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Cracker Kids Camp By Jessica Prescott Peace River Explorations held its second annual Cracker Kids Camp this summer at the historic train depot in Wauchula. Designed to help elementary-age students to learn and experience the rich heritage of the Heartland and the State of Florida, the camp was packed with interactive learning, engaging activities, hands-on-crafts and themed snacks. Campers started out their week in Florida’s prehistoric past, digging for fossils and creating alligator crafts. Then the campers traveled through time learning about the Native American Seminole Tribe and Florida Cracker pioneers. Campers absorbed an array of tidbits about our area’s deep agricultural roots, from beekeeping and the citrus industry to dairy farming and phosphate mining. Designing colorful Seminole vests, squeezing fresh orange juice, planting garden seeds, hearing the crack of a bull whip from a real Florida Cracker cowboy, playing pioneer games and churning homemade butter – each day was filled with authentic Florida experiences for real Cracker Kids! Photos courtesy Peace River Explorations

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Heartland Living August September Issue 2015  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...

Heartland Living August September Issue 2015  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...