Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

High School: May 25 – May 29

Middle School: May 29 – June 2

 

Registration for Camp 2024 is now closed.

(for high school students that want to serve during the middle school camp)
(for adults who would like to serve during one or both HS + MS)

Every camper in High School and Middle School must complete the Medication Information form. Please download the 2 page form, fill it out, and email it to sthomas@idlewild.org.

Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Click on the scholarship page below to apply for a camp scholarship. You will need to fill out the form, print it, and bring it to a student leader.

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2022 High School Day 1 Recap

2022 High School Day 2 Recap

2022 High School Day 3 Recap

2022 High School Day 4 Recap

2022 Middle School Day 1 Recap

2022 Middle School Day 2 Recap

2022 Middle School Day 3 Recap

2022 Middle School Day 4 Recap

Before We Leave For Camp

Who is camp for?

Idlewild Student Camp is for ALL Middle & High School students who have COMPLETED grades 5—12.

DATES:

  • High School: MAY 25 (Sat) – MAY 29 (Wed.), 2024
  • Middle School : MAY 29 (Wed.) – JUNE 2 (Sun.), 2024
Where is camp located?

Camp Idlewild takes place in Lake Placid, Florida (about two and a half hours southeast of Tampa) at the Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center.

What Does Camp Cost?
  • One Day Price: $320 (Deposit: $100/ Balance: $220) *March 3rd ONLY!
  • Early Bird Price: $350 (Deposit: $130/ Balance: $220) *March 4-April 12
  • Regular Camp Price: $380 (Deposit: $160/ Balance: $220) *April 13 – May 19th
Are There Scholarships Available?

Yes! Scholarships are awarded by need, and on a first come, first serve basis. Due to limited resources, scholarships rarely exceed 50%. Each family will be asked to contribute as much as possible. You can find a scholarship form on our website at www.idlewild.org/camp2024. Please print out and email the form to dgwinn@idlewild.org

Camp Balance

Final payments for Camp Idlewild must be made no later than: May 19 (Sun.), 2024

Medical Release Forms

All students must have a medical release form completed and submitted prior to leaving for Camp.

You can fill one out at www.idlewild.org/liability. We will contact you if we do not have one on file.

What time should we arrive at IBC for Registration/Departure and Return?

Registration & departure begins at 7:00am on the first day of camp (Saturday 5/25 for High School & Wednesday 5/29 for Middle School).  Registration is held in the Student Building. We will send an email and text when all students have arrived safely.

 

High School returns back to the church on Wednesday, 5/29 between approximately 1-2pm.  Middle School returns back to the church Sunday, 6/2 approximately between 1-2pm. We will send an email and text an estimated time of arrival.

What About Nurses / Medications?

We have a team of registered nurses that will be joining us at Camp. If your child gets sick or hurt in any capacity, the nurse will contact you directly to inform you about your child.

 

If your student has medication that needs to be administered while at Camp. Please bring that medication in the original prescribed container (complete with dosage instructions) to check-in / registration. The nurses will have a table set up where she will document the medication and instructions, as well as answer any questions you may have.

 

**Note: We will also send you an email with a medication administration approval form. This form gives you the opportunity to decline or give approval for over-the-counter medications like Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, etc. to be administered by our camp nurses. Please fill this form out for your child and email it back to the Student Ministry team.

What will my student need for the week of camp?
Can My Student Bring A Cell Phone To Camp?

We know that there are many parents that are passionate on both sides of this question. For our camp, we’re requiring all students to leave their cell phones at home.

 

Why?

  • It eliminates distractions so that students can be present and hear from God clearly.
  • It ensures student safety and the proper chain of communication with parents.

 

In an increasingly busy world, we believe it’s more important than ever for our students to unplug & remove distractions for the brief few days that we’re at camp.

 

If a student absolutely does bring their phone, our staff will confiscate it, and store it safely. Campers may use a counselor staff member’s phone to call home at any time if they need emotional support.

