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.

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THE BEST SUMMER CAMP

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 and only one of two in Miami Dade 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 Coleman
Susanna 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 Chambers
Anna Chambers
Administrative Assistant
Anna Chambers has joined us this year as Administrative Assistant. Anna is bringing her administrative expertise to the offices of Camp Live Oak...
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BIRCH STATE PARK

Erin Simpson-Krar
Erin Simpson-Krar
Lil Sprouts Teacher and Substitute Head Counselor
Erin Simpson-Krar will be joining us as the Lil Sprouts Teacher and Substitute Head Counselor. Originally from Kansas City, Erin graduated with a...
Jessica Kilgore
Jessica Kilgore
Head Counselor for the Gators
Jessica Kilgore is the Head Counselor for the Gators. Originally of Louisiana, Jessica is a graduate from Louisiana State University where she...
Bilal Siddigi
Bilal Siddigi
Aftercare Coordinator
Bilal Siddigi is joining us as the Aftercare Coordinator. Bilal is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Debra Jacoby
Debra Jacoby
Media Teacher
Debra Jacoby is the Photo Safari/Media Teacher . Besides working at Camp Live Oak as Media Teacher, counselor, and past Science Teacher, Debra...
Ryan Unterbrink
Ryan Unterbrink
Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist
Ryan Unterbrink is returning for his fifth year as the Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist. Currently Ryan is a Junior at FAU. His love for...
Karen Gabriela Ramirez
Karen Gabriela Ramirez
Spanish Camp Teacher
Karen Gabriela Ramirez is the Spanish Teacher for our Spanish Immersion Camp. This is Gaby’s first year working for Camp Live Oak. When not at...
Mia Anderson
Mia Anderson
Head Lifeguard and Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist
Mia Anderson is the Head Lifeguard and the and Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist. Mia is new this year to the Camp Live Oak family. She has one...
Renee Bell
Renee Bell
Head Counselor for the Minnows
Renee Bell is returning to Camp Live Oak as the Head Counselor for the Minnows. Renee Bell will be returning for her tenth year at Camp Live Oak...
Fernando Pieras
Fernando Pieras
On-Site Director
Fernando Pieras is the On-Site Director for the Fort Lauderdale location. This is Fernando’s second year with Camp Live Oak. After working as...
Jeremy Barnes
Jeremy Barnes
Science Teacher
Jeremy Barnes is returning as the Science Teacher. He is thrilled to be sharing science with the kids once again this year, his exciting programs...
Kelvin Jacobs
Kelvin Jacobs
Junior Counselor for the Iguanas
Kelvin Jacobs is the Junior Counselor for the Iguanas. This is the second year Kelvin will be joining us; after a full year as a summer, winter...
Cameron Givens
Cameron Givens
Junior Counselor for the Gators
Cameron Givens Cameron Givens attends St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. He is also a tri-sport athlete, (Football, Basketball...
Lisa Martus
Lisa Martus
Head Counselor for the Iguanas
Lisa Martus will be joining us this year for the first time as Head Counselor for the Iguanas. She originally hails from Virginia, but recently...
Vasily London
Vasily London
Junior Counselor for the Minnows
Vasily London is returning to Camp Live Oak as the Head Counselor for the Minnows. Vasily is an 18 year old recent graduate of Fort Lauderdale...
Anna Marie Hayden
Anna Marie Hayden
Scuba Diving Instructor
Anna Marie Hayden is the Scuba Diving Counselor. A former Camp Live Oak camper and camp counselor, Anna is excited to be returning again as the...
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OLETA RIVER STATE PARK

Christy Schultz
Christy Schultz
On-Site Director, Science Teacher, Head Counselor
Christy Schultz is the On-Site Director, Science Teacher, and Head Counselor . Christy has loved being such an integral part of Camp Live Oak this...
Iris K. Hoffman
Iris K. Hoffman
Art Teacher
Iris Hoffman is the Art Teacher and will be inspiring our campers for the first time this summer. Iris is a freelance artist and enjoys spending...
Zach Khandakji
Zach Khandakji
Junior Counselor for the Sharks
Zach Khandakji is joining Camp Live Oak as Junior Counselor this year. Zach is a 20 year old junior at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is...
Sara Morell
Sara Morell
Junior Counselor for the Minnows
Sara Morrell is one of our Junior Counselors. Sarah is an upcoming sophomore at Florida State University with a major in biology. Her love for...
Noah Friedland
Noah Friedland
Junior Counselor
Noah Friedland is one of our Junior Counselors. Noah will be joining us for the first time this summer. He is a 19 year old sophomore at the...
Cynthia Daniels
Cynthia Daniels
Aftercare Coordinator
Cynthia Daniels is the Aftercare Coordinator. This is Ms. Daniels first year at Camp Live Oak. Born and raised in South Florida, she is currently...
Greg Ingram
Greg Ingram
Lifeguard & Kayaking/Fishing Specialist
Greg Ingram is joining our Camp Live Oak family as the Lifeguard and Kayaking/Fishing Specialist. Greg is new this year to the Camp Live Oak...
Rachel Tonia
Rachel Tonia
Head Counselor/Science Teacher for the Sharks
Rachel Tonia is joining Camp Live Oak as aHead Counselor and Science Teacher. Joining us for the first time, Rachel is very excited to share her...
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DANIA BEACH LOCATION

Matias Kenny
Matias Kenny
Junior Counselor for the Iguanas/Gators/Mt. Biking Instructor
Matias is joining us as Junior Counselor for the Iguanas/Gators and Mt. Biking Instructor. Matias joined the CLO team during our Spring camp this...
Rafaella Viviano
Rafaella Viviano
Science Teacher
Rafaella Viviano is joining us this year as the Science Teacher. This is Rafaella’s first year with Camp Live Oak. During the school year she...
Greg Wisner
Greg Wisner
Head Lifeguard and Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist
Greg Wisner is returning to camp this year as the Head Lifeguard and Canoeing/Archery/Fishing Specialist. Greg has a certificate from Broward...
Joseph Boylan
Joseph Boylan
On-Site Director
Joseph Boylan is the On-Site Director for the Oleta/Miami Camp. This is Joe’s second year with Camp Live Oak. He is excited and motivated to bring...
Antonio Dasilva
Antonio Dasilva
Junior Counselor for the Minnows
Antonio Dasilva is joining us as Junior Counselor for the Minnows. Antonio has been on the wrestling team for more than 3 years. He has...
Monika Rivera
Monika Rivera
Head Counselor for the Minnows
Monika Rivera is the Head Counselor for the Minnows . Monika is excited to join us for the first time this summer. A teacher for the past seven...
Anthony Pascale
Anthony Pascale
Head Counselor for the Iguanas/Gators
Anthony Pascale is the Head Counselor for the Iguanas/Gators. Anthony is a graduate of University of Central Florida. Hes has been working as...

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