Little Known Facts

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    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
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    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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    Street Journal,
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story

Little Known Arab Facts
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
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Gulf Coast Kayak Offers Summer Camp Scholarships

Remember when summers meant being outside all day exploring nature & searching for all things wild & wonderful? At Gulf Coast Kayak it still does!

Summer camp meets daily at Gulf Coast Kayak on the waterfront location in Matlacha which borders the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve on the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. They combine Water Safety, Kayaking, Kayak Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Ecology & Environmental Stewardship with Summertime Fun!
Everyday of camp is full of Exploration and Adventure!

Because they plan each week of camp with the same care that they do for all of our expeditions, no two camps are a like! They take into account tides, weather and skill level to make sure that every week they educate and promote a love for the water, nature & the environment!

Weekly activities include:
• Water Safety • Trip Planning
• Kayak Instruction • Stand-up Paddleboarding • Kayak Fishing
• Salt Marsh Ecology • Plant & Wildlife Identification
• Calusa Indian Heritage
• Leadership Skills • Team Building Exercises
• Dolphin Watching • Manatee Spotting • Bird Watching

Safety & Experience
All counselors are CPR & First Aid Certified, ACA Kayak & SUP Instructors, & Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduates. They are experienced in environmental education, active volunteers in the community, & have a passion for the natural & human history of SW Florida!

All of our Camp Counselors have passed the Level 2 Background Screening requirement mandated by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

They limit camp size to 12 campers per week to keep it personal, safe and fun
with 2-3 Camp Counselors on staff each week!

Scholarship granted for Summer Kayak Camp

Gulf Coast Kayak has received a grant from the Florida Paddling Trail Association and is able to offer 10 scholarships for their summer camp. valued at $185 per camper. Only qualification is that they love the water & the outdoors.

Here are the weeks that we still have open spots:

June 27th-July 1st-Black Tips (Ages 11-14) Camp Hours 8:30-2:30
July 11th-July 15th-Blue Crabs (Ages 8-10) Camp Hours 8:30-2:30

Call Diana at 283-1125 before they fill up!

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson

"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill