Join us for the first ever Wekiwa Wilderness Retreat, from Friday March 29 to Sunday, March 31, 2019. This retreat is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Wekiva basin, its wildlife and the environment and immerse yourself in it for three days of learning and fun!

Location and Accomodations

The retreat is being held at the Youth Camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park among some of the most pristine Sandhill habitat to be found anywhere in the Southeastern U.S.

Participants have the choice to camp out in their own tents, stay in cabins with bunk beds or leader cabins that have their own facilities. All meals are provided from the meet and greet dinner on Friday night to the farewell lunch in Sunday.

Lots of Fun and Educational Activities

A varied and full program has been arranged with several of the activities repeated during the retreat so that everyone should be able to participate in all of them. However, you don’t have to participate in them all if you don’t want and you can just enjoy the trails, the spring, Wekiva river and spectacular sceneries.

Activities include yoga and tai chi, guided birding and wildflower hikes, guided canoe trips, night hikes, basic survival techniques, edible Florida, presentations about Florida’s critters, campfire singalongs and much more. There will also be some very special not to be missed events, especially after dinner on Friday night. The full program will be sent to you after registration.

Cost for the retreat is $175 if you bring your own tent – this includes all meals and all presentations. If you want to stay in one of the bunk cabins the cost is $200. This includes all meals and presentations and if you come as a group you can have a cabin to yourself. The cost for the leader cabins is $225 which includes all meals and presentations. Leader cabins are available to all, and have facilities including toilets and showers, some are open plan while others have separate bedroom areas. Early registration is recommended as space is limited.