LYP Teen and Preteen Camps 2020 are a go!

Final Approval has been granted for us to conduct both the 2020 Texas Teen and Preteen Camps at Lone Star Camp in Athens, TX.
Time to start making those plans!

If you’ve been accepted, we’ll be emailing everyone in the next few days with additional forms or information we need from you. Your prompt attention to these matters is greatly appreciated.

LYP Camp – COVID-19 Update

Camp Registration for all camps is now closed. No further applications will be accepted. For those who have been accepted, please note the following IMPORTANT considerations:

  • Upon arrival, all campers and staff will undergo a screening supervised by the camp health staff, including having their temperatures taken. Anyone arriving sick will be asked to leave the camp immediately.
  • During the camp session, all in attendance will be screened daily for any signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19.
  • Any camper or staff member exhibiting symptoms of possible COVID-19 will receive a nucleic acid-based COVID-19 test.
  • Any camper or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated immediately (quarantined).
  • If anyone tests positive for COVID-19, parents or guardians of campers will be contacted immediately and will be required to pick up their child from camp. Staff members who test positive will also be required to return home immediately. This could be a major consideration for all camp applicants, especially if they live a considerable distance from the camp. It is important to realize that no one who tests positive will be allowed on a plane to fly home. Because of these policies, those teens who live closer to Wisconsin may choose to switch their camp application in order to attend that camp instead of the Teen Camp in Texas. If so, please contact Jenny Penman at [email protected].

We plan to be in compliance with all state and county standard health protocols at all camps conducted this summer. Those guidelines are too numerous to list in this announcement, but will be posted on the youth website well in advance of camp. 

Question: What is the status of summer camps in the United States in 2020?
Answer: Mr. Weston has approved the Teen Camp in Texas and all three Preteen Camps providing the following criteria can be met in each case:

  • Texas Teen Camp and Texas Preteen Camp – Texas posted Protocols and Guidelines for the reopening of youth camps beginning on May 31. We are awaiting final approval from the Southwestern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists regarding whether or not Lone Star Camp will be open for us to meet. This decision will be finalized before the end of the month and is not expected to be an issue.
  • Preteen Camps in Missouri and West Virginia – These camps are awaiting both state and facility approval in order to be held.  If we do not have approval for both by the first week of June (Wednesday, June 3), these camps will be cancelled. If we receive state and facility approval, these camps can be conducted.
  • Adventure Camp (Canoe Trip, Wisconsin) – We are still awaiting approval from the state park system for overnight camping in Wisconsin’s state parks. Once the state allows for this, we can proceed with this camp.

Question: What is the status of the Summer Camp Program in Europe for 2020?
Answer: Due to ongoing government restrictions resulting from COVID-19, the summer camp in Belgium has been cancelled.

Updated: Themes for LYP Teen Camp 2020

EventThemeDress Code
Christian Living Classes
(Outdoor Pavilion)
Matthew 5:14n/a
Topics and Dance
(Upstairs room in Gymnasium)
Proverbs 28:1 * Khaki, Tan, Brown, Orange (Dressy Casual – slacks & short sleeve shirts for boys; skirts & dress shirts or dresses; Dockers or sandals). 
* Dress for sub-Saharan Africa where lions abound.
First Dance
(Outdoor Pavilion)
Havana Nights * Spanish style dress! Boys – Khaki shorts or slacks & open collared short-sleeve dress shirts, Dockers or Vans for shoes.  Girls – skirts or dresses (bright colors, flowery prints) & open toed shoes or colorful sandals.
Final Semi-Formal Dance
(Gymnasium)
Fishing Village on the Sea of GalileeThe setting for this dance will be a small fishing village on the Sea of Galilee (also known as The Sea of Tiberias). 
* Formal attire! Boys – coat & tie, dress slacks (or suits), dress shoes. Girls – formal dresses, dress shoes or dress sandals.    

LYP New Zealand 2020 Photos

Photos from the LYP camp currently underway in New Zealand are available on the LYP Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Living.Youth.Programs/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158222034568463.

LYP Teen Camp Live Stream Schedule

We hope you’ll join us for the broadcasts from LYP Texas! The following is a list of the broadcasts we plan to broadcast live from Texas. Recorded archives will also be available shortly after the live event. All of the broadcasts will be available at https://live.livingyouth.org. You’ll need your MyLCG or LYP credentials to access the streams.

DatePacificMountainCentralEasternDescription
Tuesday, July 9th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Sheldon Monson
Wednesday, July 10th7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Jason Fritts
Thursday, July 11th7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Jonathan McNair
Friday, July 12th7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Dexter Wakefield
Friday, July 12th5:30 pm6:30 pm7:30 pm8:30 pmFriday Evening Bible Study: Mr. Jason Fritts
Saturday, July 13th12:30 pm1:30 pm2:30 pm3:30 pmSabbath Service: Mr. Dexter Wakefield
Sunday, July 14th8:15 am9:15 am10:15 am11:15 amChristian Living: Dr. Scott Winnail
Monday, July 15th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Phil Sena
Tuesday, July 16th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Bobby Jacques
Wednesday, July 17th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Dan Dever
Thursday, July 18th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. Gene Hilgenberg
Thursday, July 18th5:00 pm6:00 pm7:00 pm8:00 pmCamp Talent Show
Friday, July 19th7:00 am8:00 am9:00 am10:00 amChristian Living: Mr. John Robinson
Friday, July 19th5:30 pm6:30 pm7:30 pm8:30 pmFriday Evening Bible Study: Mr. Sheldon Monson
Saturday, July 20th12:30 pm1:30 pm2:30 pm3:30 pmSabbath Service: Mr. Jonathan McNair

Introducing Living Youth Programs Live

For a number of years Living Youth has been broadcast over a variety of different streaming platforms. We’re pleased to be able to announce that we finally have a home of our own that should be ours for the foreseeable future. It’s my pleasure to introduce you all to Living Youth Programs Live, which is available starting today at https://live.livingyouth.org. To access the site, you will need to use your MyLCG or Camp registration credentials – but once you’ve done that there is no password for individual streams or archives.

On top of that, our archives of the last five years worth of studies are available for streaming at https://live.livingyouth.org/archive/. There are a few studies that have been lost over the years, but the vast majority – 200 at the current count – are on there. We encourage you to check them out. Feel free to share any archives of studies you really enjoy on Facebook – because they’re password protected with MyLCG accounts, we don’t have to worry about sharing individual stream passwords any longer!

This new site is where streaming from the Texas Teen summer camp will take place. We’re just 20 days away from streaming beginning. It will also be the new home of Mr. Monson’s Friday-Evening Bible Studies once they resume in the Fall.

We have a lot of old Bible Study posts on livingyouth.org that still need to be updated to point to the new archive location. Please be patient with us as we update them all. In the meantime, there’s nothing stopping you from being able to find the recording you’re looking for on the archive page above.

In conclusion: it’s great to finally have this project available for you all to enjoy, and it’s great that we won’t have to be switching to a new site every few years going forwards. If you have any suggestions for how you think Living Youth Programs Live could be any better, please don’t hesitate to let us know, and we’ll be happy to take suggestions. We know that live-chat before and after the studies was always a popular option, and we plan to add that functionality when time permits.