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Camp Dates 2017

Teen
Texas: July 10 – July 23
Adventure Camp: Aug 1 – Aug 10
UK/Europe: Aug 4 – Aug 13

Pre-Teen
North Carolina: June 11 – June 16
Missouri: July 2 – July 7
Texas: July 24 – July 30

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LYP South Africa Adventure Camp 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will be running an Adventure Camp in South Africa. The dates for the LYP SA Adventure Camp 2018 is Thursday afternoon 26 April to Tuesday 1 May. The camp will start at Mulberry Lane Suites, Graskop. On Friday a whitewater rafting activity is planned on the Sabie river. The 3-day, 2-night hike, is planned from Sunday to Tuesday, on the Fanie Botha hiking trail in Sabie, Mpumalanga. The Fanie Botha hiking trail is regarded as one of the best trails in the country. The hiking trail winds its way through the hills of Sabie, past waterfalls, rainforest, and has breath-taking panoramic views.

During the three day hike, we will cover a total of 30km (19 miles). Additional activities will include, games, Friday evening Bible study, Sabbath services at Mulberry Lane, Christian Living Classes and plenty of fellowship.

The total cost of the accommodation, hike, and activities is R1200 p.p ($100 p.p). We can only accommodate a maximum of 24 hikers. If you are interested in attending the LYP SA Adventure Camp, please request an application form from Mr. Lawdi Ferreira (lferreira@lcg.org).

This will be an experience of a lifetime.

LYP South Africa 2017 Magazine

We’re happy to be able to present the LYP South Africa 2017 Magazine that the campers and staff put together! The articles were written by the campers during a media class at the camp.  We hope you enjoy it!

LYP South Africa 2017

Europe Teen Camp 2018

Come and enjoy an action-packed week of challenge, fun and fellowship in a safe, supervised environment where you’ll make new friends, renew acquaintances, and expand your knowledge of God and his amazing creation. We want to especially encourage non-Europeans to also apply this year. Come with a friend for a memorable educational experience. In addition to camp, see the site of the famed Battle of Waterloo and the HQ of the EU in Brussels. Any such side trips will need to be taken either before or after camp.

Applicant Information

Campers ages 12-19.
Staff volunteers 20+, especially those with prior experience of summer camp are welcome to apply. Our aim is to draw on the experience of staff, while developing the talents of prospective staff members.

Dates

Staff Arrival: Wednesday, August 1st 2018 (the earlier the better)
Camper Arrival: Friday, August 3rd 2018 (after 2 PM and no later than 4 PM)
Departure Date: Sunday, August 12th 2018 (before noon)

COSTS

Tuition Fee
Camper £135/€170
Staff See staff application.

Note: Tuition fees are due after acceptance, closer to the time of camp.

Deadline

All applications should be returned no later than April 1, 2018.

How To Apply

Application forms are available from The UK Office (Jamie Meakin, +44 1536 520042, e-mail: info@lcg.org.uk).

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 John Meakin (Camp Director):
Home: +44 1460 54240, Mobile +44 7795814623
jmeakin@lcg.org.uk

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to the UK Office (Jamie Meakin) at:
+44 1536 520042
info@lcg.org.uk

LYP Europe 2017

Around 30 campers and staff assembled together for ten days in August 2017 at Chevetogne, Belgium for our annual Youth Summer Camp. Chevetogne is an extensive private estate that has been transformed into a comprehensive, multi-purpose recreational facility for the general public.

A full and varied program of activities designed to inform, challenge and develop our teens again proved most enjoyable and profitable. Daily Forums presented a variety of fascinating and relevant subjects from a biblical perspective, forming the backbone of what we are trying to achieve with our camps — i.e. to present God’s Way in action, based on the Bible’s enduring message. These sessions were augmented by Bible Studies and sermons on the Sabbaths.

All of the campers managed to succeed at water skiing, sometimes overcoming natural reluctance and fear.  They received instruction in how to give a speech, and then all succeeded in giving one! Teamwork blossomed on the soccer and cricket pitches, at speedminton, and on the netball and volleyball courts. Swimming sessions included proficiency testing. A fascinating Nature Awareness session dwelt on the ability of birds to communicate. Rather amazingly, we broadcast recorded bird-calls – and the same birds answered from the surrounding woodland!  A session of Orienteering that included learning how to make a fire without matches proved to be a novel and enjoyable challenge.

In Arts and Crafts it was impossible not to get “hooked” on the art of quilling, a type of North American craftwork involving the shaping of paper into delicate shapes and patterns. An impromptu choir learned a piece of special music to perform at services in Charleroi, Belgium on the Sabbath. Expert dance instruction may have been challenging, but it was also enjoyable and a big hit. Canoeing provided a “buoyant” and entertaining session, and crazy golf was … well crazy. As was Crazy Olympics!

