Our Mission

Our mission is to mold the current generation of youth into adults that we’d be proud to have as American citizens.

Our motto is to “inspire, connect, and expand.” We inspire our kids through the quality of our facilities, of our staff, and of our programming. Without electronics, we help kids build connections between themselves and their peers, their counselors, and nature.
Through all of this, we have the opportunity to expand their compassion for others, their own self-confidence, and their ability and desire to make an impact on the world around them.
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Inspire. Connect. Expand.

A project of the Florida State Elks Association, this beautiful and modern 405 acre complex provides a unique camping experience for 7 weeks during the summer to all Florida kids ages 9 through 13.

Camp sessions last from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning and provide campers with housing, food, and of course, tons of fun!

We’re Here All Year!

Although June and July are booked for summer camp, the property is open to individual user groups for rental during the rest of the year! The camp has accommodated individual groups from as small as 10 to some over 1,000.

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Camp Details
  • We provide 7 1-week sessions of summer camp.  Sessions begin with check-in on Sunday afternoon and end with check-out on Saturday morning.

  • The cost is $220 for a 7 day session, and $440 for a 14-day session. If a family is unable to afford this, the Elks may provide scholarships to bring the camper for free.

  • Our 7th week of camp is dedicated to our active Military.  Any dependent of an active military member attend camp for free.

  • The rest of the year, we are open to any group that serves youth under 18.  This includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCAs, church youth groups, school groups, sports teams, etc.  During this time of year, we do have the ability to serve special-needs groups.  We are proud to annually host the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, the Florida Elks Therapy Services families, and Gretchen Everhart School from Tallahassee.

  • 2 full-size and shaded swimming pools

  • One of the premier Challenge Ropes Courses in Central Florida

  • Large lake with canoeing and paddle-boating

  • Archery range

  • Gym with 3 full-size basketball courts

  • Cabins that sleep 9 (two staff and seven kids) with heat/AC, hot water, and private bathroom

  • 150 acres of fields and play area

Bates Aquatic Center
Lynn Warburton Adventure & Education Course
Private Lake
Archery Center
Indoor sports! 3-full-length basketball courts
Camp Cabins. Home away from home!

"Together We Can Do Great Things"

For over 150 years, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens.
Here in Florida, the over 50,000 men and women of the Elks in 90 Lodges from the panhandle to the Keys are enjoying the camaraderie, compassion, community outreach, and support that are all part of being an Elk.
Where are we located?
Florida State Elks Association, Inc.
24175 S.E. Hwy 450
PO Box 49
Umatilla, FL 32784