Chief - Andrew McQuiggan / /

Who we are: We are a group of dads affiliated with The National Longhouse Program - Native Sons & Daughters. We are the “Calusa Tribe.”

What we do: We are a tent camping group. Once a month, except December, daughters and dads gather together at a campground in the Central Florida area. Typically, we meet at our campsite Friday after school/work and break just before lunch on Sunday. Prior camping experience is not required. Just come on out, have some fun, enjoy the outdoors, relax, and make new friends. In addition we have group-planned meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday. We have all the cooking equipment needed to prepare our meals and we all share in the meal preparation. The food is great! All you need to bring is a tent with sleeping gear, a cooler with drinks, some snacks, and Friday night dinner.

Commitment and Cost: Any level of commitment will benefit the relationship you have with your daughter. We do not have meetings, we do not have merit badges, we do not sell cookies. We go camping and spend quality father-daughter time. There is no requirement to camp any certain number of weekends during the year. We have members who never miss an outing, and those who camp whenever possible, the choice is up to you. Campout fees vary per campout but are around $100 per campout and include four meals. We try to publish as much information as possible a few weeks before each campout.

How to join (or get more information): Contact us at

- Andrew McQuiggan, Calusa Chief


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Calusa Tribal Chant

We are the Calusa,

We stand before yousa.

We are mighty, we are proud,

We will shout our name out loud!

Calusa! Calusa!

Ah Ooooooooooo

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