Campers participate in the following Programs & Activities throughout their stay at camp:
- Field Sports
- Night Rides
- Skit Night
- Nature Study (including hikes & photography)
- Swimming (in the Camp pool & at the Springs)
- Evening Programs
- Campfires & S’mores
Under the supervision of the Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman, the staff consists of a Director, Assistant Director, Waterfront Director, Circle Leaders (College age), Senior & Junior Counselors (11th & 12th Graders & College age), Counselors in Training (9th & 10th Graders), Lifeguards, Camp Cook, Kitchen Staff and numerous Volunteer/Mentors. Many members of the Staff are former Wekiva Youth Camp Campers and Counselors. Volunteer/Mentors include members of FFGC’s Garden Clubs from around the state and highly qualified members of the environmental community. The Infirmary is staffed 24/7 and a Registered Nurse is on-site daily. The Kitchen provides three healthy meals each day.
Wekiva Youth Camp fully complies with the Florida mandated background checks required for all who interact with the Campers. Our facilities have accommodations for up to 104 Campers each week; offering programs for children from the 1st through 8th grade – based on the most recently completed grade at the time of attendance.
- 1st or 2nd Grade: Critter Camp
- 3rd – 6th Grade: Entire Summer Session
- 7th Grade: Tent Camping
- 7th Grade: Naturalist Program
- 8th Grade: Environmental Ed/Canoeing
7th & 8th Grade Programs are specialized programs in select weeks that do not follow the regular three daily sessions (Nature, Crafts, Swimming).
NEW IN 2019, attendance in the 8th Grade Program is via an invitation process. Applications for the 8th Grade Program (along with an optional Letter of Recommendation) are due in mid-February.
Leaders In Training is a 9th Grade Special Program for Campers who have previously attended Wekiva Youth Camp and wish to become future Camp Counselors. Those interested in being considered for an invitation to the 9th Grade LIT Program MUST PARTICIPATE in the 8th Grade Program. The LIT Program emphasizes leadership along with intensive studies in marine science (including three-days at the Crystal River Marine Science Center).