LYP Adventure Camp 2023

In the last week of June 2023, fifteen campers and seven staff hiked in the Olympic National Park in Washington. They hiked the North Coast Trail for four days and three nights, enjoying spectacular views of sea stacks and rockfaces while navigating the challenging beaches. It was a wonderful experience by all accounts, and we hope you enjoy these pictures from their journey!

LYP West Virginia Preteen 2023: More Pics!

The 2023 West Virginia preteen camp wrapped up on August 4, and we have pics! Camp activities included archery, Ultimate Frisbee, orienteering, kickball, line dancing, croquet, and a camper favorite, Gaga Ball. Enjoy!

LYP Missouri Preteen 2023

The Missouri preteen camp looks like it was a lot of fun! Campers enjoyed activities like riflery, archery, electrical wiring, sewing, Frisbee golf, and even ukulele playing.

In the gallery below the top one, you’ll find two more! Just like in past years, campers enjoyed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities one evening. The second gallery shows the fun: creating a soda geyser, exploring sound with a toposcope, making a homopolar motor, playing with bubbles, building a pop sickle catapult, completing salt-dough circuits, and doing buoyancy experiments.

Then, in the last gallery, you’ll see cardboard boats the dorms created in a contest for their counselors to “sail.” What brave counselors and wise preteen nautical engineers!

Our many thanks to all who helped make this year’s Missouri preteen camp a great success!

STEM Activities

Soda Geyser Campers got to see a geyser: a liquid under pressure that erupts. Each counselor had their own geyser made from soda and mentos.

Tonoscope Sound vibrations and salt can be used to make pictures. Campers made different patterns/ pictures of salt by singing different pitches into the homemade tonoscope.

Homopolar Motor Campers created a motor by using a battery, a magnet, and copper wire.

Bubbles Campers made bubbles using various methods: straws on a table, a giant bubble wand, and a make-your-own pipe cleaner wand.

Popsicle Catapults: Each camper built a popsicle catapult using popsicle sticks, spoons, and rubber bands to see how far they could launch various items.

Salt Dough Circuits Campers created a circuit path using play dough, batteries, and light diodes.

Float your boat: Each camper created their own tinfoil boat to see how much weight it could hold.

Each dorm also constructed a cardboard boat to set their counselor afloat. While some failed, several vessels kept their counselor afloat for the time minimum of five minutes.

LYP West Virginia Preteen 2023: Early Pics!

We’ll post pictures from this year’s preteen camp in West Virginia shortly after the camp has ended. However, we have a few pics from the first couple of days to share just to give you a taste of the fun the kiddos are having. So, come back in a week! (We’ll try to post other pics, as well—both from the preteen camps and the adventure camp. So, stay tuned.)

LYP Teen Camp 2023: Final Pics!

Well, all the Teen Camp staff and campers are gone for the year and the Texas Preteen Camp is well underway. But here are a few final memories from the 2023 Teen Camp! The pictures include images from the last-day All-Camp Activity and then the Final Banquet and Dance. We’re grateful to God and Jesus Christ for blessing the campers and staff and making it a wonderful summer! Our grateful thanks to all who prayed for camp this year.

LYP Teen Camp 2023: Almost-But-Not-Yet-Final Pics!

As we post this, camp is over and kiddos and staff are on the way home. We are grateful to God for a wonderful year!

Here are some pics from the last few days, and we’ll endeavor to have an additional post later featuring the final banquet and dance. Below, you’ll see 2G at Aquatics and the conclusion of their relay race, 3B in Life Roles, then a lot of casual pictures taken just last Sabbath. Mr. Bobby Jacques asks the campers an important question as they are about to leave: Every message at camp has been about choosing life over death, so which will they choose? After that are a few overlooked pictures from earlier during camp, featuring 4B & 1G at the Topics & Dance.

LYP Teen Camp 2023: 1B in Archery, 2B in Scripture Education, 4B in Life Roles, then Evening Activities and the Camp Talent Show!

The 2023 LYP Teen Camp is slowly drawing to a close. We wanted to post a few more pictures for you before the Sabbath arrives here. (In particular, check out the pictures of the campers at the evening talent show!) It has been a wonderful year, and we do have a little bit left. The Sabbath is always something special, and then Sunday the campers enjoy a different schedule of activities, as directors disassemble their areas and prepare for leaving the next day and everyone gets ready for the end-of-camp dinner and dance that evening. Having a day set for camp-ending preparations is a real help, one more day of fun for the campers, and helps the preparation for the big dinner and dance not interfere with the sanctity of the Sabbath.

We’ll do our best to post some pictures on Sunday if we can. Until then, from the Texas Teen Camp, have a wonderful Sabbath!