Good Counsel Camp is the youth camp of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. We are located about 60 miles north of Tampa. We are a co-ed camp and accept campers from 7 to 15 years of age. This is our home on the Internet. We are glad that you stopped in! Here you will find the latest news and information about Good Counsel Camp. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates! 2014 was our 67th summer season!
Hard to believe that the 4th Session is in full swing and the Summer is almost over. If you didn't get a chance to join us, it is too late. Plan early for next Summer.
As a Catholic Camp, Good Counsel Camp not only provides wholesome outdoor life, but at the same time assists in true character building by giving the camper a greater knowledge and appreciation of nature and it's Creator. Daily Mass, Benediction, Bible Vigils and meal prayers are an integral part of our day. Campers and staff do not have to be Catholic to attend camp, but everyone is expected to participate in these services. At camp we strive to give glory and praise to God in everything we do.
In addition to our summer program, Good Counsel Camp, is available to groups throughout the rest of the year (we call this our Off season program).
Off season camping is available for groups from 10 to 125. The main Camp consists of a dining hall, cabins, bath houses, chapel and various accessory buildings. The pool is not open during the off season, however, the lake is suitable for swimming, boating and fishing. The Camp facilities are available for day use, overnights, weekends, and longer stays. The setting is ideal for youth and young adult retreats, days of reflection, parish picnics, etc. Various options are available from a no meal package, to having the Camp cook purchase and prepare your meals. For recreation our canoes, volleyball court and basketball court are available. Our low ropes course and instructors are available to facilitate the building of community, trust and teamwork.
Tomahawk Lodge is one of the outposts belonging to Good Counsel Camp and is located on the Rainbow River outside Dunnellon (about 15 miles north of the main camp). Accommodations consist of a two story building with kitchen, one and one half baths, meeting room and sleeping quarters. We recommend this lodge for groups up to 30. The special lure here is the picturesque river with its refreshing (temperature in the mid 70's year round) crystal clear spring water. Canoeing, tubing, swimming, and fishing are popular activities. Our five acres provides room for dry land sports as well. Groups do their own cooking in the kitchen and outdoor grill. Day rates and weekend rates are available.
For rates and reservation forms contact the Camp Business Office at:
Or you may reach us at (352) 270-8831
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We have formed an Alumni Association of past staff members and campers. Wouldn't you like to renew your ties with camp? You can visit the Good Counsel Camp Alumni site on facebook. We are currently updating our records of former staff members. If you are a former staff member we would like to receive your current address. Please send your name, address, phone number and years at GCC to: GCCAlum@gmail.com or check out our website at:
Thank you for helping us to find our "missing" alumni. We would love to hear from you!