Information for Parents

Since its first camp opened in 1950, Young Life has strengthened its commitment to reaching kids through its world-class camping ministry. Last year, more than 100,000 kids attended one of Young Life’s camps for either a weekend camp during the school year or a week-long camp during the summer. These kids experienced the time of their lives and had the opportunity to open up to their leaders sharing their struggles, fears and thoughts about God. Young Life camping has, and continues to be, an effective means for sharing the Gospel with teens.

Camping at a Glance

During a week full of high adventure and fun, kids are given the chance to build strong friendships, hear the message of Christ’s unconditional love for them and have someone walk alongside them as they take their first steps in pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Every year, kids are challenged in new ways through the thrills of rock climbing, rappelling, horseback riding, parasailing and many other adventures depending on the camp they attend. Each camp has its own “’personality” and set of amenities.

It takes an army to run a camp, and volunteers work around the clock to give teenagers the best week of their lives. In addition to man power, more than 6,000 scholarships are provided to underprivileged kids each year, making sure that every kid has the opportunity to go to camp.

Contacting Your Son or Daughter at Camp

If you need to contact your child at camp, please call the camp directly. A staff person will make sure your message is delivered to your son or daughter as soon as possible. Use the locator to find a list of Young Life camps and their contact information.

Online Health, Consent and Release Form

Every individual attending a Young Life summer camp (campers, leaders, volunteers, adult guests, etc.) must submit a completed health and consent form, providing the camp with important medical and insurance information in the event of an accident or illness. This form must be completed before departure for camp.​