Sunday, October 30, 2011

Special Registration category announced!

Special Price Break for ANEW!

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is having a fun and educational weekend event, Friday, Nov 11 through Sunday, Nov 13. In response to concerns of cost, there is now a special 'Current Economy' registration category. The cost is just $10 per person per day, still including one child under 12 free with paying adult. Registration for this option is available online at as an RSVP, with payment made upon arrival at event.

This reduced price does not include meals or session supplies but entitles the participant to access the day's sessions, displays and activities. Meals and/or session supplies can be purchased separately as needed. All meals are $5/person, and includes options for vegan/gluten-free diets.

The complete schedule for the weekend, Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, and original registration form are available on the blog: Registration forms are also available at Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center during regular hours of operation, Thursday- Saturday, 9am-2pm. The original Friday/Saturday all-inclusive price, includes meals, session supplies and a goody bag, for just $75 per person for both Friday and Saturday. Plus, one child under 12 is admitted free with each paying adult! Other price options are available on the registration form.
This event is part of a Be Out There!-NWF, Get Outdoors Florida!, "Let's GO"- C&N,  No Child Left Inside, and Let's Move Outside inspired initiative. Partners in this event include Hillsborough County Community College 's South Shore CampusWest- Central League of Environmental Educators in Florida , Firehouse Cultural Center , and  Hillsborough County Parks , Recreation and Conservation Services. Sponsors include Cargill and Publix. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Contact Dolly at 813-363-5438 or for more information.

Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pmfor passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks.

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at or call 813-641-8545


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