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
"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 
"Young Life means to me:  That I was made for this.  I was made for all the clubs, I was made for all the crazy jumping around yelling, I was made for all the soul searching, I was made for all the tears, I was made for all the friendships, but I was especially made to find my way to God." - Bri
"Young Life is the one thing that I am involved with where I can be my completely crazy self and I have no worries.  It means everything to me and it has a really big impact on my life."                                                                 - Courtney 
"Young Life to me is a place where kids can go to learn about God and His love for you while having a blast doing it!"- Anthony
"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

We are already planning our 2015-16 school year kickoff event! Paint Wars is BACK! August 31st at 7:27pm our leaders will be ready to get messy, meet new kids and hang with our old friends! This event is a blast that we look forward to each year as it’s a perfect example of how Young Life is all about the controlled chaos! God is going to do amazing things in this upcoming year and we are all excited to get to be a part of it!


Help our Friends Get to the
​Best Week of Their Life!! 

 It’s hard to believe that we are less than 6 weeks away from leaving for camp! As I type this update, 28 of our 30 total spots are taken. We are still looking for those last two kids to come to Colorado with us to experience the best week of their lives! 
Leaders and teens have been working side by side to raise the funds needed for camp and relationships are being built. Mulching has been a huge success and we are still willing to get out there and make yards and businesses beautiful, so please send people our way! It’s $5 per bag or $10 per bag if you’d like us to weed the area and spread the mulch. The teams really do great work! 
We are also looking for scrap metal to pick up. We know a lot of people have old barns and garages full of “junk”. Well, that junk metal could help a teen hear the greatest love story ever told and that is priceless so please contact Chris Byington @ 573-286-9912. You can also just click below if you feel led to give a donation.​
First Annual Young Life Golf Tournament

We have decided to use the beautiful course at Old Kinderhook this year to have our first annual golf tournament! We are really excited for this adventure. There will be a shot gun start at 1:30pm on Sunday, August 16th. It will be a four person scramble and the entry fee is $100/person. We already have businesses joining us in sponsoring the event and we would love for YOU to be added to that list! So, if you aren’t a golfer, but would like to help sponsor the event, we have options for you!  T-Shirt sponsorships are $200 and each player will receive a T-Shirt.  You can also sponsor a hole for $100 with your name or business name on a sign at the hole
​​Please contact John Blair @ 573-346-2235 or 573-346-2461 or email him at john@blaircedar.com


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

Phone: 573-836-2016

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