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.

Adventure Camp 2020

This year’s Adventure Camp is an exciting trip down the Lower Wisconsin River, considered to be one of the best canoeing rivers in the Midwest. The last 92 miles of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway have been protected from further development, which encompasses nearly 80,000 acres of land on both sides of the river.

The Lower Wisconsin begins at Praire Du Sac, from prairie Du Sac, it freely flows through unglaciated hills of southwest Wisconsin, where it joins the Mississippi river at Prairie Du Chien and Wyalusing State Park.

The gracefull curves of the Lower Wisconsin River display starry nights, with wild beauty of nature left to its own devises for thousands of years. In constant flux, the” River of a thousand Isles” continuously sculpts its sandbars.Golden bluffs crop out of emerald hills and valleys that roll into rushing streams to the river. The river is a mecca for canoeists, campers and anglers who enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley as well as the challenge of paddling or sport of angling. This is going to be an Adventure of a life time, you don’t want to miss!

Location

Lower Wisconsin River in Southwestern Wisconsin

Dates

Arrival Date : Friday, July 31, 2020 (not later than 1:00 pm).

Departure Date: Monday, August 10, 2020 (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 31 – Aug 1 – lodge with local brethren
Sunday, Aug 2 – Charter bus transport will depart from Somerset WI to the launch at the Lower Wisconsin River where we will Lodge at base camp, Canoe trip Monday – Friday, Spending the Sabbath in the wilderness. We will be covering about 50 miles, leaving time for plenty of fishing, nature hikes, swimming while camping on sandbars and Islands along the way.

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 paddle a canoe, 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 a love for adventure as well as the ability to paddle a canoe. Preferential acceptance will be given to those age 15 and up. If there is room available, we will consider younger applicants.

Costs

Application FeeTuition 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. Tuition is due in full no later than May 31, 2020.

Deadlines

Applications will open February 9th, 2020, and will remain open as long as space remains in the camp. Apply early as space is limited!

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 ([email protected]) 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
[email protected]

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