• 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 criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They must have a proven safety record, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be recognized for…

  • “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 for is God and Jesus because God made me and Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins.  Those are the things I am thankful for.” – Thad Harris, 4th grade  What…

  • 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 exceptional commitment to the safety of their employees and customers. Michael Swain, Senior Loss Control Specialist for Markel Specialty, stated, “Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation.…

  • 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 this day have some of the most vivid, beautiful, and inspiring memories of my time there.  It truly changed my life.  The music, the fellowship, the pure joy of life I felt in that one…

  • ACA Accreditation

      Camp Willow Run’s compliance with the American Camp Association’s standards was reviewed by two ACA visitors on July 8th. The visitors were impressed and the accreditation review was a success!   You can learn more about the accreditation process at acacamps.org/accreditation/learn-about-accreditation.

  • 1996 Ski Nautique for Sale

    Camp Willow Run has our 1996 Ski Nautique 176 Boat for sale. 5.8 L PCM Engine With 1058 Hrs 2010 Phoenix Drive On Trailer 2012 Carver Boat Cover 2013 Fly High (Plylon Slip On) Wakeboard Pole Bimini Top Clarion CD Player – iPod Ready Well Cared For With Routine Maintenance & Oil Changes Professional Winterization Each Year Service Records Since Owned (2010) Owned Local In NC Since New Priced at $9,800.  Please contact Kevin at 252-586-4665 or info@campwillowrun.org if you have questions or are interested in the boat.