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: Friday, July 26, 2019 (no later than 1:00 pm).

Departure Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 (no later than noon/departing Minneapolis (MSP) Airport not later than 3pm).

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.

Tuition fees are due in-full no later than May 31, 2019.

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 Adventure Camp 2019 began on February 10th. For more information on the camp, or to begin registration, click on More Info.

Adventure Camp 2019

This year’s Adventure Camp is an exciting excursion in the region of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park. (An all park region of lakes and islands situated along the International Border of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.) The planned route is approximately 50 miles canoeing through beautiful, pristine waters, portaging around breath-taking views and vistas of falls and rapids, navigating and exploring various lakes on the Canadian side of these border lakes and also into Quetico. Quetico, which is paddle only, is a million acre park with 600 lakes. Quetico is known to have the best pictographs in North America. Three pictograph sites (labeled as Indian Paintings on area maps) are along the planned route, with one site in Quetico. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico are the most extensive canoe regions remaining in the world.

The base camp is situated in this boundary region on Saganaga (Sag) Lake, Ontario, at a wilderness island resort, which will be hosted by brethren who live there. Campers will be transported via motor boat(s) to/from their base camp for lodging on the entry and exit days. Saganaga Lake is approximately 20 miles by 20 miles with 300 islands. A famous TV commercial filmed on Sag in the 1980s coined this area with its theme song, “Land of the Sky Blue Waters.” This region is rich in history and was part of the legendary French-Canadian Voyageur route of the late 1700s and 1800s. Having never been logged, much of the area remains as pure and untouched as it was in that era. This region of clear, granite-bottom lakes is also known as “The Land of the Drinking Water Lakes,” The motto for camping in this area is, “Leave no trace”

Location

This all park region of lakes and islands is situated along the International Border of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.

Dates

Arrival Date : Friday, July 26, 2019 (not later than 1:00 pm).

Departure Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 (not later than noon/departing Minneapolis (MSP) Airport not later than 3pm).

Activities

Orientation meetings will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Friday and Saturday, July 26 – 27 – lodge with local brethren
Sunday, July 28 – Charter bus transport will depart from Somerset WI to the launch at Sag Lake (US side of lake) Views of the north shore of Lake Superior, Laurentian Divide (all waters flow north to Hudson Bay); Crossing the US/Canada International border via the 5-mile boat transport to base camp at Red Pine Island. Lodge at base camp. Canoe trip Monday-Friday over four lakes and six rapids, Aurora Borealis, Island Camping, Swimming, Evening camp fires, Indigenous Northwoods wildlife including: Bald eagles, Loons, Moose, World-class fishing, many falls and rapids including the spectacular Silver Falls in Quetico.

Transportation

What airport do staff & campers fly into and out of?
Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
4300 Glumack Drive St. Paul, Minnesota 55111

Note: For those driving to this camp – details will be announced of when and where to arrive/depart from upon acceptance.

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.

Required Documents and Permits

Applicant will be responsible for acquiring the following. BOTH are required to attend LYP Adventure Camp 2019.

  1. Passport or Passport Card
  2. Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (RABC) *

* A special permit is required to access this remote International Boundary region. A RABC Permit is offered to US or Canadian citizens by submitting a short application form six to eight weeks prior to travel to the region. The fee is $30.00 (CAD) / One permit per person. Note: No fee for the permit for individuals aged 17 and younger. Once a RABC permit is obtained, participants are able to cross the border via water on an honor system.

Costs

Application Fee Tuition Fee
Campers (Ages 13-20) $5.00 $350.00
Staff (Ages 21+) $5.00 $250.00

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

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.

Tuition fees are due in-full no later than May 31, 2019.

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 Michael Kreyer (Camp Director):
(715) 338-9290
mkreyer@lcg.org

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

LYP Adventure Camp Itinerary

Adventure camp represents the highlight of the summer for those who attend. A lot of preparation goes into the experience to ensure that everyone enjoys it to the maximum. We’re happy to be able to share the general itinerary with you all (a more detailed version will be sent to attendees). It’s sure to be an exciting and challenging year!

Trip Itinerary 2018

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!