It was the best of times: “Just good, old fashioned, soul-filling camp fun!” That’s how one Session Four parent described the summer of 2021 at LLYC.
It was the worst of times: “Probably the hardest session to date,” the same parent acknowledged, alluding to positive COVID-19 cases at Singing Hills that brought the session to an early close. Another parent commented simply, “I’d love a year without COVID! :)”
We would, too. Ending Session Four early was hard, but hardest of all was JAM, the session that didn’t happen due to the regional rise in COVID-19 cases. LLYC JAM families were understanding but understandably brokenhearted to learn that their campers would go a second year without experiencing the joy of LLYC.
And yet, as you can see throughout these photos, Summer 2021 held real moments of joy. Tons of them, every day. Jumping into Blue Hole. Singing and dancing at Roundup. Cheering on everyone at the rodeo. Dressing up for the dance. Field sports, hikes through the Canyon, zooming down zip lines. And of course—and most of all—building relationships that can last a lifetime.
Nothing—not COVID complications, not shortened sessions—could stop the goodness of God gracing LLYC’s summer yet again. As we enjoy this look back, let’s also look ahead with hope and prayer for Summer 2022.
“The fun, the food, the LLYC experience is truly magical and unparalleled. It is just good, old fashioned, soul-filling camp fun! … Thank you to the AMAZING staff for everything you did during probably your hardest session to date. You handled it beautifully in our eyes, and big prayers that you all NEVER have to deal with that type of situation again!!! Thank you for a beautiful session 4!”