All aquatic related classes require campers to pass the
BSA Swimmer test (BSA Swimmer Classification).

Learn to Swim Beginner Swim Lessons

This class is designed for campers who enjoy getting in the pool, but don't know how to swim like a fish.  Our staff will help each camper move past the doggie paddle to master basic swim skills and water safety.

Learn to Swim Intermediate Swim Lessons

This class is designed for campers who have the basic swim strokes down pretty well, but are ready to kick it up a notch to the next level.  Water safety and stroke technique refinement will be the focus.

Canoeing Merit Badge

Learn to use a "J Stroke" and self rescue techniques. Campers will learn canoeing skills for a lifetime. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Catamaran Sailing Fun

Experience the thrill of hitting top speeds on a 18' catamaran as you help your captain navigate Doctors Inlet. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification.

Kayaking Merit Badge

Wish you could kayak the St. Johns River? Hone your kayaking skills here at camp. Campers will receive basic kayak orientation, safety, stokes, and rescue techniques so they can paddle away for a good time. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Lifesaving Merit Badge

Image:Lifesaving.jpgAre you ready for some lifesaving? This is a hands-on class that will show you how to be successful in an emergency situation. You will learn in water rescues, first aid, CPR and more! Must pass BSA Swimmer test. BSA Merit Badge.

Motorboating Merit Badge

Think you are ready to captain your own boat? This is a hands-on class that show you how to safely maintain, maneuver, and moor a boat from our fleet. Age restricted to 12 years or older. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge

Open Swim

Splash, dive, or relax with free time in the pool.

Paddle Craft Fun

 Enjoy canoeing around the waterfront and take short paddle to explore the Ghost ship. Campers will receive basic safety and skill instruction then paddle away. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification.

Pool Time Fun

Play Marco Polo, Noodle Races, Diving Races, and so much more in this fun class of organized pool time fun! 

Rowing Merit Badge

Learn to row like the a champ! Captain your boat with or without a partner. In this intensive class rowers will learn to get around the inlet on their own. Open only to 11 year olds and above. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge

Master the winds and sail away! Captain your boat with a partner and learn to sail an Aquafin. In this intensive class future sailors will spend 2 hours each day learning to get around the inlet on their own. Open only to 11 year olds and above. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Standup Paddleboarding

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), (Hoe he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language) are sports originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Swimming Merit Badge

Image:Swimming.jpgDid you know that you can use your pants as a flotation device? Try it out and a whole lot more in our swimming class! Must have long pants to complete requirements. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Tubing Fun

Try to ride out the pain our Motorboat drivers dish out. Hit the water on one of our Airhead tubes and take the ride of your life. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification and be 10 years of age.

Water Sports Merit Badge

Ever heard of Noah Flegel? Want to hit the wake like him? Here is your chance! Hit the water in one of our ski boats and make it happen! Choose either wakeboard or water skies, you can even trade during class. This activity takes a 2 hour block and you must be at least 11 years old. Must have BSA Swimmer Classification. BSA Merit Badge.

Water Sports Fun

Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Kneeboarding, Slalom Skiing


 Shooting Sports


Archery Fun

Campers will learn basic range and safety rules then spend time taking turns shooting. 

Archery Merit Badge

Have you dreamed of being William Tell and shooting the apple? Learn what SNSPDARF means, make your own arrow to take home, and hit the bull's eye. This activity will teach shooting principles and includes class work. (Scouts wishing to qualify may need to schedule extra practice time in the Archery Fun class). Must be at least 11 years old. BSA Merit Badge.

 BB Fun

Shoot'em up at the BB's range. Campers will learn basic safety and have a blast hitting the target.




Climbing Fun

After safety briefing campers will enjoy lots of time "hanging" around the Tower.

Climbing Merit Badge

An in-depth and intense course that will have your campers wishing Florida had mountains to climb. This is a 2 hour class. Your camper will not only learn knots and rigging, but will actually learn to work the wall and help coach others. Must be at least 12 years old. BSA Merit Badge.


