Student Camping in the Everglades
Everglades National Park maintains two education centers that offer 3-day / 2-night group camping programs. Programs and site descriptions can be found below.
Program registration for 2023-2024 Education Programs is open as of Tuesday, August 15th at 8:00 EST.
Student Camping - General Information
There are 2 camping facilities to choose from.
Each camping center includes:
Ranger-led Camp Activities
All programs are curriculum-based and are flexible, depending on topics teachers would like to include in their camping experience. Typical camp activities include:
Two Camp Sites - One Unforgettable Student Experience
Hidden Lake Environmental Education Center
Located 15 miles from Homestead and 4 miles from the park's main visitor center. The campsite is within a hardwood hammock, alongside a three-acre freshwater lake. Classes have the option to canoe on Hidden Lake and walk to the popular Anhinga Trail.
Loop Road Environmental Education Center
Located 12 miles west of Shark Valley on Loop Road, inside Big Cypress National Preserve. The five-acre property is an open grassy area with a traditional Miccosukee Indian chickee (shelter) and a freshwater pond. Classes have the option to participate in a narrated tram tour at Shark Valley.
Last updated: August 21, 2023