About my voyage


Fundraising Goal for Crossroads Hope academy



Fundraising Goal for Crossroads Hope academy


About Paddle for People

Hello, my name is Nick Holzerland. I am the owner of It’s Time Kayak, a kayaking rental and guided tour service in Port Charlotte, FL. Here on the paddle for people landing page you can find links to follow my 400 plus mile Paddleboard journey from Bartow Florida at the beginning of the Peace River, out Charlotte Harbor, down Southwest Florida passing along the Everglades, up and around the Florida Bay, and finally launching from north Key Largo to Bimini island Bahamas. I can assume I will be out there of weeks, if not a whole month or more. This will be an extremely difficult paddle in both length and the fact I’ll be camping along the entire way carrying a total payload of around 400 pounds. The variety of what this trip has to offer will be extraordinary diverse. From the many miles paddled, to various ways of fishing, identifying several species of edible and medicinal plants, and of coarse being able to see the most scenic and beautiful views of Florida.

On this page you can also donate to help support my trip and help support the Cross Roads Hope Academy Boys Foster home in Punta Gorda, Florida. The money that goes to the Foster home is to strictly to give these boys a once a month activity, so they can have fun and experience more life. Our goal is to get these kids a years worth of events, again so they can get out of the ordinary things they do and just have fun. Either way I hope you tune in and enjoy this one of a kind trip. 

2020-2021 – Off Campus Activities


  • November: Escape the Cape $200.00
  • December: Logan River Tour $220.00


  • January: Smugglers Cove Mini golf $150.00
  • February: Dave & Busters $500.00
  • March: Treeumph $940.00
  • April: Swamp Buggy Eco Tour $500.00
  • May: Livingstons Arcade, Bazooka Ball & Go karts $400.00
  • June: Cable Wakeboard Park $960.00
  • July: North Port Aquatic Center $240.00
  • August: Sun Splash $250.00
  • September: Sky Zone $350.00
  • October: Mini Aqua Park $300.00

Total Cost = $5,010.00

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