Development

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 www.lakegastongazette-observer.com]  

“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 […]

A Special Delivery!

Davis Cooley, a former camper, recently completed and donated four picnic tables for Camp Willow Springs as a part of his Eagle Scout project.  The tables are a welcome addition and will benefit campers for years to come. A big thank you to Davis and those involved in the project! There are several similar opportunities to donate time or a special project at CWS and CWR. Please contact us if you have an idea of […]

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: […]

Board of Directors visit CWS

On Wednesday, several members of the Board of Directors visited the Camp Willow Springs site to tour the nearly completed dormitories with the Executive Director, Director of Operations & Development, and the general contractor.  After the tour, the Board of Directors met to discuss and plan for the next steps in completing Phase One of  Camp Willow Springs.

Saturday Visitors

We have had a great summer of showing the Camp Willow Springs site to visitors.  On Saturdays, after the CWR closing program, a number of families have joined us at CWS to see the dormitory construction, learn more about the project, and enjoy a cup of cookie mush – a camper favorite.

Text Amendment Approved!

Today the County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the text amendment to the Lakeside Group Camp Zoning Ordinance.  The approval of this text amendment was necessary for the continued construction of Camp Willow Springs and our future programs.

Building Permits & the Text Amendment

The process of obtaining the building permits for the two dorms is underway.  Also, we continue to work with Warren County toward the approval of a text amendment to the Lakeside Group Camp Zoning Ordinance.