Outdoor Youth Adventures

Everything we do at Outdoor Youth Adventures is to enhance the lives of local youth by providing them opportunities to get outside, experience the Florida outdoors, and become stewards of the local environment. We are able to do so through educational programs, exploration, adventure and experiential learning.

TASCO Teen Fishing Club

Associated Agency: 
City of St. Petersburg

The mission of TASCO Teen Fishing Club is to provide an opportunity for teens to participate in a no-fee program that will teach them the art of fishing, conservation, and promoting marine stewardship with emphasis on safety. The TASCO Teen Fishing Club uses fishing to build youth's self-esteem and self-confidence, working to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to experience the thrill of sport fishing and a basic introduction in the marine sciences.

Everglades Holiday Park

This 39-acre park, long nicknamed the "Gateway to the Everglades," is located at the western end of Griffin Road, off U.S. 27 in Water Conservation Area 3. The park offers airboat rides, boat ramps, fishing, wildlife viewing, food concessions, boat rentals, alligator shows, animal encounters, and guided Naturalist Tours. Patrons may also view the beautiful scenery of the Everglades, River of Grass, by hiking around the lake and on the levee adjacent to the park.

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Colt Creek State Park

Colt Creek State Park offers great opportunities for those interested in learning about fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Located in Lakeland, Colt Creek has three natural streams and three lakes that are ideal for fishing. Common fish that fishermen can expect to see include largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The park’s 3 lakes, Mac Lake, Middle Lake, and Little Lake are approximately 26, seven, and three acres, respectively. At Mac Lake, visitors can also enjoy fishing from the accessible dock.

West Lake Park

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

West Lake Park is situated in southeastern Broward County, occupying a three-mile strip of mangrove estuary and uplands immediately west of the Intracoastal Waterway within the cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach. West Lake has 47,800 feet of waterfront with an additional 20,600 feet of mangrove-fringed shoreline along the interior waterways. The ecological importance of the relationships between mangroves, our coastal waters, and the adjacent uplands cannot be overemphasized.

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YMCA Camp Immokalee

Associated Agency: 
First Coast YMCA

Since 1909, Camp Immokalee has been providing safe, fun, and high quality summer resident camp programs for youth in Florida and around the world. Immokalee campers learn to care for themselves, others, and the world around them while building life and activity skills through camp activities. Grit, gratitude and character are 21st-century skills every young person will need to succeed, and our camp activities are carefully designed to get kids out of their comfort zone and develop leadership skills while building community and having fun.

Nathan Benderson Park

Located in Sarasota, FL, Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) is a unique 600-acre community park that includes North America's premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and a regatta center. One of a handful of sites in the United Stated identified as having all of the natural attributes that make up a world-class rowing and recreational facility, Nathan Benderson Park began hosting organized regatta competitions in 2009.

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

Crane Point / Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust, Inc. The Trust is a 501(c)3 Non Profit whose Mission is to Promote Environmental Stewardship and the Heritage of the Florida Keys. Crane Point is a 64 Acre ecological and cultural Treasure in the heart of the Florida Keys with many nature trails that leads You to the Gulf of Mexico. The trails offer a view of the Keys in the Days of the Indian and Bahamian Settlers and preserves one of the last thatch palm hammocks containing rare and endangered species.

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Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is a regional land trust that saves land forever, working to protect the character, natural integrity and biodiversity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida's Gulf Coast. We partner with landowners, donors, and local government to meet our four priorities: conserving habitat, protecting shoreline and water access, connecting lands, and providing recreational access.

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