We're Glad You're Here

Since 2006, we have been blessed with having volunteer leaders from the area spend hundreds of hours every year building relationships with high school students.  We currently have Young Life at Camdenton High School, but are interested in pursuing ministry within other high schools and middle schools within the area.

Young Life leaders each week go to the high school to meet the students. Volunteers can be found in the lunch room, at practices or games, at the skate park or anywhere a high school kid is found.  Young Life is about adults "going where kids are" and "earning the right to be heard." 
I want to personally invite you to check us out and how it is impacting high school students in Camdenton.  If you want to know more about getting involved or starting Young Life in another school, check out the area contact information on the left. 
I hope you found this information helpful and would love to hear from you as we continue to reach our goal of reaching every kid, everywhere, for eternity.

For Every Kid, 

Adam Van Dam
Area Director
"I love that everyone can get together on Monday nights. I love the Atmosphere. It starts at 7:27 pm  but I show up by 6pm because i'm so pumped to turn that one hour into a few hours of fun! " -Adam
"Young Life is like a family to me.  It takes all independent groups and allows us to come together and be one.  It allows us to grow deeper in our faith and build new relationships with other high sc​​​​hoolers." - Alex 
"we go to Young life so we don't live the thug life- LOL" -Macks Creek Peeps
"Young Life is a place for teens to have a blast without all the partying.  Some come already as a believer in Jesus, and some don't but either way, no matter who you are - you are loved.  It's not a place where you are forced to believe but if you are ready to take that step, the leaders are there to help you." - Dennis
"keep Calm  and pray on!" -syd

We have an awesome opportunity for adults in the community who would like to see one piece of what we do to share the love of Jesus with our high school friends. We have Club every Monday evening at 7:27pm. We can't really explain club, it just has to be experienced! We have an adult guest area, above the chaos, where you can watch what goes on. 
If you are interested in this unique opportunity, contact Adam VanDam 
​@ 573-836-2016


Exciting Changes!!!

The next school over. It's been our dream for several years. We have 5 schools in our area and have been waititng to see where God would open doors. The last couple of years we've been welcomed into Macks Creek High School and have established some great realtionships with our teen friends, some parents and staff members.
School of the Osage has been on our radar as we've had more people in the community asking, "How can we get Young Life started at Osage?" We are excited to announce that we see those doors opening and are beginning to work with potential leaders and committee members for the birth of Young Life Osage! Our leaders are starting to attend sporting events in the hopes of being seen and someday starting casual relationships with teens to one day end up sharing the greatest love story ever told. 
Please be in prayer with us for favor with the school, more adults to rise up and catch the vision of Young Life, financial support, and most importantly that we would see and work with God as He leads us every step of the way.
Hey Tweens and Parents of tweens....

So  often we hear from tweens, "When can I come to Young LIfe?!" And each time, it saddens us a little to see the disappointment in their eyes as we  say,  "Freshman year, come hang out!"  Those years are so pivotal for kids these days as they navigate who they are becoming. They are bombarded at younger ages by all the world has to offer and it's viatlly important for them to have voices and presenses intheir life to speak truth and show love. It takes a special person to be goofy enough for  middle school work, but God has placed the desire in the hearts of some of our friends and we are thrilled to say that wyldlife is headed to Camdenton!  
​For MOre info:
​​           Please   contact   Adam   VanDam             @ 573-836-2016  or   email   him   at  avandamyl@gmail.com


Young Life Lake of the Ozarks | PO Box 561 Camdenton, MO 65020-0561

Phone: 573-836-2016

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