• Mother/Daughter Retreat Availability

      Openings are still available for our Mother/Daughter LEGACY Retreats on May 5-7 and May 19-21.  These retreats are for moms and daughters in grades 1-6.  The weekend includes times of worship and Bible study, delicious meals, and exciting recreation such as the red shark, canoeing, low ropes, archery, the jumping pillow and more!   The theme for the Retreat is “A Lasting LEGACY:  Under His Wings”…contained in a story of rekindled hope, happiness, and joy restored.  We hope you can join us!

  • “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 for is God and Jesus because God made me and Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins.  Those are the things I am thankful for.” – Thad Harris, 4th grade  What…

  • Changes to Summer Camp Registration

    We are excited to be partnering with CampMinder as our new camp management system. Working with CampMinder will help us streamline the registration process for our camper families and staff. In 2017, CWS & CWR will offer online summer camp registration and will accept online payments. Families will be able to create their own accounts and manage camper sessions and retreats, profiles, and submitted forms. Registration forms will open online at 10 a.m. on January 30th at campwillowrun.org and campwillowsprings.org. System setup is underway, please visit check back for additional updates and information.

  • Father-Son Retreat Speaker

    Our Father-Son Retreat speaker is Jeremy Berger.  Jeremy is Student Pastor at The Summit Church in North Carolina and the father of four boys.  He will be leading each of our Bible Study sessions this weekend. There is still space available for the retreat weekend, September 23-25, 2016.  Registration forms can be found here.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this retreat.

  • Registration is open for the Father/Son Retreat!

    Join us September 23-25, 2016 for the 2nd Annual Camp Willow Springs Father/Son Retreat!  Registration is open for dads and sons in grades 1-6.  The retreat includes times of family worship, great food, fun recreation, and the Father/Son olympics!   The registration form is available now!

  • Safety 1st Award

    Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. was recently recognized with Markel’s Safety 1st Award.  See the press release from Markel below: Markel honors youth Camps and Boys & Girls Clubs with distinguished Safety 1st award Richmond, VA, January 12, 2016 – Markel announced today that 59 youth camps and 4 Boys & Girls Clubs of America have received the prestigious Safety 1st designation for 2015. Each year, Markel’s Safety 1st program recognizes policyholders who have shown an exceptional commitment to the safety of their employees and customers. Michael Swain, Senior Loss Control Specialist for Markel Specialty, stated, “Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They…

  • 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 day have some of the most vivid, beautiful, and inspiring memories of my time there.  It truly changed my life.  The music, the fellowship, the pure joy of life I felt in that one week…

  • Inaugural CWS Father/Son Retreat

    Please join us on September 11-13, 2015 for the Inaugural CWS Father/Son Retreat.  This retreat is for dads and sons in grades 1-6 and includes times of family worship, great food, and fun recreation. The registration form is available now!

  • 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 a way to contribute to the camps.