Central Florida Youth and Family Camp

3600 Deer Park Road
St. Cloud, Florida 34773
United States


Overview | Scheduling | Itinerary | Essentials | Training | Other


Overview

1. In what months are treks allowed at the site?
End of May through August

2. What is the cost per person to use the site?
$15 per person

3. How many participants can the site accommodate at a time?
Up to 200

4. How many handcarts are available?
18

Scheduling

1. Who may schedule a trek? Wards? Stakes? Families?
Wards and stakes (mostly stakes)

2. How far in advance should treks be scheduled?
Treks should be scheduled at least eight months to one year in advance.

3. Who is the site contact for more information and scheduling?
For contact information and scheduling, call the trek office at 1-407-455-5727.

4. Are missionaries available to help with treks? What services and activities will they provide?
Missionaries are available to give a pre-trek orientation, but groups are on their own for the trek.

Itinerary

1. What is the recommended length (in days) of a trek at the site?
Most treks are three days but could be longer if the group desires.

2. How long are the trek trails?
There are 18 miles of trek trails.

3. Is the trek a set route, or is there flexibility for different schedules and routes?
There is flexibility in trek routes.

4. What trek activities can be done at the site (such as a river crossing and women’s pull)?
All of the activities listed in the site’s trek handbook can be done at the site.

Essentials

1. Is water available at the site? How do groups handle transporting water? Do they bring their own containers?
There is not water at the campsites. However, the site provides a water tank on a trailer. Groups need to provide a truck and driver to pull the trailer to resupply the trekkers each day. Individuals should bring their own water bottles, and trek groups should bring at least two five-gallon containers for each handcart.

2. Are pit toilets or portable toilets available on the property? If not, how do trek groups handle sanitation?
The site works with a private contractor to supply portable toilets. As soon as your trek is planned and you know your needs, you can order toilets sufficient for your group.

3. How are trek groups to handle trash?
Each group is responsible to remove all trash and take it to the main area. Camp leaders then dispose of it.

4. What is the fire protocol at the site?
Most trek groups use propane stoves for cooking. 
Based on conditions, open fires are banned or limited. Bonfires are not allowed.

Training

1. Do missionaries from the site provide training to trek leaders? Is the training mandatory? When is it offered? How much does it cost per leader?
No training is provided.

2. Does the site have a site-specific handbook?
Yes

Other

1. Does the site rent handcarts for groups to use at different locations?
No

2. Are other activities, besides trek, offered at the site?
Yes. The Trout Lake Camp has 20 acres of improved camp space bordering a lake. It includes three 40-foot, covered picnic tables, electricity, fire rings, drinking water, restrooms, and showers. Use of these facilities needs to be scheduled.