Florida Summer Camp and Retreat Center Available for Year-Round Rentals

Florida Summer Camp and Retreat Center Available for Year-Round Rentals

The perfect location for camps, retreat, offsites and more

Here is a place where church, your company or team, or just about anything you can imagine can gather in natural beauty and serenity.

Orange Springs Retreat Center / Camp Shalom are now available for year-round rentals, including the traditional summer camp months of  June through August.

Located between Gainesville and Ocala, nestled within the gentle rolling hills north of the Ocala National Forest, sits a facility like no other.

The location is serene, private, and rustic.

Read on for more, or click here to contact us today.


  • All buildings are heated and air conditioned for year-round climate.
  • Each of these buildings has its own large covered porch which can be a nice place to gather if it should rain.
  • Our natural crystal-clear spring-fed lake sits on a white sandy beach that offers more than just swimming.
  • The lake has canoes, paddle boards, and kayaks that you are welcome to use. If you want to bring your fishing pole, there are beautiful brim, bass, and specks waiting to be caught!
  • We feature wide open fields, outdoor pavilions around the campus while our buildings are within proximity.
  • We have four hardtop tennis courts if you’d like to bring your racket, walking trails and, and aqua golf is available upon request.
  • Our facilities include indoor/outdoor basketball courts, a soccer field, as well as multiple volleyball courts even beach volleyball!
  • We boast impressive high and low ropes courses, as well as arts and crafts, movie and dance/game rooms.
  • Bathrooms, showers, and sinks are in every building.
  • Cabins are equipped with 16 beds.
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the campground.


The following activities are available to all groups using the facility:

  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding
  • Softball
  • Tennis (4 courts)
  • Volleyball
  • Bonfires/ Cookouts
  • Swimming/ Pool & Lake
  • Conferences
  • Aqua Range for Golf
  • Basketball
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Wilderness/ Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Star Gazing
  • Dancing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Board Games
  • Ping Pong
  • Biking

Our Ropes Course, Paintball, Waterskiing, and Horseback Riding are available separately upon request.

Dining Hall and Kitchen

Our Dining Hall is equipped with two walk-in coolers, one walk-in freezer, full size pantry, stovetops, ovens, microwaves, cooking utensils, dining ware, and more for families to cook their meals.

The Dining Hall seats up to 200 people.

Contact info for local chefs and catering companies upon request.

Contact Orange Springs Retreat Center Today

Contact us today. We’ve hosted thousands of events since 1970, so we know that our facility will be perfect for your event or camp.

Complete the form on this page and our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Or, simply call us and we’ll be happy to discuss every element of the property.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us.

We look forward to hosting you.

Michael Sokol, Owner

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    Travel Times

    Approximate travel time to Orange Springs Retreat Center:

    • 4.5 hours from South Florida
    • 1.5 hours from Tampa
    • 1.5 hours from Orlando
    • 1.5 hours from Jacksonville
    • 40 minutes from Gainesville
    • 35 minutes from Ocala