Embrace Your Inner Mary (Echols)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

If you’ve ever been to a parent brunch, late night Candyland party, carnival, or any other amazing LLYC or LLFC event, chances are it had Mary Echols’ stamp of creativity on it. When I first came to work at Singing Hills and asked what exactly Mary’s job was, I got the same answer over and […]


For the mom who wants to do it all (but can’t)

Posted by on Dec 08, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

Wondering how to make this season more than just a flurry of potluck dishes and token gift-giving? Me, too. This morning on the radio I heard that Christmas is the most stressful time of year for most American families, and right then and there I made a decision to fight for peace and joy for our […]


How Tim Allen Stole Christmas

Posted by on Dec 02, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

A’aight, guys. Thanksgiving’s over and it’s time to get your head wrapped around the idea of Christmas before the whole thing just passes you by. There are plenty of presents to buy, parties to attend, and travel plans to organize.  How can a person keep their head on straight in such a crazy time? Maybe we could take […]


The Longest Days

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

This week I got to catch up with a friend, a high school student and LLYC alum who is struggling. She is hopeful, but she’s also frank about how hard things have been for her this year and how little she understands of it. She’s having a difficult time trusting others and feels confused and lonely a […]


From the Outside In

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

There really isn’t any way to overstate how great we feel about LLYC associate director, Karla Heath. In this post from the Roundup Newsletter, she looks back on her first summer in the canyon and shares unique insights about what camp looks like from the perspective of a newcomer. Karla’s viewpoint is invaluable, and we can’t help but smile and nod in agreement […]



Posted by on Nov 08, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

It’s simple: camp is fun. We live in a beautiful river valley, and our days are filled with excitement, new friends, laughter, dancing and singing. As I read this verse, though, I am grounded by the reminder that Jesus called us to go and make disciples- that’s what LLYC is really about. We ask God to set the Gospel into […]


This Is What We Do

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

Happy Halloween!!! Check out this post by Jenny Hendricks- she has a unique way of capturing what we at LLYC are all about. Camp has always been a backdrop for making connections between our campers and our staff, and throughout each year we see God using those relationships in big ways. Enjoy! As I sat in the […]


Can You Reconcile Your Faith and Your Facebook Account?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

So, whether you eat or drink [or use Facebook], or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1Corinthians 10:31 Facebook is kind of a big deal. If you’re reading this blog, odds are you’ve accessed it through a link on Facebook. You keep up with your LLYC family via Facebook updates, plan the next time you’ll […]


A Friend Remembers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

For those of you who might have missed it, take time to read this heartfelt letter from our Senior Director, Chandler Pruitt, about his work alongside LLYC legend Frog Sullivan. We’ve been talking a lot about Frog this fall- from his decades-long tenure on Echo Bluff to his unforgettable Round-up talks- and it’s clear that […]


Applying to Work at Camp: Just Do It!

Posted by on Oct 07, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

I live in Austin, pretty close to UT campus, which means I run into LLYC folks all the time. Some of them were my campers, some I worked with, and some remember me only as “that pregnant lady” married to the incomparable Barrett Raven (we worked out at camp the summer we were expecting our […]

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