Wekiva Youth Camp is a residential nature camp for 3rd thru 8th grade younsters sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Club, Inc. (FFGC).
The camp is for the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the REAL Florida in our youth through nature study, conservation and protection of the environment for the future of our state and our plant.
Wekiva Youth camp is comprised of six one-week sessions during June and July in Wekiwa Springs State Park (in north Orlando) where FFGC partners with the Florida Parks Service to improve and maintain the facilities.
Any child, 3rd thru 8th grade, interested in nature and likes the outdoors. Florida residency is not required and campers are welcomed without regard to race, color, religion, or ethnicity.
Wekiva Youth Camp promises an unforgettable experience enjoying nature, crafts and the beauty of the natural world in a magical, pristine setting. Campers enjoy a unique outdoor living and learning experience with close supervision. Our motto for our youth camp in "Campers Today - Environmental Leaders Tomorrow" Check out Wekiva Youth Camp website for additional information.
Critter Camp at Wekiva Youth Camp is a mini-camp experience for boys and girls that have completed the 1st or 2nd grade.
The three-day / two-night program introduces future campers to Wekiva Youth Camp with age-appropriate sessions in Nature, Crafts & Swimming and allows them to join with older campers at the Flag Circle and meals in the dining hall.
Critter Camp happens right in the middle of a week of regular camp at Wekiva Youth camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park (in north Orlando) where FFGC partners with the Florida Parks Service to improve and maintain the facilities.
Any child who has completed 1st or 2nd grade that is interested in nature and like the outdoors. Florida residency is not required and campers are welcomed without regard to race, color, religion, or ethnicity.
For many Critters, this is their first time away from home so care is taken to keep them busy and stimulated as they learn about Nature, Swim (or splash) in the pool, enjoy relevent Craft activities and gather around the campfire to make s'mores.
An annual environmental conference for high school students sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (FFGC).
Each summer, 70 students from across the state attend the outstanding 4-day conference.
Registration begins January 1st.
Students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade are eligible to attend.
Garden clubs along with help from high school science teachers recruit and select students to attend the conference.