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2018 Camps
June 4-8 Fort Matanzas Camp
June 18-22 Castillo de San Marcos Camp
June 25-29 Castillo de San Marcos Camp

Find Your Park this summer at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument! There's no better way to experience of the National Park Service, than by joining us at Hands-on-History Camp!
Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers will engage campers, ages 9-11, with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations. Activities require active participation and are designed around important topics; Archaeology, Native Americans, Spanish Exploration, Colonial Florida, Preservation, Spanish Military and Artillery. Last summer we experimented with pyrotechnology, explored the fort, practiced musket drills, launched a trebuchet, and more! Campers created many unique take-home items, such as a dyed t-shirt, clay pot, journal, and a leather pouch.

Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Space is limited. Participants will be accepted sequentially (first come, first served basis). To help cover the cost of materials, there is a nonrefundable camp fee of $25. If this fee is a financial hardship on your family, contact the Camp Director to learn about our scholarship program.

To register, please contact Mary Sims, Administrative Assistant, Mon.-Fri. (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm). You will need to provide name, phone, and email. If you leave a message, please state that you are calling about camp and leave only your name and number. Messages will be returned in the order received. Call (904) 829-6506 x227.

Junior and Web Rangers learn about the diversity and wonder of our National Parks.

Web Ranger- Click here to become an NPS Web Ranger!

If you cannot visit the Castillo de San Marcos, you can still experience our Nartional Parks by becoming an NPS Web Ranger!

As a National Park Service Web Ranger, you'll learn what Park Rangers do to help protect our natural resources and our cultural heritage. You'll also learn how Park Rangers observe and discover new things about our National Parks - things to share with visitors like you. You can help with caring for our parks, teaching others what you learn, and observing and exploring your environment.

There are a variety of games and activities to enjoy and learn from. After completing the web activities, you will receive an official Junior Ranger Certificate!


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Last updated: April 5, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


(904) 829-6506

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