 

If it is an emergency, and you need to contact your student, you are more than welcome to call our staff and we would be happy to put you in touch with them! Our numbers can be found at the bottom of this document.

When Will Colors Be Released?

We typically release all Camp teams at least one week prior to departure (via email)

Will my student need extra money during camp?

Everything needed during the week of camp (lodging, meals, etc.) has been covered in your camp cost. However, we do have a snack + merch shop that is open prior to every worship service. Students are responsible for the care of their personal money during the week. Idlewild will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen money.

Who Will My Student Be Rooming With at Camp?

Campers will room in a cabin with students of the same gender and similar age/grade. We will accept and try to accommodate roommate requests, and all of our counselors are trained to help students develop new friendships. However, due to the high volume of students and the complex nature of the summer camp logistics, we cannot guarantee that students will be will all of their friends or roommates of choice. Students who are uncomfortable with these policies should not attend camp this year.

What If My Student Has Food Allergies or Sensitivities?

The kitchen staff at Lake Placid has done a phenomenal job of recognizing and accommodating food sensitivities. Every meal has a gluten free option available. The camp steers clear of nuts and peanut butter completely.

 

If your student’s needs are more severe, we can certainly accommodate those needs. You are welcome to pack food for your child in a cooler, and we will make sure that food is accessible to your student. We have refrigerators and microwaves available to your students.

What Is Your Protocol For Sickness?

If your child gets sick or hurt in any capacity, our camp nurse will contact you directly to inform you about your child.

 

If more than five students come down with flu-like symptoms over the course of a 24 hour period, we will send an email to all parents to notify them of the sickness. You will have the option to come pick up your child or allow them to remain at Camp.

Who will be responsible for my student during the week of camp?

Your child will be under the direct supervision of their assigned counselors. All of our counselors and adult leaders have been background checked for the safety of our students. All counselors are either current leaders serving in the Student Ministry, parents of students in the ministry, or young adults that are actively plugged into the Young Adult ministry at Idlewild. There will be a minimum of 1:10 ratio of leaders to students (ONE Leader for every TEN Students). However, we are currently at a 1:5 ratio.

How can I contact my student DURING camp?

We recommend that you not contact your child during camp, unless there is a serious emergency. If there is an EMERGENCY, here is helpful contact information:

  • Pastor Zack – Student Pastor: (352) 260-1649
  • Dilyne Gwinn – Ministry Assistant: (813) 263-8928

 

*Text messages & voicemails that do not include “emergency” in their message likely will not be able to be followed up with until after camp*

 

 

Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center                                               Lake Placid Conference Center:

2665 Placid View Drive                                                                         (863) 465-2197

Lake Placid, Florida, 33852

What is the camp’s policy for dealing with behavioral issues?

Because camp is such a spiritual intense, pivotal week in so many students’ lives, we cannot afford the distraction of ongoing behavioral issues. Furthermore, the health and safety of our campers & counselors is of the utmost importance. This year, it is vital for campers and their parents to understand the following.

  • Any and every camper may be sent home without warning at their parents’ expense if said camper violates the rules, policies, and procedures as they’ve been explained to them.
  • Any and every camper’s personal belongings may be searched at any time without their prior knowledge or permission.

**Students who are uncomfortable with these policies should not attend camp this year.

While We Are At Camp

What If My Student Has Food Allergies or Sensitivities?

The kitchen staff at Lake Placid has done a phenomenal job of recognizing and accommodating food sensitivities. Every meal has a gluten free option available. The camp steers clear of nuts and peanut butter completely.

 

If your student’s needs are more severe, we can certainly accommodate those needs. You are welcome to pack food for your child in a cooler, and we will make sure that food is accessible to your student. We have refrigerators and microwaves available to your students.

What Is Your Protocol For Sickness?

If your child gets sick or hurt in any capacity, our camp nurse will contact you directly to inform you about your child.

 

If more than five students come down with flu-like symptoms over the course of a 24 hour period, we will send an email to all parents to notify them of the sickness. You will have the option to come pick up your child or allow them to remain at Camp.

Who will be responsible for my student during the week of camp?

Your child will be under the direct supervision of their assigned counselors. All of our counselors and adult leaders have been background checked for the safety of our students. All counselors are either current leaders serving in the Student Ministry, parents of students in the ministry, or young adults that are actively plugged into the Young Adult ministry at Idlewild. There will be a minimum of 1:10 ratio of leaders to students (ONE Leader for every TEN Students). However, we are currently at a 1:5 ratio.

What is the camp’s policy for dealing with behavioral issues?

Because camp is such a spiritual intense, pivotal week in so many students’ lives, we cannot afford the distraction of ongoing behavioral issues. Furthermore, the health and safety of our campers & counselors is of the utmost importance. This year, it is vital for campers and their parents to understand the following.

  • Any and every camper may be sent home without warning at their parents’ expense if said camper violates the rules, policies, and procedures as they’ve been explained to them.
  • Any and every camper’s personal belongings may be searched at any time without their prior knowledge or permission.

**Students who are uncomfortable with these policies should not attend camp this year.

How can I contact my student DURING camp?

We recommend that you not contact your child during camp, unless there is a serious emergency. If there is an EMERGENCY, here is helpful contact information:

  • Pastor Zack – Student Pastor: (352) 260-1649
  • Dilyne Gwinn – Ministry Assistant: (813) 263-8928

 

*Text messages & voicemails that do not include “emergency” in their message likely will not be able to be followed up with until after camp*

 

 

Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center                                               Lake Placid Conference Center:

2665 Placid View Drive                                                                         (863) 465-2197

Lake Placid, Florida, 33852

Safety Precautions
  • The campus of Lake Placid Camp and Conference center is a gated facility and requires a code for entry. The gate remains closed at all times.
  • There are lifeguards on duty during free-time at the Lake, and at the Slip-n-Slide.
  • Life jackets are required for all water sports (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats).
  • Life jackets are required for participation on all water inflatables
  • There is a hospital located 5 miles away from the Camp facility.
  • Registered nurses will be on the premises at all times.
  • After lights out, our student ministry staff will roam the campus to make sure all students are in their dorms.
What Does A Typical Day At Camp Look Like?

7:00      Wake Up (At the latest)

7:30      Breakfast

8:15      Morning Devotion

9:00      Morning Worship

10:30    Transition/Change

11:00    Team Competitions

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Small Groups

2:00      Free Time

5:00      Clean-up for Dinner

5:45      Dinner

7:00      Evening Worship

9:00      Small Groups

9:45      Late Night

11:00    In-Dorms

11:30    Lights Out

If My Student Can't Have Their Phone, How Can They Take Pictures?

We will have a media team where their sole job is to capture photos and videos. They will provide the photos/media available to everyone at the end camp. Your students can look into purchasing or bringing a disposable camera or a digital camera.

Do You Post Photos And Videos From Camp?

Yes, we will post frequent Camp recap videos & photos on our Instagram, and YouTube channel!

  • Instagram: @idlewildstudents
  • YouTube: Idlewild Church

2018 High School Intro

2018 High School Day 1 Recap

2018 High School Day 2 Recap

2018 High School Day 3 Recap

2018 High School Day 4 Recap

2018 High School Camp Baptisms

2018 Middle School Intro

2018 Middle School Day 1 Recap

2018 Middle School Day 2 Recap

2018 Middle School Day 3 Recap

2018 Middle School Day 4 Recap

2018 Middle School Camp Baptisms

1 Thessalonians Intro

1 Thessalonians 1 & 2 Breakdown

1 Thessalonians 3 & 4 Breakdown

1 Thessalonians 4 & 5 Breakdown