Eco Experience is a leadership, environmental education & volunteer service program packed with innovative activities and outdoor adventure specifically designed for 14 – 16 year olds!
Spring Teen Eco Program
Our spring camp program for our teen youth is a scaled version of our summer program. Teens will be assigned to a camper group (ages 5 – 10) 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 will earn community service hours for high school. Teens will then participate in the following activities.
Campfire Construction and Cook Out!
Enjoy the South Florida weather in front of a cozy campfire. Teens will work in a primitive camping area to learn how to build a campfire using proper safety measures.
Teens will work together as a group to create the lunch menu and dessert all to be cook over the open flame! Cost: $35
Summer Teen Eco 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 or more and receive a Multiweek discount! Discount does not apply to the following Specialty weeks of June 26 – 30 and Ocean Quest.
Now Individual weeks all Summer Long! – Teens can participate in weekly programs all summer long. This program will be a combination of the following activities. 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 come together with the Teen Eco coordinator and participate in the following activities:
Career Exploration: Learn about careers in Environmental Education from the instructors who are currently in the field.
Community Service Project: Complete a hands-on project that will greatly benefit the park and leave a lasting legacy
Group Project: Build an Innovative Creation using recycled materials and renewable energy sources
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.
If you are already registered for this week, please click on the link below for additional waivers required by our partner, Sea Experience. Please bring this form with you on the first day of camp. You will also receive an email prior to the start of your class with detailed information about the week.
DiveBoatWaiver(Ocean Quest Week)
SnorkelBoatWaiver(Only for the week of June 27th)
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.
First Aid & CPR Training – In addition, all Leaders in Training (L.I.T’s) will have the opportunity to be certified in First Aid and CPR on June 1st from 5 to 9:30 PM at Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale. All registered L.I.T’s will need to attend Staff training on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 3:30 PM at Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. 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. For further information please contact Susanna Coleman at 954-563-4880.
Discover Scuba during Ocean Quest! During the Discover Scuba adventure, teens will be under the direct care and supervision of PADI instructors from Sea Experience. This one, full day program will be held at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper pool. Teens will take their first breath underwater in a pool setting and learn about and use scuba diving equipment. The second half of the day, they will head out to do a surface ocean dive. Anytime spent in the water will go towards their Basic Open water certification if they choose to continue their scuba adventure. Later this week, Teens will head to beautiful Key Largo for a day snorkel trip at John Pennekamp State Park. There they will swim in crystal clear waters and see abundant sea life. Dinner will be served upon their return and before they head back in an air conditioned charter bus. Arrival time will be 8:00pm for Oleta, 8:15 for Dania Beach, 8:30pm for Birch Park.
Field Trips: In addition to our regular day camp Field Trips, teens will also participate in engaging volunteer activities with a variety of non for profit South Florida organizations. They will also learn a variety of arts and crafts with special guests artists. Please check back often for updated field trip and special activity list.
- Summer 2017*
- Session 1 (June 12 – 30 ):Everglades Airboat Ride/Day Trip to MOTE Marine Lab & Aquarium/Outside Volunteer Project
- Session 2 (July 3 – July 21 ):Palm Beach Zoo/Rock Climbing & Teambuiling at Coral Cliffs/Outside Volunteer Project
- Ocean Quest (July 24 – 28):Snorkel Day trip to John Pennekamp and Discover Scuba Certification
- Session 3 (August 1 – 19):Museum of Discovery and Science/Aerial Class/Outside Volunteer Project
- Register for 3 weeks or more and receive a Multi week Discount! Discount does not apply to the following Specialty weeks of June 26 – 30 and Ocean Quest.
- Program Dates and Fees
- Weekly Rate (not including Specialty Weeks) $265
- Specialty Week: June 26 – 30:Includes day trip MOTE Marine Lab & Aquarium; Fee: $365
- Specialty Week: Ocean Quest July 24 – 28Includes Discover Scuba certification and Snorkel Day Trip to J. Pennekamp in Key Largo; Fee: $375
- Register for 3 weeks or more and receive a Multiweek Discount. Discount does not apply to the following Specialty weeks of June 26 – 30 and Ocean Quest.