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Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, July 14-18, 2014. The EYCC is located in Loxahatchee. Operational nearly 50 years now on FWC's Corbett WMA, the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp has provided 1 week, residential, wildlife-oriented camping experiences for boys and girls, ages 8 to 14. About 25,000 campers have attended programs at the Youth Conservation Camp to date. In 1995 the Youth Conservation Camp expanded to a capacity of 96 campers per week and there is STILL a waiting list to attend! And today the Youth Conservation Camp is as popular as ever. It has had a profound effect on many young lives. In addition to the wildlife conservation knowledge and experiences they acquired at camp, many campers later went to work at the Commission Everglades Youth Camp, some even became full-time Commission employees.
photo: Tim Donovan/FWC