Eco Camp



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About Eco Camp

Eco Camp began in 2001 with the idea that children should be able to use nature as a fun and educational backdrop in the summer.  It has expanded drastically in the past decade and is suitable for ages 6-14 years old.  Eco camp provides children the opportunity to spend the summer outdoors while learning about Florida wildlife, canoeing at UNF and having unforgettable experiences.

All counselors are trained for camp and are American Red Cross First Aid & CPR certified. 



Weekly Camp Activities Include:

  • Canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Arts and crafts using natural materials
  • Education about local flora and fauna
  • Team building activities and games
  • Weekly field trips to natural areas



The 2016 Camp Field Trip Schedule


Week 1

Thursday, June 16

Little Talbot Island State Park

Week 2

Thursday, June 23

Alligator Farm

Week 3

Thursday, June 30

Guana River Research Reserve

Week 4

Thursday, July 7

Bears: Fort Clinch State Park


Otters, Bobcats: Diamond D. Ranch


Week 5

Thursday, July 14

Augustine Wild Reserve

Week 6

Thursday, July 21

Castillo de San Marcos & Pirate Museum

Week 7

Thursday, July 28

Riverkeeper tour/MOSH

Week 8          

Thursday, August 4

Little Talbot Island State Park

Week 9

Thursday, August 11

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens


*Field trip hours are 9am-4pm on Thursdays, we will be unable to accept late drop offs or provide early pickups on these days due to the field trip.



Camps are offered on a weekly basis. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

9 weekly sessions beginning June 5th until August 4th, no camp on July 4th.  


Late Fee: 

Parents, please plan to pick up your children promptly at 4:00 p.m. 
**After 4:15 p.m. a $15 fee will be charged to your account for every 15 minutes late.  


Optional Before & After Care:  

Available M-F from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Before and after care is an additional $50 fee to be paid by check, made payable to The University of North Florida, each Monday of camp attendance.

You can sign up for before and after care by calling the Campus Recreation office at 904-620-2998.


2017 Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation for Eco Camp will be held TBA It will be held in the John M. Golden Education pavilion (building 54) located in parking lot 100.


Weekly Camp Fees

  Camp Fees include:

  • Water bottle
  • T-shirt
  • Field trip entry fee & transportation


Weekly Fee Customer Type
$185 Current UNF Students
$185 Current UNF Faculty / A&P Staff / USPS Staff / Alumni
$220 General Public



NOTE: Discounts available for Military and families with multiple children enrolled in the same camp.


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