Texas Teen Camp

Forge new lifelong friendships and create some unforgettable memories this summer at LYC Teen Camp!

Lone Star Camp is located on two hundred seventy-eight acres in the beautiful pinewoods of East Texas. In the heart of this camp lies a picturesque, spring-fed twenty-five acre lake. Housing includes rustic and modernized cabins, houses, and boys and girls dormitories. Facilities include a welcome center, air-conditioned gymnasium (complete with classrooms and a dance studio), an outdoor pavilion (seats three thousand), a cafeteria (seats four hundred), grass-covered playing fields for soccer, football and softball, an in-ground twenty-five meter outdoor swimming pool, an archery range, and two dozen RV sites.

Applicant Age Information

Campers: Ages 13-17
High School Staff: Ages 17-18
Adult Staff: Ages 19+
Mini Campers: Ages 12 & under

Arrival Dates/Times

Position Arrival method Date Time
Staff Flying/airport transfers Sunday, July 7, 2024 Before 3:00pm
Driving Sunday, July 7, 2024 Not before 3:00pm
Campers Flying/airport transfers Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Before 3:00pm
Driving Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Between 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Staff with campers/mini-campers
Unless you are a staff member who has received approval from the camp director, you should not bring campers early. Camper arrival date is Tuesday, July 9th; plan on finding a way for campers to arrive on that date. Mini-campers who are accompanying you may arrive with you, however they will be your responsibility for the entirety of the pre-camp period. The purpose of mini-campers is for situations where both guardians of a young child need to be at camp, and must therefore bring their under-camper-aged children to camp.

Departure Date

Monday, July 22, 2024 no later than 10:00am unless staying for Preteen camp.

For those flying, please plan on finding a morning flight, as everyone will be taken to the airport in time for morning flights.


Activities this year will include: Archery, Aquatics, Basketball, Canoeing, Dance, Life Roles, Media, Speech, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Volleyball.

Service Areas for staff include: Counselors & Assistant Counselors (must be 21 or older; Counselor's Assistants may be 19), Campus Improvement, Custodial, Dish washing, First aid, Kitchen, Laundry, Mini-Camp and Logistics.

We are asking all staff applicants to choose at least one service area where they would be willing to serve.


Application Fee Tuition Fee
1st Camper in Family $10.00 $295.00
2nd Camper in Family $10.00 $245.00
3rd Camper in Family $10.00 $195.00
Staff $10.00 $50.00
Mini Campers $10.00 n/a

Your application fee is due at the time of application.

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Airport Information

Airport transfers will be provided from Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL) or Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR).

Airport transportation fees: $25.00 each way.

Airport Arrival & Departure Restrictions:
We will be utilizing a coach service to transport everyone who is flying in to and out of camp this year. More detailed information will be included in your acceptance packet. Please do not book your tickets until you have received your acceptance packet, as we will be unable to assist in transportation of people outside the available window.


Applications will be accepted from December 24th, 2023 - May 26, 2024, although may close earlier depending upon availability.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Tuition costs are due no later than June 9, 2024.

How to Pay

We accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp and pay your fees online with your debit or credit card. You may also call Jenny Penman at (704) 708-2283 or fax your card details to (704) 844-1978.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail it made payable to Living Youth Programs to: Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.

How to Apply

Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp. If you require assistance registering online or need a blank paper application, contact Jenny Penman by email ([email protected]) or phone (704) 708-2283.

Send Applications To:

Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227 Or fax to: (704) 844-1978. Please do not send applications or payments to the camp director as this will delay processing.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All fees and tuition costs are fully refundable in case of cancellation until June 12th, 2024. After that date refunds will be given at the sole discretion of the camp director.


Questions regarding camp, the application process, or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(980) 254-0132
[email protected]