Ice Age Fossils Support Creation Studies

Ice Age Fossil Adventure

When was the last time you had a chance to get away from the noise of the city and focus your thoughts on God and His creation? CSI gives you the opportunity to do just that every year on our amazing Fossil Float expeditions!

What is a Fossil Float?
It is an exciting adventure canoeing and digging for fossils.
If you have ever panned for gold you know that the findings are few and far between. However, if you pan for fossils in the Peace River, you strike pay dirt every time!

This area of Florida, rich with phosphates, is known as a Fossil Graveyard. Over the last decade we have taken over 10,000 people, young and old, down the Peace River, where they have learned that there is substantial evidence of a world-wide flood as recorded in the Bible. How else would you explain the findings of Whale Vertebra, or teeth of the Megalodon shark that would grow as large as 70 feet in length, in a river that is located some 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico?

The findings of the Wholly Mammoth, Saber-tooth Cat and the Giant Sloth, gives affirmation to the bible reference of an ice age.

What you will learn:
You will learn how to identify fossils, and make the connection to God as the creator. You will also learn to canoe and enjoy each other as you frolic in the cool waters together.

We end our exciting weekend adventure with a BBQ on Saturday evening. Happy faces fill the room as the finds are identified and the prizes are given for the most unique find, the most of one kind, and the largest and most complete fossils found.

Sunday is given to worship
We thank God for His goodness and His beautiful creation with a Sunday morning worship service. Our new found friends receive the ability to refute evolutionary teachings and go on to proclaim God as our Creator.

The Fossil Adventure Fee Covers

* Evening Creation-Flood program led by Tom DeRosa
* Transportation to and from boat ramp
* Necessary tools, shovels, and sifter screens
* Four fossil guides for each group
* Dinner on saturday night

Guests can choose to reserve either a campsite or near-by hotel room for overnight accommodations.


Make your reservations now!

Where it all happens... **NEW LOCATION
Riverside RV Resort and Campground
9770 SW County Road 769
Arcadia Fl, 34269

Getting to Arcadia ...
Your options for FLYING into Arcadia, Florida

* Fort Myers, FL, then rent a car and drive approx. 1 hr.
* Tampa, FL, then rent a car and drive approx. 1 hr. 39 min
* Orlando, FL, and rent a car and drive approx. 2 hrs. 10 min

If DRIVING to Arcadia, Florida

From South Florida to Arcadia, FL: Arcadia is near the west coast of Florida on CR 769

Overnight Accommodations (in Arcadia)

Riverside RV Resort and Campground
9770 SW County Road 769
Arcadia Fl, 34269
800-795-9733 | 863-993-2111
Web address:

Riverside RV Resort
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What to bring if your camping:

Camping Equipment

Tent, towel, ground cloth, flashlights, money, rain gear, first-aid kit, wash cloth, hygiene items, and emergency contact information.

* Pets Allowed!

*Sleep Inn & Suites
*La Quinta Inn
Holiday Inn Express

*Mention you are with Riverside RV Resort to receive a discount
What to bring for Fossil Hunting ...


Cooler with lunch and beverages to take on river.


Fossil Sifting Screens (optional)*
Digging tools (long handled shovel)*
Zip-lock baggies or apron pouches (to carry finds)
Old shoes to get wet (rubber water-shoes work best)**
Goggles/snorkels/fins (optional)
Plenty of drinking water

*Provided by CSI (you can bring your own if you would like)

**Due to sharp objects in the shallow waters, we will not allow anyone without footwear to exit their canoe.


Calendar/ Itinerary

May 3-5, 2013

Friday thru Sunday

$75.00 per adult
(ages 12 & up)

$65.00 each child
(ages 5 & up)

Age Group: 5 & up


Picture Gallery:
Fri. Afternoon: Registration and the River Experience

**NEW LOCATION(At the Main Hall in Riverside RV Resort & Campground and Arcadia’s Boat Ramp, on Highway 70)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration (Main Hall)

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Ice Age Creatures Presentation (Main Hall)

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fossil Identification and Fossil practice runs on the river bank (At Arcadia boat ramp)

All encouraged to come. Bring your sifter!

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Break for dinner
Visit Arcadia's area restaurants, or have a picnic at the boat ramp!

Fri. Evening: Workshops
(In the Main Hall)

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Introduction & Orientation

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ice Age Presentation

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ice Age Activities

8:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Canoe safety class
(This class is mandatory)

Fri. Evening Fellowship:
(At Riverside Campground- the Guide Site down by the water)
(At Riverside Campground – the Guide Site down by the water)


Bond Fire

“View the Heavens” Telescope activity and fellowship
Sat. Morning: Fossil Float
At Canoe Safari
8:00 a.m.
Canoe Safari
Fossil hunt on river
Lunch on river

5:00 p.m.
Arrive back at Canoe Safari
Sat. Evening: Dinner

In Main Hall

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner! Provided by CSI

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Show & Tell - don't forget your fossils!

7:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social

Sun. Morning: Worship Service (In the Main Hall)

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Praise & Bible Study/Children's Program

Download Itinerary 2013


A fun, unique, and adventurous way of saying you love them!

For details, call
(954) 771-1652
or (800) 882-0278


Fossil Adventure Picture Gallery