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WINTER RETREAT

MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 8-10, 2024 | Camp Southwind | Ocklawaha, Florida

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO…

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WORSHIP

We join together as students and leaders from all across Florida to worship through song and God’s Word! 

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FUN

Lake activities, field games, local springs, state parks, and a few friendly competitions!

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CONNECTING

Through chats on the ride-up, huddle time, and late-night talks in your rooms, relationships are forged + deepened!

RETREAT PLANS

1

Early Rate: $210

Registered and paid by

February 9th, 2024

2

Regular Rate: $230

Registered and paid anytime after February 9th, 2024

3

Counselor Rate: $210

The counselor rate is the same whenever they register

Attention Youth Leaders: Please make sure you mail the check to Southland before the early rate deadline. Southland needs the check in its possession by February in order for your students to receive the early rate.

Mail checks to: Southland Student Camps, 301 N Florida Avenue, Lakeland FL 33801

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JOSH GILMAN

MS RETREAT SPEAKER

Josh grew up in Sarasota, FL attending Southland Camps and has spent the past 15 years doing youth ministry across Central Florida. He graduated from University of Florida with a BS in Religion. Josh married his high school sweetheart Lorra Anne 14 years ago and they have 4 kids: Caleb(11), Asher(9), Leah(7), and Levi(4). He attended RTS in Orlando and graduated with an MDiv. He loves Disc Golf, Baseball, Karaoke and time with his wife and children. They are excited to be living in West Ocala and to see how God will plant His church there.

Sam & the Lads

MS RETREAT WORSHIP LEADERS

Barrett - My job is to help people be more generous. I love worship because I get to praise God for all that he has done in my life with people I love. I’m excited to lead because of how awesome all of the Southland students are!

Sam - I am a school based math instructional coach. I love all aspects of the arts, especially playing music and acting at local community theaters. I have always loved worshipping through music because it allows me to express my gratitude, love, and joy towards my savior in a way that words alone cannot. I am exited to worship together and cannot wait to see how God moves at the middle school retreat!

Daniel - I’m all about anything and everything watersports. I love helping to lead worship, because I get to use one of the talents God has given me to help others come together and praise God. And I am super excited to lead everyone in March because WHY WOULDN’T I BE!?

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RETREAT MATERIALS

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
  • How do I register my student/child to attend a Southland event?
    Registration is easy! Hit the "register" link on the event page you would like to register for.
  • Does Southland cover the cost of transportation for churches?
    No. Each parent or church is responsible to cover the cost and transportation needs to get their child/student to and from the event.
  • As a parent, do I send a check to Southland to pay for events?
    No. Payment runs through your church or Student Ministry Leader per event.
  • What is the early registration rate?
    Early registration rate is discounted at $20 per registered event, if registered by the early registration deadline.
  • What is the refund policy for Southland?
    Refunds will be given up to two weeks before the event.
  • How can I be regularly updated about Southland?
    Follow our Instagram (Southland_studentcamps) or email Brandon (brandon@southlandcamps.org) to get signed up for the digital newsletter.
  • If I financially support Southland, is the gift tax deductible?
    Yes! Each gift made to Southland Camps is tax deductible. Thank you for your contribution!
  • Does Southland have a dress code?
    Southland has determined a specific standard of dress for all attendees, including leaders. With all of us working together to uphold this standard, we hope to maintain a focus on what truly matters. This is an advanced notice so that you can pack accordingly. Southland Leaders and staff have the responsibility of asking anyone not in line with the standard of dress to change. We apologize in advance if there are any inconsistencies in addressing the standard of dress for one student and not another. We do rely on you and appreciate your efforts to maintain this standard of dress for the duration of camp. • No revealing or excessively tight clothing • No offensive slogan or profanity on clothing or hats • Shorts should be appropriate length (finger tip) • No sagging pants or shorts • No text on back of shorts or pants • No spaghetti strap tops (all straps should be an inch or two finger tips wide) • No crop tops • Skirts/Dresses must be 3 inch above the knee or longer • No clothing revealing the stomach, bra, or back. • Girls: One piece bathing suit or cover ups when swimming • Guys: No speedos. • Shirts must be worn at all times, except when swimming. • Everyone must wear clothes to and from the pool.
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