Family Camp

What Makes Young Life’s Family Camps So Special?

As a Christian youth outreach ministry founded in 1941, Young Life has decades of experience understanding kids and the families they come from. That knowledge has helped us create a premier family vacation experience.

Young Life Chicagoland offers two options for families:

  • A week-long Family Camp experience at Trail West in Buena Vista, Colo.
  • Labor Day Weekend Family Camp at Timber Wolf Lake in Lake City, Michigan.
Labor Day Weekend Family Camp at Timber Wolf Lake

Arrival Time:  2-5PM Friday, September 4th  

Departure Time:  12PM Monday, September 7th

Cost:  Adults (ages 13 and over ): $180

​Children (ages 4-12): $100

Children (ages 0-3): Free

$100 non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit due at time of registration.  Full payment due July 1st. If cancellation occurs after July 1st,TWL will reimburse 25% of total cost.   

Where: Timber Wolf Lake - Lake City, MI 

What: Great family time, great food and great fun!

Activities Include: High Ropes Course, Go-Carts, Water Tubing behind WaveRunners, Indoor Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Zipline and Tall Timbers!​​Week-long 
Family Camp at Trail West in Colorado

As Young Life's only dedicated Family Camp, Trail West has three objectives: 1) To enable individuals and families to experience Jesus Christ in a way that is spiritually refreshing, 2) to enjoy a remarkable family vacation, and 3) to learn more about the mission of Young Life.

In other words, we want to provide a family vacation experience that’s not only fun, but deeply meaningful as well. Each day is filled with programming that involves the whole family, with the sole purpose of bringing the family together in playful activities. At night, our families attend a "club" that includes music, songs, mixers, skits and a short, relevant message of God's love for us, expressed through His Son, Jesus Christ. The message is given in a clear and winsome way, which kids and adults alike can appreciate and enjoy.

For more information on our Family Camp experience at Trail West, you can order a brochure by calling us at 
719-395-2477 or sending us an email



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Phone: 773-609-4565

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