• 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.…

  • COVID-19: May 1 Update

    Hello Camp Families, We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as it relates to summer camp at Camp Willow Springs & Camp Willow Run. North Carolina is currently under a stay at home order through May 8. Our governor has given a 3-phase plan to reopen North Carolina and will be giving an update on the timeline of this plan within the next week. Included in the update will be possible guidelines for summer camps and further information on group size limits. Thank you for your patience as we gather more information and seek to make well-informed decisions. While it is likely that we will need to cancel at…

  • Summer Camp Update

    We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it relates to summer camp at Camp Willow Springs & Camp Willow Run. Our first summer sessions are 9-weeks away and at this time we are prayerful and hopeful that summer camp will be able to continue as planned. The health and safety of our campers, guests, and staff are of utmost importance to us. We recognize that there may need to be adjustments to our summer camp schedule. As a result, the final payment due date for summer camp will be changed from May 1 to June 1.   Thank you for your patience as we monitor this situation. We will…

  • Summer Camp Registration: Points to Remember

    Hello Camp Families!   Summer camp registration opens in a few days on Monday January 27th! Registration for Camp Willow Springs will open at 10:00am.  Registration for Camp Willow Run campers in rising grades 10-12 will begin at 12:00pm.  Registration for CWR campers in rising grades 6-9 will open at 2:00pm. We know there is a lot of excitement about registration, so here is a list of some things to help you prepare:   If you already have an account, please make sure you remember your password.  You can confirm that you have your correct password and have account access by going to campwillowsprings.org or campwillowrun.org and clicking “My Account” in the top right corner of the page. You should be…

  • 2020 Summer Staff Application Available

    The 2020 Youth Camps For Christ | Camp Willow Springs & Camp Willow Run Summer Staff Application is now online! Find more details and the application for this summer ministry opportunity at campwillowsprings.org/summerstaff!

  • Bring your church group to Summer Camp!

    Camp Willow Springs has availability for summer Church Camps during the weeks of July 29-August 1, August 2-8, & August 9-15, 2020. CWS will provide housing, meals, meeting space, and recreation. Your church would provide other areas of programming including worship/Bible study leaders and chaperones. Please contact Jeremy Davis at 252.586.0728 or info@campwillowsprings.org for more information. 

  • Summer 2020 Schedule

    The 2020 Summer Camp schedule is now online so your family can start planning! More details about registration will arrive before the end of the year.

  • Registration Reminders 2019

    Summer camp registration opens on January 28th! Registration for Camp Willow Springs will open at 10:00am.  Registration for Camp Willow Run will begin a few hours later at 1:00pm.  We have created a new Guide to Summer Camp at CWS and a Guide to Summer Camp at CWR. We believe these guides can be helpful for both first-time and returning camper families. Additionally, we know there is a lot of excitement about registration, so here is a list of some specific things to help you prepare: If you already have an account, please make sure you remember your password.  You can confirm that you have your correct password and that…

  • 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…