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Facilitating Outdoor Activities

Many of our outdoor offerings can be enjoyed by groups on their own; however, activities like the High and Low Ropes Courses, Tree Climbing, Canoeing and Kayaking require trained facilitation due to safety requirements and equipment logistics.

Contact DaySpring Reservations for details about facilitation by the DaySpring staff or one of our partners. Reserve a time for your group by calling DaySpring Reservations at (941) 776-1018.


Founded in 1993, Pathfinder Outdoor Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to building personal, social and environmental responsibility through the power of shared experience. We offer experiential educational programs that develop leadership, increase self-confidence, and enhance communication through trust and team building activities. Canoeing, high ropes, and outdoor living skills are just a few of the fun, outdoor activities participants can do, working together to gain new skills in problem-solving, resolving conflict, listening, observing, and working effectively in a group.

More at www.pathfinderoutdooreducation.org

Common Ground Adventures

The mission of Common Ground Adventures is to provide meaningful experiences that build relationships, promote personal growth and lead to individual accomplishment. Our wide variety of team building workshops are crafted to develop group unity and range from half-day low impact courses to four-day intensive programs. We believe that life’s deepest, longest-lasting lessons can only be learned through personal and collective experience. All of our programs embrace this philosophy with their focus on experiential learning.

More at www.commongroundadventures.org

Nature’s Classroom Institute

Nature’s Classroom Institute is an environmental education program, offering a fully customized, highly engaging multi-day experience that has direct positive impact on classroom, community and academic performance. Our multi-disciplined, degreed educators integrate lessons with the curriculum of visiting schools in order to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. The goals of Nature’s Classroom Montessori are to foster independence and to support children in moving toward a mastery of self and the environment.

More at www.discovernci.org


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Common Ground has had a strong partnership with DaySpring since 2000, both in managing their ropes course and providing programming for clients who visit the conference center. DaySpring provides a wonderful challenge and ropes course which offers quality adventure-based programming. It is a model that has been duplicated with other facilities throughout the state, and is a special place for Common Ground.
- Mark Lindsay, Founder & Director, Common Ground Adventures -
Pathfinder has partnered with DaySpring for over a decade to provide adventures to groups of all ages. The sense of community created by the staff and the pride they take in their work has fostered this mutually beneficial relationship. We look forward to many more years of collaboration.
- Sherry Bagley, Co-Director, Pathfinder Outdoor Education -
DaySpring fits all of our needs as an environmental education program. We love the location of peaceful wilderness, tucked away just minutes from I-75. We plan to continue to grow as an organization thanks to DaySpring.
- Britta Wood, Education Director-Florida, Nature’s Classroom Institute -