Third Annual 4-H Float-a-Cade on Shingle Creek Celebrates National 4-H Week
Published on: Oct 3, 2014
KISSIMMEE, FL – Osceola County 4-H families and friends will kayak and canoe historic Shingle Creek on Saturday, October 11, 2014 as part of a nationwide celebration of the 4-H youth development program. The event is scheduled from 9 am to approximately 1 pm. Pre-registration is required online - https://4hfloatacade2014.eventbrite.com - by October 8th.
The public is invited to support 4-H and join us for this exciting event. Youth (ages 8 and older) and adults will paddle 2 miles up or down the historic Shingle Creek to see wading birds, turtles, majestic oaks and tall cypress trees lining the creek.
Participants in the Third Annual 4-H Float-A-Cade will launch on Shingle Creek from the NEW Paddling Center at Steffee Landing, 4266 West Vine Street (Highway 192). Parking and onsite check in is at 9:00 am and will be at the Welcome Center (4155 West Vine Street).
Special discounted rates are available for online pre-registered participants only. Event Fees (includes paddles and PFD (personal floatation device):
- $15 per solo kayak (1 person)
- $25 per canoe (2 people OR 2 adults and one small child)
- $25 per tandem kayak (2 people OR 2 adults and one small child)
- $5 per person (bring your own transportation- kayak or canoe)
Following the paddle:
- bring your own gear and fish from shore (16 years or older need a Florida Fishing License) or
- take a guided nature walk on the Steffee Homestead Property or
- visit the FREE educational exhibits at the Welcome Center and learn about Osceola County's nature and history.
For questions about this event you may contact Kevin Kersey, volunteer at email@example.com or call Miss Ellie (Eleanor Foerste) UF IFAS Extension Faculty at 407-908-4379 (cell).
Osceola County 4-H is part of the nation's largest youth development organization. Founded in 1909, the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program works with more than 220,000 rural, suburban and urban youth ages 5-18 and is active in all 67 counties, and with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The 4-H program is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (CES) which is headquartered in Gainesville within UF’s IFAS. For more information about Osceola County 4-H, visit http://osceola.ifas.ufl.edu. All programs are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, handicap or national origin.