The City of Ormond Beach’s Enviro Camp offers
two (2) sessions during the summer, June 4 – June 29, and July 9 – August 3,
and is designed for children ages 7-10. Children play games, do crafts
and activities which teach them about the environment, nature, history and
science and much more! Camp will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to
3:00 PM. Please note that there will not be Enviro Camp the week of Independence
Day (July 2-6).
Registration begins on April 2, 2018, and the cost is
$106.00 per week. Campers may sign up for one week or up to eight weeks;
however, each week is limited to a maximum of 16 campers and is filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations made less than two (2)
weeks before the camp start date will be assessed a $25.00 supply fee.
Please refer to the attached Enviro Camp flyer for specific camp details.
We are very proud and excited this year to
announce the “Joyce Ebbets Children’s Environmental Education Scholarship
Fund.” The scholarships have been made possible through generous
donations made in memory of Joyce Ebbets. Joyce Ebbets moved from Miami
to Ormond Beach in 1987. She served as a City Commissioner from 2000 to
2003 and as a Goodwill Ambassador from 2004 to 2011. She is well-known
for her unwavering support of the City’s approximate 150 acre Central
Park. She diligently promoted the preservation of the City’s green space
and was devoted to the community through volunteerism and other civic
efforts. Ms. Ebbets was an avid and superb photographer and generously
offered her nature photographs for use in City grant applications. Ms.
Ebbets was instrumental in assisting the City in its efforts to secure Volusia
County ECHO grant funding for the development of Central Park which included
trail segments, boat launches, a pier and observation deck, a boardwalk,
parking, and restroom renovations. In 2007, the City named the pier and
observation deck “Joyce Ebbets Fishing Pier and Observation Deck” to honor her
for her consummate commitment and support of Central Park.
It was Ms. Ebbets’ dream that made the
Environmental Discovery Center a reality. The Environmental Discovery
Center, 601 Division Avenue, is now the location for the City’s annual summer
Enviro Camp program. Through the scholarship fund, four (4) children will
have the opportunity to attend this year’s Enviro Camp through a competitive
essay writing contest.
Children are asked to write an essay on the
topic “What I do Everyday to help the Environment.” Entries are due no
later than 11:59 PM EST, Friday, March 23, 2018. Essays can be
submitted via email to Siobhan.Daly@ormondbeach.org,
or mailed to: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida, 32176,
Attn: Siobhan Daly. Staff is not responsible for essays received
after the submission deadline. Essays will be judged by an independent
group of volunteers by March 30, and winners will be notified
immediately. Decisions of the judges are final. For more specifics
regarding the essay contest, please refer to the official rules which are
If you have any questions, or need additional
information, please contact Siobhan Daly, Casements Coordinator, at