The FSU Reservation, a 73-acre waterfront facility bordering beautiful Lake Bradford, serves as home base for Camp Flastacowo’s Explorer Camp. Campers split their time exploring some of North Florida’s outdoor recreation opportunities and exploring their inner abilities as leaders in a Summer Camp setting.

Eight one-week sessions are available, operating each week Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.  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.

In the interest of our campers and families, Camp Flastacowo has been cancelled for Summer 2020.

Explorer Camp activities may include low 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.

Potential adventure trip destinations include:

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

Campers must have reached their 13th birthday prior to the first day of camp session and must not have reached their 18th birthday by the first day of the camp session; proof of birth date is required for placement into appropriate group. Campers do not need to have prior experience in the following activities but must be physically able to participate in paddling, rock climbing and hiking.

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. 

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 Your payment without the additional documentation is considered incomplete. The Informed Consent Form may only be signed by the camper’s parent or legal guardian.

Register by May 31st to save at our Pre-Summer Rates!

Pre-Summer Rate: $250 per camper per session, available through May 31st.
Regular Rate: $275 per camper per session, all registrations on and after June 1st.

Save $10 when you register an additional camper (that resides in the same family household throughout the year) for the same session as another family camper.

Save 10% when you register for 3 or more sessions at the same time!

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve each session.  Note a $25 administrative fee will apply to change sessions. The remaining balance must be paid no later than the Thursday prior to the start of your camp session.

Refunds, less the deposit amount, will be given only for medical reasons documented by a physician. Documentation must be submitted to by August 2nd.

We accept credit card payment (via online registration) or checks made payable to the Florida State University with your child’s name and session dates in the memo section.

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.

Questions? Contact us at the FSU Reservation at 850-644-6892.

Please refer to the Camp Flastacowo Parents Guide for additional information.