Adventure Camp

Applicant Information

Staff: To be considered for staff positions, applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

Camper: Campers ages 13-20 may apply.

Dates

All Staff & Camper Arrival: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (no later than 5:00 pm).

Departure Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 (no later than noon).

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018.

Tuition fees are due in-full no later than April 30, 2018.

How to Apply

Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp. If you require assistance registering online or need a blank paper application, contact Jenny Penman by email (jennypenman@livingyouth.org) or phone (980) 254-0132.

Registration for LYP Teen Camp 2018 in Texas begins on February 11th. For more information on the camp, or to begin registration, click on More Info.

Adventure Camp 2018

Forming the spine of this wilderness are the mighty Elk Mountains which include six 14ers, among them the famous Bells. Noted for their deep red cliffs, colored by a mixture of sand and iron-rich mud, the twin peaks of Maroon Bells are considered to be the most photographed in the state. The sheer majestic presence of these iconic mountains is breathtaking! The jagged symmetry of the Maroon Bells, reflected in Maroon Lake, is a mountain scene you’ll never forget. Lush aspen groves, lofty peaks lined with perpetual snow, clear flowing streams, flower-speckled alpine meadows, and dark forests of spruce and fir ringed by granite peaks make this the arguably the top rated hike in Colorado. An abundance of wildlife, including moose, elk, and deer, thrive in these mountains. This will be the location for the LYC 2018 Adventure Camp.

During the 5 days we’ll spend in the backcountry, we’ll trek over four mountain passes (Maroon Pass, Frigid Air Pass, Trailrider Pass, and Buckskin Pass) exploring beautiful alpine lakes, magnificent fields of wildflowers, and amazing waterfalls! This strenuous but highly scenic backbacking experience provides spectacular views and high elevation hiking. With over 8000 feet of elevation gain this hike is not to be taken lightly so be sure to come prepared – but with great views of the most beautiful wilderness area in Colorado, every step will be well worth it!

Location

The 283 square mile Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness lies within the White River and Gunnison National Forests, just south of Aspen.

Dates

ArrivalDate : Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (not later than 1:00 pm).

Departure Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 (not later than noon/departing Denver International Airport not later than 3pm).

Activities

Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. We will be doing some day hiking during the day on Wednesday and put-in on Thursday morning. The backcountry portion of the trip will last 5 days. On Tuesday and Wednesday following the hike we will clean and inventory equipment, go shopping, and spend a half-day on the Colorado River which offers some of the class III-IV rapids including The Wall, Tombstone, Man Eater, Superstition and many more!

Transportation

What airport do staff & campers fly into and out of?
Denver International Airport (DIA)
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO 80249
Phone: (303) 342-2000
www.flydenver.com

Note: The distance from DIA to Aspen, Colorado is 183 miles – Via: I–70; CO – 82. (Driving time is approximately 3 hours and 28 minutes without traffic – but plan on 4 hours and 15 minutes with high/moderate summer traffic)

There will be a $25 round trip fee pickup/drop-off fee for those flying.

Note: For those driving to this camp – details will be announced of when and where to arrive/depart from upon acceptance (this is yet to be determined – but will be near Aspen, Colorado).

Applicant Information

Staff: To be considered for staff positions applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Staff members selected must have the ability to hike mountain passes with heavy loads, as well as perform other adventurous activities such as whitewater rafting (class III-IV rapids). They must also be apt to teach, and have a love for working with teens and young adults.

Camper: Campers ages 13-20 may apply. Applicants selected must have the ability to hike mountain passes with heavy loads, as well as perform other adventurous activities such as whitewater rafting. No special training or knowledge is needed with regard to whitewater rafting. Preferential acceptance will be given to those age 15 and up. If there is room available, we will consider younger applicants.

Mini Campers: N/A

Costs

Application Fee Tuition Fee
Campers (Ages 13-20) $5.00 $450.00
Staff (Ages 21+) $5.00 $350.00

Airport Transportation is $25 roundtrip or $12.50 one way per person.

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application.

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018.

Tuition fees are due in-full no later than April 30, 2018.

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit http://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp and pay your fees online with your debit or credit card. You may also call Jenny Penman at (980) 254-0132 or fax your card details to (704) 844-1978.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail it made payable to Living Youth Programs to: Living Youth PRograms, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.

