Texas Preteen Camp

Preteens will have a blast learning new skills, playing sports, and enjoying music and games at Texas Preteen camp this year!

Come join us at the 2024 Texas Preteen Camp for fun-filled days in the summer sun, making friends and learning about God’s wonderful way of life! In the heart of the pinewoods of East Texas, Lone Star Camp serves as a beautiful facility with air-conditioned meeting rooms, dormitories, cabins, and family housing, all with private bathroom and shower facilities. The large gymnasium hosts indoor courts, as well as a number of classrooms. There is also a 25-acre lake, which provides a lovely setting, and pairs nicely with the 25-meter pool! Hone your skills and learn a few new ones, as you enjoy the wide variety of activities, music, sports, games, of course, the ever-popular Fun Show!


Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317, Athens, TX 75752

Applicant Information

Camper: Ages 8-12

Staff: Ages 18+

High School Worker: Ages 15-17

Camper Sibling: Ages 13-14

Mini Camper: Ages 7 & under

Mini-campers and Sibling Campers
The purpose of the mini-camp and sibling camper programs is for situations where both guardians of a child will be at camp, and must therefore bring their under-or-over camper-aged child to camp.

Please note for Staff Applicants: Previous experience as an LYC camper or staff member would be helpful. Age, experience, and interests will be considered where possible in staff placement. Additionally, staff members who must bring their older or younger non-camper age children must submit applications for each and will be charged application and tuition fees.


Activities this year will include: Archery, Aquatics, Paddle Boarding, Ga-Ga Ball, and more!


Staff Arrival: Monday, July 22 - between 10:00am and noon

Camper Arrival: Monday, July 22 - between noon and 5:00pm

Departure: Friday, July 26 - before noon

Note:If you will also been attending the LYC Teen Camp immediately prior to the Preteen camp, you are able to stay "On-site" between the two events.


Application Fee Tuition Fee
1st Camper in Family $5.00 $150.00
2nd Camper $5.00 $135.00
3rd Camper or More $5.00 $115.00
Mini Camper $5.00 $25.00
Sibling Camper $5.00 $150.00
High School Worker $10.00 $50.00
Adult Staff $10.00 $50.00

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application. Tuition fees are due after acceptance, closer to the time of camp.

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Physical address for people driving directly to camp: Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317, Athens, TX 75752

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.


Applications will be accepted until June 1st, although may close earlier if the camp fills. After that date applications may be accepted on a case by case basis.

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp and pay your fees online. 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: LYP Office, 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 Application To

Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227 Or fax to: (704) 841-2244. Please do not send applications or payments to the camp director as this will delay processing.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All refunds for cancellations are given at the sole discretion of the camp director on a case-by-case basis. In general, once you have been accepted to camp, and the registration period has closed (whichever comes last) no refunds will be given.


Questions regarding camp should be directed to Michael Elliott (Camp Director):
(480) 243-2656
[email protected]

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(704) 708-2283
[email protected]