshops

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp will be offering workshops for children in 3rd to 5th grade on a limited number of days for the 2021-2022 Fall to Spring season. Each workshop will have a different theme as the program focus and the children will participate in paddle sports, fishing, archery, and swimming (weather permitting). This program is limited to 30 children per workshop. Download the registration packet here.

Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminars (OWLS)

The EYCC will be offering four OWLS for families with school-age children. Each weekend will focus on one of our core themes of paddles sports, wildlife discovery, shooting sports, and fishing. Housing, meals and all the equipment for the weekend is provided. Families will participate in a variety of sessions to learn and improve their skills for each of the recreational programs. Patches for each program will be awarded to all participates at the conclusion of each seminar. Download the registration packet here.

Paddle Sports Weekend

Florida has a variety of award winning paddling trails on the state's abundant lakes, rivers, and meandering coastline. It's easy to get kids interested in canoeing or kayaking. Children possess a curiosity that, with a little bit of encouragement and a sturdy canoe or kayak, will make them want to get on the water and explore! They may spot an otter scooting through the water, an osprey diving for a fish, or perhaps an alligator basking in the sun. Join us this weekend to learn paddling skills for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards to make your next adventure on the water more enjoyable.

Wildlife Discovery Weekend

Imagine pitching a tent in one of Florida’s lush forests. Or camping along the shores of a sparkling lake or taking in the views from a beachfront site. There’s no better way to nourish a child’s sense of outdoor adventure and teach them life skills than camping. And there’s no better place to get off the beaten path and discover nature than Florida. Want your kids to experience a star-filled night, the smell of a campfire, and the hoot of an owl? You can! Join this weekend to learn the basics of camping and how to make a weekend excursion with your family an exciting adventure. Discover the outdoors and create quality time with your family. Our excursions will include hiking, outdoor cooking, canoeing, and a campout in platform tents on Trail Blazer Island.

Shooting Sports Weekend

Archery has become a very popular sport. It’s an activity that anyone can succeed at. It’s not about strength. It’s more about focus and good form. Archery also is one of the most accessible activities for people with disabilities. It’s fun, safe, and a great way to socialize with friends and family. Plus, when new shooting skills are mastered, participants get a big boost in self-confidence. Join us to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow as well as rotate through our other shooting sports including rifles, shotgun, and black powder. (Children must be 8 year of age to participate.)

Fishing Weekend

Florida is THE fishing capital in the world. It has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals. Whether you’re fishing from a bank, a dock, or over the side of a jon boat, it can be both relaxing and exciting all at the same time! The time spent fishing is time spent soaking in the world around us, and learning to appreciate Florida’s vast wildlife that survive in and around these precious freshwater bodies. Join us to learn everything you need to know to about fishing from equipment, skills, and getting it to the table. We will conclude this adventure with a fishing tournament, boat races and a fish fry. Each child will receive a rod and reel provided by the Fish Florida grant program.

Cost for each weekend

$100 per adult
$75 per child (Children 12 to 18 years)
$50 per child (Children 5 to 11 years)

Sleeping Accommodations

Families can choose to stay in our cabins or bring their own tent. Our cabins are air-conditioned with 10 bunk beds in an open room. Bath houses are separate from the cabins.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

(Dinner is not provided Friday Evening)

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Arrival/Registration/Settle into tents and cabins

7:30 p.m. - Welcome / Introductions /Presentation

9:30 p.m. - Free Time / Bed


Saturday

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Activity Rotation

12:30 p.m. - Lunch/Free Time

2:00 p.m. - Activity Rotation

5:30 p.m. - Free Time

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Evening Program


Sunday

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Activity Rotation

12:30 p.m. - Lunch and Closing Ceremony

2:00 p.m. - Departure


Questions?

Please contact the camp director, Janice Kerber, at Janice.kerber@myfwc.com or 561-624-6929 for more information

To register: Please download the registration form and mail it to the camp at the address located on the form.

Contact Info

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp
12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
Phone: (561) 624-6929
devyn.hamann@myfwc.com

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