Camp Live Oak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.
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, activities, and most importantly camper scholarships.
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 checked 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.