The St. George Island Christian Retreat Center is a beautiful Christian camp located on the Gulf coast 4 miles off the Florida panhandle in Franklin County, Florida on spectacular, secluded St. George Island.

Our center is open to groups of all Christian denominations and offers a clean, safe, affordable retreat that is open year-round. The 13-acre grounds are surrounded by God’s magnificent creation allowing individuals uninterrupted Bible study and opportunity for peaceful quiet time, prayer and meditation.

Recreational activities include: swimming, fishing & oystering, kayaking, hiking, biking, basketball, volleyball and the Gulf beaches. There are also numerous outdoor activities to enjoy such as watching dolphin, sea turtles and various species of butterflies and birds (including bald eagles in the fall).


The retreat center is close to numerous local attractions such as the St George Island State Park, the Cape St George Lighthouse, Tates Hell Swamp and Apalachicola National Forest and more.


The St. George Island Christian Retreat Center is perfect for churches and other ministries including: church staff retreats, Women’s/Men’s retreats, Youth and College groups, Single adult groups, Senior adult groups, Marriage Retreats, Prayer Retreats, Homeschool groups and more.


To set up your next retreat or for more information please contact us at sgichristianretreat.org or call (850) 927-3818.


Mission Statement:

The Mission of the St. George Island Christian Retreat Center is to be an “island lighthouse” to the world. God has sanctified and ordained the ministry of the center to be a “beacon of light” that will reveal and illuminate the True Light of redemption and salvation, Jesus Christ.


Meet the Directors:

Lee and Amy Howell are the Directors of the St. George Island Christian Retreat Center. They have a passion to see lives transformed for the glory of God. Their family lives on the retreat center grounds full-time and are available to assist you both as you prepare for your retreat and during your stay. 


To set up your next retreat or for more information please contact Lee at sgichristianretreat.org or call (850) 927-3818. 

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