Southern Youth Retreat 2019
MLK Weekend, January 19-21
Our twelfth annual youth retreat will be held early next year in Leesburg, Florida. We look forward to a great time together, in the will of the Lord, as we come aside from the cares of daily life and come together in a spirit of worship and anticipation over what He will do. Please join us in praying for this retreat. Registration is now open soon for all those age 14 and up. Click the button below to be taken to the registration page. Scroll down to view content from previous retreats.
Southern Family Camp
Labor Day Weekend, September 1–3
We had a great time at this year's Southern Family Camp in Leesburg, Florida, where we got to know more about God as Three in One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We enjoyed our time together learning from the Word in our five Bible classes, singing around the campfire, and contemplating the Lord in the stillness of His beautiful creation. There were around 100 in attendance, of all ages, joining us from across the southeast US and Jamaica. Click the video to view a slideshow of images, or click below for a few recordings from camp and our downloadable group picture.
Southern Youth Retreat 2018
MLK Weekend, January 13-15
Our eleventh annual youth retreat in Leesburg, Florida was an intimate, Spirit-filled getaway. We enjoyed the time away as we considered the Epistle of James and drew from this practical book lessons on how to live lives of action without falling into the traps of legalism, licentiousness, or laziness. James helps us understand that works of righteousness are the heartbeat of Christian faith. While a pulse obviously does not create life, it does give proof that it is there. Play the video for a slideshow of images from the weekend, and listen to the morning messages below to get a sense of how the Lord blessed our time together.
Information about Camp Horizon
Our annual family camp and youth retreat are held at Camp Horizon in Leesburg, Florida, which is about thirty minutes north of Orlando. Located on beautiful Lake Harris, the camp has been our "home away from home" for over twenty years. If you plan to attend one of our events at the camp, here are a couple things to take note of as you make your packing list:
All of the buildings are air conditioned, including the chapel and cabins
You will need to bring your own linens: pillows with cases, sheets, blankets, towels
It's a good idea to pack some bug spray (this is Central Florida after all!)
Bring modest swimwear if you plan to use the pool (no two-piece bathing suits)
Bring a flashlight with you and leave all other gadgets at home (TVs, video games, radios, etc.)
Although cell phones are allowed, they should be used with wisdom, respect, and restraint; otherwise, you will be asked to give it to the administration for the duration of the event
No tobacco products, alcohol, or drugs (prescription medications should only be administered by parents/guardians or the camp nurse)
7369 Sunnyside Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748
Southern Family Camp 2017
Labor Day Weekend, September 2–4
Our time at Family Camp this year was truly a blessing as we considered the Lord Jesus's introductory sermon to His ministry. We enjoyed the weekend with believers from all across Florida, as well as Atlanta, Charlotte, and even one brother from Germany! Click below to download or stream recordings of the camp messages.
Southern Youth Retreat 2017
Presidents Day Weekend, February 18–20
We had a lovely weekend together as we meditated on what the Lord Jesus means as He calls us to worship the Father "in spirit and truth." If you would like a taste of the weekend, you can enjoy recordings and notes from the morning messages.
Southern Family Camp 2016
Labor Day Weekend, September 3–5
We had a rewarding weekend at family camp this year, with around eighty people of all ages joining us. We considered the challenge to "run with endurance the race that is set before us." It was nice to have so many babies and very small children this year—promising for the years to come! Click below to see a beautiful slideshow of camp images compiled by Yalitza Ledgister, and we have posted the three morning messages as well.
Recordings from Southern Family Camp 2016
Recordings from Southern Youth Retreat 2016
RECORDINGS from Family Camp 2015
Here you can listen to some of the messages from our Family Camp weekend considering "The God of Noah"
In this section you can enjoy some pictures and videos from past camps and youth retreats.