Young Life's Family Camps

What Makes Young Life’s Family Camps So Special?

As a Christian youth outreach ministry founded in 1941, Young Life has decades of experience understanding kids and the families they come from. That knowledge has helped us create a premier family vacation experience.

Young Life offers two options for families:

  • A week-long Family Camp experience at Trail West in Buena Vista, Colo.
  • Several weekend family camp experiences around the United States.
Week-long Family Camp at Trail West

As Young Life's only dedicated Family Camp, Trail West has three objectives: 1) To enable individuals and families to experience Jesus Christ in a way that is spiritually refreshing, 2) to enjoy a remarkable family vacation, and 3) to learn more about the mission of Young Life.

In other words, we want to provide a family vacation experience that’s not only fun, but deeply meaningful as well. Each day is filled with programming that involves the whole family, with the sole purpose of bringing the family together in playful activities. At night, our families attend a "club" that includes music, songs, mixers, skits and a short, relevant message of God's love for us, expressed through His Son, Jesus Christ. The message is given in a clear and winsome way, which kids and adults alike can appreciate and enjoy.

For more information on our Family Camp experience at Trail West, you can order a brochure by calling us at
719-395-2477 or sending us an email

Weekend Family Camps

The other option is for your family to attend one of the many Young Life family camp weekends held around the United States. These vary greatly in dates and locations, and the best way to find out more is to contact your local or nearest Young Life office.

Use the Locator to find the area, regional or divisional office nearest you, or you can co​ntact the Young Life Service Center at 877-438-9572 for assistance.