CAMP COCOA IS A SPECIAL PLACE. A WILD PLACE. TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS OF PROTECTING THE WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEM, AND PROVIDE A SAFE AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR GUESTS AND ANIMALS, THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PLACE AND SHALL NOT BE BROKEN FOR ANY REASON.

BY SENDING A PAYMENT AND/OR DEPOSIT, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF CAMP COCOA AS STATED BELOW WITH NO EXCEPTIONS:

CAMP COCOA OR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITHIN THE OPERATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LEGALLY LIABLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY WHILE ON OR AROUND OUR PROPERTY, OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. THE GATE STATES YOU ARE ENTERING AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND WE MEAN IT. WE HAVE SOME FIRST AID PRODUCTS AVAILABLE BUT SUGGEST BRINGING YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT AND ANY OTHER MEDICAL OR HEALTH PRODUCTS YOU REQUIRE. PLAN FOR THIS TRIP THE WAY YOU WOULD PLAN TO GO OUT INTO THE WILD, ALONE, BECAUSE FOR THE MOST PART THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THIS INCLUDES DRINKING WATER AND ALL OTHER SURVIVAL NECESSITIES. IF ANY MEMBER OF YOUR PARTY IS INJURED, TAKE CARE OF IT ON YOUR OWN. IF YOU CANNOT, CONTACT EMERGENCY SERVICES. WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT HELP IN AN EMERGENCY. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, AND NO REFUNDS WILL EVER BE GIVEN UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AFTER READING EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE. IT IS WILD OUT THERE SO BE CAREFUL, MINDFUL, AND RESPECTFUL OF THE PROPERTY, NATURAL SURROUNDINGS, AND EACH OTHER.

A DEPOSIT WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL AND PROCESSED AS PART OF THE PAYMENT FOR ALL RENTALS. THE AMOUNT WILL BE DISCLOSED AND AGREED UPON BEFORE THE TRANSACTION TAKES PLACE.

DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER SITE INSPECTION, AFTER YOUR STAY IF THE FOLLOWING RULES HAVE NOT BEEN BROKEN:

  • CHECK IN IS NO EARLIER THAN 2PM OF THE FIRST DAY YOU BOOK AND NO LATER THAN NOON OF THE LAST DAY.
    • IF YOU NEED TO CHECK IN SOONER OR STAY LATER, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE IF YOU CONTACT US. THE FEE IS HALF THE DEPOSIT FOR EARLY CHECK IN OR LATE CHECK OUT.
    • YOU MUST TEXT US WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND WHEN YOU LEAVE.
  • GATE SHALL STAY LOCKED WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON SITE.
    • ANY TIME YOU LEAVE THE SITE TO GO ON A HIKE (EVEN IF YOUR VEHICLE REMAINS IN FRONT OF GATE), IT IS TO REMAIN CHAINED UP AND LOCKED.
    • IF YOU LEAVE TO GO TO THE STORE OR ANYWHERE OFF SITE, THE GATE IS TO REMAIN LOCKED.
    • WHEN YOU LEAVE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY, EVEN IF IT IS RAINING, YOU ARE TO LOCK THE GATE.
    • YOU ARE WELCOME TO LOCK YOURSELF IN AT NIGHT, BUT IT IS NOT NECESSARY.
  • LEAVE THE PLACE AS YOU FOUND IT.
    • THE BED WAS MADE WHEN YOU GOT THERE, MAKE THE BED BEFORE YOU LEAVE. WE CHANGE BEDDING AFTER EACH GUEST BUT REQUIRE THE TREE HOUSE ALWAYS STAY PRESENTABLE BETWEEN USES. WE DON’T EXPECT IT TO BE PERFECT, BUT WITHIN REASON, MAKE THE BED. THIS IS NOT A HOTEL, IT IS SOMEONE’S HOUSE, AND YOU ARE A GUEST. THESE ARE THE HOUSE RULES.
    • IF YOU SPILL SOMETHING CLEAN IT UP. WIPES ON THE CENTER BOTTOM SHELF ON THE FIRST FLOOR. IF FOOD OR LIQUIDS ARE SPILLED ON THE BED, YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR DEPOSIT BACK.
    • IF YOU USE POTS, PANS, PLATES, GLASSES, OR ANYTHING ELSE, CLEAN IT AND PUT IT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND IT AND NOWHERE ELSE.
