We are now members of the National Longhouse.

Here is a brief summary of what the National Longhouse is:

National Longhouse, Ltd. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to strengthen parent-child relationships in a manner that is based upon Christian ideology. We service communities with our NATIONAL LONGHOUSE® programs which are designed specifically for one-on-one parent-child interaction within a group setting. Each program helps build inter-family, communal, and spiritual relationships through shared, structured activities. We integrate a Native American theme which serves as a common level of interest for parent and child as well as providing an educational tool for the casual introduction to Native American cultures.

You can find out more about the National Longhouse by clicking HERE.

Here’s some additional information on the program:

What we do: From October to April each year we gather as group and camp at different locations throughout central Florida. The campouts run Friday evening to Sunday morning and consist of various activities depending on the location of the campout. We share in opening and closing ceremonies and raffle prizes for the kids.

Here are some sample activities in which both you and your children can participate:

  • Archery and shooting range
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Pumpkin Carving, Art and Essay contests
  • Swimming
  • Ropes Course
  • Crafts
  • Winona Derby (our version of the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby)
  • and a number of other activities

Each tribe has their own way of doing things, but most do group meals on Saturday and Sunday and spend time around the campfire at their area of the campground when not doing group activities.

How to learn more and what are the costs: Feel free to explore the website and review the events for this season and reading information about each of the tribes. We also extend the invitation to join us at one our campouts free of charge and see what it’s all about and whether the program suits you and your family. If you decide to formally join following your first visit the costs are as follows:

  • $35 National Longhouse Registration Fee (Covers Insurance, sponsorship for events, etc.)
  • $55 Federation Fee for the first 2 family memebres plus $15 for each additional child (covers t-shirts, activities, raffle prizes, federation costs, etc.)
  • We also have a modest camping fee of $15 per person each weekend we camp. This covers our costs to the locations we camp.