How to Apply

Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp. If you require assistance registering online or need a blank paper application, contact Jenny Penman by email (jennypenman@livingyouth.org) or phone (980) 254-0132.

Send Applications To

Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227 Or fax to: (704) 844-1978. Please do not send applications or payments to the camp director as this will delay processing.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All refunds for cancellations are given at the sole discretion of the camp director on a case-by-case basis. In general, once you have been accepted to camp, and the registration period has closed (whichever comes last) no refunds will be given.

Questions??

Questions regarding camp should be directed to Sheldon Monson (Camp Director):
(715) 441-6081
smonson@lcg.org

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(980) 254-0132
jennypenman@livingyouth.org

Adventure Camp 2017 Photos

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Adventure Camp at Mount Rainier—Clarification

All those planning to attend the Adventure Camp at Mount Rainier need to bring a backpack in addition to a small daypack. Please bring both.

Adventure Camp at Mount Rainier – Bring Daypack

All those planning to attend the Adventure Camp at Mount Rainier, please add a small daypack to your packing list.

Adventure Camp 2017 – Mt. Rainier National Park – FAQ, Itinerary, Packing List

DESCRIPTION:
Ascending to 14, 410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. As a stratovolcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A. spawning six major rivers. Towering over the heart of the Cascade Range, this mighty mountain is viewable from nearly every corner of the state. The park encompasses 236,381 acres including more than 300 lakes and more than 100 waterfalls! From deep old-growth forests in low valley bottoms to the frosty summit of the peak you will experience an array of terrain ranging. Here you will find wildflower meadows that John Muir called the most superb subalpine gardens that he’d ever encountered. After spending 5 days in the backcountry we’ll raft the White Salmon River which offers some of the best class III-IV rapids in the west (including rapids like S-turn, Top-Drop, The Flume, Bomber’s Drop and more)! The water is gin-clear and the rapids are big and numerous. This is an Adventure Trip you will not want to miss!
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2017 Youth Camp Directors in the United States

Camp Directors for summer camp programs in the United States for 2017 are:

Texas Teen Camp 2017 – Sheldon Monson
Adventure Camp 2017 – United States – Sheldon Monson
Missouri Preteen Camp 2017 – Gene Hilgenberg
North Carolina Preteen Camp 2017 – Mark Sandor
Texas Preteen Camp 2017 – Jason Fritts

We would like to thank Mr. Bob Rodzaj for his willingness to serve as the Texas Preteen Camp director for the past two summers. His service has been appreciated.

–Sheldon Monson (Youth Director/Living Church of God)

Adventure Camp Photo Contest 2016

PHOTO CONTEST RULES – ADVENTURE CAMP 2016 – BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

  1. The Adventure Camp photo contest is open to all campers who attended this camp.  Members of the staff may submit their photos for publication in the 2016 Yearbook, camp newspaper, and/or the Youth Website.
  2. Campers may submit their top 10 photos for consideration.  Please send your top 10 pictures to Josh Penman and John Robinson @ jpenman@lcg.org and jrobinson@lcg.org
  3. You may submit an additional 10 photos for use on the Youth Website – however these photos will not be entered into the contest.  Please send these to wciesielka@lcg.org and ldorothy@lcg.org
  4. All photos should be titled/named (i.e. Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Baker Lake, Red Deer Lakes Campground, Wildflower Creek Campground, Bader Pass, Luellen Lake Campground, Johnston Creek Campground, Larry’s Camp. The Ink Pots, Johnson Canyon Falls, Johnston Creek, etc.)  If people are in the picture please list them left to right, etc.  If a big group photo is taken list it as Matt Kidney’s group, Sheldon Monson’s group, Joshua Penman’s group, or Peter Schexnayder’s group, etc.  If you’d like to name a picture as “The Big Rock” or whatever else you come up with that is fine too.  The more details the better.
  5. Please submit all photos as an email attachment.
  6. Photo must be submitted by Wednesday, July 27th before midnight EST.
  7. Winners will receive a gift certificate to a sporting goods store – REI in the amount of $100.  There will be one boy and one girl winner!

We look forward to receiving your photos!  They will be judged at the Teen Camp and prizes will be awarded then!

Banff Adventure Camp 2016

Banff Adventure Camp

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Friday, July 8, 2016