Fishing, Faith & Fun

Associated Agency: 
Idlewild Baptist Church

Fishing, Faith & Fun is a Bible based fishing program and part of the recreation ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church. Our annual six-week program begins the second Saturday of January. Each session is two and one-half hours long and is composed of classroom instruction and hands-on fishing lessons on IBC's property. Children ages 7-15 are welcome and parent participation is encouraged. Online registration is available between November 1 and December 31 or you may pick up an application at the Welcome Centers or church office.

Gugliotti Environmental and Conservation Education Services

Gugliotti Environmental and Conservation Services – Nature Teach is a Florida-focused organization that specializes in connecting children and families to Florida’s great outdoors through education and hands-on experiences.

Services include: On or off site Field Trips, Hands-on Programs for all Ages, Youth Camp Experiences, Family Outdoor Recreation Clinics, Environmental and Conservation Curriculum, Teacher and Youth Group Leader Training, Environmental and Conservation Events, and Fundraising Activities, Events, and Resources.

Country Park Place

Associated Agency: 
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers boating, bicycling, campsites, canoeing, concerts, cultural happenings, festivals, hiking, horseback riding, meeting facilities, nature study, picnic shelters, swimming, nature programs, and more. Leave life's daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby County park.

Adventures Archery



Adventures Archery is dedicated to getting both youth and adults involved in the lifelong sport of archery. Their hope is that archers get the enjoyment of practicing, competing and ultimately hunting. They are committed to ensuring those who come into their shop and participate in their events and classes leave as knowledgeable, confident, and passionate as they are.

Heinrich Ecological Services

Heinrich Ecological Services offers natural history programming for diverse audiences. Their programming is based on the belief that education is the foundation of conservation. Slide presentations and workshops are designed to assist participants with improving their natural history knowledge and skills, as well as their ability to make sound conservation decisions.

YMCA of the Suncoast

Associated Agency: 
Camp Muskogee

The YMCA of the Suncoast believes that all children deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The YMCA wants all children, regardless of their finical situation, to have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they can develop an appreciation of nature.

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is on a mission to "Connect People with the Living Earth."

Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 1,500 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to give you a WILD experience.

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Girl Scouts opens the doors to truly enriching experiences: great adventures, helping the community and hundreds of activities in which she can develop values and skills to help her discover her own potential.

In Girl Scouting, she can do it all! Girls in grades K-12 can join as girl members anytime for just $12.

Tampa Bay Watch



Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

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