2017 Summer Camp Registration Opens January 15

2017 Summer Camp Orientations

Sunday, February 5, 2017 @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 10 a.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 2 p.m.
To register for an orientation session, call the camp office at 561-624-6929 or email janice.kerber@myfwc.com

Sessions Program Costs
Session 1 (June 11-16)
Session 2 (June 18-23)
Session 3 (June 25-June 30)
Session 4 (July 2-7)
Session 5 (July 9-14)
Session 6 (July 16-21)
Session 7 (July 23-28)
Session 8 (July 30-August 4)
$360 per camper per session (Checks made payable to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

Additional program costs: (Checks made payable to Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation)
Eco-Equestrian: $200
Mariners: $50
Seafarers: $100

EYCC Camp Wide Activities
Paddle Sports
Fishing
Archery
Swimming
Outdoor Living Skills
Hikes
Sports
Team Building Activities
Nightly Evening Programs
Camp Dance
Friday Fun Day


EYCC PROGRAMS

Program selection is based on the child’s grade level for the 2016-2017 school year.

Wildlife Adventurers (3rd-5th grade)
The Florida Everglades abounds with secrets and wonders! Campers spend action-packed and fun-filled days exploring fields, marshes and forest ecosystems discovering the hidden mysteries of the Everglades as a scientist. Campers journey into these ecosystems using a variety of scientific tools to identify different plants and animals and discover the adaptations that allow these organisms to survive in the south Florida environment.

Eco-Equestrian (3rd-8th grade)
Children need the chance to grow in a healthy, nurturing environment. Horsemanship provides a unique opportunity to develop skills such as responsibility, leadership, teamwork, compassionate assertiveness and self-reliance. Our equestrian program is filled with fun and excitement for the newest-beginner to the more advanced rider. The main focus will be HORSES -- daily lessons, trail rides and horse care. This will be an off-site morning adventure for the campers. Campers will be required to wear heeled shoes (such as boots, not flat-soled shoes) and long pants. Riding helmets will be provided. An additional camp fee of $200 is required.

Anglers (4th-5th grade)
Come cast a line with us! This fishing program provides valuable instruction regarding fish and their habitat, teaches various fishing techniques, and cultivates a new crop of responsible anglers. All aspects of fishing are covered, including fish identification and biology, basic boat navigation, and angling techniques. Jon boats with electric motors will be used to explore areas of our ponds not accessible for shoreline fishing. Campers gain an appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as the knowledge required for ethical angling. The week will conclude with a fishing tournament and boat races!

Trail Blazers (6th-7th grade)
Come blaze a trail with us! The Trail Blazers program provides campers with an opportunity to explore and participate in an overnight wilderness camping experience. Campers learn and practice a variety of skills, such as wildlife tracking, basic knot tying, shelter building, orienteering, equipment preparation and advanced canoeing skills. Camper’s canoe to their campsite where they learn to maintain a camp, practice fire safety and prepare their own meals. As nighttime falls, campers wrap up the day with wildlife viewing, storytelling, songs and laughter around the camp fire.

Seafarers (6th-8th grade)
Continue your fishing adventure on saltwater. Campers will experience kayak fishing, pier fishing and beach fishing. This program provides valuable instruction regarding saltwater fish and their habitats, teaches various fishing techniques, and cultivates a new crop of responsible anglers. All aspects of fishing are covered, including fish identification and biology, advanced boat navigation, and angling techniques. An additional camp fee or $100 is required.

Pathfinders (6th-7th grade)
Become certified in hunter safety! Campers participate in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Hunter Safety Certification program learning about outdoor ethics, wildlife conservation, habitats, wild game and hunting skills. Classes are led by a certified hunter safety instructor in a controlled environment. Pathfinders are instructed and supervised in the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, .22 rifles and archery. Successful course completion awards campers the FWC Hunter Safety Certification Card.

Explorers (8th grade)
Two nights camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park! Campers will develop outdoor living skills in this one of a kind environment, learning to make decisions in preparation for responsible minimum-impact wilderness camping. They will acquire the skills of orienteering, outdoor food preparation and cooking, knot tying, camp crafts and weather monitoring. The campers will gain an understanding of the impact of these activities on the environment and gain a conservation ethic while living comfortably in the great outdoors. Explorers will canoe the Loxahatchee River from Jonathan Dickinson State Park and camp for two nights at the youth campsite.

Mariners (7th-8th grade)
Kayak and snorkel in marine environments! Our Mariners program transports our oldest campers to a number of coastal locations for exploration of the marine environment. Through snorkeling sessions they learn to identify the plants and animals unique to saltwater environments and observe their interrelationships. Water safety is the top priority of our certified instructors. Campers must be able to swim and provide their own snorkel equipment. An additional camp fee of $50 is required.

Rangers (7th-8th grade)
Perfect your shooting skills! Campers who have already completed the hunter safety course can participate in this advanced shooting sports program. Campers will spend their days enhancing their skills with shotguns, .22 rifles and bows and arrows. They will traverse our 3D target course, giving them the opportunity to shoot from various positions, heights and over obstacles using bows. (A pre-requisite for this program is the completion of the FWC Hunter Safety Program or Pathfinders if received during summer camp.)

