WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP is a residential nature camp for 3rd through 8th Grade youngsters sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (FFGC) for the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the REAL Florida in our youth through nature study, conservation and protection of our environment for the future of our state and our planet. Wekiva Youth Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Wekiva Youth Camp is comprised of six one-week sessions during June & July in Wekiwa Springs State Park, where FFGC (a not-for-profit organization) partners with the Florida Parks Service to improve and maintain the facilities. Wekiva Youth Camp promises an unforgettable experience enjoying nature, crafts, and the beauty of the natural world in a magical, pristine setting. Campers should be interested in nature and like the outdoors. Florida residency is not required and campers are welcomed without regard to race, color, religion or ethnicity. Campers enjoy a unique outdoor living and learning experience, with close supervision. Our motto for our youth is “Campers Today – Environmental Leaders Tomorrow”.
The 2019 Camp Schedule is posted. For 2019, Online Registration is now open. Spaces fill up quickly and it is a good idea to register early to not be disappointed.
Critter Camp is a mini-camp experience open to children that are currently attending 1st or 2nd Grade. The three-day, two-night session is well-suited for younger campers. 2019 Critter Camp will be held Tuesday, July 2 – Thursday, July 4, 2019. Registration for Critter Camp is now open.
2020 Wekiva Leadership Training is a spring weekend orientation for adults interested in Volunteering at Wekiva Youth Camp. The 2020 Wekiva Volunteer Training includes Junior Gardener Leadership Training and will be held February 7 – 9, 2020. Registration for this event will be open in the Fall of 2019. The 2020 Open House will be held on the Sunday following the Volunteer Training, February 9, 2020. Garden Club members, family, friends, current campers and future campers were invited to drop by to tour the facilities and learn more about Wekiva Youth Camp during the Open House. No reservation is necessary. Register for Wekiva Volunteer Training or stop by for Open House by just coming in through the Wekiwa Springs State Park Main Gate and let them know you are going to the Open House. Use this map for Directions to Wekiva Youth Camp.