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Our Mission

Camp Live Oak is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing a nurturing setting that will enhance a child’s self-worth, confidence, and a profound appreciation of nature.

Camp Live Oak’s awesome mission is to provide a nurturing setting that will enhance each camper’s sense of self-worth, by providing opportunities, through active play, to develop self-confidence, as they embrace guided risks through interaction with nature.  Our goal is that our campers leave us with resourcefulness; increased confidence; respect for themselves, and others; courage to face new physical, and mental challenges; and a profound appreciation of nature.

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Voted Best Summer Camp by Broward Family Life!

Camp Live Oak is a camp working in a cooperative effort with Florida’s State Park System to provide a quality environmental experience. We offer a unique opportunity for kids to experience the joy of curiosity and the wonder of discovery while learning about nature in general and South Florida ecosystems in particular.

 

WHY CHOOSE US

We are proud of the fact that Camp Live Oak is the ONLY accredited camp in Broward County  by the American Camp Association (ACA).  This ensures that we meet and often exceed over 300 standards of health and safety, programming, staffing and accountability set by ACA. Also, we are now a NonProfit Organization 501 (c)(3) which helps us make sure our campers get all the benefits of any revenue we generate. We make sure every dollar goes into our various programs and activities.

In addition to meeting the ideal adult/camper ratio required for ACA accreditation, our staff is comprised of highly qualified and certified teachers, counselors, specialists, scientists, state guides, ecologists, environmentalists, and water safety instructors.

The safety of your child is our upmost priority.  Each year, our staff members are check against the National Sex Offender Public website, have a Level 2 Background Screening and Fingerprinting check, and local criminal screening. In addition, it is required that each staff member have a signed and notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character and Voluntary Disclosure on file.  Prior to each camp season, staff members undergo 25 hours of training, where a variety of topics such as safety policies and procedures, camper management, and first aid and CPR are discussed.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Anna Marie Hayden
Anna Marie Hayden
Social Media Coordinator/Marketing
Anna Marie Hayden is our Sales and Social Media Coordinator and Program Specialist.
Susanna Casique Coleman
Susanna Casique Coleman
Associate Director
Susanna Casique Coleman is our Associate Director. This will be Susanna’s 10th summer here at Camp Live Oak, she is so excited for another...
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BIRCH STATE PARK

Anne Ellen Gipson
Anne Ellen Gipson
Head Counselor for the Sharks
Anne Ellen Gipson is the Head Counselor for the Sharks. Anne is an accomplished and experienced Master Level Certified Counselor with diversified...
Manes Marcellon
Manes Marcellon
Art Teacher
Manes Marcellon is the Art Teacher.  This will be Manes first year with Camp Live Oak.  Manes is a local artist in Broward County area. Manes...
Ted O’Connell
Ted O’Connell
Substitute Counselor
Ted O’Connell is a Substitute Junior Counselor this summer.  Ted O’Connell has been coming to Camp Live Oak since he was five years old and...
Rebecca Schultz
Rebecca Schultz
Teen Eco Coordinator
Rebecca Schultz will be our Teen Eco Coordinator. This will be Rebecca’s first year with Camp Live Oak. Rebecca currently works as a Project...
Brett Sheridan
Brett Sheridan
Trail Biking Instructor
Brett Sheridan is the Trail Biking Instructor. Brett Sheridan will be coming back at the Trail biking instructor this year!  A former Head...
Anna Volynets
Anna Volynets
Junior Counselor for the Sharks
Anna Volynets is a Junior Counselor for the Sharks. Anna currently resides in Ukraine and is in her third year at Kyiz Mohyla Academy, studying...
Mariana Romero
Mariana Romero
Jr. Counselor
Mariana Romero will be returning as the Jr. Counselor for the Manatees groups.  Our former Scuba counselor, Mariana has been with Camp Live Oak...
Alyce Ferenc
Alyce Ferenc
On Site Director
Alyce Ferenc is the On Site Director. Born and raised in New Hampshire. Alyce has been attending camp since grade school. She has a Bachelors of...
Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry
Canoeing/Archery/Fishing
Daniel Perry will be the Archery/Canoeing/Fishing Counselor.  This will be Daniel’s first year with Camp Live Oak.  Daniel is currently a...
Nick Chu
Nick Chu
Minnows Jr. Counselor
Nick Chu is the Jr. Counselor for the Minnows group.  Nick has been a Camp Live Oak camper since the age of 5 and then served as a Leader in...
Michael Reason
Michael Reason
Science Teacher
Michael Reason is our Science Teacher. This is Michael’s second summer with us here at Camp Live Oak. During the year Michael works as a...
Katelyn Maleta
Katelyn Maleta
Lifeguard
Katelyn Maleta will be our Lifeguard.  This will be Katelyn’s first year with Camp Live Oak. She is currently a sophomore at The University...
Taylor Givens
Taylor Givens
Junior Counselor for the Foxes
Taylor Givens is the Sub/Junior Counselor for the Manatees. She is currently at South Plantation High School where she will be going into her...
Renee Bell
Renee Bell
Head Counselor for the Squirrels
Renee Bell will be returning for her 13th year at Camp Live Oak and will be the Minnows Head Counselor.   During the school year, Renee teaches at...
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DANIA BEACH LOCATION

Alexandra Barth
Alexandra Barth
Science Teacher
Alexander Barth is the Science Teacher. This will be Alexandra’s first year with Camp Live Oak. She is originally from Maryland where she...
Sonia Matthews
Sonia Matthews
Art Teacher
Sonia Matthews will be returning as the Art Teacher at Dania Beach. Sonia graduated with her BFA with two separate specializations. She’s been an...
Lance Cutrer
Lance Cutrer
Lifeguard & Kayaking/Fishing Specialist
Lance Cutrer is the Canoe and Fishing Counselor as well as Head Lifeguard.  Lance will be returning this summer as our Canoeing and Fishing...
Riley Steinger
Riley Steinger
Junior Counselor for the Squid
Riley Steinger is the Junior Counselor for the Sea Turtles. This is Riley’s second year with Camp Live Oak.  A true camper, Riley been a camper at...
Allison Stuber
Allison Stuber
On Site Director
Allison Stuber is the On Site Director for our Dania location.  Born and raised in South Florida, she has her BA degree in History from the...
Adrianna Sunyak
Adrianna Sunyak
Head Counselor for the Squid
Arianna Sunyak is the Head Counselor for the Sea Turtles at Dania.  This is Arianna’s second year at Camp Live Oak.  A second grade teacher at...
Noah Friedland
Noah Friedland
Junior Counselor
Noah Friedland is the Junior Counselor for the Sharks and is very excited to return for his 3rd year at Camp Live Oak.  Noah is currently a senior...

This has been the first camp ever that my son didn’t complain about going in the morning, but he did tell me about the friends he made and the things he did. We love this camp!

Mrs. P

We are really happy with Camp Live Oak and our daughter Georgia can’t wait for Winter Session!

Mrs. L

Loved the fact that the camp worked with me and kept my son very active every day. He definitely wasn’t bored.

Mrs. Y