On April 15th, over 130 Dads and kids descended on Fiesta Key for our last outdoor campout of the season. The Dakota tribe did an excellent job in putting together this outing. We had members from the Arawak, Shoshone, Wolverine, Dakota and Dorado tribes. The weather was good during the day and a little stormy at night. Most of the tribes took advantage of the beautiful waters and rented boats to do some exploring and hang out at the sand bar. Some of the Dorado girls discovered a pod of manatees hanging around the mangroves when they were paddle boarding. There was a lot of fishing and you could even see juvenile lobsters under the rocks at the seawall. Great time was had by all.
On March 11th, 280 dads and kids descended on the Peace River campground. This was the second largest campout of the year and set a record for the number of campers. We had incredible weather for this campout. On Saturday morning – over 100 canoes set out to explore the river and hunt for fossilized shark teeth. The river was a little higher than normal making fossil hunting a little difficult. The best fossil hunting was right by our campsite. Everyone enjoyed the day playing in the river, rope swing and mud pits. Saturday night was capped off with a broken arrow ceremony. We celebrated 8 children who have grown up camping with their dads and the Great Sun Nation. Luckily no forest fires were set by wayward flaming arrows.