A Life-changing camp experience

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Camp Deep Pond is specifically designed to enrich the lives of inner-city youth by introducing them to an exciting outdoor world of adventures and challenging activities designed to promote self-worth, character development and teamwork.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida brings thousands of children and teens to Camp Deep Pond every year to experience outdoor education in a true camp setting. Most of our campers are at-risk inner-city youth, many from single-parent households, that have never experienced camping, fishing, swimming in a lake and team-building activities.

Watch Club Members Experience Camp Deep Pond


2018 Camp Success Stories

Thank you for making Camp Deep Pond a reality. Here are some of the milestones we’ve achieved together.

  • Nature curriculum and art supplies

  • Golf cart and two storage sheds

  • Nurse station and supplies

  • Lakeside fire pit and seating (Special Thanks to Lowe’s)

  • Various in-kind services and gifts received

  • Lifeguard equipment

  • 750 youth attended camp during July, 2018

  • 25 new bicycles were purchased for kids

  • 13 new kayaks and canoes for our lakefront

  • Bows arrows and targets

  • Fishing poles and tackle

  • Model rockets for science education

  • 2 GA-GA ball pits built


Camp Deep Pond Gallery

Recent Volunteer Pictures

Recent Camp Pictures


Summer Registration is Open

For 2019, we’re sending all our Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Summer Academy and Summer Sail members to Camp Deep Pond for a 2-day camp experience. Our goal is to provide thousands of children and teens a real, outdoor summer camp experience at Camp Deep Pond. Our inner-city youth will be introduced to a natural camp setting, water sports, archery, camp fires, fishing, rockets and art activities.


THE Journey Continues

In 2019, Camp Deep Pond will host thousands of youth from across Florida during the summer and into the school year. Campers will learn about nature and conservation through Ultimate Journey and Project Wild curriculum. These excellent programs are provided by the Florida Youth Network/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Campers will hit their mark with the help of our USA Archery – certified instructors. Our expert staff will teach campers how to ride bicycles, paddle kayaks, swim in the lake, build and launch model rockets and roast marshmallows. Camp Deep Pond is a great place for youth to sing, laugh and play with their friends while making memories that will last a lifetime.


THE HOW

Our staff is currently researching best practices for day camps. We are examining startup costs, operating expenses, and additional revenue streams. We believe we can make the summer camp project sustainable long-term if we partner with organizations to use the property during the off-season.

If you are interested in scheduling a preview of the property, please contact Thomas Stinson, Camp Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida at 904-396-4435 or thomass@bgcnf.org.


Camp Deep Pond is located at: 281416 Sundberg Road, Hilliard, FL 32046.

For more information or questions, please contact:
Thomas Stinson, Camp Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida at 904.396.4435, ext: 119 thomass@bgcnf.org