Q: What type of camp is the Florida Elks Youth Camp?
A: The Florida Elks Youth Camp is a recreational, outdoor camp. We are unplugged. There are no electronics used at camp for any reason. Campers spend the days participating in large-group games outside and socializing with their peers.
Q: Is the camp gated?
A: Yes. The gate is locked after check-in and is not opened to the public again until checkout on Saturday.
Q: What are the requirements for campers to attend the Florida Elks Youth Camp?
A: Campers must be nine to thirteen years old to attend. They must be a Florida resident or have a family member who is a Florida resident. There is one staff member for every seven campers, so they must be able to handle that ratio. They do not have to be athletes, but we mostly play sports outside. Campers also must be able to attend without electronics of any kind.
Q: I see that FEYC is a private camp. How do I get my child sponsored?
A: Contact your local Elks Lodge. They will gladly put you in contact with a member who can sponsor your child. To find your local lodge, go to www.elks.org and enter your zip code into the lodge locator.
Q: What checks are done on staff?
A: Criminal background checks and sex offender checks are done on all staff working at the camp; this includes kitchen, maintenance, and housekeeping. Also, we conduct random alcohol and drug tests.
Q: Why should I send my child to camp?
A: The camp experience allows your child to learn something new about himself or herself. This is a chance for your child to discover what it’s like to just be a kid and play. How to play games, how to laugh, and how to make friends are just a few of the opportunities he or she will have at camp.
Q: How long is a session?
A: A session is six days long. Camp starts on Sunday afternoon and ends Saturday after breakfast.
Q: Can my child stay for more than one session?
Q: What does it cost to send my child to a session at camp?
A: It is $180 for a session at camp. There are no discounts for sending more than one child. However, if you need financial assistance, you may talk to your local Elks Lodge about available scholarships.
Q: Where do I sign my child up for a cabin request?
A: You cannot sign up for a cabin request. Your child will be placed with same-aged campers. Part of the camp experience is meeting new people. You do not have to room with a friend to have a good time.
Q: Can siblings room together?
A: Siblings will not be placed together. Through many, many years of camping, we have found that keeping them together is a disservice to the both of them.