Family Getaway Weekends


In the spring and fall seasons, Camp Boggy Creek offers three-day getaway weekends inviting up to 16
campers to bring their entire family to Camp. Each weekend we host a different illness group.

Each family has a private camp experience with the opportunity to choose activities and to participate in some favorite Boggy Creek traditions. This experience with limited capacity for families and volunteers allows us to keep the health and safety of everyone on Camp our top priority.


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Volunteer during a Family Camp Weekend


Family Retreats Weekends

(Family Retreats are currently on hiatus as Camp hosts Family Getaway Weekends. Please see above).

In the spring and fall seasons, Camp Boggy Creek offers three-day retreat weekends inviting up to 32 campers to bring their entire family to Camp. Each weekend we host a different illness group.


Volunteers typically serves as:

  • Family Pals who accompany their family through all of the Camp activities

  • Activity Pals who help run the Camp's activity areas

Volunteers typically serve as:

Activity Pals help run the Camp's activity areas. Each Activity Pal is also assigned one specific family to check in with, throughout the weekend, when their activity area is closed. 


Certified Lifeguards are a critical volunteer position during our weekend programs so that the families can enjoy our Aquatics activities.


Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Pals

Certified Lifeguards

Medical Support, Nurses and Physicians

Volunteer Groups are welcome! Campus clubs, fraternities, sororities, and career focus groups will find a great opportunity for college credit, service hours, or career experience. Group Leaders can email the Volunteer Coordinator for instructions or call toll-free at 866-462-6449 extension 4293.

Who are Family Pals?

Each family is paired up with a family pal who acts as a host for the weekend. Depending on the family's needs, family pal responsibilities can include greeting families upon arrival, touring them around camp, joining family members in camp activities, playing with the children when the parents are in parent-only activities, helping the family with any needs that arise, and generally helping them to have the best experience possible.


Who are Activity Pals?

Activity areas during family weekends include Boating and Fishing, Pool, Woodshop, Arts and Crafts, and Archery. Each activity pal is part of a team that is responsible for setting up, operating, and cleaning their assigned activity area. In addition, each activity pal is expected to join the family they are assigned to and assist the family pal for meals and evening programs.


Tell me more about Certified Lifeguards

Three to four Certified Lifeguards are needed each weekend to work at our pool and lakefront. We have a great need for these qualified volunteers. After attending one volunteer orientation, certified lifeguards may volunteer on Saturdays between 9am and 6pm if they cannot commit to the entire weekend. We require a copy of the valid Lifeguard and CPR certifications.


Medical Support, Nurses, and Physicians

The medical volunteers consist of doctors and nurses that specialize in the illness we are serving during that session. Some sessions require other medical volunteers, such as EMT/Paramedics and respiratory therapists. They work side by side with our camp doctor and nurse. If you volunteer as part of our medical team, you must have your Florida License appropriate for your discipline. Medical and nursing students are encouraged to volunteer as activity pals or family pals. Please click here for more information about joining our medical team.


Dining Hall / Kitchen / Dishwasher

(This role is currently on hiatus as Camp hosts Family Getaways)

Dining Hall / Kitchen / Dishwasher volunteers help the food service manager and chef serve hearty and healthy meals all day long. They set and clean up the dining hall before and after the meals as well as prepare the food that everyone enjoys for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Still have questions about Volunteer Opportunities?

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!


If you need more information, please contact the Volunteer Department at or call 352-483-4200 ext. 4293 or toll-free at 866-462-6449 ext. 4293


Please click here to fill out our online volunteer application.


Want to be a medical volunteer? Click here to access the Medical Volunteer Application.

"You can leave Camp but Camp Boggy Creek never leaves you!  It holds a special place in my heart.  I can't wait to see everyone again! "— Medical volunteer