Go Outdoors! Ministries


We conduct a mobilized outreach program. We offer classroom instruction at a Church or organization location and then take children to a local park/lake to conduct water activities, hiking, etc. Archery lessons take place at the organization site. It is our desire to provide children with fun outdoor activities that will allow them to unplug, relax, and explore God's Creation.

Little Manatee River State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Park Service

Little Manatee River State Park is a hidden gem in southern Hillsborough County, offering opportunities for wildlife viewing and exploration by canoe, foot, or horseback. The Little Manatee River winds through the park with many oxbows, twists and turns to explore. A 6.5 mile Hiking Trail loops through six unique natural communities, offering scenic river overlooks and a surprise around every bend. Come for the day, or make reservations to camp overnight.

Royal Rangers Outpost 169

Associated Agency: 
Victory Church


Life is a journey, one adventure at a time. The best time to train a man is while he's still a boy. By mobilizing, inspiring, and resourcing mentors, Royal Rangers offers character and servant leadership education to boys and young men (K-12) in a highly relational, fun, and interactive environment. Royal Rangers exists to "evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and lifelong servant leaders." This is our passion!

Let's Move! Outside Tampa

Associated Agency: 
Tampa YMCA


The Let's Move! Outside Initiative strives to bring together youth-serving and outdoor focused organizations to continue Tampa's community wide effort to engage youth and adults in outdoor appreciation through service.



Boating Safety Class at the Suncoast

The Coast Guard Auxiliary team is hosting a boating safety course at the Suncoast Youth Conservatioin Center in Apollo Beach Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 8 am to 5 pm. This beginner boating class will cover the knowledge needed to obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card in Florida. To operate a motorboat of 10 horsepower or greater, Florida law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan.
Did you know that every person born after January 1, 1988 must have a boater safety ID card to operate a motorized boat of 10 hp or more in Florida? If you need this card, the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center is hosting a US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe boating Class on: Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 8 AM to 5 PM.
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SunCoast Youth Conservation Center in Apollo Beach
6650 Dickman Road
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Phone: 727-235-3171

Withlacoochee River Park

Associated Agency: 
Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources

Withlacoochee River Park is a wilderness park within the Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. The departments mission is to improve the quality of life for Pasco County citizens by providing excellent parks and recreation facilities and program opportunities for everyone to enjoy. The park is situated on over 450 acres of natural Florida wilderness. Visitors can experience the pleasures of bird watching, hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing/kayaking and relaxing with nature. The park is open seven days a week from 7:00 am until dusk; there is a $2 parking fee.

The Center of Anna Maria

The mission of The Center is to serve as a gathering place for the community to come together and make friends. The Center strives for excellence in meeting the human service needs of all those living on or nearby our barrier island. The Center is focused on the community and open to all.

2016 Fall Family Fishing Festival

Fall Family Free Fishing Festival. Saturday, November 5, 2016 9am to 1pm at Withlacoochee River Park. 12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33525. There will be Wildlife Exhibits, Free Lunch provided, Learn to Fish Stations, Games & Raffles for prizes, a Free Rod/Reel to the first 300 children. Call (352) 567-0264 for more information
Free Fishing at the 2016 Fall Family Fishing Festival at Withlacoochee River Park on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9am to 1pm. Free Rod/Reel to the first 300 children and Free Lunch provided.
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Withlacoochee River Park
12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: 352-567-0264

MarineQuest

This award-winning FREE event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research. A DAY OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MarineQuest offers events for all ages, including hands-on activities that will help younger visitors learn about the fascinating marine life in our oceans. Kids can even touch sharks and rays, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, spiny lobsters, and other marine critters commonly found in Florida's waters.
We invite you to MarineQuest, the annual open house of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). This award-winning FREE event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research.
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FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 896-8626

Home School Group

Home School Group visiting SYCC.
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Suncoast Youth Conservation Center
6650 Dickman Road
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Phone: 8139227967

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