Speaking of Camp

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Sometimes the hardest thing about going home is knowing how to put the last two weeks into words. How do you explain why it was the best two weeks of your life? Where do you start?   This is one of the best resources a parent (or grandparent, brother, sister or friend) of an LLYC camper […]


Blast from the Past: Hey, John Vizuete!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

I had to share this fantastic interview from Brittany Williams over at the Alumni site: the subject is John Vizuete, an old friend and LLYC counselor extraordinaire who is now a husband, father, and doctor in San Antonio. His memories paint a beautiful and truthful picture of summers in the canyon; you’ll feel like you’ve […]


Camp Scenes: River Walk at Dusk

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Every evening in the canyon as the sun settles behind the steep limestone walls that hem in our beloved Frio River, something amazing happens. Walking down the river road between Singing Hills and Echo Valley, I am humbled and astounded by the beauty God has surrounded us with at camp. Unseen frogs are croaking their good-night song. Cool water […]


Catching up with Karla Heath

Posted by on Jul 06, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

It’s no secret that Karla Heath is one of my favorites. She has been such a breath of fresh air at Echo Valley, and I love hearing about what she sees God doing in the Canyon as the summer goes on. Here’s Karla’s post from this month’s newsletter in case you missed it, and here’s an interview […]


The Perfect Package

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

What to send, what to send? If you’re having a hard time coming up with a box-load of goodies that will remind your kid that you love them, try some of these ideas or login to The Inside View and have the lovely ladies of the Sugar Shack put one together for you. For an awesome homemade […]


When It Rains

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Ahhhh, they’ve waited all year for their time at LLYC, and now it’s raining. As a camper of many years, I remember… Before LLYC, I had never seen rain as anything but an unfortunate impediment.  However, some of my most treasured camp memories come from those exhilarating days in the canyon, where a storm only makes things more […]


Update: Weather In The Frio Canyon

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

For the latest update on weather in the Canyon, please click here.


Letters to (and From) Camp

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

At LLYC, mail is picked up and sorted in the Sugar Shack each morning, and delivered to each cabin right before rest time each day. I still remember the thrill of hearing my counselor call my name as we lounged around in our cabin after lunch- “Kristen, you’ve got mail!” Finding a letter on my bunk […]


Call it Kerr-Vegas

Posted by on Jun 03, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Did you read the LLYC newsletter last week? I hope you didn’t skip over a couple of excellent resources compiled by the food- and fun-loving Jenny Hendricks. Check out her Kerrville restaurant guide here- Conchita’s and Francisco’s are my faves. If you’re looking to relax for a few days in Kerrville after your kids’ drop-off […]


Hey Parents, You’re Awesome.

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

I absolutely LOVED this post by Faith Danielson (Laity Lodge Family Camp staff) on what her parents did right. There are too many critical voices out there these days threatening that if parents don’t get it all perfect, their kids will resent them forever. Faith’s family, however, embraces God’s promise that He has plans for each of them, […]

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