Gone Outdoors

Christian RV Campgrounds in Florida

by Tara Dodrill

Spend a vacation in Florida with like-minded travelers at Christian RV and campground facilities. Experience all the "Sunshine State" has to offer without spending a bundle or being disrupted by partying college students. Campgrounds and RV resorts in Florida catering to Christian travelers can be found across the state, often near major attractions and waterfront areas. Partake in recreational amenities and attend church services while creating lasting memories in the great outdoors.

Lakewood Retreat Christian Camp

Spend some time on the water.

Lakewood Retreat Christian Camp and Conference Center caters to both large groups and families, while offering camps for children during the summer months. Full RV hook-ups, campsites and dormitory-style cabins provide a variety of lodging styles from which to choose. A chapel and outdoor wedding area allow guests to attend religious services while vacationing in southwestern Florida. While some cabins offer an attached restroom, a bathhouse is centrally located for guest convenience. Opportunities for socializing include organized events such as ice cream socials, campfires, obstacle courses and hay rides. Recreational amenities include a playground, sports courts, miniature golf, a "Human Foosball" game, outdoor swimming pool, lake and boathouse and a game room. Take a walk along manicured nature trail, grab a bite at the "Snak Shak" or enjoy a quiet lunch in the picnic area. Lakewood Retreat Christian Camp and Conference Center 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road Brooksville, Florida 34602 352-796-4097 lakewoodretreat.org

Sonrise Palms Christian RV Park

Take the family on an RV excursion in Florida.

Sonrise Palms Christian RV and Rally Park provides a quiet and alcohol-free outdoor experience just five miles from Cocoa Beach. The park has nearly 100 full RV hook-ups and a dumping station. Rental spaces can be reserved by the day, week or month and include a parking space for one vehicle. Recreational amenities include a heated outdoor pool, fishing, a bathhouse, wireless Internet service and a guest laundry. Sonrise Palms Christian RV and Rally Park 660 Tucker Lane Cocoa, Forida 32926 321-633-4335 sonrisepalmsrvpark.com

Christian Retreat Family Church and Conference Center

Enjoy the great outdoors in Florida.

The Christian Retreat Family Church and Conference Center is a faith-based resort complex situated along the banks of the Manatee River. Spend the day partaking in organized events, worship services or enjoying the multiple recreational opportunities available on-site. Lodging options include guest rooms inside the lodge, full electrical hook-ups for RVs and a grassy riverfront area for pitching a tent. Shower and restrooms facilities are available inside the lodge for the convenience of campers. Organized retreats for both youth and adults occur year round at the complex. Amenities include a fitness center, Internet access, a sports courts, an outdoor swimming pool and canoes for paddling along the river. Grab a light snack at the Missions Oasis Coffee Bar or a meal at the on-site Agape Gardens Cafeteria. Christian Retreat Family Church and Conference Center 1200 Glory Way Blvd. Bradentron, Forida 34212 941-749-2980 christianretreat.org

About the Author

Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.

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