The Very Beginnings of LLYC

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time! In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the H.E. Butt Foundation Camp, several journal entries written by Mary Butt have been contributed by her grand-daughter, Deborah Butt Rogers. The year is 1954, and Mary and Howard Butt, Sr. are trying “to […]


It’s Blue Hole Day, Folks!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

 It’s Blue Hole Day, Folks!! Wait, what does that mean??  It means, let’s pack it up and head to Blue Hole for the day.  Let’s round up the entire camp along with every inner tube and fun noodle; let’s put on our running shoes or our river shoes; and let’s all go to Blue Hole. […]


9 Square in the Air!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

Back in the day, 4 Square ruled here at Echo Valley. Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane.  You will no doubt remember standing in a long dinner line at the “old” open-air Ranch House, passing the time hopping in and out of the 4 Square rotation, all the while diligently watching that you […]


The Same Old Songs

Posted by on Jul 06, 2014 in Camp Fun, Camp News, LLYC: The Beat

Even before we reach the Singing Hills pavilion, I know exactly what’s happening inside. My 3-year-old, Ira, wonders aloud, ”Where are all the boys?” Before I can answer, we hear the first familiar notes of the High School Musical soundtrack, accompanied by the gleeful young voices of every girl at camp. This could only mean one […]


One More Reason to Watch the Tonight Show

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

I am really excited to share this post from Zach Hoag at A Deeper Story. Although the writer is talking about Jimmy Fallon, this is EXACTLY what we aim to do at LLYC, and I’ve never heard anyone explain it better. By middle school, these kids are well-versed in sarcasm and quick-witted comebacks. But using […]


The Ol’ Camp Care Package

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

Short on ideas for care packages this summer? Check out this post from your girl Martha Stewart- you know she always thinks of the darndest things!! And, as always, feel free to log onto the Inside View to send some Sugar Shack goodies to your camper.


C’mon, Let’s Make Some Memories!!!

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

Ahhh, it’s finally Opening Day!!! For those of you who aren’t passed out on the couch after a long drive home from dropping your kids off at LLYC, take a minute to read this post from Mark D. Roberts over at the High Calling.  Have a great session, see you soon!! Has the LORD redeemed […]


Staff to the Wizeek!!!

Posted by on Jun 01, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

A couple of years ago, I got to visit camp during Staff Week in the hopes of capturing a glimpse of the excitement for you kind folks on the other end of this blog. Well, it’s that time of year again and I thought it’d be fun to revisit what it looks like to prepare […]


Work Week in the Canyon

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in LLYC: The Beat

If you’ve ever worked at LLYC before, you know there is a lot that goes into getting the Canyon set up for the arrival of campers. We call this Work Week; twenty or thirty eager staff will do the hard work of cleaning cabins and kitchens, organizing the media rooms, hooking up sound and video […]


Reflecting on Jacob’s Well: Kelsey McDonald

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

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the lovely Kelsey McDonald, who I got acquainted with during her work crew summer at LLYC years ago. I remember laughing as I watched her cheerfully rinsing plates in the back-pits of the Echo Valley kitchen, joking with campers and always ready to break into dance […]

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