Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC), at the Ocala Conservation Center, occupies a 57-acre peninsula, rich in history and wildlife on Lake Eaton within the Ocala National Forest. Facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. This is an overnight camp.
This program is sponsored by the African Safari Club of Florida, Inc. The curriculum takes you from the classroom to the field and teaches the participants outdoor skills and environmental awareness about our changing ecosystem. The Safari group examine wildlife habitat through hands-on experiences, teaches outdoor and hunter ethics, participates in shooting sports activities, hiking on the Florida Trail, and swimming to name a few activities. Campers take a canoe challenge down the Ocklawaha River and through a cypress swamp system, and they will camp overnight in the Ocala National Forest. This program exposes our future leaders to a variety of outdoor experiences for which they can make informed decisions on future environmentally sensitive issues. The Safari program is for the ardent camper and challenges the participants with rewarding results; a desire for the out-of-doors is recommended. Participants must have already completed their Hunter Safety certification to register for this program.