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Up Next: New Dining Hall​ and Kitchen

Our new dorm, The Roost, has increased our occupancy and as Young Life and WYLdLife continue to grow in the Southeastern Division, we are actively raising funds to build a new Dining Hall. Please consider investing in this important project. 

Building Southwind's New DIning Hall One Table at a Time
Fill the Table Campaign:
Table: $10,000
Chair: $1,250 each.

If you're interested in investing in this project, please contact our Development Director, Elizabeth McRae at or contact Southwind directly at 352.288.2500.

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Under Construction and Funded

Existing Dorm Remodels
​By the spring of 2019, all four of Southwind's pre-existing dorms will be completely re-vamped. 

Check out the progress:​​


Open Now for Kids: Completed Projects

​​The Roost and Sports Pavilion

We are thrilled to have completed our new dorm, The Roost, and our beautiful new covered Sports Pavillion. 
Thank you for your prayers and generosity!

Take a look inside: 


How You Can Help?

We encourage you to check back to our Development page often, as we will be posting progress as it occurs. Both the new dinging hall/kitchen and the improved waste water treatment plant are changes that will greatly impact the experience of guests at Southwind. If you would like to contribute to or have questions about these projects and the Master Plan, feel free to contact our Development Director, Elizabeth McRae at or contact Southwind directly at 352.288.2500.​


Camp Development Principles

  • After construction is complete, Young Life camps are financially self-sufficient. All operational expenses, maintenance, administrative costs and funded depreciation are paid from camp revenue generated by the camper fee. Only major capital projects require fundraising after the initial purchase or construction.
  • We only grow as thoughtful and generous gifts allow...
  • Young Life camps have a long-standing policy to first raise the funds and then to develop new projects, facilities and amenities. 
Contact Us

18115 SE 95th Street Rd
Ocklawaha, FL, 32179

CALL US: (352) 288-2500
FAX: (352) 288-6232

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