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Camp Dates 2017

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

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

Need specific camp info?

Pre-Teen Camps:
North Carolina

Adventure Camp:
Mount Rainier

Teen Camps:
New Zealand

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Texas Preteen Camp 2018

Come join us at the 2018 Texas Preteen Camp for fun-filled days in the summer sun, making friends and learning about God’s wonderful way of life! In the heart of the pinewoods of East Texas, Lone Star Camp serves as a beautiful facility with air-conditioned meeting rooms, dormitories, cabins, and family housing, all with private bathroom and shower facilities. The large gymnasium hosts indoor courts, as well as a number of classrooms. There is also a 25-acre lake, which provides a lovely setting, and pairs nicely with the brand new 25-meter pool! Hone your skills and learn a few new ones, as you enjoy the wide variety of activities, music, sports, games, and of course, the ever-popular Fun Show!


Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317, Athens, TX 75752

Applicant Information

Campers ages 7-12.

High School Workers ages 15-17.

Adult Workers ages 18 and up. Age, experience, and interests will be considered where possible in staff placement.

Mini Campers: ages 6 and under. 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.

Sibling Campers: Staff members who must bring older children 13-14 years of age must submit a camper sibling application for each and will be charged application and tuition fees.


Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 22 – between 10:00am and 2:00pm

Camper Arrival: Sunday, July 22 – between noon and 5:00pm

Departure: Sunday, July 27 – before noon

Note:If you will also been attending the LYP Teen Camp immediately prior to the Preteen camp, you are able to stay “On-site” between the two events.


Application Fee Tuition Fee
1st Camper in Family $5.00 $150.00
2nd Camper $5.00 $135.00
3rd Camper or More $5.00 $115.00
Mini Camper $5.00 $25.00
Sibling Camper $5.00 $150.00
High School Worker $10.00 $50.00
Adult Staff $10.00 $50.00

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application. Tuition fees are due after acceptance, closer to the time of camp.

Airport Transportation

Physical address for people driving directly to camp: Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317, Athens, TX 75752

What airport should staff and campers fly into/out of? The most convenient airports to fly in and out of are the Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), or Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR). You can also fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), however due to the distance from camp there is an increased fee for airport pickup.

Before finalizing any flight arrangements, please contact Lori Forrestier at or (903) 830-0198 so that we can help you arrange the best travel plan.

Will there be airport transportation pickup/drop-off for this camp? Yes. It will be $15 each-way for flights to/from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, and $25.00 from Dallas Love Field Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth.


Camper applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 17th. Staff Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 3rd.

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit to register for camp and pay your fees online. 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 Office, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.

How to Apply

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

Send Application 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 regarding camp should be directed to Jason Fritts (Camp Director):

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

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

Togo Camp 2017

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Zealand Camp 2018

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Thursday, January 11, 2018

“Top 10 Reasons to Come to Camp” plus “Ten More Reasons to Come to Camp.”

One hundred and seventy campers, ages thirteen to eighteen, were surveyed at the Lone Star Camp in Texas.  Here are listed the “Top 10 Reasons to Come to Camp” (plus 10 more) in 2017.  They are listed in descending order – number one being the main reason noted.

Top 10 Reasons Campers Applied to Summer Camp in 2017

  1. To learn more about God and the Church. To grow closer to God/to strengthen my relationship with God/to hear messages specifically for us.  To hear the Christian Living Classes/Evening Reflection messages.
  2. Spend time with friends/fellowship/to be with God’s people/strengthen friendships.
  3. To make new friends. To meet people who have similar beliefs/to meet other teenagers.
  4. The awesome activities. Play sports – especially “team sports”/wanted to learn sports/to do activities I don’t normally get to do/to build character through sports.
  5. To learn new skills. To try new things/to develop my personality and improve my skills/explore new things/help me break out my shell/to better myself/get out of my comfort zone.
  6. To be out of the world for a moment – to be in a godly environment.
  7. To have fun – the right way/because it’s fun!
  8. The food! The food is always great!
  9. To be more active/to get in shape/to push myself physically/to lose weight/to do more stuff than I usually do.
  10. Because camp is AWESOME! I love camp!

Ten More Reasons Campers Applied to Come to Camp in 2017

  1. Mom said it was a good idea/my sister said it was fun/my cousins told me how fun camp is/mom thought I should go/my parents said camp was great/my parent’s stories.
  2. My friends said camp was great/I’ve heard only good things.
  3. To serve and help others.
  4. To set a good example/to be a light.
  5. To learn how to get along with others.
  6. To become braver.
  7. I wanted to get more involved in the Church.
  8. To perform music in front of an audience.
  9. I wanted to mature.
  10. People at Church asked me if I wanted to go.

LYP South Africa Teen Camp 2017

It is with great excitement that we announce that this year’s South African LYP Teen Camp is open for registration. We will use a new location: Jubaweni’s camp facilities in Limpopo ( The camp is situated on a large game farm and surrounded by unspoilt nature, activity courses and authentic bushveld sports fields.

Camp will officially start on Saturday evening, 23 December, and all activities will end on Monday morning, 1 January 2018. There will be Sabbath services at camp on the Sabbaths of 23 and 30 December. All parents and local members are welcome to attend these two special youth-themed Sabbath services.

Some of the camp activities will include daily Christian Living classes, Bible Studies, abseiling, volleyball, netball, soccer, an obstacle course, evening ultimate frisbee, trust-building challenges, swimming, water polo, riflery, dance, arts and crafts, a game drive, and much more!

The cost for the youth camp is R2 000 ($150) per person. If you would like to attend the camp or be part of the staff, please contact Mr. Lawdi Ferreira at to obtain a camper or staff application form.