Eco Camp

Hiking • Canoeing • Exploring Nature • Swimming

Arts & Crafts and so much more!


Registration for Eco Camp 2016 will open March 1st.






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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.

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 by check each Monday of camp attendance.

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


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


 Click here for more information about camp fees & payment procedures, qualifying Customer Types for discounts, cancellations, and more.



Camp Fees include:

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