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Our Mission

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.

In addition, Camp Live Oak is working closely with the Broward Department of Health in regards to the Coronavirus.  We are currently implementing new procedures and precautions to ensure all campers are healthy and safe. If you would like additional information as to what Camp Live Oak is doing, please feel free to call us at 954-563-4880.

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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...
Anna Marie Hayden
Anna Marie Hayden
Social Media Coordinator/Marketing
Anna Marie Hayden is our Sales and Social Media Coordinator and Program Specialist.
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BIRCH STATE PARK

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...
Aydan Warner
Aydan Warner
Jr. Counselor - Tree Frogs
Aydan Warner is our Junior Counselor for the Tree Frogs. She has been attending Camp Live Oak since she was 5 years old! Last year she was a...
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DANIA BEACH LOCATION

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