• 03/05/21: Summer Camp Registration Update

    Hello Camp Families, We are excited for Summer Camp 2021! Registration for summer sessions will begin on Monday, March 15. To help reduce the load on the registration system, we will once again spread out registration times as follows: Camp Willow Springs for rising Grades 3-6 will register at 10am. Camp Willow Run for rising Grades 10-12 will register at 12pm. Camp Willow Run for rising Grades 7-9 will register at 2pm. The camp sessions are listed here and camp fees can be found here. The health and safety of our campers, guests, and staff are of utmost importance to us. We have worked with our local health department to…

  • December Update

    A Word from our Executive Director A painted ceramic tile made by our son, Thad, when he was in the 3rd grade has become the centerpiece of the fall decorations in our home. Thad is now 14 years old and in the 8th grade, but his tile (pictured) is a timeless treasure to us. Thad painted this fall scene and listed that he was thankful for God, Jesus, CWS, CWR, family, sports, and even Batman! What a sincere and simple reminder of giving thanks.   At CWS and CWR, we are thankful for summer campers and retreat guests. We are grateful for opportunities to share the Gospel and serve others.…

  • A Camp Need and a Request for Support

    Hello Camp Family: Thank you for your support of this ministry through the years by attending summer camp or a retreat, serving on summer staff, or giving financially. This year has been unlike any year we have ever experienced both in our personal lives and in the life of camp. The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially impacted camp and we want to share our need with you. This year, we will have a budget shortfall as our operating revenues will be down 62%. This is a result of the spring retreat season being canceled due to COVID-19. Summer camp, which is our primary source of revenue, operated at less than 50%…

  • Meet our Mother/Daughter Retreat Speakers

    Registration information and more details on the retreats can be found on the Mother/Daughter Retreat page   Anna Hopper will be leading the May 1-3 Retreat weekend     Anna has been a part of Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs for 10 summers by her husband preaching or their oldest daughter a camper!  Anna and her husband Andrew moved to Greensboro, NC 8 years ago to plant Mercy Hill Church. By God’s grace the church has seen incredible growth. They have been married for almost 15 years and they have 4 kids; HattieJo, A.P., Benaiah, and Faith Ann. Anna enjoys cooking, running, cross-fitting, being outside, and eating dessert. Anna…

  • Linda Harris, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Retires

    Linda Harris will be retiring from the role of Executive Director of Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. (YCFC) on December 31, 2019. She is Co-Founder of YCFC, which owns and operates Camp Willow Run (CWR) established in 1968 and Camp Willow Springs (CWS) established in 2014. Linda has worked with the organization for 51 years and has served in many roles including Camp Director and Executive Director. Linda has seen this ministry grow from serving 54 day campers in the summer of 1968 to serving 3,000 overnight campers between both CWS & CWR in summer 2019. Linda’s faith, love, commitment, and dedication are evident. She has committed her life’s work…

  • #givingtuesday

    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 campwillowsprings.org or campwillowrun.org to give to dormitory construction or DJJ camper sponsorships. Thank you for your support!

  • Register for the Father/Son Retreat!

    REGISTER HERE Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Camp Willow Springs Father/Son Retreat on September 27-29, 2019!  This retreat is for dads and sons in grades 1-6.  The cost of the retreat is $230 for father and one son.  Each additional son is $110.  The weekend includes times of family worship, delicious meals, the Father/Son Olympics, and fun recreation including the red shark, jumping pillow, octoball, swimming pool, archery, canoeing, and much more!  Please contact our office at 252.586.0728 or info@campwillowsprings.org for more information.  

  • Meet our Mother/Daughter Retreat Speaker

    Heather Metzger Ablondi had big dreams for her life and she has the rhinestone encrusted evening gowns to prove it. Believing she was destined to wear the Miss America crown, she devoted her life to chasing the dream of “a million girls who are more than pretty.” When that dream came crashing down, her faith was put to the test. She knew God had the power to make her dream come true, but He chose not to do so. Could she continue to trust Him with the rest of her life? Using the lessons she learned during her seven years of competition, Heather now encourages women and their daughters to…

  • 2019 Children’s Retreat

    Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual CWS Children’s Retreat! This retreat is for the Children’s Ministry (Grades 3-6) of your church. Bring your church group with chaperones and let CWS take care of the rest, including meals, programming, a variety of recreation, and much more! Register here

  • Celebrating 50 Years!

    Throughout this year we have had the privilege to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. and its Christian camping and retreat ministries of Camp Willow Run (CWR) established in 1968 and Camp Willow Springs (CWS) established in 2014. In June, we hosted a 50th anniversary celebration event for staff alumni. Over 550 staff and guests attended! J.D. Greear, pastor of the Summit Church and a former CWR summer speaker, challenged us from Psalm 126 as he talked about faith and sacrifice. He defined faith as the audacious expectation that God will do something, against even incredible odds and shared that this is the kind of faith…