    • ALL TRASH MUST BE IN ONE OF OUR TRASH BINS. IF ALL TRASH BINS ARE FULL, WE HAVE TRASH BAGS ON THE BOTTOM CENTER SHELF ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE TREE HOUSE AND IN THE WORKSHOP BY THE FIRE PIT. WE DON’T MIND TAKING OUT YOUR TRASH, WITHIN REASON, BUT IT MUST BE IN A BAG. IF THERE ARE NO BAGS FOR ANY REASON, YOU MUST TAKE THE TRASH WITH YOU AND DISPOSE IT OFF SITE IN A PROPER WASTE RECEPTACLE. ANY TRASH LEFT ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY WILL RESULT IN LOSING THE DEPOSIT.
    • IF YOU REARRANGE ANYTHING ON SITE, IT MUST BE PUT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND IT, PERIOD.
    • A LOT OF OUR GUESTS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND LEAVE CHARCOAL, FIREWOOD, AND ALL SORTS OF GIFTS. THIS IS ENCOURAGED, SO LONG AS IT IS SOMETHING PLEASANT LIKE THAT AND NOT ROTTEN FOOD, OR SOMETHING HORRIBLE LIKE THAT.
    • DO NOT BREAK PALLETS, DOORS, OR ANYTHING FOUND ON OR AROUND THE SITE TO USE AS FIREWOOD OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON! YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT AND BE BANNED FOR LIFE. I FEEL LIKE I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO SAY THAT, BUT IT WOULDN’T BE THE FIRST OR 5TH TIME IT HAS HAPPENED.
  • YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL FIRE SAFETY RULES
    • CAMPFIRES NEED TO BE NO LARGER THAN 5′ HIGH AND IN DESIGNATED AREAS DURING TIMES WHEN FIRES ARE ALLOWED.
    • CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING BUT LOOK AT A BONFIRE FROM AT LEAST 4′ AWAY. ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 18 MUST MAKE SMORES, OR ANY OTHER FIRE COOKED FOODS FOR MINORS.
    • SMALL CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED UNLESS PROHIBITED BY BREVARD COUNTY WHEN IT IS DRY, TOO WINDY, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
    • ONLY BURN NON-TREATED WOOD, AND DEAD BRUSH FOUND ON OR AROUND THE SITE.
    • DO NOT CUT DOWN ANY LIMBS OR TREES FOR FIREWOOD.
    • IF YOU START YOUR OWN FIRE, OUTSIDE OF OUR FIRE PIT AREA, IT MUST BE AT LEAST 5′ AWAY FROM ANY STRUCTURE, TENT, OR TREE, & BE IN A FIRE PIT OR GRILL YOU BRING WITH YOU.
    • AGAIN, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU OUT HERE, INCLUDING FIRE RELATED INCIDENTS.
    • IF FIRE DAMAGES OUR PROPERTY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF REPLACEMENT PLUS 50% OF VALUE WE GIVE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND LOSS OF DEPOSIT, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • ALL CAMERAS ARE NOT TO BE TAMPERED WITH.
    • WE HAVE SEVERAL REMOTE CAMERAS THAT ARE MOTION CENSORED AND HAVE NIGHT VISION THAT CAPTURE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE GATE, PATH, AND PUBLIC AREAS TO RECORD ANY THEFT, OR CRIMES COMMITTED ON OR AROUND THE PROPERTY. THERE ARE NO CAMERAS INSIDE THE TREE HOUSE OR TENTS AND ONLY OUR STAFF SEES THE FOOTAGE UNLESS A CRIME IS COMMITTED, THEN WE HAND IT OVER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR APPROPRIATE AGENCY. IF ANY CAMERA IS NON-FUNCTIONAL, REDIRECTED, MISSING BATTERIES, SD CARDS, OR IS NOT EXACTLY AS WE LEFT IT FOR ANY REASON, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT.
  • YOUR PARTY CANNOT CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
    • A GUEST OF A PARTY IS A PERSON OF ANY AGE THAT IS ON SITE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME.
    • IF A GUEST IS BEING DROPPED OFF, THE PERSON DROPPING THEM OFF MAY ENTER THE PROPERTY TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR BAGS BUT THEN MUST LEAVE UNLESS THEY ARE ADDED AS A GUEST FOR $10 PER GUEST.
    • IF YOU BOOK FOR 2 GUESTS, IT NEEDS TO REMAIN 2 GUESTS MAXIMUM UNLESS YOU CONTACT US TO ADD ADDITIONAL GUESTS AT $10 PER GUEST.
    • IF YOU HAVE GUESTS OF YOUR PARTY THAT CANCEL, IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE MENTIONED BUT YOU WILL NOT GET A REFUND FOR THEIR ABSENCE.
    • THE REASON FOR THIS RULE IS TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF TRASH ON SITE, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND PREVENT HUGE PARTIES ON SITE WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED.
  • BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER GUESTS.
