Stories of Youthfront

Q&A with Nate | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Nate Gillilan is no stranger when it comes to participating in Youthfront’s programs. As a former camper, Teen Staffer, and Summer Staffer, it’s safe to say that Nate has a heart for youth ministry and serving others. He is currently a cabin leader at both Camp LaCygne and Camp West this summer. How did you first hear about Youthfront? My church was involved with Youthfront and I camped as a kid. What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront,…

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75 Weeks and 75 Years: Mac Maser’s Story – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This summer, we discovered an amazing story about one of our long-time staffers. After the last week of camp, Mac Maser finished his 75th week at Youthfront during our 75th anniversary year. Pretty cool, huh? As the Teen Staff Director at Camp West, Mac has a passion for serving youth. So why is this 24-year-old drawn to a 75-year-old organization? A Place of Restoration “This year as we celebrate 75 years of ministry as an organization, I personally got to…

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McKayla’s Story | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As Youthfront is gearing up for the 2019 summer camp season, Emporia State University student McKayla Brady has been reflecting on her time as a cabin leader at Youthfront Camp LaCygne last summer. Already committed to returning to Summer Staff for 2019, McKayla is excited to come alongside her future campers in spiritual growth and friendship.   What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront? The spiritual growth and community that I found [last] summer was amazing. What are…

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A Youthfront Legacy: Alex Francis – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Alex Francis has a unique history with Youthfront. Not only has she grown up with the organization as a camper and two-year Summer Staffer, but her family also has a connection. Her great uncle is Lou Francis, chair of the Youthfront board of directors. Some of her cousins have also been on staff. We asked Alex to share her Youthfront story with us. How do you feel knowing that your family has been a part of Youthfront’s story? Youthfront has always…

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Q&A with Sarah Day | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Baker University student Sarah Day joined Summer Staff last year wanting to fulfill internship requirements and gain experience in her major. What she additionally gained was a community of people that surrounded her in love, support, and authenticity. Sarah enjoyed staffing so much that she will be returning this summer as the Wellness Director at Youthfront Camp West. What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront, even if you’ve participated in YF activities many times before? I was supposed to…

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Molly’s Story | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As a lifeguard at Youthfront Camp West last summer, Molly Terlouw found meaning in serving campers and staff. Not only was she able to help thousands of campers experience a fun week of summer, but she also found authentic and loving relationships with the staff. Molly is a technical theatre major at Kansas Wesleyan University. She will be returning to serve on Summer Staff at Camp West as Overnight Security. Here is her story from last summer. How did you…

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