November 3- Photography walk with Becki
December 1- Holiday Nature decorations with Dolly
All programs begin at 9:30am, unless otherwise noted, and are free- donations are always appreciated!
Saturday canoe day tours continue this year. Check the online calendar for days and times.
Special Night Paddle on Saturday, September 29, leaves the dock at 7:30pm. Registration required. Please plan to arrive by 7pm.
Canoes or kayaks are available for rental for just $25 each or bring your own canoe or kayak for a small donation of $5 each. Register for all paddle trips by calling the office at 813-641-8545 or email Dolly at email@example.com .
Camp Bayou will again be offering sessions for kids at the Florida Birding and Nature Festival on October 13. Visit the website for more information: https://www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org/.
There will be a guided Night Hike on Saturday, October 20 starting at 6:30pm. Experience the night without flashlights- a totally different experience! The hike ends at the fire circle, with s'mores and story-swapping about the night sky for Observe the Moon night. Registration requested to ensure enough supplies for s'mores. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/sYRnDNZCEdlN64JJ2 .
Camp Bayou will also be participating in Little Manatee River State Park's 'Spirit of the River' event on Saturday, October 27. Check it out at https://www.floridastateparks.org/events/spirits-river-gathering .
For those who are interested in helping with registered groups, Camp Bayou is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who love the outdoors and want to pass along that passion to others through hands-on activities, walks and canoe tours. Contact Barbara at 813-641-8545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are mainly looking for folks to help teach school groups K-6 but there are other opportunities as well.
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center 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, supporters and grants, the managing non-profit- B.O.L.D. - offers pre-registered programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. The Center is open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.
The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (B.O.L.D.), 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. Check out the Camp Bayou Facebook or Twitter pages and for more information visit the webpage at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813-641-8545.