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.

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 […]
March 22, 2018

Bryan Calvert

How many summers did you spend in the Canyon? I spent four awesome years working in The Canyon. I spent my first three summers as a counselor at Singing Hills, from 1998-2000. Then, in the summer of 2001, I had the privilege of serving as Program Director with my best friend Jason Jackson. What are you up to these days? These days I live in Grapevine, Texas with my beautiful wife Becca and our four […]
March 14, 2018

Sir Matt Roe

How many summers did you spend in the Canyon?  We never really called it “The Canyon” back in the ‘80s, but I’m slowly getting used to that.  I spent 13 summers in a row at LLYC, from 1980 to 1992.  I started out as a camper at Singing Hills and my last year as a camper at Echo Valley was in 1985.  I was a camper in Cabin 4 for 3 years in a row […]
March 5, 2018

Houston, We Have Alums!

Last Thursday, a fun crowd of LLYC Alums gathered for an evening at The Del in Houston. Several generations of campers and staff were represented and, as always, fun was definitely had.            Here are a few words from several attendees: “I am so thankful for LLYC reunions! I can’t say how great it is to get together with old friends and reminisce about our times in the Canyon. Getting together […]
February 23, 2018

Martha & Gaines

Gaines and I met during staff week at Echo Valley in 2012. I was returning for my second summer as a photographer and Gaines had never been to LLYC, but decided to ditch his summer internship to be a programmer with his best friend, Hunter Beauchamp. Let me just say… this new guy did not go unnoticed and quickly rose to the top of our cabin’s camp crush list! Since we were both on the […]