  Science World


Chemistry Merit Badge

How does a Cartesian Diver work? What happens when you place an iron nail in copper sulfate? Learn the answers to these mysteries, how to use chemicals safely, and much more in Chemistry. Some research is required. BSA Merit Badge.

Environmental Science Merit Badge

While earning the Environmental Science merit badge, Scouts will get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world.

Geocaching Merit Badge

Learn how to use a map, compass and GPS to locate caches! Set up your own account at and let the adventures begin!

Insects Merit Badge

Observe live species of insects in their habitat. See how insects are different from all other animals, centipedes and spiders

Nature Fun

Nature Fun- Camp Echockotee is a fantastic place to be "one" with nature! Get to know the native plants and animals by getting out in the middle of their world. Have fun with our Science Folks! Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop.

Nature Merit Badge

Birds, mammals, reptiles, plants, OH MY! Get to know them all so well!
Must complete ONE of the following as a prerequisite: Requirement 4a or 4d or 4e or 4f. BSA Merit Badge

Pulp & Paper Merit Badge

Learn about the pulp and paper industry. Describe how paper is made. Discuss how paper is recycled and then get gooey by making your own sheet of paper by hand! BSA Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge

If you could build a robot, what would it do? Learn to program our Mindstorm NXT robots to do your bidding. This is an intense and fast paced class. Research is required. BSA Merit Badge.

Space Exploration Merit Badge

Build a rocket and launch it into space or at least 150' up into the sky. Learn about space study and dream of working at NASA. BSA Merit Badge.

Wacky Science Fun

Explore the scientific method with explosions, gooey sliminess, and much more. We try a different science project every day!


  Scout Skills


First Aid Merit Badge

Image:First Aid.jpgDo you know what to do for a compound fracture? How about the difference between heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Learn this and much, much more. You must bring requirement 2d from home (First Aid Kit). BSA Merit Badge

First Class Requirements

Complete a whole bunch First Class Requirements over the summer. From knots, to first aid, to internet safety, have fun while getting closer to earning your rank badge! This is partial completion only.

Fishing Merit Badge

Learn from one of our fishing nuts how to rig and cast. Try to catch a bass. We encourage campers to bring their own poles for the week. BSA Merit Badge

Pioneering Merit Badge

Can you tie knots? Make a tower or flagpole out of sticks. Learn these things and more! BSA Merit Badge.


  Outdoor Skills


Aquatics Camp Campout!

For the camper that cannot get enough: Join us Thursday evening during your camp week as an individual or in a group for the following activities:

5-6 pm: Set up campsite.
6-7 pm Ride on sailboats and motorboats.
7-8 pm: Cookout dinner with Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, soda/water.
8-9:30 pm: Outdoor Movie at the Swimming Pool with popcorn.
9:30-10:15 pm: Campfire with Smore's.
10:15-10:30 pm: Wash up and prepare for lights out.
10:30 pm: Lights Out!
7-7:30 am: Wake up and Wash Up
7:30-8:15 am: Breakfast
8:15-8:30 am: Meet at Camp Cove and start camp day!
Some camping equipment available for rent. Maximum 30 campers per week. Five overnight counselors will supervise campers. Campers must be 9 years old.

Chess Fun

Checkmate! Learn how to be a worthy opponent on the chess board by exploiting weaknesses, overloading, removing the defender, and much more in this fast paced class. Just for fun!

Chess Merit Badge

Checkmate! Learn how to be a worthy opponent on the chess board by exploiting weaknesses, overloading, removing the defender, and much more in this fast paced class. BSA Merit Badge.

Cooking Fun

Learn basic sanitation rules and safety procedures in cooking. Learn fun recipes you can try at home!


