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Christmas in the Florida Keys

 

Christmas in the Keys Adventure – Not for 2020

Ages 8 to 18, $1,200

Kayaking in the Keys

The team will meet at the Ft Lauderdale airport before departing off to Sunshine Key Resort near Big Pine Key. This will serve as our staging grounds for the following week as we sea kayak around the surrounding mangroves, fish off a nearby pier, and tube & jet ski in the crystal blue waters. Campers will also take a boat out to Looe Key Marine Sanctuary where they will snorkel among the coral reef and its incredible aquatic life, including angel fish, yellow fin, sea turtles, and much more.

Campers will discover this island paradise and inhabitants while they fish in the surrounding waters or visit the Blue Hole, a fresh water spring teeming with wildlife.  Encounters with the notorious Key Deer, which swim from island to island, may also be a highlight!

Island life will be on full display at the Sunset Celebration in Key West! Known for its street performers, this celebration gives insight to the rich culture of the southern-most U.S. city. Campers will also visit Historic Key West’s museums and souvenir shops, in search of their own treasures.

The course concludes with a New Year’s celebration, including a scavenger hunt and bar-b-que feast complete with group games. Then it’s back up to Ft Lauderdale to begin the journey back home. Campers will return home with new friendships, new experiences, and a new-found sense of accomplishment!

Snorkeling in the Keys

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SCUBA Adventure:

Ages 14 to 18, $1,500

This course provides campers an opportunity to learn a lifelong skill, one that enables them to explore a whole new world, filled with amazing corals, fish, and marine life. Groups meet in Fort Lauderdale before departing for the sunny Florida Keys! This incredible island chain will be their home for the next 6 days as they explore this paradise, both above and below the water. Courses begin with SCUBA instruction near Big Pine Key utilizing the spectacular Looe Key Marine Sanctuary. Campers will be awestruck by the beauty and diversity of the coral reef, exploring its amazing intricacies.

SCUBA Diver

The SCUBA certification course, taught by qualified instructors, will be adapted specifically for those diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and/or LD. This ensures campers are given the best opportunity to succeed in this challenging and rewarding course. Campers receive personalized instruction with close supervision during the open water dives, culminating in PADI certification. In order to earn a SCUBA certification, campers must learn to pay close attention to detail and will get to experience a practical application of science. Campers will learn to regulate breathing, which is an important skill in emotional coping strategies. In addition, successful completion of this course will provide campers a huge sense of accomplishment and a life-long skill.

*Upon completion of the requirements, campers will be PADI Scuba Divers, meaning that they can scuba dive under the supervision of a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 40 ft. You can learn more about this certification at padi.com.

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Camping in the Florida Keys

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NC Llama Trek

NC Llama Trek

Ages 8 – 10, 10 Days

Cost: $3,700

Llama Trek Course Highlights:

  • This course is specifically designed for younger campers who are new to being away from home and who may need additional help keeping track of belongings, maintaining hygiene, etc. Our low staff to camper ratio and more time spent on basecamp help these youngest campers feel more comfortable as they push themselves to try new adventures.
  • Did someone say LLAMAS?? The highlight of this trip is the 3-day, 2-night Llama Trek Expedition in Panthertown Wilderness area.  Campers bond with their furry friends through llama hikes, llama races, campfires with llamas, and more!
  • Excitement awaits with a day of age-appropriate rock climbing in Pisgah National Forest!
  • SOAR makes learning fun with visits to the kid-friendly and interactive Cradle of Forestry Museum and the Western NC Nature Center.
  • Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like throwing hatchets and shooting archery??  Our campers sure do!
  • Thrills abound with the final activity of the session – whitewater rafting down the Nantahala River!

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