The November Member Spotlight is presented by LCOL FL State Representative, Terry Patterson.
This month, we highlight Camp Keystone in Starke, Florida, operated by the Salvation Army
History & Fun Facts:
- Camp Keystone began accepting campers in 1945, at the time it had 40 buildings and was called “one of the best located camps in the South East.”
- In 2014 Keystone Camp and Conference Center opened one of the few Centers for Holiness Studies in the country.
- Camp Keystone was accredited by the American Camp Association in 2000
- More than 2,000 children attend summer camp at Camp Keystone each year
- The nearly 300 acre camp offers horseback riding, canoeing and trail walking
- The camp employs 115 seasonal employees each summer, along with 24 permanent staff which includes groundkeepers and manager
Other interesting facts:
- Camp staff prepare 1,200 meals each day, which is the equivalent of 115,000 pounds of food throughout the entire summer
- Keystone Camp and Conference Center has 543 beds on its property and can accommodate over 800 people at one time
- On average there are at least 10 camp fires each year at camp, which means over 1000 s’mores over a hot flame.