Eco Camp

Hiking • Canoeing • Exploring Nature • Swimming

Arts & Crafts and so much more!


Registration for Eco Camp 2016 will open March 1st.


 Eco Camp Frequently Asked Questions  


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.


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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


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

8 weekly sessions beginning June 13th-17th until August 1st-August 5th, 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:  

Before and after care is available from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 in addition to camp fee to be paid each Monday of camp attendance. 


2016 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

Weekly Fee Customer Type
$185 Current UNF Students*
$185 Current UNF Faculty / A&P Staff / USPS Staff / Alumni / Military / Multiple Children*
$200 General Public


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Camp Fees include:

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

Eco Camp

General Information


Age Groups

Ages 6-7 years old

Ages 8-10 years old

Ages 11-14 years old



Eco Camp 2016 Printable Brochure Copy

Parent Packet

 Printable Eco Camp Parent Packet  


Parking Pass

 Printable Eco Camp Parking Pass 






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*You can sign up for before and after care by calling 904-620-2998.


Field Trips

2016 Field Trip Schedule


June 16: Little Talbot Island State Park

June 23: Alligator Farm

June 30: Guana River Research Reserve

July 7: Bears:Fort Clinch State Park

Otters Bobcats: Diamond D. Ranch

July 14: St. Augustine Wild Reserve

July 21: Castillo de San Marcos & Pirate Museum

July 28: Riverkeeper tour/MOSH

August 4: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

August 11: Little Talbot Island State Park



*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. 


Contact Us

Campus Recreation Office
Building 61, Room 1200
Phone: (904)620-2998