In the summer of 1963, a group of faithful men and women from Trinity Baptist Church loaded onto a school bus and drove one hour from Jacksonville, FL to a small patch of land in Melrose, FL. With utmost devotion to Christ and a desire to foster that same passion within our youth, these individuals built Trinity Youth Camp from the ground up, brick by brick. The next summer, the camp opened its doors for the first time and has been in operation for 55 consecutive years.
Over the past five decades, the camp has grown to an excess of 100 acres and has seen thousands of individuals surrender their lives to God and his service. As we step into the next 55+ years of operation, we realize our camp has expanded beyond its original roles. For this reason, the property is being re-named to Trinity Camp and Retreat Center. Our mission remains the same: to facilitate life-changing social and spiritual experiences that help each individual recognize the opportunities for them to positively impact the world.
The traditional summer youth camp program is still alive and well, bringing students in for a week-long adventure in nature, combining exciting events with incredible opportunities for spiritual growth. We also offer special focus weeks, such as a Leadership Development Retreat for high school students who feel called to enter a non-profit career field. We also now offer a “Faith-and-Fitness” retreat, aiding adults of all ages in both physical fitness and spiritual health.
If you need a space where your organization can escape the craziness of day-to-day life and simply focus, this is the place! We also offer a place to recoup, recharge, and refocus – free of charge for those in full-time Christian service! Trinity Camp and Retreat Center is here to support your mission in any capacity.