Coming to visit camp? Look for the water tower, train and gatehouse at our entrance. Our local friends in the community let their horses live at camp for the summer so our campers can enjoy them. The horses spend time in the barn and in the pastures. The arena provides an alternative riding area during summer rains. Our nature barn animals just come to play in the summertime, when their owners lend them to camp for the joy of our campers. Inside the theater commercial grade lighting and sound equipment help show off the performances of our campers and family members. There are costumes and props galore! Lifeguards are always present when the pool is open. A sloped entry suitable for our campers to enter. Locker rooms contain shower stalls, toilet stalls, sinks, and lockers. The Patch is our state-of-the-art medical facility. This treatment room is one of many where campers can receive treatments from bandages and ice packs to chemotherapy and dialysis. Medical staff members are available 24 hours a day when camp is in session. Camp operates with paid and volunteer medical staff, who live in the Medical Lodge. The Medical Lodge is located next to the medical center. Each session of camp begins with a campfire gathering filled with songs, laughter, and the rules of camp. The pavilion provides welcome shade at boating and fishing. Paddle boats and canoes are available to explore the lake. Campers can fish from the dock or from boats, and they follow our catch, kiss, and release program. In addition to three meals a day, the dining hall provides a place to sing, dance and cheer. Rocking chairs allow for resting and relaxing with new friends. The rafters display banners from each cabin group from each session of summer camp. During family retreat weekends, the discovery zone is home to computers, books, and board games. In the summer, the discovery zone hosts science adventures, such as homemade quicksand and silly dough. This building is home to three activity areas: arts and crafts, woodshop, and our cooking program. The gallery hosts arts and crafts activities during family retreat weekend and the beauty shop before each dance. The woodshop is stocked with wooden cut-outs of all shapes and sizes, cut and donated by local woodworkers. The sports and recreation center is home to ping-pong tables, pool tables, air hockey tables, a basketball court, and lots of sports equipment. Our air-conditioned and heated staff lodges house our summer activity staff and our family retreat volunteers. We provide linens, pillows, washcloths, and towels in staff lodges and cabins. Our 16 cabins have air-conditioning and heat. During summer camp, campers live in one of each cabin, and counselors live in the other room. During family retreat weekends, two families share a cabin, with each family having a private room, and their own bathroom. Each camper goes home with a Boggy Bear, made by volunteers. During summer camp, our oldest campers have the opportunity to climb our 42-foot high ropes tower.

Camp Tour

Due to COVID restrictions, we are not currently offering tours of Camp at this time.


If you would like to come visit Camp Boggy Creek for a tour and get a first-hand look at how Boggy Creek is fostering the spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illness and their families, please contact Wendy Proctor at 352-483-4126.


"Always the most amazing time of my life. I have grown as a person volunteering at Camp Boggy Creek. I walk away with an even greater appreciation of life."
- Al, Camp Volunteer