Land Activities

There is plenty to do here. Whether you prefer more active or more relaxing pursuits, the Conference & Retreat Center at Advent Christian Village has something for you.

BasketballLet’s Play Ball!

Advent Christian Village has a number of courts and fields ready for most outdoor sports:

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball and softball
  • Football
  • Putting

Some sporting equipment is available to use for a deposit. Inquire ahead of time to make sure any equipment you may need is available.

Swimming ActivitiesSwimming

Bring your swimsuit along to enjoy the heated indoor lap pool available with prior arrangements at Copeland Community Center. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool. Or how about a dip in the legendary Suwannee River?

Walking/Hiking Trails

The M. A. Clark Nature trail is a 2.1-mile trail that winds its way through tall pines and above the banks of the Suwannee River. Also available with prior notice are guided tram tours along additional miles of wooded trails. Our newest trail is the Village Heritage Trail, a historic walk around campus following photographic markers identifying the locations of many historic buildings which used to make up Advent Christian Village.

The Conference & Retreat Center also provides transportation, lodging, and food for those wishing to spend one or more days hiking in north Florida. Call Doug at (386) 647-6624 for pricing and details.

Team Building Exercise

Camp Suwannee offers a team building program and low ropes course. These two programs may be scheduled together or separately as half-day or whole-day events. Call for pricing and availability. Training is included.
Other land-based activities include:*

  • Jacuzzi
  • Billiards
  • Shuffleboard
  • Weight training
  • Croquet
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Deer watching
  • Enjoying a picnic
  • Shopping at the Village Square
  • Enjoying a sunset over Lake Aquilla
  • Meditating along the scenic Suwannee River
  • Rideabout tours
  • Walking the Heritage Trail
  • Just plain relaxing!

*Please inquire about facilities availability and any additional costs prior to your visit.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Advent Christian Village is a hub on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. From their website:

“In contrast to theme parks and beaches lies a rural Florida defined by a river that flows through the cultural and physical landscape of legends and song that tell the story of Florida. That river is the Suwannee … From whichever point along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail you enter the river, you will remember the sound of the river, echoing ancient stories, carrying the tune of cultures past and present for as long as the river flows.”


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