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Florida Adventure Camp

June 9-20, 2014

Primary activities for the camp are kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, camping, caving, teambuilding exercises, and basic survival skills. Working in small tactical teams, youth will accomplish mutual goals that enhance teamwork and leadership skills.

Florida Adventure Camp and Northwest Georgia Adventure Camp

June 9-20, 2014 (Florida)
July 7-18, 2014 (Georgia)

Journey of a Drop of Water: This high adventure camp follows a drop of water 800 miles -- from Northwest Florida to the Florida Coasts. Explore caves, snorkel crystal clear blue springs, kayak through cypress swamps, hike and airboat through the Everglades. While doing all of this, you're witnessing firsthand the amazing journey of Florida's underground water system.

This 12 day outdoor camping experience will be based at may of the most beautiful Florida State parks. 50 Campers will develop highly trained teams, learning how to work together and acquire outdoor skills that will assist in completing a once in a lifetime Special Operations style final mission.

Because of the nature of the camp, older teens (16-18) may receive credit for community service for their high school or college requirements. Boy Scouts may receive credit for multiple outdoor merit badges.

Journey of the Appalachian Mountains and Georgia Piedmont: Explore the mountains of Northwest Georgia and outlying areas, hiking, climbing, kayaking and camping while challenging self and team in the wonders of the area. Based on Special Ops training, mission planning and execution, individuals and their teams will plan strategies to accomplish adventurous challenges while moving their teams toward common goals. This will be a traveling camp, moving to different great locations for very unique challenges and adventures.

Who Coordinates This Camp: This camp is administered through a partnership between the University of Georiga 4-H Program, Hurlburt Field and Eglin AFB Youth Programs. The leaders complete 4-H Volunteer background checks and follow UGA 4-H guidelines and procedures. Many of these 4-H leaders are also operating within their job responsibilities as Youth Programs professionals at Hurlburt Field and Eglin AFB.

Please review before applying:

  • This is a high adventure camp that travels all over the state of Florida. It is a physically demanding camp.
  • Deadline to apply will be May 1, 2014
  • The application process is completely online. All parts of the application must be completed.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of complete application package.

Teen Applicants Application Instructions

  1. Go to the Georgia 4-H Camp & Event Registration Site
  2. Create a user account -- the account creation procedure is a 3 part process
    1. Select 'Create Account for Parent' from the left hand menu and fill out the form. You will receive an email with an account activation code.
    2. Click the link included in the email and paste the code into the form.
    3. Enter your preferred password
  3. Select the appropriate event.
  4. Be sure to click the insert link on the left hand menu to get to the application form.
  5. Also, note that more than one participant can apply using the same account.
  6. There are 36 available slots.

 

For more information, please contact:
Casey Mull, Marilyn Huff-Waller, or a 4-H Military Program Assistant at milcamps@uga.edu

Airfare, transportation while at the Summit, camp fees, lodging and meals are covered by funding provided by the Office of Secretary of Defense - Military Community and Family Policy. Parents will be responsible for getting their teen to/from the airport, baggage fees, spending money for snacks, souvenirs and meals during airline travel.

 

 
 
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.