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We are so glad you have decided to serve on the YoungLives Experience. If you have not already, please complete the Application Process​. Do not make any flights until you receive confirmation all your application materials are completed.

 

Fundraising 
We realize the cost can be prohibitive, but we hope you won't let that stop you! We would encourage you to believe God uses fundraising to build our faith. It is amazing to see how He provides! First ask if He wants you to serve in this capacity, then step out in faith to trust He will provide.

Online Fundraising 

If you are interested in creating an online fundraising page to raise your camp fee, please contact the camp administrator for your week of camp.

Sample Fundraising Materials

Fundraising Letter: a sample letter you can customize to fit your needs and personality.

Response Card​: include one with each fundraising letter you send out. Please keep any returned to you, so you can thank your donors.

If you choose to fund-raise by mail, all donations must be sent to the childcare administrator for your camp week for proper processing.

Other Ideas

Many of our volunteers hold thier own fund-raising events: yard sales, bake sales, ebay auctions, etc. to raise the YoungLives Experience fee. Be creative!


 
Special Two Week Price
The total cost to serve for both weeks at Camp Buckner is $999.

Contact Information 
Please direct all questions to the childcare administrator for Camp Buckner.
Address: Camp Buckner, 3835 FM 2342, Burnet, TX 78611
Phone: (512) 756-7540

Weather
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country near Burnet, Texas, Camp Buckner has an easy-going atmosphere. Average highs in early June are in the upper 80s and low 90s with lows in the mid 60s.

Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Austin Bergstrom International Airport. You must arrive no later than 2 p.m. on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 3 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp.

 
Driving Instructions​
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 3 and 5 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Camp Buckner, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 
 

Contact Information 
Please direct all questions to the childcare administrator for Carolina Point.
Address: Carolina Point, 4000 Glady Fork Rd, Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: (828) 877-6233

Weather
Surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and straddling the border of North and South Carolina, Carolina Point is our newest location for YoungLives camping. Light rain showers are a common occurrence and the weather is pleasant with average highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s.​

Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into the Greenville, S.C. airport. You must arrive no later than 2 p.m. on the first day of camp. Schedule departing fligts after 3 p.m. on the last day. Flights must be booked within these parameters. No exceptions! If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp.

Driving Instructions​
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 3 and 5 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. Please use them ...you will lose GPS signal before getting to camp and get lost for hours!

 
More Information
For more information about Carolina Point, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 
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Contact Information
Address: Lake Champion, 247 Mohican Lake Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737
Phone: (845) 856-6871

 
Weather
Lake Champion is located in southern New York, about two hours northwest of New York City. The camp is nestled in the foothills between the Pocono and Catskill Mountains. The average daytime temperature in August is 80?.

 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Newark Liberty Airport. You must arrive no later than NOON on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 6 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! If you are flying in, you will need to arrange train transportation to Port Jervis where we will have a shuttle to pick you up. The childcare administrator for Lake Champion can assist you with the arrangements. 

 
If you book a flight outside of our time restrictions, the shuttle will not be available for you at Port Jervis and you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp. 

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 1 and 3 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Lake Champion, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 

 

 
Contact Information
Address: Lost Canyon, 1450 Perkinsville Road, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (928) 635-2900

 
Weather
Lost Canyon is located in the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona just 30 minutes west of Flagstaff. Summer high temperatures are typically in the mid-80s and lows are in the mid-50s.

 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. You must arrive no later than 1 p.m. on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 6 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! We will have a shuttle to pick you up. The childcare administrator will assist you with the arrangments. If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp.

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 4 and 6 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Lost Canyon, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. ​

 

 
Contact Information
Address: Rockbridge, 170 Spring House Road, Goshen, VA 24439
Phone: (540) 997-9276

 
Weather
Rockbridge Alum Springs is located in the Shenandoah Valley just 15 miles west of Lexington, Va. The average high temperature in early August is in the mid to upper 80s with lows in the low 60s. 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Roanoke Regional Airport, it is located about an hour and a half south of camp. You must arrive no later than NOON on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 4:30 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! For information about getting from the Roanake airport to camp, please contact Lauren John​​. Charlottesville (1 hour and 45 minutes from camp) and Richmond (2+ hours from camp) are also viable cities to fly into, but you will be responsible for your own transportation to camp.

