Spring Break 2018: Canoe-Camping, The Beach, and more Paddling Canoe-Camping, The Beach, and more Paddling Florida Panhandle Paddle: Blackwater River and Econfina Creek, FL Date: Spring Break 2018: Saturday – Friday, Mar. 3-9, 2018 Cost: $340/$365 If a monthly payment plan is needed, please email Linda Rosenkranz Registration Deadline: Friday, Dec. 8 Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 pm in the ORC This Spring Break, we will be driving down to Florida’s gulf coast to paddle the Panhandle! First, we will check out the wildlife and gulf beaches at Big Lagoon State Park, FL. There will be a chance to hang out at the beach and relax before heading to Florida’s Blackwater River State Forest. We will spend 3 days and 2 nights canoe-camping down the incredible Blackwater River. The water in the Blackwater is a dark, tannin-stained color and it contrasts vividly with the snow-white sand bars at each bend. After completing the Blackwater, we will switch gears and drive east to the Econfina, a beautiful creek littered with natural springs that feed into it. The springs provide a mixture of crystal clear and turquoise water to paddle trough. This is definitely an area that you have to just be there to experience all of its beauty. No experience is necessary for this week of camping and paddling, but you must know how to swim. In order to properly prepare for this fun adventure, plan on attending 2 Pre-Trip Meetings. Estimated trip duration: 6:30 am Sat. to 9:00 pm Fri. COST INCLUDES: Transportation via a 12 passenger van to and from Vanderbilt, group equipment, boats, in camp meals, and camping fees. Space is limited to the first 10 people that sign up, so don’t delay.