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Monday, June 18, 2018

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

Monday, June 18, 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.

Camp Wildlife At Homosassa Springs @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, June 22, 2018 - 5:00pm EDT

Registration is $150 per child

More Information:

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Welcome to the NEW Camp Wildlife led by Cape Leisure at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park! This year's summer camp is better than ever! We're now offering five full days of fun-filled camp with plenty to see and do, including, special animal experiences, animal meal preparation, wildlife hospital and manatee rehabilitation facility tours, hands-on activities, crafts and more! Registration includes a camp t-shirt, lunch, water and snacks. Two camp sessions will be held from 9 am to 5 pm: June 18-22 for 8-10 year olds and July 16-20 for 11-12 year olds.  For more information and to register, pick up a registration form at Homosassa Springs gift stores or visit the website

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Monday, June 18, 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.

Sea Turtle Talk And Walk Registration @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT to Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:00am EDT

$12.00 per person

More Information:

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

Each June and July MacArthur Beach State Park offers evening turtle walks so that visitors can have a chance at viewing loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs. This ancient ritual is a sight not to be missed! Turtle Walks fill up quickly so be sure to register early. The Walk schedule starts on June 4, 2018 and runs through July 13, 2018 (M, W, & F with the exception of June 8, 22 and July 4). Registration launches on May 29 at 9 a.m. Registration will be online and sold as "tickets" through Price is $12.00 per ticket, non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by Park staff. The event is for adults and children 12 years old and up.