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Canoeing and Island Camping

Canoeing and Island Camping
Cayo Costa Island State Park, South FL


Date: Winter Break 2017: Friday – Thursday, Dec. 15-21

Cost: $375/$400

If a monthly payment plan is needed, please email Linda Rosenkranz

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 7 before midnight.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to paddle out to a tropical island paradise and simply relax away from everything? If so, than this is the trip for you! Trade in the white snow up here in Tennessee for the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This trip starts with a road trip down to Southwest Florida, followed by a saltwater paddle to the barrier island of Cayo Costa, which is only accessible by boat. We will spend 2 days relaxing and exploring the island, and even a day paddle to Cabbage Key (the location Jimmy Buffet wrote “Cheese Burger in Paradise”) for… well … a cheeseburger in paradise! It is going to be a great mixture of adventure and relaxation in sunny South Florida this winter break.

Estimate trip duration: 7 am Fri. to 8 pm Thursday.

COST INCLUDES: transportation (via 12-passenger van) to and from Vanderbilt University, camping/hotel fees, group and canoeing equipment, and in camp meals.

Space is limited to the first 10 people that sign up, so don’t delay.