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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 and having unforgettable experiences. Check out this year's brochure for an overview of camp.



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

    *Swimming takes place at a campus housing pool. Certified lifeguards are on duty and US Coast Guard life jackets are provided to children who do not pass the swim test. Swim lessons are not available.


    **Field trips are held every Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM. We will be unable to accept late drop-offs or early pick-ups on these days. 



    Camps are offered on a weekly basis. Camp hours are from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    There are 9 weekly sessions beginning June 4, no camp July 4.



    Pick-up/Drop-Off for Eco Camp is located in lot 100.


     Weekly Fee Customer Type  Assign Your Customer Type 
    $185 Currently enrolled UNF students In office
    Current UNF faculty and staff/ UNF alumni 
    In office or over the phone
    $220 General public   Default customer type

    Late Fee

    Pick-up begins at 4 PM. After 4:15 PM, a $15 late fee will be charged to your account for every 15 minutes late.


    Optional Before and After Care

    Available Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 9 AM and 4 PM - 6 PM.


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


    You can sign up for before and after care by calling the Recreation and Wellness Office at 904-620-4769.


    A few things to know before registering:

    • Your child must have health insurance in order to register for camp. Policy name and number will be required at check-out.
    • Make sure your email address is current as this is the main method of communication regarding field trips, camp payments, and general camp information.
    • Internet Explorer is the required web browser for online registration.

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      Registration begins March 1 at 8 AM.


      Families are encouraged to attend Camp Orientation on May 30, 6 pm at the John M. Golden Pavilion.  This orientation is great for new and returning families to get practical information from the Camp Director. This year, one full week of camp and four $50 vouchers will be raffled at the orientation - you must be there to win!


      Our Parent Packet is also full of helpful camp information.  


      Still have questions? Call The Recreation and Wellness Office at 904-620-2998.


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