Where is the Life Enrichment Center?
We are located in Fruitland Park, FL, on the shores of Lake Griffin, nestled between Leesburg and The Villages. You can find our address and other contact information here.
What is your cancellation policy?
You can find our current cancellation policy here.
What are the accommodations?
Our lodging rooms are motel-style, with linens provided (unless otherwise specified) and a private bath in each room. Each room is equipped with two twin beds (a few rooms have Kings). Families of up to 3 people will be placed in a room together, with an additional mattress and linen set provided for the 3rd person. Families of 4-6 will be placed in 2 adjoining rooms. Families of 7-9 will be given 3 rooms, with one non-adjoining.
In 2015, we began a test run of "Family Rooms" that will sleep up to 4 together, with a twin bed and a twin-over-full bunk bed in each room. Stay tuned for information on the expansion of this program!
Do you have accommodations for campers with mobility challenges?
Each building is equipped with a few handicapped-accessible rooms. If you need a first-floor or handicapped-accessible room, please make that request at the time of registration.
What kind of food do you serve?
Our chefs make every effort to be sure all our campers eat well and have something they love at every meal. In addition to a hot breakfast option (like pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, etc.) each morning, there is always fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, bagels, and toast. We try to keep our lunches and dinners kid-friendly, with hits like tacos and macaroni and cheese (we haven't tried macaroni and cheese tacos yet, but we'll let you know). In addition, lunch and dinner always include our fresh salad bar so there is always a healthy option available.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerance, allergies, etc.)?
Absolutely! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have an allergy or dietary restriction. There are very few things our chefs are not able to accommodate. Please include these notes on your registration form for the best service possible.
What is the typical camp schedule?
Summer camps (Family Camp, Grandparents and Me) begin with check-in from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first day of camp. Year-round events (Mom and Me, Dad and Me, Live the Story, etc.) begin after dinner, usually around 7 p.m. We generally wrap up before lunch on the last day of the event.
Meal times are usually 8:00, Noon, and 5:30. Each program is different, and each year the schedule changes slightly. We try to balance both scheduled activities and free time, including some of both in every day. We close each night with worship.
How will I communicate with the outside world if I need to?
We hope you'll take your time with us as an opportunity to unplug, but if you need to share how much fun you're having at camp, you will absolutely be able to! All major cell phone carriers work at the Life Enrichment Center. In addition, all buildings on site and our campground have WiFi access.
May I bring my pet?
Furry family members should stay at home, unless they are service animals. The good news is some of our staff have furry kids who make an appearance at camp regularly, so if you need some puppy love during your stay, we can help with that!
Do you provide child care?
During our Parent/Child and Grandparent/Grandchild events, our staff do not provide supervision of your children. You are responsible for and required to be with your children at all times. During Family Camp, we do offer a "Wiggle Room" for preschoolers during teaching sessions that is staffed by our staff or volunteers so that you can participate fully with your older children in those sessions. If you would like to join your young children in the Wiggle Room, that is fine also.
Are all LECFamily programs the same?
Our summer programs (Grandparents and Me, Family Camp) all utilize the same curriculum, which is written by LEC staff and conference ministers. Mom and Me, Dad and Me, and other programs each have unique curricula each year. The 3rd/4th Grade Bible Retreat uses the same curriculum each year, as it is designed to be an event that is only attended once. As a United Methodist facility, our curricula will always be grounded in Wesleyan theology.
Is there laundry service available?
Yes. Our campground bath house includes laundry facilities. Washers and dryers are not coin-operated, but you will need to provide your own detergent.
I’m home from camp. What now?
- Be sure you are following us on our Facebook page.
- Tell your friends and family what you learned and how much fun you had!
- Take a look at camp photos and videos
- Visit the Resources page for more family-friendly faith-forming activities!
- Take a look at what programs are coming up soon so you don't have to wait a whole year to return!
More LECFamily questions?
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