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North Fork Leadership Center

North Fork is located in Middleburg, Fla. North Fork’s 250 acres include wooded areas, pasture and waterfront access points, and activity sites for telescopes, archery and swimming. The main gate is locked and requires a code, which will be given upon confirmation of reservation.

There are 136 beds available; additional overnight capacity can be accommodated by pitching tents, with ranger approval. Additional capacity requires rental of one portable toilet per 20 people.

Camp information

• Address: 4500 Trefoil Trail, Middleburg, FL 32068
• For GPS: 4399 Lazy Acres Road, Middleburg, FL 32068
• Troop camping prices*
• Camp map
• Ranger: Matt Mendenhall, (904) 291-2229

*Prices apply only to Gateway Council troops. Troops outside Gateway Council can contact Andrea Mieres at (904) 421-3480.


Units

Fishing Village
Maximum overnight capacity: 56
Two program shelters and seven cabins arranged in semicircle around large activity center. Planked walkways connect cabins and program shelters.

Harriet H. Barrett Program Shelter

Harriet H. Barrett Program Shelter includes four cabins and one shelter. Each cabin features windows with screens, a front door, ceiling fans and power outlets. Each cabin sleeps eight people in wood bunk beds.

Cabins are arranged in a semicircle around the program shelter. A fire circle is behind the cabins; firewood is available from the ranger by request. The shelter is screened and equipped with ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, folding tables and chairs. The shelter also includes an outdoor sink and 48-inch charcoal grill. 

Program Shelter B

Program Shelter B includes three cabins and one shelter. Each cabin features windows with screens, a front door, ceiling fans and power outlets. Each cabin sleeps eight people in wood bunk beds.

Cabins are arranged in a semicircle around the program shelter. A fire circle is behind the cabins; firewood is available from the ranger by request. The shelter is screened and equipped with ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, folding tables and chairs. The shelter also includes an outdoor sink and 48-inch charcoal grill.

Towers Activity Center

Towers Family Activity Center is a two-level structure with central heat and air conditioning. The upstairs has been opened to create a large loft suitable for group activities; the space opens up to a deck with views of Black Creek. The main floor has an open space with attached kitchen. A bathroom is located on both floors; the downstairs bathroom is handicap-accessible and can be accessed from the outside to create a separate men’s toilet if necessary. There are no sleeping accommodations. A bath house is attached to the activity center and shared by the entire Fishing Village.

  

Arts Village
Maximum overnight capacity: 80
Three program shelters and 10 cabins arranged in a semicircle around a large activity center.

Suddath Program Shelter

Suddath Program Shelter includes four cabins and one shelter. Each cabin features windows with screens, a front door, ceiling fans and power outlets. Each cabin sleeps eight people in wood bunk beds.

Cabins are arranged in a semicircle around the program shelter. A fire circle is behind the cabins; firewood is available from the ranger by request. The shelter is screened and equipped with ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, folding tables and chairs. The shelter also includes an outdoor sink and 48-inch charcoal grill. 

Program Shelter B

Program Shelter B includes three cabins and one shelter. Each cabin features windows with screens, a front door, ceiling fans and power outlets. Each cabin sleeps eight people in wood bunk beds.

Cabins are arranged in a semicircle around the program shelter. A fire circle is behind the cabins; firewood is available from the ranger by request. The shelter is screened and equipped with ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, folding tables and chairs. The shelter also includes an outdoor sink and 48-inch charcoal grill. 

Program Shelter C

Program Shelter C includes three cabins and one shelter. Each cabin features windows with screens, a front door, ceiling fans and power outlets. Each cabin sleeps eight people in wood bunk beds.

Cabins are arranged in a semicircle around the program shelter. A fire circle is behind the cabins; firewood is available from the ranger by request. The shelter is screened and equipped with ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, sink, folding tables and chairs. The shelter also includes an outdoor sink and 48-inch charcoal grill. 

Publix Activity Center

Publix Activity Center features a large room that can hold up to 90 people. A partition can separate the space into two smaller rooms. The center of the room has ceiling fans and data ports. Full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, three-basin sink, hand-wash sink and coffeemaker. A paved porch wraps around three sides of the building. Bathrooms with showers are attached to both sides of the Activity Center; bathrooms are shared by the entire Arts Village. Handicap-accessible bathroom available. No sleeping in activity center.

  

Other areas

All Girl Play Area

Description coming soon.

