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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ECO Adventure Days Summer Camp - 6th - 8th Grades @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00am EDT to Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

$30 per child. Pre-registration is required. K-1st, 2nd - 5th, or 6-8th

More Information:
Raymond Presley, 386-329-3721,

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Eco Adventure Days is a fun and educational way for your child to discover the amazing diversity of Florida’s natural resources. Campers will learn about the diverse habitats of Ravine Gardens State Park, conduct scientific experiments in a fun environment, and even work on projects at the park like a real park ranger! This three day event will be filled with learning objectives and corresponding activities, games, and crafts!



We are happy to announce that this year we will be providing camp for a variety of age groups! We will hold three camp sessions, each catering to a different age group.

When registering, please select the correct session based on the grade that your child will be completing/completed during the 2017/2018 school year.

For all sessions: Drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. with camp starting at 8:00am. Pick-up will be at 2:00 p.m.


The summer camp is $30 per child per session. This includes all activities and instruction for the week, as well as snacks. Campers will need to provide their own lunch. Camp fees benefit the Friends of Ravine Gardens, who supply all of the materials for the summer camp.

All parents/guardians must complete a registration packet for each child attending. It will be sent to the email address you provide while purchasing your ticket. Please complete and email it back to or fax it to the office at 386-329-3718. You can register in person or drop packets off at 1600 Twigg St. Palatka, Florida 32177 Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Please call 386-329-3721 with any questions.

The camp is limited to 30 students and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If the camp is sold out please call the office at 386-329-3721 to be put on the waitlist.


Three scholarships per camp session will be awarded to those that show need. Please email if you would like to request a scholarship. Please include parent's name, contact information, camper's name, grade that he or she is finishing and a short paragraph explaining why you would like the scholarship. Scholarship requests will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. All scholarship requests must be submitted by 4:00pm the Friday prior to the camp session's start date:

  • K-1st Grade due June 8, 2018 at 4:00pm
  • 2nd - 5th Grade due June 22, 2018 at 4:00pm
  • 6th - 8th Grade due July 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

After the due date, the three spots saved for scholarship winners will be opened to those on the waitlist if not awarded.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Park Office at 386-329-3721.

See you at Summer Camp!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Single Kayak Rental: $17.20

Double Kayak Rental: $21.50

More Information:

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.

Additional Information:

Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.

Registration is recommended.

Estuary Exploration: 2018 Science Discovery Summer Camp @ Crystal River Preserve State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm EDT

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, opening April 30th  and closing June 22nd, 2018. Tuition is $85 per camper. There is no entry fee to the park. Limited space available - fill out an application form and submit with the tuition fee by June 15th, 2018.  Contact Jamie Letendre for application form and any questions.

More Information:
Registration Coordinator Jamie Letendre 352-228-6032

Located in the Northeast region at:
Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N. Sailboat Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428

The 2018 Summer Camp Program, Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery Summer Camp, will be running 5 days from July 9th - July 13th for children ages 8-11. Campers will learn how to appreciate and understand nature, take an active role in conservation and relate to how ancient people lived along Florida's Gulf coast. Camp activities are conducted by professional archaeologists and biologists, park staff and volunteers and allow kids to experience archaeology and biology first-hand through activities, experiments and hikes. 

Additional Information:

"Participation Requirements"

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 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.

Movies and More 2018 @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm CDT

Event is free. Donations are accepted and will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management, projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Visit Friends of Camp Helen on Facebook or call (850) 233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park and Camp Helen Park staff, invite the whole family to the fifth annual Movies & More series, for an evening filled with movies, food & fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will begin with an interpretative program, followed by a campfire cookout, including hotdogs, s’mores and drinks, and will end with a movie sure to be enjoyed by all. The event will be held at the parks Recreation Hall, where seating will be provided.

June 13th “The Little Mermaid” (rated G) – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will be presenting a marine touch tank and interpreting local sea life.

June 27th “A Bug’s Life” (rated G) – Bay County Mosquito Control will be presenting insects and a bug-cational activity for the kids.

July 11th “Madagascar” (rated PG) – Gulf World will be presenting an exciting animal ambassador and interpreting the animal’s biology and ecology.

July 25th “Fern Gully-the last rainforest” (rated G) – A Camp Helen Park Ranger will facilitate an educational activity and interpretive program on the Florida Black Bear.

Additional Information:

A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Participation Requirements

Visit for additional information.


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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT to Thursday, July 12, 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.