Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Indian Field Campground, Sarasota
Partnering with Crowley has been a wonderful venture for Not a Clue Adventures. We are great working partners because we share goals such as education youths and families to the joys of Florida’s natural places, animals and history.
Recently we began offering Florida Pioneer Adventure Camping events. The first 4 nights of camping were a wonderful success! We met families from all over Central Florida. Many new campers and some families the parents had camped but they had not yet gotten their kids out camping.
Crowley is the perfect location to take these clients! The grounds are kept in wonderful condition and the staff is amazing. They are very friendly and knowledgeable and more than willing to share a meal or time around the campfire talking about the property and the history of the early pioneers that lived here. Many are descendants of the original property owners.
As part of the package participants camping equipment is provided and set up in advance of their arrival. Meals are not only supplied but also prepared, meeting many special dietary needs. We also take guided instructional hikes; visit the Pioneer Museum and Tatum House on the property.
The kids get to see the garden, sugar cane mill and Pioneer Playground. There are even a few chickens, horses and cracker cows handing around. The most enjoyable spots for the children are the Fossil Pit (where they can dig for sharks teeth and other fossils) and the Children’s Discovery Path.
Here they will learn to soar like an eagle on a small zip-line and see a real eagle’s nest, try to navigate a trail by sound like a bat, test their climbing a web like a spider and more! Parents seem to enjoy the hike out to the Tower overlooking the Myakka River basin and watching the kids chase each other all over the place all day!
Meals are all served family style and campfire activities are also included, including S’mores. We do not just live on hamburgers and hot dogs either. Some meal options include Baked Ziti, Cowboy Breakfast, and Tennessee Jambalaya.
In addition to the freshly prepared meals there is a Saturday morning Farmers Market that offers fresh cheese, organic vegetables (usually fresh picked that morning) farm eggs, baked goods and much more! There are even baby goats and even some chicks or bunnies for the kids to pet!
This is one of our most enjoyable events. Currently we are offering the June 22 or June 23 event at 50% discount of $37 per person (Regular price is $75 over 5 years old). We will be offering this special on specific dates only over the next few months. Please visit our website for more information at http://www.notaclueadventures.com Look for upcoming group events!
To see more photos from these events please visit: http://notaclueadventures.kodakgallery.com/
For more information on Crowley visit them at: Http://www.crowleyfl.org
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