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Circle F Dude Ranch Camp’s Outdoor Education program encourages guests to maintain and build a connection with the unique ecosystem of Central Florida.
Our natural setting provides one of the greatest gifts to an individual, the opportunity to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically in nature. The Circle F Dude Ranch School program delivers high-quality, educational experiences for children from private and public schools. Our program serves children through one to five day, residential and day programs, focusing on environmental experiences, teambuilding, adventure activities, personal challenge, and outdoor skills development..
When scheduling a program, we will work with you to customize activities and program options based on your goals and in accordance with the needs of your students and your school.
Whatever program options you choose, we will design an experience that is both meaningful and memorable for your students. All of our classes have been designed in accordance with Florida state teaching standards. Upon request, school groups can receive an exact list of which standards relate to their curriculum.
Environmental activities are designed to expose our school groups to the Central Florida Ecosystems in a fun and hands-on fashion. Through exploration, games, and adventures tailored to the group, they will experience freshwater ecology, scrub forest, and sand hill ecosystems. Activities also focus on connecting with our natural environment and living within these unique ecosystems.
• Forest and Ecology
• Freshwater and Water System Ecology
• Human Sensory Course
• Nature based Arts & Crafts
• Night Hikes
Teambuilding activities form the foundation of most of our school programs. Under the careful guidance of our staff, students use simple props, low ropes elements, and lots of imagination to develop and practice communication, leadership, trust, safety, coordination, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
• Team low element obstacle course
• Trust initiatives
• Action Socialization Exercises
• Survival Course
High Adventure Experiences
Our high adventure options include thrilling personal challenge in a supportive, safe community setting under professional supervision. Designed for participants with various degrees of ability, the challenge courses offer opportunities for success at all levels.
• Zip Line
• Horseback Riding
• Horseback Cookouts
• Wilderness Camping
• Canoeing & Kayaking
• Alpine Tower & Swing by Choice
The Circle F Dude Ranch outdoor education center’s school program instructors are dedicated, caring, professional adults with experience working with children. All instructors are experienced professionals with training in education, outdoor skills, and other relevant areas. All Circle F Dude Ranch staff members will create a positive and enriching learning environment.
Circle F Dude Ranch Camp was founded in 1952, and has been providing amazing youth and adult experiences for over 64 years.
The Ranch is located on 500 acres of lush live oaks, rolling hills and private, 45-acre, spring-fed lake, which makes it the perfect place for an outdoor classroom and school event. Our accommodations include 21 rustic bunkhouse cabins that can sleep up to 12 people. Each bunkhouse features tile floors; high-density foam mattresses; ceiling fans; bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet; large, open-air screen windows; and air conditioning*. A large dining hall and rec hall are available for meeting space. Additionally, we have a 65-horse stable, Alpine Tower ropes course, Rockwall and dual zip lines, full waterfront with canoes and kayaks, archery, and sports courts. There are also miles of trails and backcountry campsites in our wilderness. All of our programs include family-style, sit-down meals in our dining hall.
*Air conditioners operate from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. nightly during the summer, fall, and spring seasons.
You can contact our Outdoor Education team by calling 863-676-4113 or emailing [email protected] for more information about designing or reserving a trip to the Outdoor Education Center.
Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to work every step of the way from the planning stages to your ultimate arrival at the Ranch to guarantee a fun, meaningful and easy trip.