PADDLE PROWL Caladesi Island (Feb 22-23, 2020)



ADVENTURE
3.0 - TOUGH
HARDCORE
2.0
$49 +

PADDLE PROWL Island Camping Trip
February 22-23, 2020 (Sat-Sun) - Clearwater, FL (Caladesi Island area)








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- TRIP SUMMARY -
Here's the gist!


PADDLE PROWL  is what we call our multi-day paddling camping trip that's open to the public. People come to Florida from all over the US to paddle down some of the best waterways in the country. Many of these watery destinations stretch for hundreds of miles and take several days to experience by canoe or kayak. PADDLE PROWL is designed to help paddlers get a taste of some of Florida's top liquefied paradises as we prowl down another one of God's amazing creations. Let GTD put you in the seat of one of our Kayaks or Mohawk Blazer Canoes as we pack in our gear and lurk down God's viscous playgroud.  When we aren't paddling we will either be playing in the water, fishing for dinner, setting up camp, or spending time growing in our faith. It's a God-awesome Christ-centered total package! We can take up to 20 paddlers per trip. Spots do go fast so sign up today.



- PROMO VIDEO -
Check out this video from one of our Paddle Prowl trips





- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics


  EVENT:  
  • PADDLE PROWL Island Camping Trip
  DATES:  
  • Feb 22-23, 2020 (Sat-Sun) - Marco Island, FL
  • 2 Days / 1 Night
  START TIME:  
  • Arrive to canoe put-in by 9:30am on Saturday. Paddling begins by 10:30am 
  END TIME:  
  • Sunday by 5:00pm
  COST:  
  (See "What Is Included" and "What Is NOT Included" below)  
  • $49 (plus meals and parking fees)
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    MINISTRY PARTNER'S DISCOUNT.... $40!! 
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      TO REGISTER:  
    • STEP 1: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER!!
    • STEP 2: Select one of our payment options to lock in your spot.
      LOCATION:  
    • Overall Area: Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, St Joseph Sound 
    • Saturday morning Put-In: 
    • TBD 
    • Island Camping (Saturday night)
    • Take-Out (Sunday): 
    • TBD 
      MIN. PEOPLE:  
    • 2
      MAX. PEOPLE:  
    • 15
      AGE RANGE:  
    • 13 and older (17 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
      IMPORTANT NOTES:  
    • Small groups welcome, but your group size can not exceed 6 people
    • Most kayaks are 1-person. 
    • Tandem Kayaks & Canoes require 2 paddlers. (The most experienced paddler should sit in the rear seat in order to steer the vessel.)
      CANCEL DATE:  
      (If the minimum amount of people do not register for this event by the date listed below then this 
        event will be rescheduled or cancelled.)  
    • The Monday prior to the Start Date
      TRANSPORTATION:  
    • Carpool (Transportation is not supplied by GTD)
      MEETING LOCATION, RESTROOMS & PARKING:  
    • We will be meeting at the boat launch (see "Start Time" & "Location" above).
    • RESTROOMS: Fully equipped public restrooms will be available near the boat launch and the take-out, but there are no public restrooms available during the paddling trip (we will have a primitive portable toilet).
    • THERE IS A DAILY FEE FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING! Fee is: $10-15/vehicle
      AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):  
    • SATURDAY
      • Meet at Boat Launch (eat breakfast before arrival)
      • Welcome, Introductions, Collect Waivers
      • Issue Kayaks / Canoes; Paddles; PFD's; Distribute Gear
      • Pack Kayaks / Canoes
      • Paddling Instructions
      • Group Picture & Group Prayer
      • Put-In / Start Paddling
      • Paddle to island (lunch along the way)
      • Set-up camp on island
      • Dinner; Campfire; Fellowship; Impact Point
      • Lights Out
    • SUNDAY
      • Wake-Up; Breakfast
      • Morning Devotions
      • Break Camp; Pack Kayaks / Canoes 
      • Paddle to take-out location; Unpack Kayaks / Canoes
      • Lunch
      • Rinse, clean, and return all kayaks, canoes, paddles, gear, etc
      • Goodbyes; Depart by 5pm
      • Optional "Victory Dinner" afterwards
      MEALS:  
    • The meals you purchase for this trip will be similar to meals on a backpacking trip because they have to be packed in. We will be supplying you with portable backpacking stoves & cookware for cooking.
    • WHERE TO PURCHASE: Most grocery stores such as Publix have great selections at low costs. Sporting good stores carry specialty backpacking meals & usually cost a little more.
    • AMOUNT: Bring enough food for 4-5 camping meals plus trail snacks. It's better to have too much than not enough.
    • SIZE, WEIGHT, & PACKAGING: Food should be somewhat lightweight & waterproof. Seal it in zip-lock bags. Since you will have room in your canoe for a very small cooler you can bring a more elaborate meal on ice if you would like. (Cooler and ice not provided by GTD)
    • STOVE & COOKWARE: There will be camp stoves, utensils, mess kits, and cooking pots supplied.
    • BACKPACKING MEAL EXAMPLES: "Mountain House" makes a large variety of dehydrated freeze-dried meals that are delicious and simple to prepare. Mountain House backpacking meals can be found at sporting good stores, online, and a small variety at Walmart. Some other examples of backpacking foods are instant mashed potatoes & instant gravy, tortillas & pepperoni with sealed cheese, Ramen noodles, Lipton pasta packets, vacuum-sealed tuna fish, vacuum-sealed salmon, vacuum-sealed chicken breast, spaghetti w/sauce, granola/breakfast bars, pop tarts, freeze dried foods, pastas, oatmeal, dried fruits, peanut butter, jelly packets, hard rolls, nuts, m&m's, raisins, sunflower seeds, trail mix, etc. PLEASE DON'T BRING MAC & CHEESE - IT BURNS TO THE COOKING POTS.
    • SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO freeze a small steak or some type of meat and let it thaw as we are paddling to our campsite so they can enjoy it for their first meal... remember, you can bring a very SMALL cooler if you want to... be creative =)
    • ALSO: This is a great place to go fishing if you would like to attempt catching your own dinner. (Florida salt water fishing license may be required)
      WHAT IS INCLUDED:  
    • Full time guides, event planning, kayaks or canoes, paddles, PFD's, dry containers (5 gallon sealed bucket or 1 large dry bag), camping equipment (including sleeping bags), cooking supplies, Christ-centered devotional, a God-awesome lifelong memory!
      WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  
    • Transportation, parking fees, meals & snacks, water bottles, items listed on checklist (see below).
      REQUIRED WAIVERS:  
    • GTD Waiver [Please print & complete prior to arrival] (Any participant under 18 must also have parent / guardian sign each waiver)
      WEATHER:  
    • BE PREPARED FOR ALL TYPES OF WEATHER! Check the weather for Caladesi Island State Park before arrival and prepare accordingly. Typical weather for this time of the year is cooler, sunny, and dry. Temperatures usually average a high of 74°F and a low of 56°F. Be prepared for the weather. Use sunscreen. Wear shade hats. Stay hydrated. Wear appropriate clothing for the forecasted weather. Always bring a poncho!
      EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:  
    • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)


