LCN Article
LYP in Chevetogne, Belgium

November / December 2019

Rees Ellis

During the summer of 2019, Living Youth Programs hosted a teen camp in Chevetogne, Belgium, with visitors from several international areas. Mr. Rees Ellis provided the following account.

Everything went well at the LYP camp at Chevetogne Estate, and we are thankful for God’s blessings and protection.

Campers came from Europe, Canada, Martinique, Gabon, and Zambia, and their shining attitudes of jumping in to participate and serve contributed greatly to the success of the camp. A young man from Canada and a young woman from the United States both did terrific jobs as counsellors, and the food was excellent, thanks to our remarkable kitchen crew, who did a fantastic job.

The Bible classes covered these topics:

  • The word of God, a light to your feet
  • How to be a good friend
  • What to look for in a friend
  • Lessons from the ants
  • Taking responsibility
  • Your attitude in sports

The weather did not yield enough rain to allow kayaking on the Ourthe River, but that did not mean there was not plenty to do. Among other activities, every camper made a belt during the leathercraft activity, and the nature evening—a study of bats—allowed us to walk down the road to observe four different species of bat.

The pre-camp visit to the Euro Space Center was also a success, and we will definitely plan another visit for next year.