Camp Development Principles

After construction is complete, Young Life camps are financially self-sufficient. All operational expenses, maintenance, administrative costs and funded depreciation are paid from camp revenue generated by the camper fee. Only major capital projects require fundraising after the initial purchase or construction. We only grow as thoughtful and generous gifts allow.

Young Life camps have a long-standing policy to first raise the funds and then to develop new projects, facilities and amenities. This is so the camp fee that summer and school season guests pay is minimized to reflect true operating costs. This practice also allows us to develop new projects to a standard of excellence.

For information regarding the Capital Campaign to fund and further develop LoneHollow Ranch, please reach out to Cam Thrutchley at​ or 281.380.1324.

Below is a breakdown of the major capital projects included in each phase of the ongoing development plan. In an effort to help fund scholarships for future campers, each phase includes a minimum goal of $3 million into the Campership Legacy Fund in addition to the capital projects identified in each phase. We invite you to pray for the ongoing fundraising efforts and ask that you consider the opportunity to contribute toward the development campaign.

Phase I:


  • Dining Hall, Utilities Infrastructure Improvements, and YoungLives and Capernaum (Universal Access) Infrastructure
  • Campership Legacy Fund

Phase II:

Current Phase of Fundraising

  • Club Room, Pool, Adult Guest Lodge, Adventure Course, Landscaping and Road Surfacing
  • Campership Legacy Fund

Phase III:

  • Staff Housing, Office Space, Landscaping, Adventure Activity
  • Campership Legacy Fund

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