    - ABOUT OUR DESTINATION -
    Another liquid sensation in God's playground!

    COMING SOON




    - ABOUT OUR KAYAKS & CANOES -
    Your Water Vessels


    ABOUT OUR CANOES
    Mohawk has been building fiberglass canoes since 1964. Only the latest in construction techniques are used in building their contemporary designs. GTD uses the Mohawk Blazer 16 which is an excellent general purpose canoe. The shallow-arched bottom offers good stability, yet a fine entry, and a little "V" gives it ample tracking ability. It is designed to accommodate the needs of the beginner, as well as the seasoned paddler. Ideal for cruising. camping or just recreational fun.


    BLAZER 16 - Length: 16', Beam at gunwale: 36", Beam at 4" waterline: 33.5", Depth: at bow 18", at center 12.75", at stern 18".approx. weight: 67lbs. Estimated capacity: 700 lbs.


    BASIC CANOEING GEAR SUPPLIED BY GTD
    Canoe

    Paddle

    PFD
    (Personal Flotation Device)



    - MINISTRY PARTNER DISCOUNTS -
    GTD gives you more for less!




    FOR GTD MINISTRY PARTNERS, GTD MEANS "Get The Discount"
    It's very simple, GTD Ministry Partners always receive the lowest price offered on our Pay-It-Now Discount regardless of the date or payment deadlines as well as other various discounts offered on different events! It's our small way of saying thank you for supporting the work of the ministry. Want to know more about becoming a Ministry Partner and all the other benefits that come with it? Click here for details.



    - CHECKLIST -
    What you should bring


    PADDLE PROWL CHECKLIST

    WARNING: Expect to get wet. Kayaks & canoes can capsize & friends do splash friends. If you don't want something to get wet or sink to the bottom then you will need to waterproof it & make it float or tie it to something that floats... or consider leaving it in your vehicle (or at home).

     MANDATORY GEAR (NOT SUPPLIED BY GTD): 
    [  ] "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
    [  ] 2 Gallons of Water PER PERSON (including 2 Water Bottles)
    [  ] Food & Snacks
    [  ] Flashlight w/ New Batteries
    [  ] Pocket Knife
    [  ] Sunglasses
    [  ] Sun Screen / Lip Balm
    [  ] Poncho (everyone must have)
    [  ] Insect Repellent
    [  ] 2 Plastic Bags (for wet clothes and to protect car seats)
    [  ] 2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
    [  ] Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
    [  ] Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
    [  ] GTD WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)

     CAMPING GEAR SUPPLIED BY GTD: 
    [  ] Small Tent
    [  ] Sleeping Pad
    [  ] Sleeping Bag
    [  ] Very Small Pillow
    [  ] Cooking Equipment
    [  ] Eating Utensils

     OPTIONAL GEAR: 
    [  ] Waterproof Camera
    [  ] Extra Money


     GENERAL CLOTHING: 
    Bring proper amount and types of activity clothes based on the weather forecast. When possible wear clothing that is lightweight & quick drying.
    [  ] Activity Shorts
    [  ] Activity Shirts
    [  ] Seasonal Jacket (optional)
    [  ] Lightweight Pants (optional)
    [  ] Knit Cap (optional)
    [  ] Activity Shoes (optional)
    [  ] Socks (optional)
    [  ] Watershoes or Sandals
    [  ] Shade Hat / Visor
    [  ] Swimsuit(s)
    [  ] Underwear
    [  ] Change of Clothes

     TOILETRIES: 
    Toilets & showers will NOT be available. We will be setting up portable primitive toilets on the island. It's actually kind of fun!
    [  ] Lightweight Towel
    [  ] Biodegradable Soap
    [  ] Biodegradable Shampoo
    [  ] Wet Wipes (very handy!)
    [  ] Toothbrush
    [  ] Toothpaste
    [  ] Deodorant (please bring!)
    [  ] Brush / Comb
    [  ] Hair Care / Gel / Spray
    [  ] Razor
    [  ] Shaving Cream
    [  ] Half roll of Toilet Paper


    **DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables**



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