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.   […]


Making Christmas Traditions in a Non-Traditional Family

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

Every season I spend out at camp, whether it’s as a participant or on staff, I hear about other people’s families and the (usually) complicated dynamics within them. Divorce, separation, dysfunction between parents and their children, remarriage, step-parents and step-siblings, half-siblings, adopted siblings… the list could go on. For many of us, the holidays can be a difficult reminder of brokenness […]


The Best Ever Motivation to Get Outside

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Out at camp, it’s easy to recognize that the natural beauty around us completely crushes anything we might experience while staring at a TV screen indoors. When we get home, though, that truth can start to seem distant. Even though this commercial kind of breaks my heart, it also helps push me to get outside […]


Celebrating Advent: It’s not too late!

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

Happy December, Folks! You might have already heard about the H. E. Butt Family Foundation’s Advent Devotional- maybe you and your family are already using it to observe Advent this year. Just in case there are a few of you out there who, like me, didn’t grow up with a very clear idea of what all of […]

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