Explorer Camp

The FSU Reservation, a 73-acre waterfront facility bordering beautiful Lake Bradford, serves as home base for Camp Flastacowo's Explorer Camp. Campers will be exposed to a variety of outdoor activities during eight one-week sessions, operating Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Campers will split their time exploring some of North Florida's outdoor recreation opportunities and exploring their inner abilities as leaders in a Summer Camp setting.  Due to the challenging nature of this program, the camp is open only to youths ages 13-17. Each session is limited to 9 participants. Campers may sign up for as many sessions as desired.

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Registration will be online again this year using our NEW Camp Registration Software! This means a couple of things 1) All of our Camp Families will have to create a new log-in 2) Camp Flastacowo will now be accepting ONLINE PAYMENT. We apologize for the inconvenience of having to creating a new account for our returning Families, but we are also very excited to be adding online payment that will hopefully make the registration process that much easier.  Before you begin, please be sure to have your camper's health history, medical insurance, and immunization history information handy.

Upon registration, you'll need to download the Parental Informed Consent Form, which will be provided during the registration process. The consent document can now be digitally signed and emailed to us at campflastacowo@fsu.edu. Your payment without the additional documentation is considered incomplete and cannot be accepted. The Informed Consent Form may only be signed by the camper's parent or legal guardian.

Potential Trip Destinations

  • Chipola River
  • Wacissa River
  • Torreya State Park
  • Ochlocknonee River
  • Wakulla Springs
  • St. Mark's Reserve
  • Various other Big Bend destinations

Explorer Camp Activities

Possible Explorer Camp activities may include low & high challenge courses, canoeing, day hiking, orienteering, coastal kayaking, beach trips, and swimming, as well as discussion-based activities to develop their skills and abilities as leaders.

Camper Requirements

For the safety of the campers throughout this challenging week, each Monday, campers will perform a swim check. The swim check requires campers to swim 50 meters and tread water for 2 minutes. Use of the camper's own equipment for outdoor adventures is allowed but not required.

The Explorer Camp is operated by staff members of FSU's Campus Recreation department. All personnel are trained in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and emergency procedures. Each staff member has completed an intensive 40-hour camp training and has passed a background check. Certified lifeguards and other support staff supervise all waterfront activities.

2018 Explorer Camp Session Dates

Session Number Session Date
Session 1 June 4 - June 8
Session 2 June 11 - June 15
Session 3 June 18 - June 22
Session 4 June 25 - June 29
NO CAMP July 2 - July 6
Session 5 July 9 - July 13
Session 6 July 16 - July 20
Session 7 July 23 - July 27
Session 8 July 30 - Aug 3

Registration Fees

  • One Camper: $250.00 per session
  • We accept credit card payment (via online registration), exact cash or checks, made payable to the Florida State University with your child's name and session dates in the memo section.
  • A $50 deposit is required to reserve each session.
  • The remaining balance and FULL PAYMENT for late registrations must be paid no later than the Thursday prior to the start of your camp session.
  • All payments are non-refundable. Refunds will be given only for medical reasons documented by a physician less the deposit amount. Documentation must be submitted by August 3, 2018.
  • There will be a $25 administrative fee for changing or cancelling camp sessions.

If you choose to pay via check or exact cash please stop by the office or mail your check to Camp Flastacowo, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310.

Other Questions?

Please refer to the Camp Flastacowo Parents Guide   PDF for additional information, or call the FSU Reservation at 850-644-6892.