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 […]

Fundraising & Development Update

With the excellent response from campers for our first summer at CWS, plans are already underway to add more weeks for Summer 2015.  A camper family shared in their end of summer evaluation, “Love you guys and loved seeing the vision become a reality!”  We praise God for the opening of CWS and we trust Him with our continued development. Camp Willow Springs opened this summer with facilities to serve  80 campers per week.  The […]

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.  […]

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 […]

April 2013 Update

  There are two dormitories currently under construction.  Once complete, they will give us a total of four dormitories and will house a total of 80 campers. The meeting room is under construction.  This building is 4,608 square feet and will initially serve the dual role of a meeting space for music and Bible study as well as provide a space for our camp food service. Construction of the pool complex is to begin this […]

10,000 Miles Memorial Run

Memorial Run for Alana & Chrissy Saturday, September 29, 2012 10K begins at 8:00am 5K begins at 9:00am Fun Walk begins at 10:15am Pre-registration preferred; however, registration will begin 1 hour prior to each event. Registration via mail received by September 9, 2012 will ensure t-shirt. All proceeds go to Camp Willow Springs in Memory of Alana Liles and Chrissy Laureano For more details, click here to download the registration form or visit the facebook […]

Current Greatest Area of Need: Funds for Dining Hall & Pool

Winning young people to Jesus Christ, maturing those who are already Christians, and showing that you can be a Christian and have fun are all part of the mission of Youth Camps For Christ, Inc.  We will soon complete another exciting year of serving children and youth through Camp Willow Run (CWR).  This year 2,400 campers attended our summer camps and we were blessed to be full for each week of camp.  We have continued […]