Merry Christmas!

CCCA Announces Newest Board Member

Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs are members of the Christian Camp & Conference Association (CCCA).  Linda Harris, our Executive Director has re-joined the CCCA Board of Directors.  We are thankful that she is able to share her experience and wisdom to serve other camps across the southeast and beyond.  Check out the recent announcement from CCCA:   “The Board of Directors of CCCA has appointed Linda Harris to fill the term of Region […]

2016 Safety 1st Award Recipient

Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. was recently awarded Markel’s Safety 1st award. Please see the press release below: Markel Specialty Commercial honors camps with distinguished 2016 Safety 1st award Markel Specialty Commercial would like to congratulate 59 youth camps for receiving the prestigious 2016 Safety 1st designation. Each year, Markel Specialty Commercial’s Safety 1st program recognizes policyholders who have shown an exceptional commitment to the safety of their employees and customers. Camps must meet stringent […]

“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 […]

Rodney & Joyce Campbell Retire

After over two decades of faithful service at CWR, Rodney and Joyce Campell will retire September 30th. Many lives have been impacted by their dedication and work. They are loved and will be missed at Camp Willow Run!

From the Archives of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “In August 1971, members of Camp Willow Run gathered outside of their dormitories, which were former train boxcars. The railroad-themed camp, on a peninsula on Lake Gaston in Littleton, N.C., is still run by Youth Camps for Christ Inc. Learn more on today’s From the Archives blog!”

Safety 1st Award

Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. was recently recognized with Markel’s Safety 1st Award.  See the press release from Markel below:   Markel honors youth Camps and Boys & Girls Clubs with distinguished Safety 1st award Richmond, VA, January 12, 2016 – Markel announced today that 59 youth camps and 4 Boys & Girls Clubs of America have received the prestigious Safety 1st designation for 2015. Each year, Markel’s Safety 1st program recognizes policyholders who have shown […]

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 […]