Texas Teen Camp 2019

Lone Star Camp is located on two hundred seventy-eight acres in the beautiful pinewoods of East Texas. In the heart of this camp lies a picturesque, spring-fed twenty-five acre lake. Housing includes rustic and modernized cabins, houses, and boys and girls dormitories. Facilities include a welcome center, air-conditioned gymnasium (complete with classrooms and a dance studio), an outdoor pavilion (seats three thousand), a cafeteria (seats four hundred), grass-covered playing fields for soccer, football and softball, an in-ground twenty-five meter outdoor swimming pool, an archery range, and two dozen RV sites.

Applicant Age Information

Staff: Ages 18+
Camper: Ages 13-18
Mini Camper: Ages 12 & under


Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 7, 2019 (not later than noon)
Camper Arrival: Monday, July 8, 2019 (not later than 5:00pm)
Departure Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019 (not later than noon; unless staying to help with clean-up, or staying over to work at the pre-Teen Camp to follow.)

Counselors & Assistant Counselors
If you’re driving to camp, you need to arrive by noon on Sunday, July 7th. If you’re driving from camp, you may depart after 10am on Sunday, July 21st. If flying, please refer to the Airport Information section in your acceptance packet.

Airport Arrivals/Departures
If you plan on flying into or out of Texas for Teen camp, there will be specific restrictions on arrival and departure times. Please do not arrange any flights until you have received your acceptance packet with details on when airport transportation will be available.


Activities this year will include: Archery, Aquatics, Basketball, Campus Improvement, Christian Living, Dance, Flag Football (boys only), Leatherwork, Music, Photography, Public Speaking, Softball, Survival Skills, Volleyball and Waterskiing.

Service Areas for staff include: Counselors (must be 21 or older) & Assistant Counselors, Custodial, Dishwashing & Dining Hall Clean-up, Kitchen, Laundry, Mini Camp, Nurse/First Aid, Office, Media, Special Events.


Application Fee Tuition Fee
1st Camper in Family $5.00 $300.00
2nd Camper in Family $5.00 $250.00
3rd Camper in Family $5.00 $200.00
Staff (18-20) $10.00 $100.00
Staff (21+) $10.00 $50.00
Mini Campers $5.00 n/a

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application. Your application will be returned to you unprocessed if received without the application fee being paid.

Note: This camp has hook-ups for RV’s and pop-ups, etc. Any staff members who bring their own campers, RV’s, pop-ups, etc. will have their $50.00 application fees waived. All hook-up fees will be paid by LYP.

Any other fees?

Early campers who must arrive before Monday, July 8th, will be assessed a $20.00 per day fee.

Airport Information

It is recommended that campers and staff fly into or out of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).

Airport transportation fees: $20.00 each way.

Airport Arrival & Departure Restrictions: We will be utilizing a coach service to transport everyone who is flying in and out of camp this year. More detailed information will be included in your acceptance packet. Please do not book your tickets until you have received your acceptance packet.


Staff Applications will be accepted from February 10, 2019 – April 28, 2019.

Camper Applications will be accepted from February 10, 2019 – May 26, 2019.

Tuition fees are due no later than June 1, 2019.

How to Pay

We accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit https://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 (jennypenman@livingyouth.org) 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 later) no refunds will be given.


Questions regarding camp should be directed to Sheldon Monson (Camp Director):
(715) 441-6081

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