Gator Wilderness Camp School — located on a 250-acre property in Charlotte County is a year-round camping program designed specifically to serve adolescent boys from the ages of 10-15 years old.

The boys are sometimes struggling with families, schools, or communities.

Assisting them is a group that gathers together twice a month at the Shannon Staub Public Library in North Port to design and sew blankets for the boys attending the school.

The boys are allowed to take the blankets home once they finished the program. Volunteers are always welcome.

Each year, Gator Wilderness Camp School hosts an annual Turkey in the Hole Thanksgiving celebration at its site.

Tours of campsite are given in the morning, followed by a short program with the campers. There is also other entertainment throughout the day for children and families.

A traditional Thanksgiving lunch is served and then an auction concludes the day. Auction items include donated items by individuals and also crafts that campers and staff have made to sell.

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