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 1 and 4 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you.

 
More Information
For more information about Rockbridge, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 

 

 
Contact Information
Address: Timber Wolf Lake, 4909 North Morey Rd, Lake City, MI  49651
Phone: (231) 839-7552

 
Weather
The shimmering aspen trees, pristine lake and beautiful north woods-style lodging will capture you the moment you set foot on this camp. Average highs in mid-July are in the low 80s with lows in the mid-50s.

 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Gerald R. Ford International Airport - Grand Rapids Michigan (GRR). You must arrive no later than 1 p.m. on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 4 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp.

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Timber Wolf Lake, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 


 

Contact Information
Mailing Address: Washington Family Ranch-Canyon, P.O. Box 220, Antelope, OR 97001
Physical Address: 1 Muddy Road, Antelope, OR 97001
Phone: (541) 489-3100
Fax: (541) 306-6639

 
Weather
Young Life's largest camp — Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Ore. — is located on 64,000 acres in the high desert of central Oregon and is 3? hours southeast of Portland. But don't let the location fool you; Washington Family Ranch is an amazing resort with high temperatures in July typically in the upper-80s and lows in the low-50s.

 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Portland International Airport (PDX). You must arrive no later than 9am on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 6 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp. 

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 12 and 2 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Washington Family Ranch-Canyon, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 



Contact Information
Address: 11359 La Porte Rd, Challenge, CA  95925-9501​
Phone: (530) 675-2252
Fax: (530) 675-0458

 
Weather
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, nestled next to the Plumas National Forest, the historic town of Woodleaf had its start as a st agecoach and hotel stop during the California gold rush in the mid 1800s. Owned and operated by Young Life since 1966, it is now an exciting summer camp and retreat center. You will find great service, fun activities, and excellent facilities here among the tall trees of Northern California at Young Life’s Woodleaf!​

 
Flying Instructions
You are responsible for making your own reservations into Sacramento (SMF). You must arrive no later than noon on the first day. Schedule departing flights after 4 p.m. on the last day. No exceptions! If you book a flight outside of these time restrictions, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from camp. 

 
Driving Instructions
If you will be driving on your own directly to camp, please plan on arriving between 2 and 4 p.m. on the first day. Departure will be at noon on the last day. A map and driving directions are available to help you. 

 
More Information
For more information about Woodleaf, please visit their website. However, please contact the childcare administrator for your camp week with questions about the YoungLives Experience. 

 
Packing List
As your camp dates get closer, the childcare administrator will be in touch with any additional items you will need for the week.​
  • One week supply of casual, comfortable clothes which can get dirty
  • A couple extra outfits in case a baby "erupts" on you
  • A light jacket or sweater-evenings can be cool
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain Gear - afternoon thunderstorms are a possibility
  • Possibly a nicer outfit and/or a theme night outfit--contact your camp admin for details on whether to bring these items.
  • Swimsuit (optional) - we ask our volunteers to wear one piece or tankini style two piece suits
  • Beach Towel-optional
  • Toiletries- shampoo, soap, deoderants, toothbrush, make up, hair dryer, flat iron, etc.
  • Hand mirror - bathrooms are shared; you may want one for doing hair,etc.
  • Personal medications
  • Washcloths, if desired
  • Eye mask or ear plugs, if you are a light sleeper
  • Bible and journal
  • $$ for gift shop, snack bar or coffee shop
  • Calling card. Cell phones may not work at camp. If they do, we ask they not be used in view of campers.
  • Alarm clock (you may use your cell phone for this if desired...just remember to bring a charging cord for your cell phone)
  • Flashlight
  • Camera (optional)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Snacks or other food items- camp provides terrific food, but if there is something specfic you would like to have, feel free to bring it. Keep in mind there is no refrigeration in the cabins.

    WHAT NOT TO BRING
  • Sleeping bag--linens are provided by the camp (occasionally Camp Buckner volunteers may need to bring bed linens. The camp administrator will notify you if it is necessary)
  • Bath towel--camp provides bath linens



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