Clubs and Organizations

 

4-H
What: A youth development program focused on learning by doing.

Camden County office
Where: Mailing address is P.O. Box 309, Woodbine, GA
Call: 912-576-3219
Website: http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/county.cfm?CountyOfficeID=188

Nassau County offices
Where: 86026 Pages Dairy Rd., Yulee, FL
Call: 904-548-1116
Website: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/

AED Petition Now Alliance
What: Group working to mandate automated external defibrillators in public schools.
Where: 124 Point Peter Place, St. Marys
Call: 912-882-6869
Website: http://aedpetitionnow.com

Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch
What: Protects and educates about sea turtles.
Where: Mailing address is P.O. Box 566, Fernandina Beach, FL
Call: 904-583-1913
Website: http://www.ameliaislandseaturtlewatch.com/

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
What: Providing volunteer mentors to children.
Where: 516 S 10th St., Suite 103
Call: 904-261-9500
Website: http://www.bbbsnefl.org

Boy Scouts of America
What: Teaches boys to be good citizens and to serve others.

NE Florida Chapters managed by the North Florida Council
Call: 904-388-0591
Website: http://www.nfcscouting.org

SE Georgia Chapters managed by Okefenokee Area Council
Call: 912-283-6016
Website: http://www.oacbsa.org/

Circle of Friends
What: A support group for home-schooling families in Hilliard, Bryceville, Callahan and Folkston. Park days, field trips, and a monthly moms’ night out.
Where: (No physical address. Call for information)
Call: 904-845-3491
Website: none

Communities in Schools
What: Works with students to stay in school and achieve.
Where: 516 S 10th St., #205, Fernandina Beach
Call: 904-321-2000
Website: www.cinassau.org

Family Support Services of NE Florida
What: Child and family protection and support.
Where: 86004 Christian Way, Yulee
Call: 904-421-5800
Website: fssjax.org

Girl Power 2 Cure
What: A nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and research funds for Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder that mainly affects girls.
Where: Based out of Amelia Island
Contact: Call 904-875-4810 or email ingrid@girlpower2cure.org
Website: http://www.girlpower2cure.org

Girl Scouts
What: Aims to build girls’ courage, confidence and character.

NE Florida Chapters managed by Jacksonville Service Center
Call: 904-388-4653 or 877-764-5237
Website: http://www.girlscouts-gateway.org/

SE Georgia Chapters Managed by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Call: 912-230-0102
Website: http://www.gshg.org/

Island Art Association
What: Nonprofit cooperative of artists in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. Sometimes offers free art classes for school-aged children.
Where: 18 N 2nd St., Fernandina Beach, FL
Call: 904-261-7020
Website: http://www.islandart.org/

Lighthorse Learning, Inc.
What: Therapeutic horse riding for people with mental and physical disabilities.
Where: Mailing address is P.O. Box 5250, St. Marys
Call: 912-882-3800
Website: http://www.lighthorselearning.com/

McArthur Family YMCA
What: Focused on building healthy spirit, mind and body through Christian principles.
Where: 1915 Citrona Drive, Fernandina Beach
Call: 904-261-1080
Website: http://www.firstcoastymca.org/branch/mcarthur

Miracle League of Camden County
What: Group that built and runs Justin’s Miracle Field, a baseball field for children with special needs.
Where: 514 Lake Jordan Blvd. West, Kingsland
Call: 912-322-1970
Website: www.camdenmiracleleague.com

Mom & Me Playgroup at Noah’s Place
What: Informal play group that meets 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays through First Prebyterian Church in Fernandina Beach. All moms and their toddlers and infants welcome.
Where: Next to the church on North 6th St. (just off Centre Street), Fernandina Beach
Call: 904-261-5769
Website: http://www.first-presbyterian-church-32034.org/

MOMS Club of Kingsland
What: Members of this club believe that raising children should not isolate stay-at-home mothers. They offer support during the day and have meetings, organize family activities, perform service projects and host play groups and activity groups.
Where: Kingsland, GA
Contact: momsclubofkingsland@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/momsclubofkingsland/

Nassau Challenger Bowling League

What: A bowling league for mentally and physically challenged children, ages 7-40. The group meets one Saturday a month. Meeting times vary, so contact Melinda before you go.
Where: Nassau Bowling Center, 850822 Highway 17 (just south of SR 200), Yulee
Call: 904-261-3136
Website: (no website)

Project Chance
What: Provides service dogs to local children with autism.
Where: 95512 Arbor Lane, Fernandina Beach
Call: 904-491-0414
Website: http://www.projectchance.com

SE Georgia Mommies
What: A support group for mothers that offers secure online forums, information and play dates. Serves Camden and Nassau counties, among others.
Where: Local group based out of St. Marys (no physical address)
Contact: admin@segeorgiamommies.com
Website: www.segeorgiamommies.com

Special Olympics
What: Sports organization for children with disabilities.
Where: Yulee, FL
Call: 904-491-0369
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Special-Olympics-Nassau-County-FL/143362405757534

Take Stock in Children
What: Mentoring and scholarship program
Where: FSCJ Betty Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee
Call: 904-548-4464
Website: www.takestockinchildren.org/local-programs/category/nassau

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