Cooking Merit Badge

Learn basic sanitation rules and safety procedures in cooking. Then, put your meal planning and cooking skills to the test. Impress your fellow scouts with your skills on your next campout or hike. Treat your family to a yummy meal. This is a partial completion merit badge. BSA Merit Badge

Dance Fun

Learn to do the "Cotton Eyed Joe" and "The Electric Slide"- maybe even a little "Gangnam Style" on the side. Make it happen at your next dance and show others how to get it done!


 Disc Golf

A game in which a concave plastic disc is thrown into each of a series of metal baskets situated on an outdoor course, the object being to complete the course using the fewest possible throws.

Fish’n Fun

Just good ol' fishin' in the Lagoon- bring your own pole or borrow one.  


Flag Football

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Flag football is played with 9-11 players wearing two flags on each player. The flags are attached to a belt. It is illegal for anyone to attach the flags so they will be unable to come loose when pulled on. To stop advancement of the ball carrier, you must pull one of the flags off and drop it on the ground. Touch football is played when the defensive player uses one or two hands to tag the person with the ball on the back. It illegal to push, tackle or trip players with or without the ball.

Gaga Ball

Ga-ga (lit. "touch-touch") is a variant of dodgeball. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit. The game can be played by groups of individual players, teams and in one-on-one matches. The game may sometimes be referred to as "Israeli dodge-ball".


Harvard Club

Engage in the finer points of life, play various lawn games including badminton, croquet, ladder golf, and more.

Human Foosball/Ping-Pong

The game takes the tabletop version of the sport to the max and makes it closely resemble the sport it originated from, soccer. Campers will also enjoy ping-pong matches as well as the traditional tabletop version of foosball.

Personal Fitness

Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be. Regardless of their current levels of personal fitness campers will be in learn how to get in better shape, feel better about themselves, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities.

Sports Fun

Join the fun in one of your favorite sports - basketball, volleyball, kickball and 4-Square.

Ultimate Frisbee Fun

What happens when you mix frisbees with golf and football? Take Ultimate Frisbee Fun to find out! 





Animation Merit Badge

Perfect your inner artist with a variety of mediums. Make an animation appear more believable: squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, straight-ahead action and pose to pose, follow through and overlapping action, slow in and slow out, arcs, secondary action, timing, exaggeration. BSA Merit Badge.

Art Merit Badge

Perfect your inner artist with a variety of mediums. Requirement 4 is a prerequisite. Don't forget to bring an item to camp to put your own personal logo on it. BSA Merit Badge.

Basketry Merit Badge

Learn how weave with the best of them. You'll make two different baskets and a really cool camp stool. BSA Merit Badge.

Duct Tape/Paracord Fun

Make a belt, wallet or more with the most versatile stuff in the world-Duct Tape! Use the classic silver or make it pop with some cool colors and patterns available in the Trading Post. The fun doesn't stop there! Learn how to make a cool survival bracelet with paracord, too.

Jewelry Making Fun

What kind of sparkly masterpieces can you make? Don't just stop at beads and emroidery floss, get creative with our handicraft crew!

Leatherwork Merit Badge

Learn the artistry of leather working! Our handicraft crew will help you through two fun projects of your choice from our Trading Post. BSA Merit Badge.

Model Building

Create your own model! Choose from a variety of kits and learn how to construct your own wooden model, a bird house, a ship, trucks, bug cages, and many more! 

Paint on Plaster/Beadie Buddy Fun

Pick out your favorite character or scene and paint away. Make something special for mom or something just fun! The fun doesn't stop there. Choose another favorite character to create in beads for a neat keychain The sky is the limit to your fun. scene and paint away. Make something special for mom or something just fun!



Pottery - learn how to work with clay, and have fun.


Photography Merit Badge

 Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.


Wood Carving Merit Badge

Learn to carve wood safely while making two cool neckerchief slides. Choose from a variety in our Trading Post. Must be at least 11 years old and have earned your Totin' Chip (requirement 2a). BSA Merit Badge.

Spin Wheel/Sand Art

Use a spin wheel and paint to create works of art or jar your favorite
colors of sand for a new art project.