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March 29, 2014

SIRENS OF THE DEEP MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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April 05, 2014

JUNIOR MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Date: April through August

Description:

In our Adventures Under the Spring Mermaid Camp, we will teach your child what it is like to be an underwater performer at Weeki Wachee Springs. Each day, there will be training sessions in the water. If your child is not comfortable swimming in the spring, please reconsider this camp. On the last day of the camp, the underwater theater will be open for all parents and friends to view the underwater performance they have learned. Please note that your child will not be instructed to breathe off our air hoses. This requires SCUBA certification, first aid, CPR, several months of training, as well as being 18 years of age. Your child will be swimming in approximately 15 feet of water. There will be trained underwater performers with your child at all times and there are areas your child may hang onto if they become fatigued.

During the underwater training sessions, your child will learn the basic ballet moves that our mermaids perform every day. This is the first step for our performers before they swim in shows. During the day, we will teach them the daily responsibilities of being a mermaid, while getting behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a show. The camper will also get to participate in one of our mermaid shows as a dry performer in the underwater theater.

Each child will receive a "Mermaid Makeover," a self portrait, as well as a group shot of their camp. Lunch is NOT provided. However, it can be purchased inside the park or the camper can bring their own lunch. Each participant will also receive two daily admission tickets to the park, which are good for the child's scheduled weekend of camp. This is for the family to have the chance to enjoy the park as well, but we ask the parent to remain outside of the camp area until the pick up.

Camp sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. There is a maximum of eight children for each camp weekend, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Children ages 7 - 10

April 5-6
May 17-18
June 14-15
June 21-22
June 28-29
July 5-6
July 12-13
July 26-27

Children ages 11 - 14

August 9-10 (SOLD OUT)
August 23-24

Participation Requirements

Fees: $300 per person

Contact: If you have any questions or need to reserve your spot, please contact the mermaid department at (352) 592-5656ext. 30, or email our Underwater Theater Manager, Deena Groves at Deena.M.Groves@dep.state.fl.us

Directions:

Weeki Wachee Springs is located at the intersection of State Road 50 and Hwy. 19.

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June 28, 2014

2014 SUMMER SUNRISE 5K SERIES
Highlands Hammock State Park

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August 09, 2014

PALM WEAVING
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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August 10, 2014

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER NIGHT WALK
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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August 23, 2014

DADE CRAFT CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 11, 2014

PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 20, 2014

KEEP SARASOTA BEAUTIFUL (INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY)
Oscar Scherer State Park

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September 20, 2014

FISH THE EVERGLADES
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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September 26, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOW
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Oscar Scherer State Park

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September 27, 2014

2014 NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Lovers Key State Park

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September 28, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOW
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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September 30, 2014

INCREDIBLE EDIBLES
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 04, 2014

FALL WILDFLOWER/BUTTERFLY WALK
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 09, 2014

ROAD BACK IN TIME
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 11, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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October 11, 2014

2ND ANNUAL BACK 40 MUSIC FESTIVAL
Little Manatee River State Park

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October 14, 2014

WILD EDIBLE PLANT COLLECTION AND PREPARATION
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 24, 2014

22ND ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT - WANTED: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT VOLUNTEERS
Hillsborough River State Park

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October 24, 2014

HAUNTED HAYRIDE & TRAIL
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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October 24, 2014

22ND ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS EVENT
Hillsborough River State Park

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November 08, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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December 06, 2014

GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

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December 06, 2014

2014 GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY
Lovers Key State Park

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December 12, 2014

THE CANDLELIGHT EXPERIENCE AT FORT FOSTER
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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December 12, 2014

THE CANDLELIGHT EXPERIENCE AT FORT FOSTER
Hillsborough River State Park

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February 11, 2015

SCHOOL DAYS AT FORT FOSTER
Hillsborough River State Park

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February 11, 2015

SCHOOL DAYS AT FORT FOSTER
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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February 14, 2015

FORT FOSTER RENDEZVOUS
Fort Foster State Historic Site

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February 14, 2015

FORT FOSTER RENDEZVOUS
Hillsborough River State Park

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February 21, 2015

RUN - EVERGLADES ULTRA
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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