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 2018 Camp Schedule is posted. Camp is now in session. For 2019, Online Registration will open in January. 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. 2018 Critter Camp will be held Tuesday, July 3 – Thursday, July 5, 2018. Registration for Critter Camp is now closed by will open in January for 2019.
Wekiva Volunteer Training is a spring weekend orientation for adults interested in Volunteering at Wekiva Youth Camp. The 2018 Wekiva Volunteer Training included Junior Gardener Leadership Training and was held February 9 – 11, 2018. The 2018 Open House was held on the Sunday following the Volunteer Training. 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. No reservation was necessary. 2019 Dates will be posted at the end of the year. And, you’ll be invited to 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.