Florida Water Adventure will NOT be offered in 2020. Please check out the Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit and Islands Military Teen Leadership Summit, which are both being offered in 2020.

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 Water Adventure Camp Sample Schedule

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.

Who Coordinates This Camp

This camp is administered through a partnership between the University of Georgia 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.

Before Applying

  • This is a high adventure camp that travels all over the state of Florida. It is a physically demanding camp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are 36 available slots.

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.

Camp Costs

Parents will be responsible for:

  • Getting their teen to/from the airport
  • All baggage fees
  • Spending money for snacks or souvenirs
  • Meals during airline travel

Everything else – including airfare, transportation and all meals while at the Summit, camp registration fees, and lodging are paid by the Air Force through a partnership with the University of Georgia / Georgia 4-H.