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.

Texas Preteen Camp 2020

Come join us at the 2020 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 8-12. Campers must be regular attendees of the Living Church of God.

High School Workers ages 15-17. High School workers must be regular attendees of the Living Church of God.

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

Mini Campers: ages 7 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. No Sibling campers approved without a camper-age attendee and/or adult staff attendee from the same family. Resources will need to be assessed prior to camp to ensure that there is ample adult staff to allow for sibling campers. Sibling campers will follow a schedule consisting of assisting on campus where needed and some participation in activities as time and resources allow.


Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 26 – between 10:00am and 2:00pm

Camper Arrival: Sunday, July 26 – between noon and 5:00pm

Departure: Friday, July 31 – 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 FeeTuition 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.


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 Carrie Walker at [email protected] or (903) 638-6541 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 Dallas Love Field Airport, and $25.00 from Dallas/Fort Worth.


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

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 ([email protected]) 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 Phil West (Camp Director):
[email protected]

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