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Teen Odyssey Summer Camp set

May 1, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Caloosahatchee Regional Park, at 18500 North River Road, Alva, will host the Teen Odyssey Summer Camp for ages 12-16.

Designed for active outdoor teens, participants will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, outdoor games, environmental activities and more at the 768-acre park.

Bring closed toed shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, healthy snacks and lunch and a complete change of clothes and shoes daily. Campers will also need to bring a mountain bike and helmet to participate in mountain biking.

No electronics please.

The program meets at the Caloosa lodge. Parents, please use the campground parking lot for drop-off and pick-up. Registration is required; cost is $75 per student per session.

- Session 1: June 24-28 from 8-4:30 p.m.

- Session 2: July 8-12 from 8-4:30 p.m.

Tent camping available year-round

Spend time with your family tent camping at Caloosahatchee Regional Park.

Nestled in an oak hammock, the campground offers one of the finest and most private tent camping experiences in Lee County. Set up your tent under the shade of sprawling live oak trees on one the 22 family camp sites or one of the six group campsites.

Explore the over 18 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, rent a kayak or just lounge by your campfire. Portions of the hiking trails meander along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, where you may see limpkins, ducks or even some raccoons.

Bring a fishing pole and swing your legs from the large floating dock to catch fish like mullet, catfish, largemouth bass or tilapia.

Campground amenities include restrooms with hot showers. Each site has a picnic table, grill and fire ring. Several cold water showers and spigots can also be found throughout the campground for cooking or brewing a hot cup of coffee.

Camping fees are $15 for a family site and $30 for a group site.

For more information or to register for a family site, visit online at: Groups must register by calling the campground office (239) 694-0398.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park is a Lee County park. The park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. There are more than 18 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Primitive camp sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.



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