Winter Haven, Florida is a unique, Premier City. It has countless recreational, social and special events. The City recognizes the importance of a high quality of life to Winter Haven residents and visitors. The City strives to ensure outdoor activities for all ages and walks of life. Winter Haven has numerous nature parks, boat ramps, fishing docks and walking trails throughout the city.
Camp Fire values children and youth and recognizes them as contributors to society by honoring their journey from birth to adulthood; fostering their development from dependence, to independence, to interdependence; and recognizing and supporting the roles of family and community in the youth development process. Camp Fire translates its values into action through volunteer development, group experiences, mentoring relationship, youth decision making, embracing diverse populations, community collaborations and partnerships, advocacy, experiential learning, self-reflection and fun.
Based on the principles of visionary environmental advocate, Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. (1919-1985), the mission of the Foundation is to develop, promote, and deliver science-based education and public outreach programs central to restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem and its historic "River of Grass." Established in 1998, the Foundation has quickly grown to become a leader in environmental education and is the only non-profit in South Florida offering hands-on learning opportunities in Everglades restoration and preservation.
South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
From fun and affordable field trips for students to amazing summer adventures, SeaWorld artfully combines education and entertainment in a way that connects people to the sea and sea life like nowhere else.
The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park has a mission of generating supplemental resources to preserve, restore and interpret natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations.
The Tampa Bay History Center is more than a mere repository for historical facts. Functioning as a liaison between the past and the present, the museum honors our community’s character and heritage, stirring the spirit of adventure found in all its visitors with the generations of stories it has to tell. Step inside the 60,000-square-foot History Center in Tampa’s bustling Channelside District and take a journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories. Follow in the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, sports legends and railroad tycoons.
Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park encompasses 862 acres. This wildlife preserve, co-managed with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, consists of a variety of habitats including palmetto-oak scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands. Views of scenic Hickey's Creek can be enjoyed from trail and overlook areas. The ecosystem presently supports the threatened Florida scrub jay and gopher tortoises.
Our City provides camps to elementary students 3 times a year; spring (1 week), summer (our major camp 9-10 weeks) and winter (1 week). Our mission is to provide quality camps which are both fun and educational. Our objective is to provide that experience by theming each camp to encourage the fun and an educational element while also keeping cost down. Each year we try to add something new, different or with a twist to keep the interest high and the experience memorable.