Annual Pre-Holiday Escape Campout
Pre Holiday Escape Campout Returns to Crowley

Annual Pre-Holiday Escape Campout at Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Finish up all your holiday shopping a week early and join us for a stress free Pre Holiday Escape Campout for the weekend in the cool fresh December temperatures with your family. Get away from all the “retail stress” of the holidays and get back to what is important – family and friends!
December 9-10th

Meals are provided (even hot chocolate and marshmallows!)

December Camping in Florida is amazing!!
$35.00 per person (over 6 yrs) includes meals

Holiday games, cookie decorating and more will fill your days with fun!

Why attend our Pre-Holiday Escape Campout?

Pre Holiday Escape Campout campfire

Want to spend some quality time with your immediate family, getting back to what is important, before all the family gets in town and the commercial part of Christmas takes place? Join us for an overnight camping trip ! It will be cool enough that there will be no bugs!….. and perfect sleeping weather in the evenings!!

For more information contact Jeanene 813-789-0904 [email protected]om

Call to Reserve! 813-789-0904 or Book Online

Location : 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota, FL 34240

Check in time is 11AM  - You are free to arrive at your leisure  - Upon arrival members of your group will need to sign their release before they are allowed to camp. You can print and sign your release in advance - available online at:



We will have iced tea available and water  - please bring your own refillable container as all we will have is plastic cups. We do not provide soda.

NOTE: If you have your own personal mess kits please feel free to bring to save on waste produced from all the paper goods. Not a Clue is “Going Green”  All campers will are asked to bring their own mess kits to camp.

Below is some information you will need for the planning of your trip. Waiver will need to be signed upon arrival.

Location: 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota, FL 34240

Note: Call or text if you get lost 813-789-0904 - Jeanene

Campsite/Tents if pre-reserved will be assigned onsite as you arrive. If you have any special needs please contact us immediately if you have not already done so!

Tents can be provided for an additional fee:
$20 (4-person capacity)
$35 (6-person capacity)
Please call to reserve a minimum of 3 days in advance. 813-789-0904
Rentals can be paid in cash upon arrival.

Nightly community campfire activities will include smores or other treats and stories around the fire and possibly a night hike.

Nearest Store -  Publix - 30 min drive

We may have additional guests stop by to check out how we do things at Not a Clue Adventures, please make them feel welcome.

Facility Rules:

  • Pets are not recommended - call for information

Speed limit on the property is 5 mph, please be respectful and stay alert as there are many animals in the area. Call if you plan to arrive after 4 pm as the Pioneer Area that we will be touring closes at 5 pm

Check-in time for campsites is 11:00 a.m., and check-out time is 2:00 p.m. Quiet time is 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

What Campers should bring with them

Lawn/ Camp Chair

Flash Lights, head lamps

Changes of Clothes/shoes (long pants recommended – lots of poison ivy)

Towels and toiletries (toothbrush, soap, Wet Ones, etc)

Extra jacket and sweater – always best to dress in layers

You should wear closed toe shoes – flip flops are not recommended except around camp and not around firepit (we do have poison ivy around edges of property)

Sleeping bag – extra blanket suggested!!!– pillow

Bug Spray, Sun Block

Sm cooler with ice for specialty drinks/meds/picky eaters

Separate bag for dirty clothes

Bicycles, yard toys, balls, Frisbees, book, etc

Camera, batteries

*If you want some cushion to sleep on bring a blow up pool raft for under your sleeping bag. Please note that if you are bringing an air mattress, it does get cooler in the evening, please place a blanket under your sleeping bag or sheets as well. The air in the space between you and the ground will be colder than if you slept on the ground.

PLEASE NOTE: NO FOOD OR DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER PERMITTED IN THE TENTS PROVIDED BY NOT A CLUE ADVENTURES AT ANY TIME. We also ask that if your child brings an electronic device that it only be used after they turn in for the night.

Please feel free to call with any additional questions or concerns. 813-789-0904