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Why We Exist


North Florida Christian Service Camp and its staff seek to create an atmosphere that helps both youth and adults to focus their attention on the Lord Jesus Christ. Our programming is geared toward helping people make a decision to become a Christian as well as building Christians up in faith. This is achieved through accurate study and application of the written word of God and through living examples of committed Christ-like staff.  By design, North Florida Christian Service Camp is a cooperative effort with churches, families and individuals of the north Florida area. This camp is a ministry tool to be used by God, to bring about growth and maturity in the lives of his people. This spirit of cooperation is evident not only in our summer program but also in year-round efforts for North Florida Christian Service Camp.


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North Florida Christian Service Camp began as a dream in 1964.  People from 4 Christian Churches saw the need for a camp in the North Florida area-Daytona Christian, Northshore Christian, Englewood Christian and Live Oak Christian Churches were the roots of NFCSC.

The timeline of that dream continues to the present.

-1964 The search for land to start a camp in North Florida

-1965 February, Englewood Christian sold the original land to NFCSC for $7000.

-1969 The construction of the first buildings began.  Campers stayed in tents for the first few years of the summer program.

-1970’s Started construction of the Swimming pool and the Dottie Shaw Worship Center(a memorial to a teenage girl named Dottie Shaw who died in a car accident). The Shaw family was from the Northshore Christian Church and her father, Marvin still lives in Middleburg today.

-1990 Purchase of the Retreat Center across from the main camp and on the larger portion of Lake Johnson.

-2000 Both dorms were given a total overhaul & modernized, sidewalks installed.

-2002 Purchase of two additional parcels/ The Canal house & the Lake House (next to the Retreat Center).

-2005 Remodeling of the building behind the Lake House to be known as the Bunk House.

-2005 Purchase of a 4 acres of lake property & mobile home for additional staff.

-2005 Purchase of 13 acres adjacent to the Retreat Center (with small cabin).

-2006 Bathroom addition to the Dottie Shaw.

-2007 Purchase of 27 acres on the top of the hill bordering Christian Camp Road and Goldhead State Park.

-2009 Renovation to the Lake House converting it into what is now the camp office.

-2010 Purchase of a 4 acre lakefront property to later be converted into a smaller, self contained retreat house for groups of less than 15 persons with three bedrooms and 3 baths with adult accommodations.

-2011 Renovation has begun on the Retreat Center upgrading it to accommodate groups from 15 to 35 people.