This #GivingTuesday we are raising money for Youth Camps for Christ | Camp Willow Springs & Camp Willow Run and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500! On GivingTuesday Dec 3, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first served. You can give using the button below or visit or to give to dormitory construction or DJJ camper sponsorships. Thank you for your support!

LKG Gazette-Observer: Celebrating a Hard Fought Legacy

  “Two families celebrate the act of changing sorrow into joy. Years of hard work culminated in a celebration marked with superheroes and fun Saturday when the Alana and Chrissy Memorial dedicated their dorm building at Camp Willow Springs at Lake Gaston.” [continue reading at]  

“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 this […]

Shepherd Hill Pavilion

Shepherd Hill Pavilion was constructed this summer. The newest addition to CWS was given in memory of Linda Lee Reidenouer by her children and grandchildren. It will be enjoyed by many campers and guests for years to come!

Development Update – Spring 2014

As we open CWS this summer, we are reminded of God’s great provision for CWS and of the faithful partners He has provided to help us reach this point.  In 2013, friends of CWS provided a matching gift offer of $150,000 toward the pool complex.  As a result, any gift designated for the pool was matched dollar for dollar up to this amount.  Thank you for collectively giving $162,000 to complete this matching gift offer.  […]

CWS Alumni Workday Recap & Pictures

We had a great turn out for our third Camp Willow Springs Alumni Workday on Saturday, April 12. Former Camp Willow Run staff as well as family and friends came together to work on a number of projects. CWS is now that much closer to being ready for campers! To see all of the pictures from the workday, click here to go to the Facebook album. Some of the projects that were worked on included: […]

Construction Update – 11/13

The temperatures may be dropping but construction at Camp Willow Springs is heating up! There is drywall being installed in the Meeting Room and siding is being put on the Pool House. The progress in construction along with the 2014 Summer Camp Dates being announced gives us much to be thankful for!

Matching Gift Opportunity

We are excited that friends of CWS have provided a matching gift offer of $150,000 toward the pool complex. As a result, any gift given toward the pool will be matched dollar for dollar up to this amount. The total cost of the pool complex will be $445,000 and this cost includes the pool, pool house, grading, fencing, and retaining wall. To learn more about the CWS Pool visit  To give, click the link […]

Swimming Pool Update – 10/13

The next step to the completion of our Swimming Pool Complex is underway! The concrete for the pool house has been poured and construction on it will continue this month. The pool house will include bathrooms as well as the pool’s pump room. As always, our Facebook page is the best place to see our most recent construction updates!