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 […]


“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 […]

Merry Christmas!

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 […]

YCFC, Inc. Fall Newsletter

The 2014 Youth Camps For Christ, Inc. fall newsletter is now available online in a pdf format.  To view, or download, current and previous newsletters visit The current newsletter has information about summer camp at Camp Willow Run and Camp Willow Springs, retreat information, opportunities to serve and get involved, camper and summer staff pictures, and more!  Be sure to check it out!

Download Spring CWR & CWS Newsletter

Our Spring CWR & CWS Newsletter is now available online! Click here to download it. We are also sending out the newsletter in a printed format. If you would like to receive CWR and CWS publications electronically, click here to update your mail preferences.

CWS Christmas Mailing

Our recent CWS mailing with updates about our progress is now available online on our Newsletters & Mailings page. 

CWS Update Online

If you missed our recent mailing of the Camp Willow Run LOCO Dispatch, it contained an insert with development updates about CWS.  You can view the insert at this link or by clicking the image below.

CWS Newsletter Available Online

The most recent CWS Newsletter is now available online in .pdf format.  It may be downloaded at this link.