Texas Teen Camp

Applicant Age Information

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


Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 8, 2018 (no later than noon)
Camper Arrival: Monday, July 9, 2018
Departure Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018 (not later than noon; unless staying to help with clean-up, or staying over to work at the pre-Teen Camp to follow.) Note: Counselors must not leave campus before 10am.


Staff Applications will be accepted from February 11, 2018 – April 29, 2018.

Camper Applications will be accepted from February 11, 2017 – May 27, 2018.

Tuition fees are due no later than June 1, 2018.

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.

Registration for LYP Teen Camp 2018 in Texas begins on February 11th. For more information on the camp, or to begin registration, click on More Info.

Texas Teen Camp 2018

Come join us at the 2018 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 7-12.

High School Workers ages 15-17.

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

Mini Campers: ages 6 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.


Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 22 – between 10:00am and 2:00pm

Camper Arrival: Sunday, July 22 – between noon and 5:00pm

Departure: Sunday, July 27 – 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 Fee Tuition 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.

Airport Transportation

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 Lori Forrestier at forrestier@aol.com or (903) 830-0198 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 $25.00 from Dallas Love Field Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth.


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

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org 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 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 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 Jason Fritts (Camp Director):

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

“Top 10 Reasons to Come to Camp” plus “Ten More Reasons to Come to Camp.”

One hundred and seventy campers, ages thirteen to eighteen, were surveyed at the Lone Star Camp in Texas.  Here are listed the “Top 10 Reasons to Come to Camp” (plus 10 more) in 2017.  They are listed in descending order – number one being the main reason noted.

Top 10 Reasons Campers Applied to Summer Camp in 2017

  1. To learn more about God and the Church. To grow closer to God/to strengthen my relationship with God/to hear messages specifically for us.  To hear the Christian Living Classes/Evening Reflection messages.
  2. Spend time with friends/fellowship/to be with God’s people/strengthen friendships.
  3. To make new friends. To meet people who have similar beliefs/to meet other teenagers.
  4. The awesome activities. Play sports – especially “team sports”/wanted to learn sports/to do activities I don’t normally get to do/to build character through sports.
  5. To learn new skills. To try new things/to develop my personality and improve my skills/explore new things/help me break out my shell/to better myself/get out of my comfort zone.
  6. To be out of the world for a moment – to be in a godly environment.
  7. To have fun – the right way/because it’s fun!
  8. The food! The food is always great!
  9. To be more active/to get in shape/to push myself physically/to lose weight/to do more stuff than I usually do.
  10. Because camp is AWESOME! I love camp!

Ten More Reasons Campers Applied to Come to Camp in 2017

  1. Mom said it was a good idea/my sister said it was fun/my cousins told me how fun camp is/mom thought I should go/my parents said camp was great/my parent’s stories.
  2. My friends said camp was great/I’ve heard only good things.
  3. To serve and help others.
  4. To set a good example/to be a light.
  5. To learn how to get along with others.
  6. To become braver.
  7. I wanted to get more involved in the Church.
  8. To perform music in front of an audience.
  9. I wanted to mature.
  10. People at Church asked me if I wanted to go.

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Texas Teen Camp is underway!

New photos added each day, so come back and check them out!

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LYP Texas 2017 Live Stream!

Join us throughout the 2017 Texas teen camp for live streaming of the Christian Living classes. Christian Living classes begin each day at 9 am Central Time and will last for around an hour.

To view the live stream, visit http://www.livestream.com/livingyouth. You will need the LYP Livestream password – which is the same as the password that is used for Mr. Monson’s Friday Evening studies. If you don’t have it, you can retrieve the password by logging into MyLCG or contacting texas@livingyouth.org.  We look forward to you joining us!

We’ll also be posting photo content throughout the camp on the Living Youth Programs Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Living.Youth.Programs.

Texas Teen Camp—Bedding for Camper Dormitories

Campers attending Teen Camp in Texas might want to know that the bunk bed mattresses in their dormitories are 30 inches wide, so they can plan appropriately for the bedding to bring.

Texas Teen Camp 2017 Themes & Attire

Many of you have been asking what the themes will be for various events at the Texas Teen Camp in Athens, Texas, so that you can bring the appropriate attire. Please prepare for the themes listed below.

  • Overall Camp Theme: Christian Living Classes will follow this theme: Hebrews 12:1-4 “… Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
  • Topics and Dance: Nautical Theme (Anchor of truth, etc.). Bring your best nautical attire for this event.
  • First Saturday Night Dance: Country and Western: country-western attire, hats, boots, jeans, etc.
  • Final Banquet and Dance: Theme:  “Go for the Gold!” Bring your best formal attire (gold color for decorations, gold-colored dresses, etc.).

Sheldon Monson, Camp Director

LYP Schedules and Documents

Schedules for the LYP Camp in Texas are available at 2017 Teen Camp Document Collection. For privacy reasons, the documents are protected by a password. The password is the same as that used for the LYP Friday Evening Bible Studies. If you don’t know what that password is, you can retrieve the password by signing in to MyLCG, or by emailing us at youth@lcg.org.