Eco Experience is a leadership, environmental education & volunteer service program packed with innovative activities and outdoor adventure specifically designed for 14 – 16 year olds!
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 will earn community service hours for high school. In addition, they will come together with the Teen Eco coordinator and participate in the following activities:
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.
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.
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
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.