Thank You for Taking Our Survey!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Thank you for completing our survey. Your feedback helps us continue to improve how we serve all of our guests, including you! The H. E. Butt Family Foundation offers five programs on its 1900 acre ranch near Leakey, Texas. Learn more about any of our programs by subscribing below:   Sign up to stay in […]


5 Reasons I’ll Send My Kids to LLYC

Posted by on Mar 07, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Are you still on the fence about sending your kids to Singing Hills or Echo Valley this summer? Are you wondering why you should trust a bunch of undergrads with no parenting experience to care for your children for two entire weeks? Please take the advice of this LLYC Alumni and fellow parent: It’ll be worth it!! Here’s why I’m hoping to […]


Psalm 42 // Canyon Song

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

This week I went for a bike ride with a neighbor-friend, and for the 3,456th time, we wandered onto the topic of LLYC. She, too, had attended summer camp as a teenager. She, too, formed friendships at camp that have endured for decades. She, too, is still struggling to adequately explain to outsiders what was so very special about […]


Eric and Chelsea Palmer: Camp Crushes

Posted by on Feb 09, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Everybody loves a good camp romance, right? Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day (you can read more about that here), I can appreciate the fact that many love stories started right here at LLYC. This week I bring you a story from Britt Williams, about a couple of folks who fell in love […]


It’s nice, but it’s not my home.

Posted by on Feb 03, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Last week, the LLYC family lost one of our dearest friends, Elizabeth Lodowski. She was vivacious and loving, always scheming about how to make ordinary moments feel magical. Even in the midst of suffering, Elizabeth nurtured friendships (new and old) and sought to make the world around her more beautiful. If you want to learn more about her, you’ll find […]


Front Porch Sittin’

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Ask anyone who’s ever spent time in the Canyon and they’ll tell you that the front porch is where the magic happens. As campers, it’s our first glimpse of the cabin we’ll call home for the session. The porch is where we’ll pause, wide-eyed, as we take in our first glimpses of the majestic Hill […]


Calling All Rednecks and Harry Potter Fans!!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

A typical morning at LLYC has pretty much looked the same since the beginning or time: breakfast and morning devotional time followed by what we lovingly call “activities.” Campers choose two activities each week, and they visit each of those activities every day. As a camper, I loved spending time with a few fun counselors and a […]


Leah Tull Tells It Like It Is

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

Ever wonder what it’s like for families who live out at LLYC for THE ENTIRE SUMMER? As a normal camp-kid who was limited to 2-week sessions in the Canyon, a full summer stay was the stuff of my dreams… Read on as Leah Tull, wife to Trey Tull and mom to four amazing kiddos, paints a picture […]


A Fresh Start

Posted by on Jan 03, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat

A few weeks ago, while I was home with my parents in Corpus Christi, my dad handed me an old Bible that he’d found buried in a closet this year. It was pale pink, pretty big, with the words “TEEN STUDY BIBLE” embossed in silver on the spine. I’d received it as a gift when I […]


New (UNDERWATER!) Film from Laity Lodge

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

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to take your camera with you as you plunge headlong into Blue Hole?! Well, these guys actually did it.  They took tons of video of the secret underwater life of the Frio, set their footage to music, and made my dreams come true. Move over, Jaques Cousteau.   […]

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