Amphitheater
NFLC - Amphitheater

The amphitheater features a unique design in the shape of a Trefoil. The amphitheater seats up to 300 and includes a fire pit on each side of the stage area.

Archery Range

Description coming soon.

Great Pasture
NFLC - Great Pasture

Large open field bordered by the north fork of Black Creek and wooded areas. The Great Pasture is accessible by back pasture road, providing space for large day events.

Low Ropes Challenge Course

Description coming soon.

Oak Hammock
NFLC - Oak Hammock

Oak Hammock is a natural area ideal for picnics, day events and tent camping. The area is set off from the rest of camp and accessible from Lazy Acres Road. Tent camping is permitted with ranger approval and requires the rental of portable toilets. One toilet per 20 people is required.

Sproull Aquatics Center and Pool
NFLC - Pool

Pool features six lanes from 3-7 feet deep. A zero-depth "beach entry" offers wheelchair and handicap access. Pool can accommodate up to 165 swimmers. Restroom facilities and changing areas with outside rinse showers. Sheltered area is suitable for events and training.

Groups must provide lifeguard(s) and water watcher(s), as outlined in the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

List of lifeguards available in Gateway Council

  

Important information

Check-in

Upon arrival, all vehicles should park in the main parking area. All vehicles should back in. Camp ranger will assist troops/groups with transporting gear back to the site. No personal vehicles should be driven to campsite. At time of check-in, make arrangements with the camp ranger for check-out. If your actual arrival time will differ more than one hour from the estimated arrival time indicated on your troop camp reservation, please call the camp ranger to notify them of any change in plans.

Departing camp

See clean-up checklist provided in folder at check-in. Leave your unit cleaner than you found it, and have the ranger inspect the campsite before leaving. Two girls should be chosen to help with camp inspection and correct any areas that don’t meet standards. Report any equipment problems to the ranger.

Garbage containers

Campers should supply their own heavy-duty garbage bags. Bagged trash is to be placed in the large garbage containers located near the entrance to each village. The ranger will collect the garbage from these containers.

Ice

Arrive with coolers filled with ice. Ice machines for refills are available at the Arrival Center and Publix Activity Center. 

Motorized carts

Carts may be available at the camp under special circumstances. Cart(s) must be reserved at time of property reservation. Training is required to use carts and must be arranged with the ranger prior to arrival. Operators must by 18 years or older and have a valid Florida driver’s license.

On-site equipment and what to bring

Each program shelter should contain fire buckets, dishwashing buckets, a rake, a shovel, a broom, skillets, a 5-gallon water cooler, a charcoal chimney, a Dutch oven, a propane stove, a trail kit, nesting pots, folding tables and chairs, a 32-gallon trash can and a garden hose. Campers should bring cooking equipment, eating utensils, heavy-duty garbage bags, dishwashing and bathroom cleaning supplies

Swimming

The saltwater pool at North Fork is open year-round and may be reserved in 2-hour blocks. Multiple groups may reserve the time block up to pool capacity (165 swimmers). Troops, groups and communities must provide their own lifeguard(s) and wachter(s) according to the Safety Activity Checkpoints. Diapers are not permitted in the pool.

• List of lifeguards available in Gateway Council

  

Considerations for all properties

• Household pets are not permitted on Girl Scout properties except for service dogs.

• Recreational vehicles (RVs) on camp properties for use in overnight accommodations are not permitted.

• Alcohol policy: Alcohol is never permitted on any Gateway Council property. 

• Smoking policy: All tobacco products (including vapor, dip, cigarettes, etc.) are to be used out of sight of all girls and no closer than 50 feet from their location.  All products must be placed in a fire-safe container (such as a can with water) prior to placing into the trash. Location must be clean of all tobacco products prior to rejoining the girls. The girl-adult ratio must be maintained in your absence.

• In the event a fire ban is enforced in the state or county, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council will adhere to the following procedure: There will be no open fires at North Fork Leadership Center and Camp Kateri. Campers may use the fixed charcoal grills or a self-contained grill with charcoal as long as it is kept inside the fire circle.

• Thermometers are available for each refrigeration unit. Chef-trained supervisors and/or camp-trained volunteers should monitor the temperature of the refrigeration unit upon arrival at camp and at least daily during camp stay. Notify camp ranger if temperature exceeds 40 degrees F. Ice chests or coolers for cookouts or temporary food storage should be monitored for safe temperatures. Any “potentially hazardous food” stored in ice chests may not be returned to the kitchen.