“Camp, an iPad, and Jesus”

As we prepared to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, my son, Thad, was given a school assignment to write a paragraph about the things for which he is thankful. Thad wrote: “I am thankful for a lot of stuff.  Here are some things.  I am thankful for my family, my dog, a house, food, Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs, a bed, an iPad, legos, friends, God, and Jesus.  The thing I am most thankful […]

An Update from YCFC, Inc.

  This past summer we received an encouraging note from a young woman who attended camp as part of our outreach ministry to the NC Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  The note said: I attended your camp a long time ago, and it absolutely changed my life.  I was a young teenager incarcerated at a juvenile detention center and was given the opportunity to go to Camp Willow Run for good behavior.  I still to […]

2016 CWR & CWS Retreat Schedule

Youth Super High at CWR April 1-3, Grades 7-12 November 4-6, Grades 7-12 November 11-13, Grades 7-12 Mother & Daughter Retreats April 29 – May 1, Grades 1-6 at CWS May 20-22, Grades 1-6 at CWS October 7-9, Grades 6-12 at CWR Father & Son Retreats April 22-24, Grades 1-12 at CWR September 23-25, Grades 1-6 at CWS

2013 Christmas LOCO DISPATCH Newsletter

The 2013 Christmas LOCO DISPATCH is now available online in a pdf format.  To download the current, or a past, newsletter visit  This edition of the LOCO DISPATCH is also available at the following link:  The accompanying CWS newsletter is available at: If currently receive the LOCO DISPATCH by mail and would like to go paperless, please update your communication preferences. at our “Print Mail Opt-Out” page.

Summer Camp Weeks 2014

The camp weeks for 2014 have been posted at the “Camp Weeks 2014” page so that you can start planning for summer camp in 2014! In addition to another awesome year at CWR, we are excited for Camp Willow Springs to officially open for summer camp in 2014!  The dates for all of the 2014 sessions have been posted on the CWS “Camp Weeks 2014” page. Registration will open in early 2014.  Camp fees and […]

The Warren Record’s Article about CWR

The Warren Record recently ran an article about Camp Willow Run celebrating 45 years of ministry.  The article also shares about the exciting progress at Camp Willow Springs as we prepare “for a new generation of campers to arrive to develop summer memories of fun and friendship.”  Check out the article at

Local Family Organizes Benefit Run for CWS

Memorial Run for Alana & Chrissy Saturday, October 22, 2011 10K begins at 8:00am 5K begins at 9:00am Fun Walk begins at 10:15am Pre-registration preferred; however, registration will begin 1 hour prior to each event. Registration via mail received by October 8, 2011 will ensure t-shirt. All proceeds go to Camp Willow Springs in Memory of Alana Liles and Chrissy Laureano For more details, click here to download the registration form.

A Word From the Executive Director – February Edition

Recently, as I opened an envelope, there was a small, bright yellow sheet of stationery wrapped around a gift for Camp Willow Springs.  A gracious gift from a young couple was enclosed with a message written by the wife: “CWR has always meant so much to me and hope one day my kids will be able to attend.  Here is something to help God’s plan for advancement in His kingdom.  Thanks for all you do!” […]