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St. Johns River Base at Echockotee

 North Florida Council christened the River Quest Raft “Osprey” on May 3rd, 2014 at St. Johns River Base at Echocokteee.

River Base at Echockotee has an adventure waiting for you. River Quest is an excursion on the St. Johns River fro a week of everything to do with being on the water. Cruising on a custom made 26x17 foot Osprey raft.

Located in Orange Park, FL along the shores of Doctor's Lake the St Johns River Base is home to the North Florida Council'sAquatics Camp in addition to many other programs offered throughout the year. 

For more information on programs offered go to www.stjohnsriverbase.org

Founded in the early 1920's the River Base has 8 large campsites, a dining hall, meeting rooms, plus many pavilions and program areas to fit your Scouting needs.

Other Features include:

  • Shooting Sports geared to help Cub Scouts and adults learn about safe Archery and BB gun activities.
  • A climbing wall for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
  • A swimming pool
  • A beautiful river with great opportunities for sailboating, motor boats, canoeing, kayaking, and much more!

St Johns River Base is open from September through April every year. Aquatics Camp opens May through August. To learn more about our Aquatics Camp go to www.aquaticscamp.org

St. Johns River Base was founded as Camp Echockotee in 1923 and is owned by the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council. The camp was rebranded in 2012 to reflect our new and exciting programs. The property is 80 acres located along the shores of Doctor’s Inlet in Orange Park, Florida. We have a swimming pool, climbing wall, several buildings, campsites, and a waterfront area with sailing, canoeing, kayaking and motor boating. The river base serves many purposes including weekly meetings, weekend camping, Aquatics Camp, the exciting new River Quest trek program and more”.