Southwind is our favorite camp. It 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. Activities include a water recreation area, kayaks and canoes, high ropes, beach volleyball, basketball, frisbee golf and much more.
Who? 6th, 7th, and 8th graders form Manatee County WyldLife.
When? November 12-14, 2021. We will leave from Trinity United Methodist at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and return by 3:30 on Sunday.
Where? Young Life’s Southwind near Ocala.
How much? $199 total cost for meals at camp, lodging and transportation on a charter bus. Limited spots available!!
How to register and pay? Click the link above to register. (registration must be made online)
You can pay online (preferred) or by check. You can mail or drop off checks at the Young Life office at Trinity.
(utilize the black mailbox outside of the YL office if needed). Please make checks payable to:
P.O. Box 14876
Bradenton, FL 34280
Housing? All campers will stay in cabins with their friends and leaders from Bradenton. There will be one or two leaders in each cabin. (max 10)
More Information? An email will be sent to each camper after completing camp registration with additional information as well as health forms and camp paperwork.
Any questions? Call or text Emily Johnson, WyldLife Director, at 941-920-1298 or Nicole Rupp 941-465-1728. You may also visit Young Life’s national website at www.younglife.org or our local website at: www.younglifemanateecounty.com
** Young Life camps will be limiting capacity, doing daily health screenings, minimizing contact, utilizing outdoor space, requiring masks indoors, and cleaning regularly in order to provide a safe environment during this time.
Bus Company: CLK Charters 407.930.3083. We will be taking charter buses.
Young Life’s Southwind camp
18115 SE 95thSt. Rd.
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
What to bring: A mask!, casual clothes, some old clothes, jacket or sweatshirt, jeans, swimsuit, sleeping bag or blanket/sheets, pillow, towels, personal items and spending money for snacks or the camp store.
**Cell phones are permitted only on the bus ride there and back. They will be collected and locked up for safe keeping while at camp. Leader’s phones will be available to call home.