Join us for our second annual Wekiwa Wilderness Retreat – 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.

The retreat is being held at the Youth Camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park among some of the most pristine Sandhill habitats 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 on Sunday.

A varied and full program has been arranged in conjunction with our partners REI, 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 to and you can just enjoy the trails, the spring, the Wekiva River and all the  spectacular sceneries.

Activities include ‘greet the day’ yoga, 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 surprise 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 programs and 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 have facilities including toilets and showers, some are open-plan while others have separate bedroom areas.

For more information about the retreat, please contact Don Philpott at [email protected] or call 321-277-8442. To register, please hit the link below. Numbers are limited so please register early.


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