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Sign up now for Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Media contact: Katie Johnson, 561-882-5709

Looking for an exciting summer camp experience for your child? Then you may want to sign them up for the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC). It’s a residential camp for kids between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. The EYCC is located in Loxahatchee in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

While at the EYCC, your child will participate in one of the seven programs provided each week. Each program focuses on the environment, and will teach campers about ecosystems found exclusively in south Florida. Campers will participate in various activities daily, such as hiking, swimming, kayaking and archery.

The EYCC is accredited through the American Camping Association. Staff members are at least 18 year old and must undergo a background check through the Department of Children and Families.

Campers sleep in air-conditioned cabins. Two staff members and two junior counselors are assigned to each cabin. There is always a registered nurse on staff, as well, to meet the medical needs of the kids while camp is in session.

If you’d like to learn more about the EYCC or to register your child, visit . To speak to a camp representative, please call the camp office at 561-624-6929.

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