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Central Florida Bible Camp is a private Christian camp operated in association with churches of Christ. Its Board of Directors and Staff are all faithful members of area churches of Christ and oversee all aspects of the Camp, including facilities, policies, finances and programs. Each camp-sponsored event, including summer camp sessions, is managed by a volunteer Coordinator who assembles an all-volunteer Christian staff intent on providing youth with a camp experience that is fun, builds relationships and fosters spiritual growth.

CFBC has been serving youth and families since 1956 and has become a special place to so many whose lives it has touched. Hundreds have been baptized into Christ and countless lives have been transformed more closely to the image of our Lord. Many families are passing the Christian camp experience down from generation to generation.

Become a part of the CFBC family. Come and see Jesus at Central Florida Bible Camp.

  • Summer is the busiest time of year at Central Florida Bible Camp. Nine summer sessions are held, generally from the first week in June through the early part of August. Each session is coordinated and staffed by volunteers who are all faithful members of churches of Christ. These servants love the Lord, love kids and love Bible camp. They have a passion for serving and a compassion for kids and are great Christian examples. Over 1,200 campers and volunteers will participate in the summer camp sessions.

  • Central Florida Bible Camp sponsors retreats and other events throughout the year. They are aimed at building stronger families, promoting friendships with others and encouraging spiritual growth. Typical events include...

    • Mother/Daughter Retreat
    • Father/Son Retreat
    • Father/Daughter Retreat
    • Mother/Son Retreat
    • Singles' Retreat
    • Ladies' Fall Encampment
    • Men's Retreat
    • Youth Ministers' Retreat
    • Scrap the Weekend
    • Winter Camp
    • Lived Saved Weekend
    • Fish Fry
    • Fall Barbecue
    • Benefit Golf Tournament
  • The facilities at Central Florida Bible Camp are excellent for family reunions, church groups, scouts, and individual families to enjoy for retreats or other events. Our 100-acre site has all the facilities you are likely to need. Catering for meals is available as well, if desired. Arrangements must be made in advance.

    You may reserve part or all of our camp facilities. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist in making your event a success.

  • Our facilities include ...

    • Twelve air-conditioned cabins (each with showers and restrooms);
    • An air-conditioned chapel;
    • An air-conditioned dining hall and kitchen;
    • An arts & crafts building;
    • A beautiful gazebo;
    • Four shelters;
    • Staff living quarters and clinic;
    • A maintenance barn;
    • An office building.

    Recreation facilities include ...

    • 80' x 125' covered & lighted Sports Pavilion;
    • Swimming pool and bath house;
    • Softball field;
    • Sand volleyball court;
    • Playground;
    • Campfire pits;
    • Hiking trails;
    • Paintball field (woodsball);
    • Zip line (over 1,000' long);
    • Low ropes challenge course (5 elements);
    • And plenty of outdoor space a variety of activities and group games.
  • The idea of Central Florida Bible camp was conceived by Douglass Gunselman, a professional scout and a member of the church of Christ in Lockhart, FL. In 1956, the camp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida as a non-profit organization. The first officers of the camp were Douglass Gunselman, President; B. Freeman Sharp, Vice-President; Charlene Gunselman, Secretary; and Paul Breakfield, Treasurer.

    The first encampment was also in 1956 and was conducted at Camp Ithiel near Gotha, FL, with about 60 campers. This site was outgrown in a few years so sessions were moved to Camp Rotary, near Auburndale, in 1962. Still looking for a permanent home, a fourteen-acre site was purchased near Montverde; however, it was determined very quickly that this property was not suitable to see the fulfillment of the camp Board’s plans.

    Finally, a 78-acre farm with a small lake was located about nine miles east of Eustis. Proceeds from the Montverde property were used toward the purchase of the new site and a mortgage in the amount of $45,000 was signed by Bert Brown and J. Leo Patton. The first encampment on the Eustis campus was held in 1968 and was a “trial run” of sorts with a select group of only 28 teenagers. Adjustments were noted and made, and the regular encampments that followed went very well. Soon after, a building program was launched and was financed by a bond issue of $25,000. Additionally, three cottages were built by individuals: one by Cecil Langford; one by the brethren in Bartow; and one by the brethren in Eagle Lake. Seven other cottages were made available to the camp for the cost of moving them and a number of brethren throughout the area financed this. During the 1990s, two adjacent properties were purchased, adding 22 acres and two houses to the campus.

    Today, our 100-acre campus provides a beautiful outdoor setting that is used by hundreds of youth and adults annually for a variety of events mentioned earlier. Facilities have been expanded to include 11 cabins with central air, a Staff Bunkhouse with clinic, a dining hall with commercial kitchen, air-conditioned Barton Pavilion/Chapel, a crafts pavilion, a swimming pool with showers, four small pavilions for teaching and small group meetings, the Eva Brackett Gazebo for devotionals and weddings, an office building, three houses, a 10,000 square foot Sports Pavilion, 36 RV sites with full hookups, a maintenance barn, a softball field, a sand volleyball court, a playground, campfire areas, a fishing pier, a paintball field, a five-element low-ropes course, two zip lines, and our latest addition, a butterfly garden.

    Support and Impact

    In addition to summer camp fees, which account for about 40% of the annual budget, income is derived from retreat fees, private rentals, donations and a few grants from charitable foundations. But without generous support from individual Christians and congregations of the Lord’s church, the mission of Central Florida Bible Camp could not be accomplished.

    Brandon, a teenager from South Florida, expressed the hearts of many when he said,

    “I want to tell you how great a camp CFBC is. I was baptized here and every year that I come back from CFBC I feel like my Christian battery is recharged and I’m ready to go out there and do what I have to. It’s kind of hard sometimes, but if you want a good spiritual boost, this is the place to be.”

    To all our supporters, we say thank you for your gifts of time, talent and dollars. Because of your generosity, and the generosity of so many others like you, Central Florida Bible Camp is making an eternal difference in the lives of children and adults.