Coming Soon: 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.

Completed Projects:

​​The Roost, Sports Pavilion and Existing Dorm Remodels

We are thrilled to have completed our new dorm, The Roost, our beautiful new covered Sports Pavillion, and completed full renovations of all four of Southwind's pre-existing dorms.

Thank you for your prayers and generosity!

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. This is so the camp fee that summer and school season guests pay is minimized to reflect true operating costs. This practice also allows us to develop new projects to a standard of excellence.

If you are interested in further information or to make a contribution to the development of Southwind please contact our camp manager at ​352-288-2500. 

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