Dogwood Acres will be holding two weeks of Family Camp during the last two weeks of July!
We will be renting cabins to families on a weekly basis. Adults are welcome to invite other kids along to stay with their family so
long as the adults take responsibility for the children in their cabin. We will be offering very limited programming and daily activities will be the choice and responsibility of each family. We will
have lifeguards on duty, a chaplain that will hold devotionals each day, volunteer-led crafts and of course kitchen staff.
Each air-conditioned cabin has four bunk beds (a total of 8 beds per cabin, one full-sized) and two bathrooms. All amenities will be
at your disposal, including the pool and lake. We are also offering tent camping in our newly completed tent camping area.
Cost: $500 for a cabin for the week, plus the cost of meals
$35 per night for a tent pad
Meal Costs: Kids 5 and under eat free, all others will be charged per person per meal rates of Breakfast: $6.50; Lunch $7.50; and
While we will all miss summer camp this year, let's be excited about Family Camp and a great late summer and fall retreat
As you know, the pandemic has forced DWA to cancel traditional summer camp for 2020. In an effort to find a
compromise to traditional summer camp, the Committee approved DWA holding two weeks of “Family Camp,” which will
the last two weeks of July. We will open the camp for “families” to rent a cabin for a week.
Actually, if a
parent or guardian wants to invite other kids to stay in their cabin with their family, that will be allowable as long as one
guardian takes full responsibility for all those in their cabin. DWA will offer very limited programing and daily activities
will be the choice and responsibility of each family. We will have lifeguards on duty, a Chaplin that will hold devotionals
each day, a volunteer to lead craft activities, and of course the kitchen staff. We are asking the Families to practice
reasonable health and safety measures, especially considering the COVID-19 virus situation. We will offer guidelines to
help the families be respectful of the others in the camp and to help keep their family safe also.
Each air-conditioned cabin has four bunk beds (a total of 8 beds per cabin, and one is full-sized) and two complete
All amenities of DWA will be at your disposal, including the pool and lake.
There will be new safeguards put
into place, but we will do our best to retain the integrity of Dogwood Acres.
The registration process will be similar to
registering for Summer Camp and will all be handled online (an easy process). Registration is open, so please check our
website soon if you are interested. Please look at the “Retreats Tab” on our website to get a good feel of how the camp
operates and what you will need to bring to DWA.
The cost will be $500 for a cabin for the week, plus the cost of meals at a reduced rate. Kids 5 and under eat free, and
meal cost for all others will be charged at the following per person, per meal rates: Breakfast, $6.50; Lunch, $7.50; and
We are also offering tent camping in our newly completed “Tent Camping Area.” We have constructed 10 “tent pads”
(think, a 12’ x 12’ deck) and new fire-ring. You must supply your own tent and other camping gear, but you may choose
to eat in the Dining Hall or use pick-up and take-out from the kitchen. The cost per tent pad is $35 per night.
I would be glad to help you coordinate off campus activities such as canoeing down Holmes Creek (something we
offer during regular summer camp each year), maybe a trip to one of the nearby state parks, or a day trip to the beach.
Just let me know how I can help.
Again, thank you for your patience as we worked through this process.
While we will all miss Summer Camp 2020,
let’s be excited about Family Camp and a great late summer and fall retreat season!
And as always, call or contact me for
Welcome to the online presence of
Retreat Center and Summer Camp!
Dogwood Acres is the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of Florida. Our mission is to
provide a retreat environment in which individuals and groups can grow in
faith, enjoy wholesome recreation, and nurture Christian fellowship in a natural and unspoiled part of creation.
Huge thank you to Mary and James Vance for taking us on a virtual tour of the Prayer Trail. Click below to see!