Returned Peace Corps
Volunteers of South Florida

17th Annual Everglades Outing - Part 2

  • 20 Feb 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • 21 Feb 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Everglades National Park - Long Pine Key Campground Picnic Area


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The Annual Everglades Outing is RPCVSF's flagship member event every year.  For the second time we are adding a second day/camp out for the Outing, on Saturday, February 20th, with a focus on young adults transitioning out of foster care.

We will begin with lunch at Long Pine Key Campground Picnic Area at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 20th, then we will hike, explore, and camp the night.  If you are able to join us for part or all please let us know!

For the past 16 years our RPCVSF Outing has introduced the Everglades to hundreds of kids from under privileged backgrounds.  Children and youth have the opportunity to see, learn about, and experience the amazingly unique ecosystems, plants, and animals that their home - South Florida - has to offer.  Along with an army of caring adults the participating youth learn all about alligators, birds, wetlands, and rocklands while spending the whole day active and outside.  Please help support this amazing event by donating your time and resources!

Join us as we host older youth from Educate Tomorrow for their first visit to a National Park.  With the help of expert environmental educators (most of whom are RPCVs!) and the Everglades National Park Rangers, we provide a fun day of learning.  We anticipate that we'll be camping at Long Pine Key campsites in the Park on Saturday night

For more information contact Varzi at or 305.374.3751

When you register, please indicate in the box in the registration form labeled "Messages to and from Members" which volunteer role you will be able to fill:

* General cheerleader and helper (need to arrive early; welcomes all arriving groups, helps transport supplies, makes signs, runs errands, distributes take-home bags at close of event)

* Guide for the nature hike (you'll be responsible for sharing information about the ecosystem in the Everglades, the wildlife seen, etc. - we give you a set of talking points)

* Third Goal team (responsible for having some items and demonstrations/presentations at the picnic area to tell kids about life in your country of service)

* Cleanup crew (can arrive a little later)

We will meet in the park for lunch, then go on a journey that ends at the campground for a cook-out and a night under the stars.

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