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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Junior Ranger Camp

In order to participate in this program, one:

Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.

Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for 6 hours.

Hiking

Must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable dirt/mulch/limerock terrain for 2 miles independently or with the assistance of a companion.

Swimming

Must have the ability to enter and exit the water independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment. 

Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water independently or with the use of adaptive equipment.

Must have the ability to tolerate 72 degree water and bright sunlight for up to 2 hours.

Must have the ability to maneuver, and balance independently, with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Must not exceed the manufacturer's weight limit for the vessel: 450-500 pounds.

Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal floatation device.

Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently, with the assistance of a companion or with the use of personal adaptive equipment.

 Must have at least one person in the canoe with the ability to move the vessel through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area.

In the event of a capsize: 

One must have the ability to get out from under the boat independently. 

One must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.

Camping

One must be able to sleep outdoors in a tent.

One must have one guardian to camp.

Wildlife Show 

Must be able to lift up to ten pounds