Welcome, Alumni!


The LLYC Alumni Program exists to help former campers and staff members continue the important relationships and life changes that came about during your summers in the Frio Canyon. We share the mission and vision of The H. E. Butt Family Foundation, which exists to serve God by providing opportunities for people to encounter God for the transformation of daily life, work, and our world.

July 9, 2018

Swine ’09

When we think of camp, we think blue skies and laughs. But sometimes it rains or people get sick or someone breaks a bone. This is called a wrench and sometimes one gets thrown into the summer. In the summer of 2009, however, a full on hardware store was plopped on the Canyon when the Swine Flu full-on shut the joint down. We caught up with Kiri Issac who was on Work Crew during that […]
June 19, 2018

Becoming LLYC Camper Parent Alums: Reflections from a final camper drop-off

What is special about LLYC to your family? LLYC was introduced to our family in a variety of ways. At one time, my husband was the roommate of Kevin Mayne in Corpus Christi. Kevin left CC to begin his ministry at LLYC. His enthusiasm made me want to send my kids there (and this was BEFORE I had kids). Then my friend’s daughter, Jill Hoffman, worked for LLYC, and her excitement about the camp made […]
June 14, 2018

Christi Tullos

How many summers did you spend in the Canyon?  I spent 11 incredible summers in the Canyon! I started coming to Laity Lodge as a camper at Singing Hills. I was a camper at the Hills for two summers, in Delta Babes and Tri Love, then moved over to Echo Valley where I spent five summers as a camper in cabins A, B, E, H and I. I served on Work Crew at Echo Valley […]
May 31, 2018

Deep Thoughts on Work Crew

It’s a rite of passage. You’re too old to pay to be a camper, but too young to get paid to be on staff. Oh, that magical summer before your senior year in high school known as your crew summer. All work. No pay. In the old days, they guys and gals all pitched in doing kitchen duty together, but things look much different now. Crew has evolved into Work Crew for the girls (mostly […]
May 21, 2018

LLYC Alumni Work Weekend

Bright yellow and orange flowers lined Highway 83 as former LLYC-ers entered The Canyon for Alumni Work Weekend. We all gathered for dinner at the Echo Valley Ranch House, exchanging stories of which years and positions we’d all spent in this special place. A light rain later lulled us to sleep, before we rose to face a full day of gritty service prepping a dusty camp for the staffers and campers who will soon be […]
May 3, 2018

Rounding Up in Elgin (Again)

They’ve done it again! The LLYC Alumni Elgin Crew pulled off another successful gathering in late April. The weather couldn’t keep these old camp friends from coming together and enjoying every second of this reunion just east of Austin. A huge thank you to Brian Glenn for all of his hard work organizing the event! Another huge thanks goes out to the Yaklins for hosting! And Shake Russell made it out again as the LLYC […]