FAB: SEA KAYAK AND SERVICE IN THE EVERGLADES

Jan 2 - Jan 6

Overnight Trip

Registration

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Contact

Braja Smith

b.smith2@ufl.edu

Join Florida Alternative Break (FAB) and enjoy several days of kayaking through Florida’s 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve, the Everglades, on January 3rd-7th! Instead of swampy grasslands, we’ll be exploring the Gulf-side islands and camping on beaches as we hop from key to key. As a part of this TRiP, you will give back to the outdoors by performing trail maintenance in the Everglades National Park. Expect to see plenty of dolphins, egrets, herons, and maybe even some manatees and sea turtles.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Group camping equipment (tents etc.)
  • All meals (usually vegetarian)
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Experienced Guides

REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal gear (i.e. sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp). Feel free to rent outdoor gear from us! Participants get 10% off for their TRiP. More info here: http://recsports.ufl.edu/outdoors-adventure/outfitter-rental

AMENITIES:

  • Backcountry camping
  • No electricity
  • No running water
  • No flushing toilets
  • No showers

CHALLENGE LEVEL = MEDIUM-HIGH DIFFICULTY

This trip includes several miles of sea kayaking every day. Some basic paddling skills are recommended—we will also offer workshops to practice skills prior to the trip. Additionally, all CORE trips include instruction on basic paddling skills, but expect to be challenged physically on this trip.

DAILY ROUTINE:

Expect to learn sea kayaking and camping skills on this trip! As a group, we’ll all be responsible for helping with cooking, setting up tents, and even learn to use a chart and compass. Trip leaders will keep you safe and manage risk, but you’ll learn a lot about your own abilities and gain confidence in outdoor skills.

TESTIMONIALS:

  • “It was the perfect outdoor experience—being challenged, bonding because of it, then making a final push to something amazing together.”
  • “One important element was the teamwork. We had amazing communication which was first modeled to us by the leaders. There was also an element of everyone contributing whenever needed that I learned a lot. This was one of the best experiences of my life.”

PRETRIP MEETING:

Your mandatory pre-trip meeting date and time will be listed on your receipt email.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Funding to cover the cost of the trip is available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please reach out to Braja Smith at b.smith2@ufl.edu to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

REFUND POLICY:

  1. Trips can not be transferred.
  2. Trip refunds will be granted only if:
    1. Trip is cancelled by CORE.
    2. A paid replacement has been found.
    3. A $10 base processing charge or 15% of the registration price, whichever is greater, will be assessed.
  3. Replacement requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled service offering start date.
  4. Participant has documented medical circumstances preventing participation.

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