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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.


  • 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

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. Summer 2018 schedule:


  • Week 1 - Washington Oaks Garden State Park
  • Week 2 - St. Augustine Wild Reserve
  • Week 3 - Guana River Research Reserve
  • Week 4 - Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Week 5 - Jacksonville Zoo
  • Week 6 - Fort Clinch State Park
  • Week 7 - St. Augustine Alligator Farm
  • Week 8 - Castillo de San Marcos, Colonial Quarter and Pirate Museum
  • Week 9 - M.O.S.H.


Camps are offered on a weekly basis for ages 6 - 14 with 9 weekly sessions beginning June 4 (no camp July 4). Camp hours are from 9 AM - 4 PM.


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


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) 620-2998.

Weekly Fee Customer Type Assign Your Customer Type (After Creating a Profile and Before Registering)
$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


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.
  • Verify customer type (after creating a profile and before registering) by calling us at (904) 620-2998.

    Registration begins March 1 at 8 AM.



    Families are encouraged to attend Camp Orientation. This orientation is great for new and returning families to get practical information from the Camp Director. 


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