BE YOURSELF. MAKE FRIENDS. BUILD FAITH.

Laity Lodge Youth Camp is a Christian youth camp nestled in the Texas Hill Country's stunning Frio River Canyon. Year after year LLYC has been offering campers the best two weeks of their lives. LLYC is a blend of high-energy recreation, wilderness experiences, and meaningful community. Campers get to be themselves, develop relationships with their peers and counselors, all the while being encouraged to more deeply discover faith and God.
Laity Lodge Youth Camp is a Christian youth camp nestled in the Texas Hill Country's stunning Frio River Canyon. Year after year LLYC has been offering campers the best two weeks of their lives. LLYC is a blend of high-energy recreation, wilderness experiences, and meaningful community. Campers get to be themselves, develop relationships with their peers and counselors, all the while being encouraged to more deeply discover faith and God.

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When we say the best two weeks ever, we mean more than just swimming in the Frio, rock-climbing, playing dodgeball, and dancing the night away.

Campers talk about real life with each other and our carefully selected counselors. They form lasting friendships. They grow spiritually during morning Bible-study, Roundup, Cabin Time, or just hanging out. Beyond just having a blast, we hope our camper's lives are transformed.

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February 5, 2018

The Prayer of a 14-Year-Old

I recently attended the funeral of a dear woman just weeks shy of her 91st birthday. The morning of the service, people gathered in the sanctuary—her church home of more than 70 years—to honor her life and say goodbye. It was a lovely service complete with her favorite pink flowers, the hymns she loved, and a host of lives she had touched. But the most beautiful, most evident part of it all was the legacy […]
January 1, 2018

Relish the Moment – Chandler Pruitt, LLYC Senior Director

Another year has come and gone. What?!? My mind races to recall what happened this year. “Was that this year … no … that was last year.” If you have children, you know exactly what I am talking about. Your child was born yesterday. Today they are in sixth grade. Tomorrow, they are graduating high school. Looking back to when my children were young, we were working hard to pay the bills, making it from […]
December 4, 2017

The Struggle to Wait – Karla Heath, LLYC EV Director

The idea of waiting has been a constant struggle throughout my journey of faith.  Bible pages are covered with this word—as a command, as a virtue, as a source of pain, all over the story of Israel and the church, all over God’s rhythm and relationship with his people. All over my life. What does it mean to wait on God? Does it mean sitting around and doing nothing until he shows up? Does it […]
November 6, 2017

Gratitude and the Gift of the Canyon

Our family spends a lot of time in the Frio River Canyon and has made that drive out to Camp more times than I can count. Turning into the gate and driving down through the river feels like going home. This past week, we had the privilege of going to our beloved Echo Valley once again, but this time it was not for Camp. It was for my daughter Stella’s 6th grade class outdoor education […]
September 29, 2017

New Interns at LLYC

Fall brings great excitement to the LLYC office as the team welcomes new interns—Nicole Votolato and Jacqueline Brustkern. “Nico,” an Echo Valley veteran, and Jacqueline, a seasoned staffer of the Hills, are the perfect blend to serve alongside our full-time staff this coming year. Nicole Votolato If you’ve spent any time at Echo Valley over the last four years, you know Nicole Votolato—though you may only know her by her camp-given nickname “Nico.” After hearing […]
September 1, 2017

The Life-Changing Hum of the Canyon – Tom Bowyer, LLYC Director at EV

For three months ziplines race overhead, the shooting range booms, softball bats ding, group games and activities rage at full speed and full volume, and the LLYC Pavilions pulse rhythmically, like hearts that beat once a day at 8:00 pm. Profound worship and life-changing conversations bounce around the walls of the Canyon day and night. The river teems with the constant flood of piping hot campers and piping hot music. An audible hum of chaos, […]

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Work with us

If you are looking for a summer job that will change your life and the lives of others, we have an opportunity for you. Laity Lodge Youth Camp is an incredible place to serve God, love others, be somewhere beautiful, and have a ton of fun. If you are interested in being challenged, encouraged, stretched, inspired, motivated, and transformed, this is the place for you.

Meet our staff

Beck
Marlar

Singing Hills Director


Tom
Bowyer

Echo Valley Director


Karla
Heath

Echo Valley Director


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