    • WE HAVE SEVERAL SITES NOT TOO FAR FROM ONE AND OTHER SO YOU MIGHT BUMP INTO OTHER GUESTS DURING YOUR STAY. PLEASE BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL OF ANYONE YOU MEET OUT THERE. IF YOU ALL GET ALONG AND WANT TO HANG OUT TOGETHER DURING YOUR STAY, AND IT IS CONSENSUAL BETWEEN ALL GUESTS, GO FOR IT! BUT IF I GET ANY COMPLAINTS, DEPOSITS WILL BE LOST, SO TREAD LIGHTLY.
    • IF YOU ARE THE ONLY GUESTS OUT THERE, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW SO YOU CAN BLAST YOUR TUNES AND MAKE NOISE IN THE NIGHT IF YOU SO CHOOSE. HOWEVER, IF THERE ARE OTHER GUESTS ON SITE, WE WILL ALSO LET YOU KNOW AND EXPECT THAT ALL NOISE OVER STANDARD SPEAKING (NO YELLING OR LOUD MUSIC) SHALL CEASE NO LATER THAN 10PM WITH NO EXCEPTIONS OR DEPOSITS WILL BE LOST.
  • BE RESPECTFUL OF WILDLIFE.
    • DO NOT THROW BLADES OR SHOOT AT TREES. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME SORT OF TARGET PRACTICE, BRING YOUR OWN TARGETS WITH A PLYWOOD OR STEEL BASE, AND CLEAN UP ANY SHELLS, CARTRIDGES, BOXES, TARGET FRAGMENTS, OR OTHER BYPRODUCT OF THIS ACTIVITY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM SUCH ACTIVITY. IF THIS ACTIVITY RESULTS IN DAMAGES OUR PROPERTY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF REPLACEMENT PLUS 50% OF VALUE WE GIVE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND LOSS OF DEPOSIT, NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • DO NOT HUNT ON PROPERTY. IT IS A WILDLIFE PRESERVE AND HUNTING IS PROHIBITED. ONCE YOU PASS OVER THE CANAL BACK TO YOUR VEHICLE, THERE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY THAT MAY ALLOW FOR HUNTING ALONG THE TRAILS OFF SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND DUE DILIGENCE TO LOOK UP APPLICABLE LAWS.
    • DO NOT TRAP ON PROPERTY. IT IS A WILDLIFE PRESERVE AND TRAPPING IS PROHIBITED. ONCE YOU PASS OVER THE CANAL BACK TO YOUR VEHICLE, THERE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY THAT MAY ALLOW FOR TRAPPING ALONG THE TRAILS OFF SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND DUE DILIGENCE TO LOOK UP APPLICABLE LAWS.
    • DO NOT DIG HOLES. IF YOU USE THE OUTDOOR TOILET, YOU MAY KICK ASIDE PINE NEEDLES AND DEAD LEAVES TO PURGE EXCREMENT, THEN COVER WITH PROVIDED WIPES, TOILET PAPER, AND COVER WITH A PALM FROND OR PINE NEEDLES, LEAVES. DO NOT DIG HOLES FOR ANY REASON. THERE ARE SHALLOW ROOTS AND ANIMAL DWELLINGS THAT SHALL NOT BE DISTURBED.
  • DO NOT LEAVE ANY URINE, FECES, OR VOMIT ANYWHERE OTHER THAN ON THE GROUND, OFF THE BEATEN PATH, AND COVERED WITH NATURAL DEBRIS.
    • THIS SEEMS LIKE A DIFFICULT ONE FOR SOME SO LISTEN UP. DO NOT PEE, POO, PUKE, OR ANY OTHER BODILY FLUIDS/SOLIDS IN THE BUCKET WHICH CONTAINS WIPES INSIDE OF THE CAMP TOILET.
    • THE CAMP TOILET IS A PLASTIC, OUTDOOR TOILET NEXT TO THE FRONT PORCH OF THE TREE HOUSE WHICH CAN BE TAKEN ANYWHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO FOR PRIVACY OFF THE BEATEN PATH TO USE TO “GO TO THE BATHROOM”. THIS IS CAMPING. DO NOT PEE OR POO INSIDE THE TREE HOUSE, IN ONE OF OUR TENTS, OR ANY OTHER PROVIDED STRUCTURES WE OWN, OR WE WILL KEEP YOUR DEPOSIT AND YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE. IT’S DISGUSTING AND WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT.
    • CAMP TOILET IS TO BE PLACED (LIKE ALL THINGS) WHERE YOU FOUND IT ANY TIME IT IS USED, OR WE WILL KEEP YOUR DEPOSIT. WE DON’T WANT TO GO LOOKING FOR ANYTHING. EVERYTHING HAS ITS PLACE, AND IT NEEDS TO BE THERE UPON INSPECTION.
