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Explore Wild Florida By Canoe

Program Number: 12110RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/3/2013 - 3/8/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Paisley, Florida
Price starting at: $782.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Water Sports Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Refresh your canoeing skills on Lake Deerhaven with a qualified Red Cross instructor, and then enjoy three different canoeing field trips during the week amid 383,573 acres of unique ecological sites, trails and natural springs of the Ocala National Forest. Return to camp each evening for dinner and sleeping.




Highlights

• Glide through stands of cypress and down crystal-clear streams.
• Observe and learn to identify exotic birds, animals and plants that attract nature lovers from around the world.
• Canoe Alexander Run, Lake Norris and Silver Run (subject to change with weather).



Activity Particulars

Canoeing 2-5 hours per day. Participants load and unload canoes on rack at put-in and take-out points.



Parking for self-contained RV's on site in private campground. Full hookups; shady to open parking sites. Convenient showers and bathrooms.



Coordinated by Stetson University.




Paisley

With a population of around 700, Paisley is in Lake County, whose orange groves, striking beauty and more than 1,000 lakes have lured visitors since it was settled in the 1840s. The town borders the Ocala National Forest, where mild winters accommodate year-round camping, and the cool waters of its many springs are perfect for summertime swimming.



Accommodations
Rustic retreat/conference center with private bathrooms in wooded setting on Lake Deerhaven.
Meals and Lodgings
   Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
  Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center 6 nights
 Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Rustic, retreat-style housing surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ocala National Forest and situated on Lake Deerhaven.
  Contact info: 47924 NFS 540-2
Paisley, FL 32767 USA
phone: 352-669-3791
web: www.cofchristfmc.org/deerhavencampground/welcome.html
  Room amenities: There are not televisions or phones in the rooms.
  Facility amenities: Electricity / Air Conditioning; In-Room, Private Bathroom; walkways from rooms to dining hall and classrooms.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior:  This is a camp and retreat center, and they rent the facility to other groups.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after:  This is a camp and retreat center, and they rent the facility to other groups.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 PM You will be staying at Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
After breakfast You will be staying at Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Completed "US Health & Safety Form" and "Assumption of Risk Agreement & Liability Release Form." All must be returned to the program coordinator no later than two weeks prior to start of program.
  Parking availability:
Parking on the grounds is free and participants have access to their vehicles throughout the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
  Nearest city or town:  Paisley
  Nearest highway: Interstate-4
  Nearest airport:  Sanford
  From End of Program
  Location: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Orlando

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
DOTS
phone: 800-231-1965
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

DOTS shuttle can drop in DeLand (at the Howard Johnson's) approx. 35 min. from Deerhaven Conf. Ctr. 

 

Distance:

 

DOTS shuttle can drop in DeLand is approx. 32 miles from Deerhaven Conf. Ctr.

   

You must arrange transportation from the DOTS drop off point to The Deerhaven Conference Center.

 

Orlando

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Travel Lynx
phone: 386-257-3283
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

varies
Prices are subject to change.

Equipment Requirements: You may wish to bring your own personal life jackets and/or cushions for kayak seats, however all equipment is furnished for this program.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in, Registration, and Orientation.
(Sunday, March 3)
   
 Afternoon: Welcome to Deerhaven. Registration and check-in from 3:30-5:00 PM. Each participant will receive an orientation folder and name tag.
 Dinner: Served in dining area of main building.
 Evening: Information and schedules in the orientation packets will be discussed and all participants will share in a "get acquainted" activity to get to know each other a little better.
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Canoe instruction and practice on Lake Deerhaven.
(Monday, March 4)
   
 Breakfast: Served in dining area of main building.
 Morning: Guest speaker on birding.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch at Deerhaven Conference Center.
 Afternoon: Briefing by canoe instructor in main building. Unrack canoes for launch on Lake Deerhaven. Practice paddling and maneuvering strokes on land. Launch canoes and practice skills on Lake Deerhaven.
 Dinner: Served in dining area of main building.
 Evening: Evening entertainment.
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Canoe Alexander Spring in the Ocala National Forest
(Tuesday, March 5)
   
 Breakfast: Served in dining area of main buiding.
 Morning: Start on Alexander Spring Run.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch on banks of Alexander Spring (no restroom facilitles)
 Afternoon: Continue and finish Alexander Spring run.
 Dinner: Served in dining area of main building.
 Evening: Evening entertainment.
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Canoe at Lake Norris in the cypress strand
(Wednesday, March 6)
   
 Breakfast: Served in dining area of main building.
 Morning: Start canoe trip on Lake Norris/Camp LaNoChe in the Cypress Strand.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch on bank of Lake Norris (no restroom facilities)
 Afternoon: Finish canoe trip on Lake Norris. Return to Deerhaven.
 Dinner: Served in dining area of main building.
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Canoe at Juniper Spring in the Ocala National Forest.
(Thursday, March 7)
   
 Breakfast: Served in dining area of main building.
 Morning: Start canoe trip on Juniper Spring Run.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch on banks of Juniper Spring. (No restroom facilities).
 Afternoon: Continue canoe trip on Juniper Spring run. Return to Deerhaven
 Dinner: Served in dining area of main building.
 Evening: Evening entertainment.
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast and farewell.
(Friday, March 8)

Note: Program ends after breakfast.



   
 Breakfast: Served in dining area of main building.
 Morning: Farewell and graduation!
   
Accommodations: Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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