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White Oak Accepting Summer Camp Applications

This summer, students will embark on a global journey into conservation! Each day they will learn about threats to nature on a different continent, connecting to not only animals – but people and places as well. This STEM camp will put them up close to wildlife, science and leading experts in conservation! 

The adventure begins on Sundays when campers arrive for their week-long experience. During the week, campers will spend time in our conservation center, veterinary clinic, and our world-class conference center. In addition to learning about wildlife, they will engage in classic camp activities such as boating, hiking, swimming, bowling and so much more. Campers depart on Friday evening after our parent event that tops off their week. 

Your student will leave camp with critical thinking and leadership skills that will enhance their ability to make decisions that benefit people and wildlife worldwide. While at White Oak, they will gain independence and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime! 

To learn more, visit our website at www.whiteoakwildlife.org/summer-camp/ to watch a camp video, read the camp FAQs and start your application today. 

Preference for camp spaces will be given to:
-Applications submitted by March 30
-Camp alumni and their siblings
-Families that were on the 2016 camp wait list
-Students attending White Oak Education Partner Schools

Residential Week-Long Camps: $1100
Sessions begin the week of May 28 and end the first week of August!

Summer Camp for Kids at White Oak

Summer Camp for Kids at White OakThis summer, give your child an experience they will never forget. White Oak is offering Conservation Summer Camp for children ages 7 – 13 years old beginning the week of June 7, 2015.

During camp, your child will learn from leading experts such as veterinarians, animal specialists, scientists and more while engaging in fun educational programming that infuses core scientific and conservation principles. Rather than seeing imperiled animals on a screen or reading theory in a book, students touch, smell, and truly experience wildlife and habitats while learning about the threats they face and the work necessary to ensure their survival. This exceptional summer camp also includes swimming, river tours, campfires, golf, the famous Gilman Hall, and so much more- which is sure to make this camp an unforgettable experience for your child.

Overnight Camp $1,100.00

Day Camp $550.00

For dates, information and to register, visit the following link: Summer Camp 2015

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Learn More About White Oak at Next EABC

Learn More About White Oak at Next EABCSubmitted by: Caroline Blochlinger

An organization that is committed to preserve conservation to species that need it the most right in our backyard.

It’s no secret that the EABC is an international minded club and we are especially proud to have a global Wildlife Conservation group in our area. Granted, freely roaming giraffes, okapi, and rhynos are a bit farfetched for the NE Florida/Georgia border, but, just think the importance of the work the White Oak Plantation provides to keep these and other endangered species thriving.

We are really curious of where the idea came from to get this sort of a sanctuary going so far from Africa, let alone in this unlikely corner of the world. So yes, we are really looking forward to the presentation of Brandy Carvalho who works for White Oak Conservation as the Development Officer. This is her second “round” at White Oak. In her current role she works to engage the community in the conservation message and will also be able to give us some insight on the economical impact on the local market from this global organization.

Join us at the next EABC meeting Tuesday, November 4th and get the details about the history of this little known paradise in our area. Meet Brandy and also mingle among people with local and international backgrounds and interests. You never know who you run into and many friendship as well as business relationships started at one of our meeting at the Amelia River Golf Club.

The EABC usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club (4477 Buccaneer Trail – Amelia Island, FL 32034). We have to charge $12 admission so we can pay the bills. But the food is included in the cost and is prepared by the club’s chef. There is an open bar serving some of the best wines and liquor and beers. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available.

Everyone is invited to our meetings so bring your friends and guest for this fun filled evening of excitement, fellowship and yes, even gain some valuable business connections at the same time.

To learn more about the EABC and their monthly meetings visit www.eabcnetwork.com.

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Join White Oak for a Sunset Safari

Join White Oak for a Sunset SafariOne of these days I am going to make it to White Oak Conservation Center and this Sunset Safari sounds wonderful. Here is there latest adventure:

Join our Conservation Center staff for a tour of the wildlife area as the sun sets and the animals are most active!

Evening is the perfect time for photographs, and the tour’s open-air trolleys provide a great view to capture the magic of White Oak at sundown. The 600-acre Conservation Center is one of the world’s premiere wildlife breeding, research, and training facilities, and is located along the St. Mary’s River in northeast Florida.

After the tour, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet dinner in one of White Oak’s beautiful dining areas; the beautifully appointed Great Hall formal dining room, or the outdoor Pavilion located along a scenic stretch of the St. Mary’s River.

This event is ideal for couples looking for a unique dinner experience, or wildlife enthusiasts searching for that perfect zebra picture.

Guests can combine the Sunset Safari with an overnight stay in one of White Oak’s distinctive guest houses to create a weekend to remember.

Three events are scheduled:
Saturday, September 22nd, October 13th and November 17th
5:30-8:30pm September and October dates. 4:00-7:00pm in November
$175 per person and $300 per couple
Overnight packages are available, call (904) 225-3285 for pricing information.

For questions about supporting White Oak Conservation Center, please contact us at (904) 225-3396 or visit www.whiteoakconservation.org.

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Celebration of White Oak 2012

Celebration of White Oak 2012White Oak Conservation Center is having their annual Celebration of White Oak on Sunday, April 29th and space is limited so get your tickets now!

From 1:00 to 5:30 PM, experience unforgettable animal encounters of the Conservation Center, then enjoy a delicious dinner along the St. Marys River. Please dress for a casual afternoon spent outdoors.

Space is limited and tickets are $200 per person. ($100 of the $200 qualifies as a tax-deductible contribution to White Oak Conservation Center, Inc.)

For reservations or more information, please call 904-225-3396, or visit the website at www.whiteoakconservation.org/events.

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WOCC Welcomes Pair of Cheetah Cubs

WOCC Welcomes Pair of Cheetah CubsNassau County, FL – White Oak Conservation Center is celebrating two of our newest residents, a pair of female cheetah cubs. These cubs are the offspring of Pia and Duma. This is the second litter for Pia. Duma has sired several litters, including one last year!

The two female cubs are being hand-raised because their mother was unable to produce enough milk to feed them. When the cubs were newborns, they were fed by bottle 9 times a day by our keepers. Today they receive a raw meat diet 4 times a day.

These cubs are being raised as part of our ambassador program to help teach the importance of cheetah conservation to guests at the Conservation Center.

Currently there are fewer than 10,000 cheetahs in the wild. This is the first litter for WOCC this year. Last year, two litters were born at White Oak Conservation Center.

For questions about supporting White Oak Conservation Center, please contact them at: (904) 225-3396 or visit the website: www.whiteoakconservation.org.