ACA, Southeastern Member Spotlight - November

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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

Camp life:

  • 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. 

Learn more about Camp Keystone