Camp Fun

Highs and Lows . . . LLYC Summer 2014!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Inspiration, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter

With summer almost in the rearview mirror and back-to-school emerging on the horizon, this time of year evokes some bittersweet feelings in all of us. On August 9, our last campers and summer staff rolled out of the Canyon.  When the dust from that final car leaving the camp gate settled, our LLYC summer 2014 […]

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Staffer Spotlight – Canyon Club’s Sweetheart: Amy Klepper!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC Family, RoundUp Newsletter, Staff Interviews

If you are not familiar with the role of Canyon Club, these are the summer staff hired to care for the full-time staff’s children who live in the Canyon for the summer.  They are an integral part of our team and the ministry that takes place.  Because of them, our full-time staff and their spouses […]

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Letter From the Director’s Desk: Cary Hendricks–EV Director

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, RoundUp Newsletter, What the Directors Say

The 2014 summer camp season for LLYC has just come to a close. Looking back on the past 12 weeks, I can say with certainty that my first summer as the Director at Echo Valley was a blast!  And I have it first hand from Chandler that much fun was had at Singing Hills during […]

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Kids Unplugged

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter, Top Parent Tips

Growing up in a world of smartphones and iPods, Twitter and Instagram, iPads and Kindles, and so on and so on, it’s not surprising that it feels like a fully uphill battle to get our kids to unplug and just be tech-free for a minute. I will admit, before we moved our family of five […]

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Staffer Spotlight — Echo Valley Programmers: Joanna Hughes, David Imthurn, and Brittney Woolley!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC Family, RoundUp Newsletter, Session Videos, Staff Interviews, Videos

They say good things happen in threes. And at Echo Valley, we agree! We couldn’t be happier to have three superstars, David, Jo, and Brit, on point for Echo Valley Program.  I mean, you just can’t go wrong when you have two girls that do spot-on British accents and a guy who has the best […]

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Staffer Spotlight — Singing Hills Programmers: John Holt and Spencer Newsom

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC Family, RoundUp Newsletter, Session Videos, Staff Interviews, Videos

With John Holt and Spencer Newsom (aka Turkey) at the helm, the Singing Hills party never ends.  Literally, it never ends. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching these two guys work, you will definitely agree, it’s quite entertaining.  If you haven’t, you should check out some of their antics on one of the […]

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Letter from Chandler Pruitt, LLYC Senior Director

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, RoundUp Newsletter, What the Directors Say

We are cruising through third session.  Camp is blitzing by.  The days are long and the weeks are short.  Often, during the busy camp day, I find myself wondering if other camps are experiencing the crazy pace we are.  I assume they are.  I feel comforted to know that there are camps all over the […]

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It’s Blue Hole Day, Folks!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

 It’s Blue Hole Day, Folks!! Wait, what does that mean??  It means, let’s pack it up and head to Blue Hole for the day.  Let’s round up the entire camp along with every inner tube and fun noodle; let’s put on our running shoes or our river shoes; and let’s all go to Blue Hole. […]

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9 Square in the Air!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

Back in the day, 4 Square ruled here at Echo Valley. Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane.  You will no doubt remember standing in a long dinner line at the “old” open-air Ranch House, passing the time hopping in and out of the 4 Square rotation, all the while diligently watching that you […]

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The Same Old Songs

Posted by on Jul 06, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

Even before we reach the Singing Hills pavilion, I know exactly what’s happening inside. My 3-year-old, Ira, wonders aloud, ”Where are all the boys?” Before I can answer, we hear the first familiar notes of the High School Musical soundtrack, accompanied by the gleeful young voices of every girl at camp. This could only mean one […]

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