Help Send A Kid To Camp

Imagine This:

Five hundred high schoolers, having 12 hours of fun for one week with all-you-can-eat food, daily rides, room service, no cell phones, everyone waiting on your needs, meeting new friends, ending each day with a gospel message about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. ​

Date: July 5 - July 11
Lake Champion, NeW York


we Introduce 9th - 12th graders to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
If they accept Christ Fine, if they don't, fine. we will love them anyway and help them graduate high school.
The life of a Young Life leader

Who We Are

at a Glance


Young Life begins in the USA

In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how much God cares about them​ by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus​ in ways and words they could understand and relate to.


Countries with Young Life staff and leaders

Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world. ​

Two million

young people reached by Young Life staff and leaders in the us

Whether it's in inner-city Dayton or villages and towns, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over two million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.

50+ Weekly in Dayton

Kids involved weekly

Dayton Urban Young Life leaders care enough about high school teens to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. After the relationship is built; after the respect is gained; after we meet the parents; we invite the teens to attend our weekly Bible Study (Campaigners) and our weekly party (Club). Each teen is teen introduced to their Christian leader, who will walk with them during their high school career.

You Were Made For This


Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.

Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.

Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.

Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.

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