Our Retreat Season Runs From August Through May

We will attend to the details so that you and your group members can focus on enjoying your stay and having a great event.
Whether you have a Pastor’s Retreat of 10, a Youth Event of 120 or a Church Retreat of up to 200, Camp Gilead looks forward to serving you!

Camp Gilead is located in Polk City, FL, just 25 minutes from Walt Disney World, centrally located between Tampa and Orlando just off of I-4 at exit 44. We are only 1.5 miles off of the interstate, but when you pull in, it feels as though you’re miles from anywhere!

Now is a great time to let us help you plan your Church, Small Group or Business retreat. Plan a trip to come tour Camp Gilead! We would love to show you around our facilities and tell you all about our 77 years of camp experience.

Call us at 863-984-1353 and talk with our Retreat Team to learn about rates and special pricing. You may also click here to email us and request more information.


At Camp Gilead we have 3 meeting rooms at your disposal that can accommodate groups from 10 to 200. We also have several small rooms to be used as breakout rooms. Depending on the needs and objectives for your retreat, we have a meeting location that’s perfect for you.

Our Retreat Staff will work with your group to make sure your room is arranged appropriately. Your meeting room will be set up and ready to go prior to your arrival to Camp Gilead, so you can immediately get started on enjoying your stay.


Camp Gilead offers many different options for overnight stays:

These beautifully appointed suite-style apartments are based upon availability and are best for Pastors, Group Leaders, Speakers, or Families. All apartments feature a kitchen and a private bathroom and bedroom. Linens are provided.

Lodge Rooms
This lakefront motel-style facility features ten rooms, each with a twin bed and a queen bed, a private bathroom with shower/tub combo, air-conditioning, and a view of the gorgeous Lake Helene. Some rooms are adjoining to accommodate larger families. Each room has access to the large, furnished deck that overlooks the lake. Linens are provided.

Our clean and spacious cabins are climate-controlled for your comfort, and feature new wooden bunk beds and mattresses! Guests provide their own linens. Some cabins feature indoor restrooms, and others have clean, spacious, and well-appointed restroom facilities just a few short steps behind the cabin.

RV Hookups
Camp Gilead offers a beautiful site for your RV! We have a total of six sites, each with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. Customize your group’s experience for guests that desire the freedom to bring their home with them!

Tent Camping
Bring your group for a weekend of tent camping! Camp Gilead offers 33 acres of serenity, where tents can be set up nearly anywhere, at the convenience of your group. This style of lodging includes nearby restroom facilities. Get back to basics with a fun tent camping weekend!


Our dining hall seats up to 200 guests using rectangular tables. Surrounded by a beautiful courtyard, this facility is a relaxing place to dine. Everyone must eat, and why not eat in style in our air-conditioned, tiled dining hall with windows all around. We offer complete food service and will work with you to customize your menu to the tastes of your guests. We can accommodate most dietary needs (i.e.: gluten-free, vegetarian, etc).


The Oasis is a great spot to connect with your group and build bonds that will last a lifetime. Let us know the hours you would like your guests to be able to shop in our gift shop and purchase snacks, and we will make it happen! We offer candy, slushies, soda, chips/crackers, ice cream treats, pretzels, and much more! Enjoy your snacks at one of our booths or round patio tables that frame the perimeter of the facility. A small meeting room has recently been added to this building, for your convenience, and an indoor dining space is also available.


  • Water Trampoline
  • Jungle Gym
  • Canoeing
  • Floating Dock
  • Long Dock
  • Tubing
  • Skiing
  • Knee-Boarding
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Dodge Ball
  • Gym
  • Carpet Ball
  • Giant Jenga
  • Ping-Pong
  • Connect Four
  • Quatro
  • 9 Square In The Air
  • Gaga Pit
  • Softball and Soccer Field
  • Game Areas
  • Nature Center
  • Paintball
  • Archery
  • Nature Trail
  • Team Building
  • Riflery
  • Tomahawks
  • Horse Shoe Pit
  • Mini Golf
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Bonfires, etc.


Dear Pastors,

On behalf of our staff, we would like to thank you for your service to the people of your congregation and to the community. Did you know that you are invited to come to Camp Gilead for a three-night getaway anytime you like, FREE of charge? We offer beautifully-appointed guestrooms with spectacular views that will allow you to focus on the beauty of God’s Creation and the wonders of His majesty. Come be refreshed and renewed!

Call us at 863-984-1353 and talk with our Retreat Team! We will personally work with you to book your stay. Because of the scheduling of other retreats we are unable to book your stay with us more than 45 days prior to your getaway.

We are located just 1.5 miles off of I-4, exit 44 (the same exit as Fantasy of Flight), and situated on the shores of Lake Helene. But when you arrive here, you will feel as though you are in the country. We are surrounded by pine trees and beautiful land. We also welcome you to take a tour of our facilities during your stay! You will love it here!



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