Leading a Summer Trip

Summer is, without a doubt, a fantastic time to be at Southwind. The sun's bright; the water's cool; and everyone is geared up about showing our middle school friends the best time of their life. So, if you're bringing your WyldLife kids here this summer, be prepared for an action-packed week.
Speaking of being prepared, here are a few things that will help in making your camp trip a successful one. Primarily, be aware of the tools available to you on the Web.  The Young Life Staff Resources Site offers a wealth of supportive information for WyldLife leaders and trip leaders. Whether you need forms, promotional materials or supplies, you can find what you need on this site.  Similarly, the camp reservation site makes information regarding summer spots and dates available at the click of a mouse. That's not all; there's also an eLearning Course for WyldLife camping that is available online.  It's not only quick and easy; it's extremely informative.
Finally, please remember to reference the camping handbook. It is a great source of information for you to utilize as you plan your camp trip. It offers step-by-step counsel on how to plan and conduct a successful camp trip. It also has specific details regarding each of the camps (including Southwind). 
As always, though, please remember that the office staff at Southwind is more than happy to help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Southwind's Quick Tips

  • Preparing for medical emergencies is a must.  Be sure to have signed health forms for every leader and camper.
  • Arriving and departing at the proper time is very important in planning your travel. Arrival on the first day is  3-5 p.m., and departure on the last day is approximately 12 p.m.
  • Good pre-trip communication with the camp is essential in helping both parties to prepare. Trip leaders should send or call in their expected numbers (using the Ten Day Call-in Form) 10 days prior to the first day of camp. You'll also need to return a completed A-form and Housing Request 24 hours prior to your arrival. Finally, when you're actually on the road, you'll need to call two hours before you intend to arrive in order to schedule a welcome for your group.
  • Please remember that Southwind currently does not provide linens for its guests. Please have each leader and camper bring his or her own bedding (sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, etc.), towels and other necessary linens.
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Ocklawaha, FL, 32179

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