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The Great Escape: Southwind 

Southwind is located along beautiful Long Lake at the edge of the 420,000 acre Ocala National Forest. In addition to its beauty, Southwind has plenty to offer. Our activities include a water recreation area, paddle boards, canoes, high ropes, beach volleyball, basketball, disc golf and much more. Our passion is the Gospel and our desire is to partner with you to make your time here meaningful and memorable with great teaching, outstanding worship, small group and family time where you can dig deeper with your group.



TGE Southwind begins after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon with registration and is over late Saturday night following the final evening program.  Check-out is Sunday morning. Housing is provided Saturday night, however, no breakfast will be served Sunday morning and you should plan to depart by 8:00 AM.


All students and counselors will be in one of Southwind’s air-conditioned dormitories or cabins (for more information go to Because housing depends on the camps final numbers (which are not final until days before camp starts), we will not know your specific rooming arrangements until you arrive at The Great Escape.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all provided as part of your conference cost.  We will feed you beginning with dinner on Tuesday night and your last meal will be dinner on Saturday.


* Actual camp schedules are tentative and details may vary.

  • Mornings include breakfast, quiet times and recreation.

  • Afternoons include lunch, recreation, free time, small groups and an afternoon session!

  • Evenings include dinner, evening sessions, counselor meetings, and aftermaths.


  • There should be one adult for every six youths you bring (1:6). There should be male counselors for male campers and female counselors for female campers.

  • Each student coming to TGE Southwind will need to complete a 2024 YCM Medical & Media Release form.

  • Leaders, please have each leader/counselor in your group over the age of 18 complete the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

  • If you have special dietary restrictions or requests please click here.

  • Every student needs to fill out the YL Guest Consent Release Form and have their parent sign if under 18. PLEASE NOTE: This form is online only.

  • You can learn more about the camp and local area by visiting

Date: July 16-21, 2024

Cost: $495

Age Group: Middle School

YCM: (504) 534-5008

Platform - 2024

Evening Speaker:

Ken Winter

Morning Speaker: Emily Soule


Musician: Austin Cain


Helpful Information and Details


Southwind Camp

Ocklawaha, Florida

Work Crew

Registration & Drop Date Info
  • Deposits for all conferences are $100 per space.

  • Early bird discount is 5% of total cost per camper. Ends March 1

  • If drops are made before April 1, 2024, the $100 deposit per space is transferred to your balance due.

  • If drops are made after April 1, 2024, the deposit per space is forfeited.

  • The final date to add/remove spaces is June 1, 2024. After this date you are responsible for total cost of reserved spaces.

  • Final balance is due June 1, 2024.

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