ECO Adventure Days Summer Camp - 6th - 8th Grades @ Ravine Gardens State ParkWednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00am EDT to Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT
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!
THIS YEAR'S THEME WILL BE: Pollinators!
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.
- Completing Kindergarten - 1st Grades - Wednesday, June 13 - Friday June 15, 2018
- Completing 2nd - 5th Grades - Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29, 2018
- Completing 6th - 8th Grades - Wednesday, July 11 - Friday, July 13, 2018
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
LOOK AT THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Park Office at 386-329-3721.
See you at Summer Camp!
Estuary Exploration: 2018 Science Discovery Summer Camp @ Crystal River Preserve State ParkFriday, July 13, 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.
Registration Coordinator Jamie Letendre 352-228-6032
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.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Kid's Corner - Environmental Activities @ Gilchrist Blue Springs State ParkFriday, July 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Kid's Corner - Environmental Activities
Join us at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park for interactive kid's activities! From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages available for all ages as well as an EnviroScape demonstration that teaches kids how watersheds work and what we can do to protect our precious water and springs.
Art in the Park - Watercolor @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT
$25 for Watercolor includes instruction and all materials needed for the class. Does not include park admission which is paid at Ranger Station upon entry to the park
Join Carol Dickson for an opportunity to create a work of art. Each month a different technique will be used. Class include all materials needed. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station on the day of class. All classes need a minimum of 5 participants to occur. Classes are limited to 10 participants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Registration is due 7 days before class date and can be done in the park store or online at www.topsailparkfriends.org. For questions email the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at email@example.com or stop by the park store.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities. You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below. Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive. Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others. Thank you very much for your interest in and support of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon! To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here. To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here. To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.
Sea Turtle Talk And Walk Registration @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, July 13, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT to Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:00am EDT
$12.00 per person
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 ). Registration launches on May 29 at 9 a.m. Registration will be online and sold as "tickets" through www.macarthurbeach.org 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.