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The Great Escape: Twin Lakes

Please consider registering for TGE Smokies or one of our TGE Southwind camps as an alternative.

What makes TGE Twin Lakes unique to other TGE events are the activities offered.  TGE Twin Lakes is hosted by Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center, which allows students to participate in all kinds of activities. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, riflery, and on occasion horseback riding are just a few of the things Twin Lakes offers. Twin Lakes also has a full ropes course and climbing wall! Churches are split into teams and compete through recreation activities all week. Because our activities are a predominant source of fun, our worship and program style is a little simpler than other camps which allows for students and leaders to really build stronger relationships with Christ first and then each other as they go deeper into their faith. TGE Twin Lakes really feels like you are at summer camp.



TGE Twin Lakes begins Monday afternoon. Departure begins early Saturday morning. Breakfast is not served on Saturday.


All students and leaders will be housed in twelve-person cabins. Depending on the number of campers, smaller churches may room together.


The Twin Lakes staff provide Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Tuesday through Friday as part of the cost of camp. Dinner Monday night is also included.


* Actual camp schedules are tentative and details may vary.

  • Mornings include quiet time, leader coffee time, a brief message with worship, and various camp activities.

  • Afternoons include “Flat on Back” (mandatory 30 minute nap time), tournaments and camp activities.

  • Evenings include “Shenanigans” (work-crew led games), leader meeting & prayer time, big message and worship, Family Time, and “Aftermath” (night rec or tournaments).


  • 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 Twin Lakes will need to complete a 2023 YCM Medical & Media Release form.

  • Leaders, please bring two copies of each medical form with you – one for you to hang onto & one to turn in to our staff when you register.

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

Date: July 24-29, 2023

Cost: $495 $470 until March 1

Age Group: Middle School

YCM: (504) 534-5008


Helpful Information and Details


Twin Lakes Conference Center

Florence, Mississippi

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, 2023, the $100 deposit per space is transferred to your balance due.

  • If drops are made after April 1, 2023, the deposit per space is forfeited.

  • The final date to add/remove spaces is June 1, 2023. After this date you are responsible for total cost of reserved spaces.

  • Final balance is due June 1, 2023.

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