Camp Vanguard, Located at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center on beautiful Lake Pierce in Haines City, Florida, between Tampa and Orlando, we are surrounded by untouched forest. The natural setting offers a unique summer environment on 114 beautiful acres.
Superb On-Site Facilities: Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Pierce, Camp Vanguard has a broad array of athletic and cultural facilities to keep campers active and happy.
Our lakefront allows campers the opportunity to enjoy a host of activities. From boating and canoeing to pontoon boat rides… The excitement never ends. Enjoy a spectacular view of the lake while breathing in the clear air.
Camp Vanguard’s fitness activities are exceptional and include calisthenics, strength training, toning, aerobics, kickboxing, circuit classes and more!
Camp Vanguard Athletics: There is no shortage in the way campers can engage in physical fitness activities while having fun:
- Ropes Challenge Course
- Paintball Course
- Biking Trails
- Weight Training with certified personal trainers
- Basketball courts
- Outdoor playing fields for soccer, softball, football, badminton, Frisbee, and virtually any other sport imaginable
- Beach volleyball courts
- Swimming pool
The enjoyment of a summer at Camp Vanguard keeps on going. There is always something for each and every camper. Additional activities range from an arts and crafts studio, campfire get-togethers to a host of adventure programs.
Indoor activities include:
- Studio for dramatic arts and evening activities
- Aerobics studio
- Dance and yoga programs
- Weight room equipped with both universal and free weights
- Computers for supervised internet access
- Game room equipped with ping-pong tables and sundry items where campers can congregate and socialize during their free time
- Cooking and nutrition classes
- Arts & crafts
This is a camp where inclement weather is never a prohibiting factor – we have a wide range of indoor facilities to keep campers active and engaged despite the elements.
Located just 30 minutes from the best theme parks, campers can enjoy exciting optional trips to Disney Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure… just to name a few.
The Ropes Challenge – Ultimate Fitness and Fun! Ropes challenge course presenting individual and group challenges that require a combination of teamwork skills and individual commitment Just looking at these incredible courses is enough to jumpstart any day! The most stringent safety measures are employed as campers defy gravity and experience exhilaration and a great sense of accomplishment.
Typical Day: Tons of activities and free time. Learn more about what a typical day at Camp Vanguard entails.
Comfortable Quarters and Facilities: Campers live in suites with bathrooms shared between every two rooms. The villas feature a lounge, where campers can enjoy peace and quiet, as well as the joy of renewing old friendships while developing new ones. Villas are complete with air-conditioning for comfort, plus a cleaning service to maintain the bathrooms.
Open Communications Policy: We are so confident that every camper will enjoy their summer with us, that we are the only traditional weight-loss camp to offer an open-communication policy with parents. Communicating by phone or one-way email, parents have the ability to email their children through bunk1.com.
Safety and Security: Our campus is completely safe and secure with 24-hour security and a full medical staff. Camp Vanguard provides a full-time nursing staff as well as an on-site infirmary operating 24/7.
Come tour the camp! See for yourself that Camp Vanguard is the ultimate weight loss camp!