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Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Summer Adventure Camp - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm EDT

$185 per session, per camper, includes all materials, such as rocket kit, art supplies, t-shirt, snacks, lunch, insurance, and admission fees. Personal checks, money orders, and cash are accepted. No credit cards. Make checks and money orders payable to: Silver River Museum.

More Information:
Call the Silver River Museum, 352-236-5401, or email

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

From "Spears to Rockets", campers will learn about Stone Age Tools, Pioneer Ingenuity, and Modern Marvels while doing activities that center on team-building games, fun crafts, and friendly competitions. Educational topics cover a wide range of Florida history and science, such as:

  • Ice Age: tomahawk throws, archery, and archaeology dig
  • Pioneer Life: exploring the pine forest, animal track ID, campfire cooking, candle making
  • Modern times: pontoon boat ride, rocket launching, movie night

This camp is a program of Marion County Public Schools and the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

  • This is a day camp with no overnight stays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • There are three one-week sessions (June 4 through June 22)
  • Ages 8-12.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For camp application packets and more details, or for more information about the Silver River Museum, visit their website.

Campers are accepted to the Silver River Museum Summer Adventure Camp on a first come, first serve basis.  Capacity will vary.  Payment must accompany registration forms. When a camp session is booked full, campers may be placed on a waiting list. In the event of an opening, campers on waiting lists will be contacted in the order in which their applications were received.

For participation requirements, please contact the camp director to decide whether the program is a good fit for your camper.

Dade Pioneer Day Camp for Children 8 - 12 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Cost is $75/week/child

More Information:; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Dade Pioneer Day Camp for children 8 - 12 is an authentic 1800's period camp that includes living history demonstrations, pioneer and Indian toys, games and music, making period food, home and school day and outdoor period crafts.  Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, snacks and lunch.  Pre-registration is required.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

World Oceans Day @ Perdido Key State Park

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Park admission fees apply, event is free with paid park fees $3 per vehicle. 

More Information:
Emily Price 850 492 1595

Located in the Northwest region at:
Perdido Key State Park
15301 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola , FL 32507

Perdido Key State Park is proud to partner with the Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc. and the Perdido Key Association to celebrate World Oceans Day.  Join us for a beach cleanup, view beach related educational displays, and much more.  This is a family-friendly event. Suggested items to bring with you include: a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Event will take place at the Perdido Key West use area.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements