Teen Eco At Camp Live Oak

Dates: June 10th – August 16th 2024
Locations: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Ages: 14-16

Teen Eco Experience is a leadership, environmental education & volunteer service program packed with innovative activities and outdoor adventure specifically designed for 14 – 16-year-olds. Become the leader of the future!

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Summer Teen Eco Experience Program

This teen program features wide variety of activities and fantastic field trips that your teen is sure to love! We offer a multitude of different programs which are flexible with your teens busy summer schedule. The teen summer program is now a weekly program. Register for 3 weeks (regular weeks) or more and receive a multi-week discount! Discount does not apply to Ocean Quest.

Weekly Options all Summer Long! – We have two options that teens can participate in, our Volunteer only program and our full Teen Eco Experience. Teens can participate in either of these weekly programs all summer long.

The Teen Eco Experience is a combination of volunteer work and activities or field trips designed specifically for teens. Teens will be assigned to a camper group (ages 5 – 9) which they will work alongside certified teachers and college students guiding campers through a series of outdoor activities. The time that they work with the groups they earn community service hours for high school. In addition, they will come together with the Teen Eco coordinator and participate in a variety of activities, professional development and field trips for the Teens Only. To see a full list of activities and pricing for the full Teen Eco Experience please scroll further down the page.

Volunteer only program is available to 14 Teens per week.  Teen will volunteer for the entire camp day, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM assisting younger campers in group activities, canoeing, science, art, sports and will attend field trips with the campers. Teens will earn service hours for this program.  The $75 fee covers administration costs and t-shirts we provide that are required to be worn at camp.

Teen Eco Experience Program Features

Career Preparation & Exploration: Learn the basics in career training such as how to interview, telephone skills, dressing for success, writing the right resume!

Park Service Project: Complete a hands-on project that will greatly benefit the park and leave a lasting legacy

Environmental Science: Discover Florida’s ecosystems, Marine Biology, Renewable Energy, & Conservation Efforts

Team building: Fun, innovative activities that include Character Development, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving, etc.

Outdoor Skills: Getting to know the world around you through Orienteering, Medicinal Plants, Primitive Cooking, Wildlife Identification, etc.

Engaging Onsite Activities – Teens will participate in some of the activities done during the weekly programs. Activities such as environmental science projects, creative and hands-on art projects, and outdoor skills will be done during the second half of their day.

Staff Training, First Aid & CPR Training –  All registered L.I.T’s (Leadership In Training) will need to attend Staff training.   Training date and time to be announced.  

Both training days will be held at the Youth Lodge. This training will review all Camp Live Oak policies and procedures, paperwork, and basic camper interaction guidelines. If you register your camper after these dates, your child will still be able to participate in the program and training will be done on their first camp day at 8:00 AM. Detailed information will be sent out prior to all training events.

Teen Eco Camp 2024 Rates

  • Teen Eco Experience 2024
  • Weekly (Camper ages 14-16): $290
  • Specialty Weeks: $350-415
  • Starlight Sleepover: $100
  • Week 7 Ocean Quest: $490
  • Extended Care Rates 2024
  • Morning Care (8-9am) Weekly: $20
  • After Care (3:30-6pm) Weekly: $75 (Snacks are included)
  • Both Morning & After Care Weekly: $90
  • Summer Camp 2024 Discounts
  • Teen Volunteer Only  – Weekly $75
  • Multi-Week (3 or more weeks): Multi-Week Discount
    (Can vary and will be applied at time of booking.)
  • Discounts cannot be combined. Only 1 discount is applicable.
Weekly Activities & Field Trips
2024 Schedule

In addition to attending the regular day camp Field Trip, teens will also participate in engaging volunteer activities with other non-for-profit South Florida organizations. They will also learn a variety of arts and crafts with special guests’ artists. We offer several Specialty weeks throughout the summer that feature an amazing field trip experience. Below are some of the trips planned for the Summer.  We are working on adding more activities, so please check back often for updates! Please note that Specialty weeks are not eligible for any camp discounts.

Week One

June 10 – 14: Boater Safety Certification!

Let’s get creative and enjoy our time in nature! Mornings will be spent assisting with younger campers at the beach, canoeing, and in Science and Art.  In the afternoon program, Teens will complete the Boater Safety Course to earn their boater certification. And don’t forget about Friday, Teen Time! We will be making homemade pizzas and ice cream sundaes together while we get ready for a fun-filled summer!  Cost $355

Week Two

June 17 – 21: Outdoor Cooking and Giving Back to our Community with Feeding South Florida
Love the smell of an outdoor campfire? This week come and learn how to make delicious meals and desserts over an open flame with an outdoor expert! Teens will learn the basics of campfire building as well as fire safety. Then they will learn the basics of meal planning and prep, making sure to include all the major food groups! Then it’s time to start cooking a meal for the group! Get your plates ready for this yummy adventure. Teens will then give back to the community working with Feeding South Florida. Cost $325

Week Three

June 24 – 28: Sailing Trip for Teens!!

The theme for this week is Natural Relationships, teens will work with younger campers as they get creative, learning how to communicate, working as a team to create art projects. Teens are in for a special treat this week, as they try their hand at sailing on Thursday on a Teens Only Field Trip! Cost:  $375

Week Four

July 1 -5: Super Hero Training, Independence Day Parade and Cookout.

Our Teens are all Heros at Camp Live Oak, and this week they will participate in our Independence Day parade, helping the younger campers decorate and build floats.  Teens will work with our sports Instructor to build and run a challenging Super Hero Training obstacle course. Wednesday is our parade and cook-out, teens will assist our founder as we grill out and roast marshmallows!  Cost: $250

Week Five

July 8 – 12: Tee off at Top Golf!  

Teens will learn from certified Pros and use the latest technology to take their golf game to the next level!  Technology is the theme of the week as we explore robotics! Teens will meet with Park Manager Shane Zigler and learn about his career from exploring the ocean in submarines to running a state park.  Cost:  $335

Week Six

July 15 -19: Flow Art with Hawaii Fluid Art  

Wonder how those beautiful multi-media acrylic flow beach scenes are made?  Teens will learn and create with Biologists/ Artists. Each teen will create their own masterpiece that will go home once dry! The theme for the week is estuaries, teens will assist campers as they explore the mangroves and intracoastal water, searching for signs of baby fishes!! Guest Speakers: Fort Lauderdale Garden Club Cost: $390

Week Seven

Specialty Week, July 22 – 26: Ocean Quest, Snorkeling in the Keys!

During this week, campers will travel for a day snorkeling trip to Key Largo, FL. situated in the marine habitats of the Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Teens will have an opportunity to snorkel, identify flora and fauna, and study how adaptations are made by different organisms within an environment. This popular trip is a MUST for any teen interested in marine biology or who has a love and passion to know more about our unique ecosystem. Cost: $415

Week Eight

July 29 – August 2: Project Rock! 

Teens will visit Project Rock this week and learn how to belay and climb one of many rock walls.  They will learn to communicate with their fellow climbers as they push themselves to the limit!  Cost:  $335

Week Nine

August 5 – 9: Mock Interviews, Resumes, and Pizza Party!

Working with professionals from Junior Achievement, Teens will create a resume; taking all the experiences at Camp to leave with.  They will participate in mock job interviews with the founder of Camp Live Oak, Ken Evans and other local business leaders.  Teens will accompany campers to the Frost Museum in Miami and enjoy an outing to get pizza on the beach! Cost: $290

Week Ten

 August 12 -16: Space, Field Games and Camp Cook out!

Teens will have a cookout at the primitive campsite, this teen time only activity will give the group time to play a day of field games for campers that they will lead and help supervise. If your teen is interested in Space Exploration, this is the week for them to come! Our science will delve into deep space missions, hands-on experiments about the moon cycles, meteor impacts and more!  Cost: $290

Volunteer Only Program

We offer a volunteer-only program throughout the summer for teens to earn service hours and work experience. There are a limited number of volunteers allowed per week (14) and the teen must attend the training sessions May 18- 19, prior to their start at camp. Teens who participate in this program will be assigned to a group and work alongside certified teachers and college students guiding campers through a series of outdoor activities. They will participate in the normal day camp activities and field trips. The Teen Eco Experience activities and special field trips are not included. There is a $75 per week admin fee for this program and a minimum of 2 weeks that a teen is allowed to be registered as a teen volunteer. All those that wish to participate in this volunteer program must submit a Volunteer Application, located below. If accepted, applicants will need to come in for a short interview and information session.


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