This weekend, almost 40 volunteers and staff members convened at Wekiwa Springs State Park for Wekiva Leadership Training (WLT). The weather has been gorgeous and mild throughout our time here. True to tradition, we've spotted white-tailed deer, Sherman's fox squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, rabbits, turkeys. We even had mice visit our cabins!
For the first time ever, we had a fantastic opportunity with the Real Florida 5k falling on the same weekend, right inside the park. The Real Florida 5K is sponsored by the Wekiva Wilderness Trust, a non-profit group which helps with trail maintenance, river cleanups, and education in the park. Saturday morning, we set up a booth down at the Craft Hall to support our runners and let potential campers know about our hidden gem, Camp Wekiva. After the race, we offered tours of the cabins after the race.
During the rest of the weekend, volunteers learned about birds, the daily camp schedule, and enjoyed the beauty that is Camp Wekiva. Saturday night we shared pictures from last summer, s'mores, and songs by the campfire. on Sunday afternoon, we hosted an Open House to give tours to potential campers.
We had a great time and have some great information to share:
1. You can wear Crocs everywhere at camp!
2. Co-Ed camp is full. Come to Boys' Camp and Girls' Camp!
3. Chef Bettie retired and we welcomed a new cook: Teresa.
4. There's another new "Contraption," for driving to the Springs.
We had a great weekend and can't wait for the campers to arrive!