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Green SwampYouth Campers Celebrating 20 Years of Great Experiences

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Saturday, March 19, we will be going to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Please contact Sid Meyer if you are interested in attending this event. You can click on this paragraph to go to their webpage.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page.  It has photo albums, both recent and archival.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Swamp-Youth-Campers/185765134769846

Medical and Permission forms have been updated and can be viewed and printed using the links in the menu on the left.  They are necessary in order to participate.

Click on this paragraph to see why we often hook up with Going the Distance Adventure Ministries. They offer quality whitewater rafting, rock sliding, rapelling, canoeing, and other adventures. GTD is a Christian adventure group. The adventures range from easy to rugged and strenuous. Everytime we join with them we have a blast!! Check it out, I think that you will be impressed and really want to go. You will need to click on your browser back arrow to return to this page. We highly recommend that GSYC campers start a savings plan toward the major GTD events, especially SLAMMED.

 

 

As we plan more events this summer, we are continuing to try to planning very special events to celebrate the 19 year of Green Swamp Youth Campers' activities. Be assured that we will plan to maximize our experiences, but until we know what we can afford we will not post an event.  We want the information to be accurate, not merely hopeful. 

Four times we have had the opportunity to hike on the Appalachian Trail.  We  have been to Washington, D.C., Baltimore (Ft. McHenry), Gettysburg, Independence Hall and a number of other places of interest. We have canoed on numerous rivers and had several 5 day trips.  There are opportunity for day trips and for overnight and weekend trips.  During the summers we plan longer trips.  Depending on the distance and number of places visited, the summer trips can be as long as three weeks.

 

 

 

If you have something to post, please let us know by using the "CONTACT US" link on the sidebar.


As we celebrate 19 years we look back at events that were great experiences. Major trips have included a trip to the Chattanooga area where we camped at beautiful Cloudland Canyon State Park and took side trips into Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. We have been to Washington DC. twice. We have been on the Apalachian Trail 4 times. An even bigger trip took place in 2009 when we went to Ontario and Quebec, traveling in a large loop that included 12 states in the U.S. Be sure to check the photo gallery as there are LOTS and LOTS of pictures. You will definitely want to see them.

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Updated Dec. 16, 2015.

Be sure to check out our link to Interesting Articles. You may find out about safety, new gear or interesting places to hike, camp or canoe.

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Lura in the Great Smokey Mountains.

The pictures on this page are from previous camping trips. To see the  Ten Thousand Islands Canoe Trek pictures, use the menu on the top left sidebar. The  Photo Galleries link will take you to pictures by category.

If you take a solo adventure please share your experiences with us. Sid flew to Europe for a bike/camping adventure.  He is sharing pictures from this awesome activity on the "Solo Activities" page (see the Photo Galleries link on the sidebar).  We welcome more of the same so that we can all be inspired with "Spirit of Adventure."  Also, be sure to view the new "Rails-to-Trails" photos.

Please check back from time to time for new information and photographs.

We now have a five person vehicle; so,we will be needing additional adult drivers and chaperones if we are going to take more than four campers to an event.  If you can help , please contact us.

Our trip Lake Griffin State Park included a stop to enjoy swimming at Wekiwa Springs StatePark, . We had a great time.

photos will be posted soon in the Galleries


Our trip to the Florida Keys in November 2006


included Bahia Honda State Park, National Key Deer Refuge, Ft. Zachary Taylor State Historical Site, Curry Hammock State Park and John Pennekamp State Park.

photos will be posted soon in the Galleries


Don't forget to watch the bulletin board or the Upcoming Events page for updates!  
 

> We would like to welcome a number of new campers to our club.



Next Event:

We will be planning another movie night if we have at least 3 interested participants. The Colonial Promenade 6 is only $2. They also have popcorn and drinks at prices that are way more reasonable than your typical theater. This is a nice opportunity to see a really fun movie. There are also games (including Air Hockey) in the lobby, so you can bring extra change if that is something you want to do.BR>

Keep checking back to find out what else we will do. The menu links on the left hand side of this page will take you to Recent and Upcoming Events. Due to an extremely busy schedule we have not updated as frequently as we would like. However, club members will be contacted to notified of events in which they might have an interest.


We are now in the planning stages for more 2015 events. Please use the contact link on the side bar if you have any suggestions or preferences. 
 

Pictures from previous years have been placed in the galleries for Fakahatchee Strand, Delnor Wiggins Pass, Stephen Memorial State Park, Kolomoki Mounds, Providence Canyon, the Jimmy Carter Farm, Little Ocmulgee State park, Salt Springs, Kelly Park/Rock Springs, Sebastian Inlet, and Lake Kissimmee State Park.  There are a LOT of photos in the galleries.  Take a look.

 

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Photos: Above left, Lura in a stream in the Smokey Mountains.

Below, A view of High Falls State park in Georgia.

Bottom right, On the St. John's River.

One of our events was canoeing by moonlight down the Santa Fe, so Claude Debussy's Claire d' Lune is a fitting musical selection for this page.

Click for link to High Falls Park.

Check out the Related Links. They are updated monthly and always include a "Link of the Month." Sometimes there is a special feature for the month, too.

Our trip to the Maryland section of the Appalachian trail Washington, D.C. was the major event of 2010.  It was the fourth time GSYC has hiked a section of the AT.  We also went to Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to state parks, historic sites and museums.
 
A previous major event was a trip to Canada which included 16 states and canoeing in the Boundary Waters and biking the very first Rails-to-Trails in the nation in Wisconsin.  

Canoeing on the St.Johns River
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Michael, Salynn and Sid have a close encounter with a manatee.

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Tubing at Rock Springs

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A good place to launch for a trip on the Rainbow River