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Third Annual 4-H Float-a-Cade on Shingle Creek Celebrates National 4-H Week

4-H Float-a-Cade

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 - - 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:

  1. bring your own gear and fish from shore (16 years or older need a Florida Fishing License) or
  2. take a guided nature walk on the Steffee Homestead Property or
  3. 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 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 All programs are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, handicap or national origin.