EYCC Leadership Camp (9th-12th grade)
The EYCC provides a unique opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours and develop leadership skills through the Leadership Camp! Students assist with various tasks around the camp during the summer season. All leadership campers will receive training about the programs we offer, how to interact with children and the various roles of staff required for a residential camp. 80 Community Service hours are awarded for the two weeks of volunteer service to the camp.

Wildlife Adventurers (3rd-5th grade)
The Florida Everglades abounds with secrets and wonders! Campers spend action-packed and fun-filled days exploring fields, marshes and forest ecosystems discovering the hidden mysteries of the Everglades as a scientist. Campers journey into these ecosystems using a variety of scientific tools to identify different plants and animals and discover the adaptations that allow these organisms to survive in the south Florida environment.

Eco-Equestrian (3rd-8th grade)
Children need the chance to grow in a healthy, nurturing environment. Horsemanship provides a unique opportunity to develop skills such as responsibility, leadership, teamwork, compassionate assertiveness and self-reliance. Our equestrian program is filled with fun and excitement for the newest-beginner to the more advanced rider. The main focus will be HORSES -- daily lessons, trail rides and horse care. This will be an off-site morning adventure for the campers. Campers will be required to wear heeled shoes (such as boots, not flat-soled shoes) and long pants. Riding helmets will be provided. An additional camp fee of $200 is required.

Anglers (4th-5th grade)
Come cast a line with us! This fishing program provides valuable instruction regarding fish and their habitat, teaches various fishing techniques, and cultivates a new crop of responsible anglers. All aspects of fishing are covered, including fish identification and biology, basic boat navigation, and angling techniques. Jon boats with electric motors will be used to explore areas of our ponds not accessible for shoreline fishing. Campers gain an appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as the knowledge required for ethical angling. The week will conclude with a fishing tournament and boat races!

Trail Blazers (6th-7th grade)
Come blaze a trail with us! The Trail Blazers program provides campers with an opportunity to explore and participate in an overnight wilderness camping experience. Campers learn and practice a variety of skills, such as wildlife tracking, basic knot tying, shelter building, orienteering, equipment preparation and advanced canoeing skills. Camper’s canoe to their campsite where they learn to maintain a camp, practice fire safety and prepare their own meals. As nighttime falls, campers wrap up the day with wildlife viewing, storytelling, songs and laughter around the camp fire.

Seafarers (6th-8th grade)
Continue your fishing adventure on saltwater. Campers will experience kayak fishing, pier fishing and beach fishing. This program provides valuable instruction regarding saltwater fish and their habitats, teaches various fishing techniques, and cultivates a new crop of responsible anglers. All aspects of fishing are covered, including fish identification and biology, advanced boat navigation, and angling techniques. An additional camp fee or $100 is required.

Pathfinders (6th-8th grade)
Become certified in hunter safety! Campers participate in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Hunter Safety Certification program learning about outdoor ethics, wildlife conservation, habitats, wild game and hunting skills. Classes are led by a certified hunter safety instructor in a controlled environment. Pathfinders are instructed and supervised in the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, .22 rifles and archery. Successful course completion awards campers the FWC Hunter Safety Certification Card.

Explorers (8th grade)
Two nights camping at Jonathan Dickinson State Park! Campers will develop outdoor living skills in this one of a kind environment, learning to make decisions in preparation for responsible minimum-impact wilderness camping. They will acquire the skills of orienteering, outdoor food preparation and cooking, knot tying, camp crafts and weather monitoring. The campers will gain an understanding of the impact of these activities on the environment and gain a conservation ethic while living comfortably in the great outdoors. Explorers will canoe the Loxahatchee River from Jonathan Dickinson State Park and camp for two nights at the youth campsite.

Mariners (7th-8th grade)
Kayak and snorkel in marine environments! Our Mariners program transports our oldest campers to a number of coastal locations for exploration of the marine environment. Through snorkeling sessions they learn to identify the plants and animals unique to saltwater environments and observe their interrelationships. Water safety is the top priority of our certified instructors. Campers must be able to swim and provide their own snorkel equipment. An additional camp fee of $50 is required.

Rangers (7th-8th grade)
Perfect your shooting skills! Campers who have already completed the hunter safety course can participate in this advanced shooting sports program. Campers will spend their days enhancing their skills with shotguns, .22 rifles and bows and arrows. They will traverse our 3D target course, giving them the opportunity to shoot from various positions, heights and over obstacles using bows. (A pre-requisite for this program is the completion of the FWC Hunter Safety Program or Pathfinders if received during summer camp.)

EYCC Leadership Camp (9th-12th grade)
The EYCC provides a unique opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours and develop leadership skills through the Leadership Camp! Students assist with various tasks around the camp during the summer season. All leadership campers will receive training about the programs we offer, how to interact with children and the various roles of staff required for a residential camp. 80 Community Service hours are awarded for the two weeks of volunteer service to the camp.

Contact Info

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

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