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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

For more information, please contact info@scrubjaytrail.org
(352) 429-5566

sat - wed : 8:00-5:00

Email photo contributions
of wildlife or plants seen
on the trail to this address: photos@scrubjaytrail.org



Spring and Summer Camp for Kids - 2020

MARCH 16-20,   JUNE 1-5,   JUNE 8-12, 2020

JUNE 15-19, 2020

photo: Linda Charlton 2018

The 7th annual Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Montevista Road in Clermont, will be offered this year in the summer.
This 5 day camp is offered to boys and girls, ages 9 to 15, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30.

Skills to be learned include fishing technique, boating safety and navigation, trolling motor and oaring operation, knot tying, tackle selection, casting, cast netting, fish cleaning and much more. Campers will receive their own rod, reel and tackle box stocked with all the tackle they will need during camp, and to take home.

Tournaments will determine the largest and smallest fish caught (catch and release), boating skills slalom course timed event, casting accuracy, and cast netting skills. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category.

The week will end with a family Fish Fry and boat rides offered by the new campers..

An Advanced Fishing and Boating Camp will also be offered this Summer. For eligibility requirements and curriculum details, see further below.

Tuition for the Camp is $225 for the week
($215 if paid by cash or check)

Tuition for the Advanced Camp is $300 for the week
($290 if paid by cash or check)

Class size will be limited to assure personalized instruction.
Acceptance will be on a first come first served basis.

Registration for Spring Camp is now open
Registration for Summer Camp will open December 2, 2019

SPRING:   March 16-20

Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp
Registration now open.

SUMMER:   June 1-5

Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp
Registration Now Open

SUMMER:   June 8-12

Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp
Registration Now Open

SUMMER:   June 15-19

Fishing and Boating Skills Camp
Registration Now Open


In order to participate in the Advanced camp, the camper must have successfully completed at least one Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp at the Florida Scrub-jay Trail.

The advanced curriculum includes:
-   Advance Knot Tying
-   Advance Tackle Box (filled with tackle)
-   Proper Lure Selection for Weather Condition
-   Selecting Rod and Reel for Location
-   Rod and Reel Maintenance

The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium in partnership with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), Fish Florida and FYCCN (Florida Youth Conservation Center Network)

Contact Bruce Brown  bruce@scrubjaytrail.org  or call (352)-429-5566  for more information.

The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium is a 501(c)(3) not for profit Florida corporation.

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish Florida
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network


... And to our Wonderful Donors

National Wildlife Federation
Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill
Denise Pyke Construction, Inc.
Bass Pro Shops
Matlack Tree Farm
Dream Weavers Custom Embroidery
Taco Bell
Publix Super Markets

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