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Looking for some fun and active things to do while you’re here? Check out these fun amenities:
- 9-Hole Disc Golf Course
- Acres of Field Space
- Olympic Size Swimming pool
- Basketball and Volleyball Courts
- Cornhole/Baggo game
- High & Low Ropes Course*
- Fishing Ponds
- Boat Ramp
- Children’s Playground
- Softball/Baseball fields
- and more coming soon…
* = There is additional fee for these indicated activities
Relaxing / Low impact Amenities
Looking for something a little more laid back to do? We have that as well:
- Hammock Village
- Table Games
- Fire Pits
- Shopping in the Tree of Life Gift Shoppe
- Tour the Third Day Garden
- Pose for pictures amidst our Live Oaks
- Watch multiple different wildlife onsite
- Relax with a book in a porch swing
- See Seaplanes practice splash-n-go’s on the lake
- Take in the beautiful sunrise over the lake
- And so much more…
Enjoy a relaxing retreat in our Olympic-sized pool
With 23 RV sites, you’re sure to have a wonderful time here at Lake Yale!
Our guest laundry offers two washers and two driers completely free for our guest’s use. Just bring your own detergent or purchase some from the vending machine!
Our site hosts over 200 fully-equipped hotel rooms to make your stay luxurious! All are conveniently located near the main meeting and dining facilities so you never have to go out of your way to get to where you need to be.
The Maple Fellowship center is a great place to relax, play games, watch t.v. or gather with your friends. Comfy couches, game tables and a relaxing atmosphere around the fireplace. What more could you ask for?
Tree of Life Gift Shoppe
During your stay we know that you want to take a little peice of Lake Yale with you, that’s why we offer a great selection of Lake Yale branded apparel as well as well as a large selection of Ten Thosand Villages items for sale. Check it out on your visit!
Raintree Education Center
The Raintree Education Center is the perfect place for your mid-sized to smaller groups with an auditorium that seats 300, customizable break-out rooms and the media center classrooms. Conveniently located, many groups utilize this meeting space as their main meeting area for their entire conference!
Magnolia Dining Hall
No retreat is complete without fantastic food to fuel your day and the staff of the Magnolia Dining Hall work hard to bring you the best food around! Often praised for the deliciousness of the meals, Joel, Rory and the dining staff know how to keep groups happy and coming back for more!
The John C. Maguire Auditorium is where we host our conferences and large group meetings. With the ability to seat nearly 1000 people, a full stage, programmable lighting and two rear projection screens, you can easily see how this is the perfect option for a large group, concert, or convention. We should know, we’ve hosted them!
Your journey starts here in our Main Office where the office staff works out all the logistics of your event so you don’t have to! Consider this the “hub of knowledge” for all you need to know about Lake Yale, its programs, policies, and opportunities!
The highly coveted Palm rooms are a favorite for special guest speakers, pastors, or anyone you would like to treat to a very special stay here at Lake Yale.
Top Notch Luxury for your whole family. Our Azalea apartment hosts two king bedrooms, a full kitchen and a living room with a sleeper sofa. Great for larger families, special guests, or anyone who wants to get away while keeping the comforts of home!
High and Low ropes challenges await you and your group. Test your courage – Build your team!
Our Gazebo is a great place to relax outdoors or hold an impromptu meeting!
Tent Camp Area
Available year-round for those who love to brave the elements and sleep out under the stars!
Three docks on site provide the perfect location to catch the most beautiful views available: the sunrise over Lake Yale. Get up early, it is totally worth it!
With over a mile of shoreline, a beautiful pond and a canal full of speck, bass, and more, you’ll have a great time landing the lunker of your life!
Third Day Garden
Join us four a tour of the Third Day Farm. This walking tour of our teaching farm will take about an hour to complete. We hope to share ideas about how to benefit more fully from God’s creation, including, sustainable agriculture practices, soil production and edible landscaping. Our goal is for you to walk away with some information on how you can grow and share God’s provisions at home and in your community.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
Bring your discs and enjoy a few rounds on our fully designed 9-hole disc golf course! The course is designed to showcase the beauty of our property with enough ease for beginners and challenge for professionals.
Bring your favorite book to rest and relax in one of our two designed hammock villages. Nestled under shade trees around the property, these are great spots for an afternoon nap!
There is no better way to end your first or last night here than gathering around the fire pit, singing songs, hearing the Word, and making commitments to the Lord. We have four fire pits, all with beautiful lake views ready for you any time of the year.
Policies & Procedures
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these policies and procedures.
30 Days after Receiving Contract: The contract must be signed, the 10% non-refundable deposit (check payable to Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center), a statement of faith or purpose of your group (first time guests), and a certificate of liability insurance* are to be mailed to Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center (39034 CR 452, Leesburg, FL 34788).
*Certificate Requirements: The liability certificate must be valid for the dates of your contract and reflect the Florida Baptist Convention as an “additional insured” as follows: Florida Baptist Convention, d/b/a Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, 39034 CR 452, Leesburg, FL 34788. It can be obtained from your group’s liability insurance agent and is a matter of information only and confers no rights upon the certificate holder. Such certificate does not amend, extend, or alter the coverage afforded by the policies listed within the certificate.
