• “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.

  • 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…

  • 2016 CWS & CWR Retreat Schedule

    Mother & Daughter Retreats April 29 – May 1, Grades 1-6 at CWS May 20-22, Grades 1-6 at CWS October 7-9, Grades 6-12 at CWR Father & Son Retreats April 22-24, Grades 1-12 at CWR September 23-25, Grades 1-6 at CWS Youth Super High at CWR April 1-3, Grades 7-12 November 4-6, Grades 7-12 November 11-13, Grades 7-12

  • Shepherd Hill Pavilion

    Shepherd Hill Pavilion was constructed this summer. The newest addition to CWS was given in memory of Linda Lee Reidenouer by her children and grandchildren. It will be enjoyed by many campers and guests for years to come!

  • A Word from Linda Harris

    Recently, as I opened an envelope, there was a small, bright yellow sheet of stationery wrapped around a gift for Camp Willow Springs. A gracious gift from a young couple was enclosed with a message written by the wife: “CWR has always meant so much to me and hope one day my kids will be able to attend. Here is something to help God’s plan for advancement in His kingdom. Thanks for all you do!” We praise God for the influence camp had in the life of this young woman, now a wife and mother. I am so touched by the reason for this gift. * “CWR has always meant so…

  • The End of the Year Update

    It has been an exciting year as we have been able to watch the construction of the first two dormitories on the Camp Willow Springs (CWS) property!  These duplex dormitories have two sleeping areas and a joint activity/meeting room.  Each dorm will be able to accommodate twenty-two campers and staff.  Our next steps in Phase One of CWS will be to install the community water system and various septic systems.  As construction continues, we intend to begin work on the camp office and health care center. While the strides we have made are exciting, our greatest area of need at this time is the construction of the dining hall.  The…