1. To prepare a place where teenagers & youth leaders can come together in order to passionately pursue the presence of God.
2. To create an atmosphere where teenagers & youth leaders can experience personal transformation through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
3. To set the stage for teenagers & youth leaders to have their hearts enlarged for world missions and peer evangelism.
YFN exists to impact and equip this generation with the living word of God, propelling them into a lifestyle of worship with a heart for the nations.
Each year, YFN receives testimony after testimony from youth pastors and campers from across the country about how God has changed their life at YFN. At YFN, we see God set teenagers free from addictions, heal them mentally, physically, and emotionally, but most importantly see them come to truly know God. YFN also has intense worship where teenagers are challenged to go after the heart of God in passionate pursuit. Workshops are also an important aspect in YFN; they are designed to equip teenagers with practical teachings which allow them to leave and apply what they have learned and experienced. YFN also consists of crazy games where the campers can have fun and go nuts with hundreds of other teens.
All year long YFN interns are preparing for the summer. Each week they are praying and fasting, seeking the heart of God and desiring to see a generation changed and set apart for the glory of God.
Q: Can I be apart of YFN if I am over 18, not a youth leader or youth pastor?
A: No. Even though we love people to help out with YFN, we limit the involvement to YFN interns, campers, youth pastors and youth leaders.
Q: When can I arrive and depart from YFN?
A: YFN registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on the opening day of camp, and will last until 12:30 p.m. Late registration will run from 12:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. The departure time is 11:00 a.m. on the concluding day of your scheduled camp.
Q: What kind of food is served at camp?
A: You can expect a variety of options, such as hamburgers, lasagna, hot dogs and various sides to go with each. There is always an open salad bar with desert and your choice of drink available in a buffet setting.
Q: Is transportation provided if I fly into Dallas?
A: We are unable to provide transportation from the airport. However, you are welcome to arrange a shuttle/taxi from the airport for approximately $38 (U.S.). Speak with DFW Ground Transportation for more information at 972 574 5878.
Q: What activities are available?
A: Nation games are played in the afternoon, which include: relay races, pool games, and many other exciting activities. We have an in-door swimming pool available during free time. Life guards will be on duty any time the pool is open. Basketball and volleyball tournaments go on during free time and the water-slide on the field is open to have fun on! During the week, groups will have the opportunity to visit the local waterpark. YFN will not provide transportation to the waterpark. Youth groups and individuals who do not have transportation will have to stay on campus for the afternoon. The cost for the waterpark is included in your registration.
Q: What are the rules during camp?
A: Because we are a Christian summer camp, we have standards set to allow our attendees to experience God in a powerful way without being distracted and to ensure their safety. Please see the "YFN Rules" included within the registration packet.
An on-site nurse will be available for all medical needs throughout your stay at YFN. Any medication being taken by those under 18 must be turned in to the nurse at registration. All medication will be handed out at the nurse's station when needed.
We can provide transportation and YFN personnel to and from the hospital in emergency situations in the event that the responsible youth pastor is not available.
YFN campers are housed on the Christ For The Nations campus in dorm-style accommodations. You will need to bring your own twin-sized bedding (sleeping bags work best). Room assignments are made upon arrival, and every effort is made to keep campers from the same church together.
Private accommodations may be requested only for youth pastors with small children, but these rooms are limited and may become available only at registration. Because we expect to close out every week of camp we can provide hotel information for youth pastors bringing their families upon request. Meals for small children are available at a reduced rate. See the registration packet for more information.
Childcare will not be provided for any events taking place at Youth For The Nations.