Camp Fun

Camp Scenes: Passing Through the Front Gates

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Camp Fun, LLYC: The Beat

There’s just something about the air that changes as our car approaches the Canyon. It’s fresher, drier. It smells like home. The scrub-brush hilltops and dusty roadside junipers give the impression that we are surrounded by desert, but we know what hidden beauty awaits us. Ahhh, here we are. The front gate: H.E. Butt Foundation Camp. […]

Read more...

Camp Scenes: Hike to Blue Hole

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Camp Fun, LLYC: The Beat

The mid-morning sun is blazing on our backs as we splash down the river road and up onto bright white caliche, winding slowly through the trees and cliffs on the way to Blue Hole. The walk is a long one. There’s time to ask questions and to listen, really listen, to answers. Every shadow brings a bit of […]

Read more...

A Most Beloved Session Activity

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Inspiration, News, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter

If you happen to roll through the Canyon on the last night of camp, you will notice there is a special kind of electricity in the air. No joke! The energy is at an all-time high, and it’s contagious. We pack a crazy amount of great fun and special memories into the last night of […]

Read more...

Team Spirit Alive and Well at LLYC

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter

I grew up as a Texas Ranger. Okay, not a real gun-totin’, horse-ridin’ Texas Ranger, but a Ranger nonetheless. During my first year as a camper at Echo Valley roughly 25 years ago, I was assigned to the Texas Rangers for my group games team. For two weeks each summer, I competed with the other […]

Read more...

Getting our Kids Talking about Camp

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Inspiration, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter, Top Parent Tips

We know they’ve had the best week or two weeks of their lives. And we know they need some time to decompress and rest. But then we want to know all about their time and experience. Some of our kiddos will naturally share and share about their camp experience, and some will need a little […]

Read more...

Canyon Safety: Mike Tackett, Sr. Director of Operations and Risk Management

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Inspiration, News, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter, Top Parent Tips

No matter what, it certainly feels like a leap of faith on many levels to entrust your kiddos into the care of others for a week or two. We want you to know that we take that responsibility to heart, and we hold it in the highest regard.  As a Foundation, we spend hours praying […]

Read more...

We Are Getting Ready for YOU!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Camp Fun, Camp News, RoundUp Newsletter

The LLYC full-time staff has logged more miles than we can count. They have absorbed every ounce of spare time making calls and perfecting their Skype skills. All in the name of finding, interviewing, and hiring the very best possible staff for LLYC 2015. Central Staff Retreat and Staff Retreat have been planned and executed. […]

Read more...

Ellie Holcomb, We Are Fans.

Posted by on Nov 06, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, Culture Reviews, Music Reviews, RoundUp Newsletter

If you are not listening to Ellie Holcomb, you really need to stop what you are doing and go buy some of her music. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will be delighted! Ellie became a “household” name out in the Canyon early on this past summer. During Staff Week, Ellie (along with […]

Read more...

A Case for Applying to Work at LLYC …

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, News, Parent Resources, RoundUp Newsletter

More times than I can count, I have heard college students mention something like “at some point my parents are going to make me get a ‘real’ job.” To that I reply … With so many options out there for summer work, why look first to LLYC? We believe with all our hearts that it […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...
More >