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A Better Bus Ride To Camp: Part 3

A Better Bus Ride To Camp: Part 2

A Better Bus Ride To Camp: Part 1

You Know You’re At YL Camp When…

“Total Young Life Move”

There’s a pretty hilarious Twitter account out there that all Young Life leaders need to follow. It’s call “Total Young Life Move” and you can follow it@totalYLmove on Twitter. Here is a little sampling from their Twitter feed: “After 4 years of leading yl in college I realize I have more gear from the high school I lead…

Work Crew/Summer Staff Package-Less Packages

My Boy Cee Lo Green

Camp Cabin Costumes

Lessons From A Stay At Home Mermaid

How To Say Goodbye: Part 2 of 2

How To Say Goodbye: Part 1 of 2

Lunchroom Music

Last week I was in the lunchroom on the final day of school. While sitting with some of my high school friends talking about music, the conversation helped introduce me to kids I didn’t really know sitting at the other end of the table. I asked them if they played any instruments. One of the girls, Jenny, got…

Meaningful (But Cheap) Gift Idea

The Danger of PREYing

Camp As An “Older Leader”

Summer Camp Idea: Don’t Slip N Slide

I had previously posted a slip n slide kickball game idea, but thanks to some helpful comments, realized that slip n slides are no longer “YL approved” due to some sad accidents that have occurred using them, so please hold off on using wet plastic to make kids fall down.

Summer Camp Idea: Matrix Ping Pong

Are you doing summer program? Need a fresh idea for a leader skit during entertainment night? This one will take a little work to pull off, but it could be magic! Enjoy “Matrix Ping-Pong!” It looks like the audience at this high school talent show sure did. I’ve never done this, so I’m not confident on all the…

Summer Camp Idea: Links

Get some ideas for outfits for your cabin, follow up after camp, etc.. at Keep those summer camp ideas coming! Thanks to all of you who have already submitted. Post comments below or email YL1941 at gmail dot com.

My Favorite Summer Camp Idea: Random Bus Passenger

Two summers ago we found out that we were getting a new leader in our area. He was moving to our city just a few weeks before camp. Instead of letting him jump in right away, we came up with a fun way to introduce him to the kids. Another leader in our area had a grandfather who…

Summer Camp Idea: DJ Program Characters

Here’s an idea for run-on characters during club or for use as summer camp program. Thanks Niki for this submission: DJ Status and DJ Drop It. Come out in full gear. Large headphones, singing to themselves holding one ear, ect. My name is DJ Drop It cause I drop the beat like it’s hot and my name is…

Summer Camp Idea: Mario Kart Racing

Summer Camp Idea: “Sharptop” (“Friday”)

Music Video/Song idea submitted by Justin Stagner, YL Leader in Greensboro, NC. “SHARPTOP” (To the tune of “Friday” by Rebecca Black.) Seven a.m., waking up in the morning Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal Seein’ everything, the time is goin’ Tickin’ on and on, everybody’s rushin’ Gotta get down to the…

Summer Camp Program Idea Contest

Some of our YL friends around the country will have the challenge and high privilege of doing program at summer camps beginning in less than a month. While most of them have their basic direction of their characters and plot already decided, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest and offer them some collaborative…