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Our Mission

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.

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.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

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

Mariana Romero
Mariana Romero
SUB Jr. Counselor/SCUBA.
Erin Simpson-Krar
Erin Simpson-Krar
Lil Sprouts Teacher, Sewing, Kitchen Kreations, and Substitute Head Counselor
Erin Simpson is the Program Specialist/ Lil Sprouts, Sewing, and Kitchen Kreations. Erin Simpson-Krar has been an educator in South Florida for 12...
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...
Brandon Franklin
Brandon Franklin
On Site Director
Brandon Franklin is the On Site Director at Birch State Park. This will be Brandon’s second year with Camp Live Oak, serving as the on Site...
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...
Iris K. Hoffman
Iris K. Hoffman
Lifeguard/Art Teacher
Iris Hoffman is the Life Guard/Art Teacher and will be inspiring our campers for the second time this summer. Iris is a freelance artist and...
Chris McCullen
Chris McCullen
Substitute Counselor
Chris McCullen is Substitute Counselor. This is Chris’s second year here at Camp Live Oak. The Teen Eco Coordinator last year, he is very excited...
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 Squirrels Head Counselor.   During the school year, Renee teaches...
Brett Sheridan
Brett Sheridan
Head Counselor for the Foxes
Brett Sheridan is the Head Counselor for the Foxes. Brett Sheridan is a first year head counselor at Camp Live Oaks. He grew up in Connecticut...
Molly Rose Malaney
Molly Rose Malaney
SUB Jr. Counselor
Fernando Pieras
Fernando Pieras
Logistics Coordinator
Fernando Pieras will be returning as the Logistics Coordinator at the Birch and Dania locations.  This is Fernando’s fourth year with Camp...
Sarah Leary
Sarah Leary
Jr. Counselor for the Squirrels
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DANIA BEACH LOCATION

Allison Stuber
Allison Stuber
Head Counselor for the Seahorses
Allison Stuber is the On Site Director for our Dania location. Born and raised in south Florida, Allison has her BA degree in History from the...
Riley Steinger
Riley Steinger
Junior Counselor for the Squid
Riley Steinger is the Junior Counselor for the Squid. Riley Steinger has been a camper at various camps, for the last nine years of her life. She...
Lance Cutrer
Lance Cutrer
Lifeguard & Kayaking/Fishing Specialist
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...
Noah Friedland
Noah Friedland
Junior Counselor
Noah Friedland will be returning as a Junior Counselor for the Sea Turtles.  Noah is very excited to return this summer and is currently a junior...
Adrianna Sunyak
Adrianna Sunyak
Head Counselor for the Squid
Adrianna Sunyak is Head Counselor for the Squid. Arianna is a Head Counselor at Dania. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental...

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