Sixty years ago, three couples instigated a summer camp for young people on the Florida College campus. Providing the fun and adventure of a summer camp in a spiritually uplifting environment, this early camp ran for three weeks each year!
In 1963, after a brief hiatus, the Florida College camp forged full steam ahead with the sponsorship and direction of the Alumni Association. Young people from all over the country would travel for days on buses and in caravans to Temple Terrace every summer. Camp was the highlight of the year for hundreds of young Christians, and many who attended camp went on to enroll in the College.
Today, there are 23 camps in 19 different states, with thousands of excited campers enjoying a variety of activities each summer. Each camp is unique, but they are all united in offering a taste of the exciting and godly environment that exists at Florida College.
Florida College Camps echo the purpose and goals of Florida College by providing summer recreation and fun with a biblical foundation, offering a unique environment for personal godly development, and preparing campers for better service to their Creator and humanity.
In keeping with this mission, at Florida College camps you will find: opportunities to be part of a team; small group Bible studies; singings; all kinds of crafts, sports, and activities to learn to work together, build character, and have fun; counselors who love kids and want to help them grow spiritually; an atmosphere where friendships with all ages are encouraged; opportunities for leadership; fun without compromising your values; and memories that last a lifetime.