Best Week of Your Life

Lake Champion

This summer, we invited you into the magic, beauty and freedom that is Young Life camp during our Best Week of Your Life campaign on Young Life’s social media channels!

Eight months prior to this summer’s campaign, we asked Young Life’s social media followers what Young Life meant to them in one word. The overwhelming response was, “Home” — a place that felt welcoming, inviting and authentic.

As a result, with Lake Champion (our camp in Glen Spey, New York) as the backdrop for this summer’s campaign, we set out to discover what makes Young Life camp feel like home.
Within a few seconds of being at camp, it’s not hard to see the great symphony of instruments at play in giving young people a sense of belonging.

Lake Champion’s property staff works throughout the year to make camp look and feel as welcoming as possible.

Work crew and summer staff volunteers create an environment where young people can leave their baggage at the door and step into a camp experience that’s safe, fun and worthwhile.

The program team holds space for kids to play and laugh, destroying walls that once stood strong  —  all giving campers permission to open their ears and hear from the camp speaker about a God who loves them and wants to be friends with them.

And, ultimately, it’s all setting Young Life leaders up to ensure that what happens at camp doesn’t stay there. They return home with kids and walk alongside them just as they did before.

For a more in-depth look at what makes Young Life camp feel like home, check out our video blogs from the week on Young Life’s Facebook, YouTube and IGTV channels!