You can help change two lives forever!

According to the impact survey, every teen mom who attended camp reported that camp had transformed their lives. YoungLives camp is an extraordinary place! Mentors accompany teen moms and their babies to camp for a respite from the chaos of their daily struggles. One week at camp gives new hope to teen moms and their babies as they learn and experience God’s love and saving grace. There, at camp, with their physical and childcare needs met, teen moms are immersed in the love of God and can focus on their future.

Please help us fill a bus and take a total of 80 of us to week-long YoungLives camp!!! This includes 30 girls and their babies, along with volunteer mentors and a childcare team. This year marks our 8th camp trip for Jacksonville YoungLives and we will be traveling Southwind Young Life Camp, Okalawah, Fl click HERE to check out Southwind!​.

Summer camp 2018

Where: Young Life Southwind, 18115 SE 95th St Rd, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
When: June 13th - 17th 2018
Cost: $650 per camper and her child

Here are the ways you can help:


  • Your Contribution – the total cost to send the teen moms, their babies, volunteer mentors and leaders to camp is $20,000.  This includes transportation, housing, childcare and food. The girls are also raising money and will be responsible for $150 of their cost. With your gift, you can remove a barrier between these girls and “the best week of their lives” so they can hear the life changing message of Jesus. All gifts are helpful and appreciated. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Please make your checks out to” Young Life” and write “FL222 Camp” in the memo line. Gifts can be mailed to Jacksonville YoungLives, P.O. Box 2173, Jacksonville, FL 32203. Or, click the link at the top of the page to give online!

  • Pray – Prayer is a vital part of any camp experience. We know only the work of the Holy Spirit can change lives, so we need an army of people to pray for us and our week at camp. Please pray that God will smooth the way for these teen moms and their babies; pray for the relationships between the girls and their mentors, and most importantly that they will see the need for a relationship with Christ.  A relationship with Jesus transforms everything about a person – how they view themselves, their family, their friends and their world.  Please pray for our girls….that they can be the beginning of change in their families.
  • Volunteer As Childcare - Come experience this life changing mission first hand. Serve as a childcare volunteer at a YoungLives summer camp week.

Thank you for being part of our personal support team!
Your prayers and financial support are making a difference. We are extremely excited to see how God continues to mold the lives of these young women so they can become the mothers he created them to be.


Weekend School Year Camping:

Where: Southwind, Ocklawaha, FL
When: February 17th  - 19th, 2018
Cost: $145

Click HERE to check out Southwind!




YoungLives Jacksonville | PO Box 2173 Jacksonville, FL 32203-2173

Phone: 9045885989

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