All this was great fun, proving that character development doesn’t have to be dull or boring. We were “well fed and watered” throughout, with delicious food prepared by our expert catering staff. Everyone had a good time, and strong bonds of friendship were built; but inevitably going home reminded us that “parting is such sweet sorrow”.

Summer camp was once again well supervised, safe, happy, cosmopolitan and hugely enjoyable. Over many years we have learned that this investment in our youth greatly benefits their character and pays rich dividends in their lives. Though our numbers in Europe are small, providing for our youth remains one of the Church’s core goals. We continue to train new staff where we can, and reach out to the Church worldwide for participation in the camp’s continuing success. We look forward to doing even better this year.

2018 Application forms are all ready and waiting online, so why not take the plunge.  Our camp is not limited to Europe, and church teens from around the world are invited to join us. We would love to see you!  Go to the LCG.org website and look under “Youth Website – camps — teen camps — UK/Europe” for a full description of details, costs and how to apply. And, while you are there, check out the excellent photo coverage of the 2017 camp in all its glory.

North Carolina Preteen Camp 2018

This LYP Preteen Camp will be conducted at Singletary Lake State Park, in beautiful eastern North Carolina. This camp facility is complete with numerous cabins, freshwater lake with private access, large dining hall and kitchen area, hiking trails, sand volleyball court and more!

Applicant Age Information

Camper: Ages 7-12

Staff: Ages 18+

High School Worker: Ages 15-17

Camper Sibling: Ages 13-14

Mini Camper: Ages 6 & under

Mini Campers and Sibling Campers: Staff members who will be bringing younger children who are not old enough to be campers must still submit a mini camper application for each. Additionally, staff members who must bring older children 13-14 years of age must submit a sibling camper application for each and will be charged application and tuition fees.

Dates

Arrival: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 10am for staff, and noon for campers.

Departure Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 before noon.

Transportation

Address: 6707 NC 53 Hwy East, Kelly, NC 28448

Nearest Airports for Campers or Staff: Raleigh-Durham International Airport or Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Please contact the camp director before booking any flights to ensure that airport pickup will be available. There is a $7.50 each-way airport pickup/drop off fee.

Activities

This year’s activities will include canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, photography, crafts, orienteering & survival skills, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, swimming and more!

Service Areas Counselors & Assistant Counselors, Mini Camp Counselors, Custodial, Sports, Orienteering/Challenge, Swimming, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Archery, Kitchen, Laundry, Nurse/First Aid, and Media.

Costs

Application Fee Tuition Fee
1st Camper in Family $5.00 $150.00
2nd Camper in Family $5.00 $135.00
3rd Camper in Family $5.00 $115.00
Staff $10.00 $50.00
Mini Campers $5.00 $25.00
Camper Siblings $5.00 $150.00

Airport Transportation is $15 roundtrip if you will be flying into/out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport or Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application. Your application will be returned to you unprocessed if received without the application fee being paid.

Camper T-Shirts will be included in the cost of tuition. We will hand out (2 or 3) shirts per camper, and they are yours to keep.

Staff Shirts will be included in the cost of tuition, and they are yours to keep (2 per staff member).

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted from February 11, 2018 – June 1, 2018.

Note: Both staff and campers who apply after the deadlines may be placed on a waiting list.

Tuition fees are due no later than June 1, 2018.

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp and pay your fees online with your credit or debit 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: LYP, 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 Mark Sandor (Camp Director):
(479)-306-8170
msandor@lcg.org

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

LYP Camp 2018 Dates and locations

United States Camps 2018

Teen Camp – Texas – Sheldon Monson
Location:  Camp Lone Star – Athens, Texas
Dates:  Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 22

Adventure Camp – Colorado – Sheldon Monson
Dates:  Tuesday, July 31 – Thursday, August 9
Location:  To be determined.

Preteen Camp – Texas – Jason Fritts
Location:  Camp Lone Star – Athens, Texas
Dates:  Sunday, July 22 – Friday, July 27

Preteen Camp – Missouri – Gene Hilgenberg
Location:  Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster, Missouri
Dates:  Sunday, July 1 – Friday July 6

Preteen Camp – North Carolina – Mark Sandor
Location:  Singletary Lake State Park, Kelly, North Carolina
Dates:  Sunday, June 24 – Friday, June 29

International Camps 2018

Europe – John Meakin (Assisted by Rees Ellis)
Location:  Domaine de Chevetogne, Belgium
Dates:  Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 12

South Africa – Lawdi Ferrera
Location:  To be determined
Dates:  Thursday, December 20 – Saturday, December 29 (tentative)

Latin America – Cristian Orrego
Location:  To be determined
Dates:  To be determined

New Zealand – Rob Tyler (Assisted by Tony Leman)
Location:  To be determined
Dates:  To be determined

South Africa Camp 2018

LYP South Africa Teen Camp 2017

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Monday, January 22, 2018