Janice Koshman Quast

How many summers did you spend in the Canyon?

5 years – 1 at Singing Hills and 4 at Echo Valley

Singing Hills

Singing Hills

Do you have a favorite camp memory?

Oh gosh, where do I begin?  If I had to narrow it down, I would have four:

  • Being in a skit at Echo, where we painted ourselves entirely blue. We were aliens who came down to earth and learned about Jesus.
Blue Aliens

Blue Aliens

  • Barrel racing at the rodeo as a Bounty Hunter. I rode horses back home, so I was the one to beat.


  • Learning how to mop a floor. Cabin J, it was. I poured the whole bottle of Lysol on the floor and mopped.  I learned that summer that you needed to dilute and not use an entire bottle. Boy, did our cabin smell clean!  The counselors from Cabin J are also the most memorable to me, Merric Ressling and Susan Skaggs.  They were Aggies and I eventually followed in their footsteps.

qCabin J Merric

  • The most memorable was the summer of 1989. I had some personal things going on and, when I went to camp, I was lost. Going out to camp literally saved me and I accepted the Lord fully.


What do you miss most about your summers at camp?

The smell.  When dropping our daughters off, I love the smell of the Hill Country.  It takes me back to my LLYC time.

qFun Counselors

How does LLYC still impact your life today?

Through my daughters. Our oldest attended her 5th summer and it was our youngest’s first year.  My daughters’ stories take me back to an impactful time of learning about God’s love, making friends from diverse backgrounds and learning how to clean a toilet and mop a floor!

Goofy Skit with Allison

Goofy Skit with Allison

What are you up to these days?

I am a mother of two, Elizabeth (13) and Samantha (8), happily married to Jeremy, and am the Director of Human Resources at The Association of Former Student at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

My eldest daughter is also friends with fellow camper, Paxson Cole, the son of a friend, Erin Ginther Cole, whom I met during my camp days.  We live around the corner from them now.

Our Family

Our Family