    • DO NOT WORRY ABOUT CLEANING UP SOLID WASTE OUT ON THE GROUND, OFF THE BEATEN PATH, WHERE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DEFICATE, WE HAVE WONDERFUL DUNG BEETLES THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF SOLID WASTE IN NO TIME! JUST AGAIN, COVER WITH THE WIPES AND TOILET PAPER YOU USE, AND A PALM FROND IF THERE IS ONE HANDY. WE SWEEP UP WIPES AND SUCH WEEKLY AFTER THE RAIN CLEANS THEM OFF AND THE BEETLES GET WHAT THEY NEED FROM THEM. THIS HELPS THE ECOSYSTEM HERE AND KEEPS EVERYONE HAPPY.
    • FULL PUBLIC BATHROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE DAWN TO DUSK AT PORT ST JOHN WATERFRONT PARK 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY OR STOP BY JABBERS DOWN THE STREET FOR CLEAN BATHROOMS, GOOD FOOD, FREE WIFI, AND OUTLETS (PRO TIP).
    • DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT FINDING POOP OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS OR WE WILL KEEP YOUR DEPOSIT, AND YOU WILL SOUND FOOLISH!
  • DO NOT ASK FOR A REFUND FOR ANY REASON.
    • BOOKING AT CAMP COCOA IS A RARE AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND SOME TIME IN WILD FLORIDA. IT IS UNPREDICTABLE. SOMETIMES IT IS RAINY, BUGGY, HOT, COLD, HUMID, WINDY, OR SEEM LIKE YOU ARE IN ANOTHER DIMENSION WHILE YOU ARE OUT THERE. KIDS WILL LOVE IT ONE MINUTE THEN GET SCARED; CRY & WANT TO LEAVE THE NEXT MINUTE. SOME ADULTS REACT THIS WAY AS WELL. WE HAVE HEARD IT ALL. EVERY OBJECT YOU FIND OUT IN THOSE WOODS WE PUT THERE FOR A REASON AND IS NONE OF YOUR CONCERN. THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF DOZENS OF PROJECTS, WHICH ARE NONE OF YOUR CONCERN. YOU ARE THERE TO ENJOY NATURE, YOUR OTHER GUESTS, HIKE, EAT, HAVE A BONFIRE, & SLEEP. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND ASKING FOR A REFUND FOR ANY REASON IS A VIOLATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND WILL RESULT IN US KEEPING THE DEPOSIT AND THE FEE FOR RENTAL IN FULL. IF FOR ANY REASON YOUR CAMPING TRIP DID NOT GO AS PLANNED AND YOU WISH TO LEAVE EARLY, LET US KNOW SO WE CAN GET OUT THERE EARLIER TO INSPECT THE PROPERTY AND ISSUE YOUR DEPOSIT BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, NO LATER THAN 10 DAYS AFTER YOU LEAVE. WE HAVE BEEN BURNED BY SOME NASTY PEOPLE AND HAVE LEARNED OUR LESSONS. THEY RUINED IT FOR EVERYONE, SO THIS IS THE WAY THINGS NEED TO BE.
    • IF THINGS ARE MESSED UP IN ANY WAY WHEN YOU GET THERE YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS:
      • YOU CAN DOCUMENT IT WITH PHOTOS OR VIDEO & TEXT IT TO 321-460-7198 IMMEDIATELY, THEN DEAL WITH IT TO GET YOUR DEPOSIT BACK PLUS AN EXTRA NIGHT OR DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT STAY!
      • YOU CAN DOCUMENT IT WITH PHOTOS OR VIDEO & TEXT IT TO 321-460-7198 IMMEDIATELY, LOCK UP AND LEAVE TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MATTER. IF THE INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES THAT YOU DID NOT MAKE THE MESS AND IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A REFUND INCLUDING DEPOSIT WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. IF YOU FAIL TO LOCK UP, YOU WILL GET NOTHING BACK, SO BE SURE TO LOCK UP.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO KEEP DEPOSITS FOR ANY REASON ABOVE AND FINAL JUDGEMENT ON ANY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT QUALIFY AS A VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS TO BE MADE BY US.

WE LOVE RETURN CUSTOMERS AND EVEN GIVE DISCOUNTS FOR WORD OF MOUTH, REFERRALS, AND EXTENDED STAY GUESTS SO REST ASSURED, IF YOU FOLLOW THESE RULES, YOU WILL GET YOUR DEPOSIT BACK AND GET PERKS FOR BEING A DECENT PERSON! IF YOU MADE IT TO THE END OF THIS TOS, YOU ARE AT LEAST HALFWAY THERE!!!