60 Days Prior to Arrival: The 30% non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Any additional packages providing other options to your contract must be negotiated at this time and an updated contract will be issued. This Updated Contract must be signed and returned to our office within five (5) days of this transaction. After this time, the group is responsible for a minimum of 80% (100% for groups with 25 or fewer guests) of the total contracted dollar amount. Written requests to variations in meal and pool times are due at this time as well. Note: If you reduce the number of people on your contract, Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center reserves the right to reduce your meeting space proportionately.
14 Days Prior to Arrival: Approximately twenty-one days prior to your arrival a package of information will be mailed to you. It will contain important information about specific needs of your group (i.e. lodging and meeting room floor plans and set up, meal counts, and break request forms). All completed forms are due as well as a copy of the program and any other special needs fourteen days prior to your arrival.
3 Business Days before Event: This is the last opportunity you have to contact our office with any additions to consider for your event. Commuters must be registered at this time. Cancellations will not be accepted after this date and a penalty will be incurred if people are added after 3 business days
Penalty for adding People after the 3 Business Days: $25 per day per person will be added to your bill.
Day of Event: Arrive at Lake Yale’s main office to receive your welcome packet and keys (unless other arrangements have been made in advance). Final payment is due at this time. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Meals in the Dining Room:
The following are the set serving and closing times for meals:
Breakfast: Serving Time: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. / Closing Time: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: Serving Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. / Closing Time: 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: Serving Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. / Closing Time: 7:00 p.m.
(Any variations to these times must be submitted in writing & approved sixty days prior to your group’s arrival).
The following are the set times for the use of the swimming pool:
South Camp: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
North Camp: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Area: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(Any variations of these times must be submitted in writing & approved sixty days prior to your group’s arrival).
Current lifeguard CPR/ AED & First Aid documentation are required in order to use the swimming pool:
Two certified lifeguards: up to 50 people
Three certified lifeguards: 51 to 75 people
Four certified lifeguards: 76-100 people
Maximum pool capacity is 100 persons.
Lifeguard and/or Lake Yale reserve the right to the close the pool if not followed.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center reserves the right to change or amend your meeting space and/or your lodging assignments if necessary to make the best use of the property entrusted to us by the Lord for our ministry.
Other Important Information:
- A responsible adult for every six children or youth (under age of eighteen) must be provided by the group. All groups are responsible for obtaining background checks on adults who are supervising minors & have them available during your stay (compliance with DCF regulations in accordance with FL Statute Chapter 85-84).
- A 9:00 a.m. check-out time may be required to prepare for other groups that will be arriving on your departure date. You will be notified in advance and notices will be in your accommodations upon your arrival. Your rooms may not be ready until 4 p.m. on your day of arrival.
- There will be an inspection for all youth and children’s groups. Any damage beyond normal wear and tear will be charged and placed on your bill. If you would like to be present while the inspection is being conducted, you must contact our office in advance to make arrangements.
- Daily linen service will be provided in hotel rooms. Linen is not provided in the camps (linen packets are available for a fee).
- Digital cameras, video, or other recording devices are absolutely prohibited in bathrooms or changing areas.
- First aid and safety considerations are your group’s responsibility. Please instruct your guests of the dangers associated with the wildlife indigenous to central Florida especially in the undeveloped areas of the property including the lake, woods, or underbrush. Do not feed any wild animal.
- Please instruct your participants to remain in the specific lodging and meeting areas you have been assigned being mindful of others who are sharing the facility with your group.
Code of Conduct:
Guests at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center understand and acknowledge that Lake Yale is a Southern Baptist facility. As such, conduct that is contrary to the beliefs and tenets of Southern Baptists is not permitted on facility grounds. In general, conduct that is not permitted includes, but is not limited to: drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, excessive public displays of affection, excessively revealing clothing or swimwear, public advocacy of conduct or lifestyles which are not condoned by the Bible (as interpreted by Southern Baptists). If a guest has any questions regarding whether a specific act is permissible, the management at Lake Yale will be more than happy to answer any such questions. Failure to get such clarification before acting in an impermissible manner will not excuse the conduct, nor will it be grounds for avoiding the consequences of such conduct. Any determination by management regarding the admissibility of any conduct will be final.
Lake Yale guests understand and acknowledge that they are responsible for their actions. Should any guest be found to have violated any facility rules and/or acted in a manner inconsistent with the beliefs and tenets of Southern Baptists, such guest will risk having their stay cut short. Should a group be found to have engaged in impermissible conduct (or encouraged an individual to do so), the entire group will be subject to having their stay cut short. Any such individual or group may also forfeit any future use of the Lake Yale facility (regardless of whether reservations for such future use have been made and/or accepted). While Lake Yale reserves the right to do so in extenuating circumstances, the standard policy is that there will be no refunds of any unused portion of a stay should an individual or group be removed from the facility for impermissible conduct.
Should there arise any dispute between a Lake Yale guest and Lake Yale which relates in any way to a visit to Lake Yale, the guest(s) and Lake Yale shall submit the dispute to mediation and, if necessary, binding arbitration (such arbitration being conducted in accordance with the rules for arbitration used by Peacemakers Ministries). If the dispute proceeds to arbitration, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover, on demand, all costs, expenses and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ and paralegal fees incurred in connection therewith.