Surge Great Escape Camp

The Great Escape Camp for Middle School Students


Summer is on it’s way! This summer all Middle School aged youth (completed 5th -8th graders) will have the opportunity to finish their summer together at the Great Escape Middle School Youth Camp. This is an exciting opportunity for the Middle Schoolers as this is a camp that has been designed especially for them. The Great Escape takes place in Ocklawaha, Florida at the Southwind Young Life Camp

DATES - July 26 through July 30, 2019

COST - $500 ($100 deposit to reserve spot)
Late Registration Cost - $525 if registered after June 1st


Southwind 2 begins 4:30 Friday afternoon with registration and is over late Monday night following the final evening program. Housing is provided Monday night, however, no breakfast will be served Tuesday morning and you should plan to depart by 8:00 AM.

All student and counselors will be in one of Southwind’s air-conditioned dormitories or cabins (for more information go to You’ll need to plan on bringing an air-mattresses (with linens or sleeping bags) for every fourth person as some youth may need to sleep on the floor. It is important that we maximize space in every room in order to keep costs as low as possible. Because housing depends on the camps final numbers (which are not final until days before camp starts), we will not know your specific rooming arrangements until you arrive at The Great Escape. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided in the dining hall as part of your conference cost.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided as part of your conference cost. We will feed you beginning with dinner on Friday night and your last meal will be dinner on Monday.

* Actual camp schedules are tentative and details may vary.

Mornings include breakfast, quiet times, and recreation.
Afternoons include lunch, recreation, free time, small groups and an afternoon session!
Evenings include dinner, evening sessions, counselor meetings, and aftermaths.