If your child is planning a future trip to Southwind or is here right now, we want you to have the information you need to rest easy while he or she is away. There are many activities at camp in which your child may be participating. Whether they are challenged on the ropes course, playing on the waterfront or spending time in the game room, their safety is our top concern.

What to Bring:

  • Bed linens
  • Hangout at camp clothes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • At least one pair long pants for some activities
  • Spending money for snack bar and store
  • Sweatshirt for cold evenings
  • Close-toed shoes for some activities
  • Messy outfit (that can be thrown out)
  • Toiletries
  • Medications (if necessary)
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera (not a phone)

Safety

Young Life and Southwind maintain the highest level of safety and standards in operation of all of our activities at camp.

All of Southwind's challenge course elements (flying squirrel) are inspected annually by a registered Preferred Vendor Member of The Association of Challenge Course Technology. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Southwind's water activities and bike programs are also facilitated by trained and experienced staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Southwind.

In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified medical professional on call to tend to your child's needs. Also, if needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.

Accessibility

We welcome kids of all abilities to our camps. At Southwind, all of our main buildings are accessible to strollers or wheelchairs, and we have a handful of cabins that are designed to be accessible (special housing needs may be requested by your child's trip leader).

Walkways around camp are paved. We will also do our best to help every guest participate in activities. We want every kid to have the best week of their life as they come to camp!

Contacting Your Child

Phone:

352-288-2500

Fax:

352-288-6232

Physical and Mailing Address:

18115 SE 95th St Rd
Ocklawaha, FL 32179

Office Hours

Summer Hours (June - mid-July):

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Every Day

School Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Monday through Friday ​

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