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Castillo de San Marcos summer camp picture of kids with soldiers
2019 Camps
June 3-7 Fort Matanzas Camp
June 10-14 Fort Matanzas Camp
June 17-21 Castillo Camp
June 24-28 Castillo 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!

Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers engage campers ages 9-11 with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, living history demonstrations, and experiences with the natural world. Camp topics vary, but generally include sections about archeology, Native Americans, nature, Spanish exploration, colonial Florida, preservation, Spanish military. 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.

Registration begins on Monday, April 1. Call 904-829-6506 ext. 227 to reserve your spot, between 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Space is limited. Messages left on voicemail will be returned in the order they were received. In your message, please state that you are calling about camp and leave only your name and phone number. The cost for camp is a nonrefundable fee of $25. If this fee is a financial hardship on your family, contact the Camp Director to learn about our scholarship program.

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: February 19, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


(904) 829-6506

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