“Not all those who wander are lost”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
The South Florida ecosystem is home to some of world’s most unique grasses, trees, and wildlife. At Camp Live Oak your child will have access to some of South Florida’s last remaining forests. Campers will have a moment to be immersed in the natural beauty and be able to disconnect from the hustle of their daily lives. Birch State Park, Oleta River, and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park have many hiking trails that highlight the uniqueness of each location and will surely bring out a sense of adventure within your child.
At Birch State, there are a variety of trails that take campers to and from different locations within the park. Many campers enjoy walking these shaded trails as they provide a relief from the summer sun. Camper will walk through majestic moss covered oak trees, bushes of coffee plants and gumbo limbos. Throughout the summer Park Rangers will lead guided tours and teach campers about both native and invasive species as well as the plants native Americans used for medicinal purposes. Mangrove and pine tree lined trails provide a quick escape from daily camp activities at Oleta River State Park. Integrated into these hikes are Geocaching events, which is a fun and treasure hunting activity, park and beach clean-ups.
Camp Live Oak is proud to follow and implement the Leave No Trace principals, which are designed to teach and spread the word on how to make a minimal impact on our park’s and natural ecosystem. Taught through a series of seven principals, campers will come to understand that through their efforts our parks can remain beautiful and intact for the rest of the community to enjoy!