"It's the nature of the place."

Riverside Retreat, formerly the South Florida United Methodist Camp, was renamed in 2006 for its location on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Our nearly 150 acres are dotted with open meadows and grassy corridors surrounded by a lush forest of pines, cypress, palms, live oaks and other native species. The varied habitat provides beauty and the opportunity for exploration and appreciation of creation, as noted in our motto.

We aim to provide a place where people can come to re-create themselves. Our facilities are perfect for church retreats, family reunions and camping trips, small group meetings, corporate workshops and retreats, school outings, weddings, and personal time away.

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Who do we serve?

The site reflects the history of the early settlers in the area. Our varied physical accommodations and casual atmosphere make it possible for several groups to use the camp simultaneously without awareness of others. Riverside Retreat welcomes churches of all denominations, businesses and non-profits, schools and families, scout groups and individuals. We would love to help make your next event a reality!