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Field Trips Program

The Field Trip program at Eco Adventure offers waterfront activities with lifeguard, guided trail hikes, and environmental education activities for local summer camp groups. Activities are by reservation only and are facilitated by Eco Adventure staff members. 

 

Field Trip Packages 

Eco Adventure will provide 1 staff member to facilitate each activity. Lifeguards are provided for waterfront activities. Chaperones from each visiting group are expected to stay with their group throughout the activity. Groups will be organized in groups of 10 (plus their chaperones). For groups smaller than 10, contact us at rectrail@unf.edu to discuss options.

 

Hike & Paddle (3-hours): Alternate between a ranger-guided hike through our nature trail system & use of the waterfront. Enjoy watercraft on beautiful Lake Oneida. Choice of canoe, kayak or paddle board. Life jackets required and lifeguard supervision included.

  • Ages 6 – 14
  • $12/camper (no cost for chaperones/counselors)*
  • Available Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM

Environmental Education (3-hours): An Eco Ranger will take your group through an interactive environmental education program that includes a guided hike.

  • Ages 6 – 12
  • $10/camper (no cost for chaperones/counselors)*
  • Available Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM

 

*Sales tax will apply. Proof of tax exemption must be provided to remove tax.

 

Preparing for your Field Trip

To ensure your group is prepared for a fun field trip to Eco Adventure, please review these field trip tips:

  1. Book your field trip in advance
    1. Request your field trip through our online request form.
     
  2. Before your scheduled visit
    1. Turn in permission slip & release forms: After booking your visit, permission slip & release form will be sent to the group organizer to send out to participant families. These forms should be scanned and emailed to rectrail@unf.edu 2 business days of your scheduled visit.
     
  3. Day-of Field Trip
    • Bring payment: Your reservation confirmation includes the amount due and payment information.
    • Don't forget:
      • Groups are encouraged to bring their own water bottles or coolers to stay hydrated. Water bottle fill-ups are available at Eco Adventure; water is not otherwise provided.
      • Sun safety and bug spray. We love being outdoors in Florida and we also know it’s smart to protect our skin from sun and bugs. Consider telling your participants to wear hats or sunglasses, bring their own sunblock and bug spray. 
       
     

Program Policies

Payment

Payment for your Field Trip group is due on the date of visit. Make checks payable to: UNF Eco Adventure.

 

Refunds
Field Trips are non-refundable. Payment is collected on the date of the program. For the exception of lightning, our activities may continue during rain.

 

Cancellations/Rescheduling
Cancellations should be made by email to rectrail@unf.edu 2 business days in advance. Voicemail cancellations will not be accepted. Many times, rescheduling is an option. Speak with an Eco Adventure staff member about options.

 

Weather
Eco Adventure staff use a weather notification app that is consistent with NCAA standards for outdoor program weather safety standards. If lightning is detected within 10 miles of the program area, Eco Adventure staff will talk with counselors about safe shelter and program modifications.