Texas Teen Camp

Applicant Age Information

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

Dates

Staff Arrival: Sunday, July 7, 2019 (no later than noon)
Camper Arrival: Monday, July 8, 2019
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.) Note: Counselors must not leave campus before 10am.

Deadlines

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 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 2019 in Texas began on February 10th. For more information on the camp, or to register, click on More Info.

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

Dates

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

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.

Costs

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.

Deadlines

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?

Questions regarding camp should be directed to Sheldon Monson (Camp Director):
(715) 441-6081
smonson@lcg.org

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

LYP Texas Camp 2018

LYP Teen camp is over for another year! For our second year at Lone Star Camp in Texas, we had well over 300 campers and staff in attendance. More reports on camp will follow, but in the meantime, check out the video and photo galleries from camp below!

Read more

LYP Teen Camp 2018 Photos

Posted by Living Youth Programs on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LYP Texas Camp documents

We’ll be updating this post throughout the year with the latest documents and schedules from the Teen camp in Texas.

Staff Assignments 2018 (Texas Teen Camp) – Updated June 20th
Daily Activity Schedule-2018 Teen Camp Texas

Camp registration update

As a reminder for everyone, staff registration is now closed for Texas teen camp; you’re still able to apply for another week and will be put on a waiting list. After the 8th, you won’t be able to apply as a staff to teen camp.

Camper registrations are still open for all preteen camps, and staff registrations for the preteen camps are also still open.

For more information, or to apply for camp, check out https://camp.livingyouth.org.

Themes for Teen Camp 2018

EVENT THEME COLORS (Dressing for event & Decorations)
Christian Living Classes The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 “…Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them…” (no colors needed)
Topics & Dance
(Facing life’s big problems & overcoming large obstacles)
Slaying Giants Khaki, Tan, Brown, Orange (Dressy Casual – slacks & short sleeve shirts for boys; skirts & dress shirts or dresses; Dockers or sandals)
First Dance
(Outdoor Pavilion)
Tropical Islands Tropical Island wear for boys and girls (Shorts short sleeves, dressy sandals – Bright colors)
Final Formal Dance
(Gymnasium)
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34) Gold, silver, bronze, colors of gem stones

“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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