Rev. Julian Motley’s #myCWRstory #myCWSstory

MY CAMP STORY Youth Camps For Christ Julian M. Motley   My CAMP Story begins with a relationship with the co-founders of Youth Camps For Christ, Erbie, Jr. and Mrs. Linda Mangum, now Linda Harris. I am Julian Motley, fifty year member of the Board of Directors and pastor of the Founder’s home Church when this ministry had its beginning. When I became his pastor in 1963, Erbie, Jr., had graduated from N.C. State University […]

50th Anniversary Celebration

Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. was founded in 1968. YCFC, a nonprofit organization, owns and operates Camp Willow Run & Camp Willow Springs. Both camps are located on Lake Gaston in Littleton, NC. Camp Willow Run began operation in 1968 as a day camp and became a coed residential camp that currently serves campers in grade 6-8 and 9-12. Camp Willow Springs opened in 2014 and is a coed residential camp serving campers in grades […]

Dave’s #myCWRstory

Dave’s story goes back many years and he has seen the way the Lord has used camp all over the world!

“Would set a course…” – Spencer’s #myCWRstory

My camp story starts the summer after my freshman year in college. I had no idea that the decision to come to work as a counselor in the summer of 1972 would set a course that confirmed God’s career calling in my life. After working as a counselor in the summer of 72 and 74, I was applying to medical school in the fall of 1974. Mr. Mangum contacted me and asked if I would […]

Stephen’s #myCWRstory

“There are many memories at CWR that standout to me as pivotal moments in my life. As a camper, I vividly remember sitting on the front steps of my Southern line boxcar one night with my counselor, praying together as I re-dedicated my life to Christ. As a staffer, being surrounded by so many strong Christians all summer was very encouraging and challenging, at the same time. Encouraging in the sense that we were all […]

“Built with Faith, Friends and a few Miracles – Camp Willow Run”

We pulled this one out from 1974! The article originally appeared in We The People of North Carolina/ January 1974 and shares a part of the story of Camp Willow Run’s early years.

Old Pictures Pulled out of the Archive!

We found some old picture slides and digitized them! You can check them out at the YCFC Facebook page. We hope you enjoy seeing how camp has changed (and hasn’t) over the years as we have!

Brenda’s #myCWRstory

Note: Brenda worked on summer staff in 1975.  I worked at Camp Willow Run the summer that Mr. Mangum [co-founder & director] died. I didn’t know how ill he was or even had an inkling that he would be gone so soon after my interview. I just felt privileged to have been given the opportunity to work there, the summer following my freshman year at UNC, as I had then only recently committed my life […]