Reason #4,983 That Camp is Awesome

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

We’ve witnessed majestic sunsets and earth-shaking thunderstorms in this place, but this video reminds me that even the smallest details of God’s creation can leave us completely awestruck. Did you know that our Canyon is home to several extremely rare and beautiful species of plants? The Plant Hunters from Laity Lodge on Vimeo.


Thanks, Chandler!

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

Oh man, who doesn’t love a good story from Chandler Pruitt (LLYC Senior Director)? During my time at Singing Hills, daily staff meetings with this guy were a huge highlight: Chandler would read the news as we ate our cereal or tacos on the back porch of the ranch house, then go over the schedule […]


Advocating for Kids When They Need it Most

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

I know the school year is well underway, but I can’t resist sharing this post from Jen Hatmaker about sending her (adopted) kids to school this Fall. We aren’t all adopted or adoptive parents, but I think every human can relate to being surprised or unintentionally alienated by the assumptions of those around them. Maybe […]


To Spook or Not To Spook?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Halloween tends to bring up a lot of mixed feelings in a crowd of Christians- to celebrate or not to celebrate? And how? I love this post from John Murchison at the Verge Network about ways to disciple your kids (and neighbors!) this time of year. Enjoy! “Halloween seems to be the one holiday in American […]


The Burning Bush

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn […]


Crossing Borders

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

This blog is usually pretty introspective, we talk about life and healing inside of our Canyon. However, this week it struck me—many of our world’s refugees are just like LLYC kids, just like our kids, enduring some of the most harrowing and tragic circumstances imaginable. This post from Deidra Riggs over at The High Calling is thought-provoking and practical, and helps […]


Camp Scenes: Dinner at the Hills

Posted by on Oct 08, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

The bell rings. It clangs and clangs, and throngs of children rush to the ranch house courtyard, ready for dinner at Singing Hills. Smoke rises up from the barbecue pits in lazy drifts, the sun drops lower in sky. Counselors are inside setting each table—each plate!—making merry as they work. The din of their laughter mixes with the music from […]


The Art of Living

Posted by on Oct 01, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Wow, I was blown away by this short film by Kyle Isenhower. The subject is LLYC Alum Paul Soupiset, and even features Paul’s daughter, Emma, toward the end. The film weaves art and faith together in a way that is really inspiring, and I can’t help but think of Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, work at […]


Catching Up: Meredith Woolsey

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

Oh man, there’s nothing like hearing that one of your campers has grown up, graduated from college, and is getting her MASTERS DEGREE!  Even as we move out of the season of being LLYC campers and summer staff, I love seeing the ways God uses lessons learned at camp for the rest of our lives. Check […]


Homework Matters.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in LLYC: The Beat

I bet a few of you need some encouragement at this point in the game! Whether you’re a kid just trying to make it through the semester or a parent or teacher who is hoping to inspire someone to step it up, this post from the VergeNetwork will get your wheels turning. Hang in there!! Most parents […]

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