Cabin assignments are made the day before camp begins, and all assignments are made based on grade. We do our very best to honor reciprocal roommate requests for campers in the same grade … one request per camper, please. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your request, but we will sure try. Bunks are randomly pre-assigned by counselors prior to your camper’s arrival (there is no need to arrive early to get a bunk for your camper). If your camper has a special need that requires a certain bunk, please contact us so we can make arrangements prior to your arrival.
Feel free to use your account to stay connected with your camper while they are at camp. We do not encourage phone calls to your camper or allow visits, because we have found that this disrupts the camp and camper experience. Mobile phones do not work at camp, so we encourage you to contact your camper through letters, care packages and emails in your LLYC account. For more information on how to contact your camper follow this link: While They’re There.
We do not allow medication, including over-the-counter medicine, to be stored in camper cabins. If your camper will be taking medication while at camp, we require their medications to be checked in with our camp nurse on Opening Day. Our on-site camp nurse and healthcare assistants keep a comprehensive stock of over-the-counter medication in our clinics which allows us the ability to treat a wide range of minor illnesses, aches, etc. as they may occur. Please do not send these to camp.
Medications will not be dispensed unless the following guidelines are met:
- If you are bringing prescription medications they MUST be in the original pharmacy labeled container or the original manufacturer’s container.
- Prescription medications MUST have the camper’s name on the bottle.
- Any doctor’s office samples MUST be accompanied by a signed physician prescription.
- Please limit the amount of medication to only what is required for your camper’s session.
Campers are not allowed to bring any electronic devices to camp. Our desire is for campers to build significant relationships at camp as well as benefit from interacting with God’s beautiful creation. We believe that screens and electronic devices can be a relational block and a distraction from the ideal camp experience. Camp is an incredible opportunity to unplug from technology for a time. We believe experiences like this are increasingly rare and therefore even more important for today’s youth.
We understand that many campers wish to use their smartphones as cameras. Our media team will provide high-quality photos and video of your camper’s session. If additional pictures are desired, we encourage campers to bring inexpensive digital or disposable cameras.
At LLYC, we want to provide a wholesome environment for all. With that in mind, help your camper find swimwear that fits properly and is appropriate for a youth camp setting. We reserve the right to ask campers to change their swimwear if it is deemed inappropriate. Our girls staff are required to wear one-piece swimsuits and guys staff must leave the speedos at home!
We screen campers for head lice when they arrive. Lice are more common than you may think, and they affect everyone. We have witnessed an ever-increasing number of lice cases, to the point that we are no longer able to treat cases ourselves. As a result, LLYC is contracting with a specialty lice treatment company to handle our lice screening and treatment. If your child is found to have lice or nits, they will treat them at a cost of $250 on-site. They fully guarantee their treatment. Should you choose not to have your child treated on-site, we will require you to remove your child from camp to receive treatment. Your camper can then return to camp the following day, be rechecked and admitted to camp. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you or your family, but we trust you understand the seriousness of this issue and its effect on the LLYC community.
LLYC is not responsible for missing items; however, items found at the close of each camp session are brought to the Kerrville office to return, if identifiable. All returns will be made as soon as possible and mailed to the home address via U.S. First-Class Mail. All postage will be prepaid. We ask that postage be reimbursed for return of Lost and Found items. Unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity after two weeks.
For reasons of sanitation, public health, liability, allergies, environmental impact and safety of all campers, we ask that you not bring your pets to camp on Opening and Closing days.