On Sept 8th, we will be doing the ALL AMERICAN ROAD MARCH to remember those fallen on 9-11-01, and, to remember and thank those who have risked, served and given their lives in the Global War on Terror. We will begin the march at Centennial Park on the Venice Island, and we will proceed 2.9 miles to Venice Community Church, located at 1600 Banyan Drive, in Venice. When we arrive. we will be greeted to games, food, fun, music and either a giant 20 foot water slide, or, if we can manage it, a rock climbing wall. In either case, this should prove to be a wonderful time for the students, and an excellent learning example for them as well, as we will be teaching service to country, all in the name of Christ and in the Christian world and life view. Added to the fun, all students who preregister for the event will receive a Camelback hydration backpack system, and, if you RSVP to this event quickly, you will be able to receive it at the 8/11 Para-Pups meeting. So, please RSVP to for the 9/8/18 Para-Pups ASAP, to secure your slot and also your child’s Camelback Hydration system.



Para-Pups T-shirts

Many have asked for us to design and make available Para-Pups T-Shirts for our events. Well, we are good to go, and today I ordered the first batch. These shirts are first come, first serve and cost $13.00 each. Please let me know the size you would like (youth M or L) and how many and please make checks payable to Reformed Community Church. Here’s a look at our cool new shirts and logo and if interested, please contact me at – blessings.


August Para-Pups

Blessings to all. On August 11th, we will have our next Para-Pups meet-up at the Carlton Reserve, in Venice, FL. During this event, the troops will learn how to navigate in the woods utilizing a hand-held GPS, where they will form up in teams and navigate to predetermined points in the woods to find their various check-points. We will likewise be giving a class in Cover and Concealment, which will teach the student how to blend in with their surroundings. This should once again prove to be a fun filled event with very practical teachings, as we will be instructing the students how to stay found in the woods, and not lost. Sign-up sheets can be found at the bottom of the HOME page, and how to receive your RSVP soon.

PARA-PUPS 2018 Calendar

  • July 21st – Rappelling and Ascending at Auburn Road Presbyterian Church
  • August 11th – Land Navigation and Cover and Concealment at Carlton Reserve
  • September 8th – The All American Road March to Remember Those Fallen on 9/11/01 and the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the Global War on Terror (start point is at the Centennial Park Gazebo at 9AM, downtown Venice)
  • October 13th – Jelks Preserve (The Para-Pups team challenge)
  • November 17th – Event TBD
  • December 16-17th – The Para-Pups Field Training Exercise (FTX) at Auburn Road Presbyterian Church

Rappelling Camp Next Week

Blessings to all,

Just a reminder that our rappelling camp begins on Monday, and will run from the 9th through the 12th. For those of you that plan on having your children attend, please remember to have your child dressed in pants and have them bring their bike helmet. Also, for the girls attending, please have hair ties for them for safety reasons. Also remember, this camp has a fee to cover expenses for lunch and new equipment, and with this in mind, if you are paying by check, please make them out to Jeff Krause, as I’m not going to use the church budget to finance the camp. Also, as stated on the entry form, no child will be turned away from attending, so, if the camp fee is an issue, please contact me.

Finally, there’s a few slots remaining, so for those of you who would like to have your child attend, please contact me ASAP.
Daily Events:
Monday: Rappelling Basics
Tuesday: Extended Rappelling
Wednesday: Australian Rappelling
Thursday: Ascension and Descending