Established in 1948 as a traditional residential Summer Camp for the children of Alachua County. At Camp Crystal Lake, we want to create a positive environment that is safe, fun and rewarding. Campers will have the opportunity to grow as leaders through group living and to appreciate the value of a family. FUN, FAMILY, and FELLOWSHIP is the foundation that we build upon. Our ultimate goal is to provide campers and staff an experience that encourages confidence and self worth.
Camp Crystal Lake (CCL) is located in Clay County five miles from Keystone Heights and 29 miles from Gainesville. The 140 acres and three lakes that make up the camp were part of the Keystone Heights Army Air Corps Base. In 1947, upon recommendation of Superintendent Howard W. Bishop, the School Board of Alachua County purchased the base from the US Government for one dollar. The city of Keystone Heights now maintains the air field for civil aviation.