Middle School Grade Guys Wyldlife Camp

WHO: We have 10 spots (one cabin) for Hillcrest guys who have just finished 6th-8th grade to join us at Wyldlife Camp.

WHAT: A trip to the lake with more food, fun, meaning and adventure (and middle schoolers) than you can handle! It’s WyldLife camp!

WHEN:  The trip is July 20-24, 2019.

WHERE: Young Life’s absolutely stunning Clearwater Cove Resort on Table Rock Lake.

COST: $580. Includes charter bus transportation from Shawnee Mission South, lodging, camp fees, insurance, and food while at Clearwater Cove. It does not include lunch while we are traveling, or souvenirs, T-shirts from the camp store and extra snacks while at camp. The camp fee is non-refundable except in the case of medical or family emergencies.

STATUS: This trip is full. Please call Rick to inquire about the waiting list.


We will be meeting at the Shawnee Mission South parking lot at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 20th so we can ride on a charter bus with Shawnee Mission Young Life. We will be returning to the same location around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, ready for dinner (and to tell you about their week - maybe). This charter bus ride is included in the camp fee!

While at Clearwater, your kids cannot be reached directly/immediately by phone or by cell phone because they’re probably out on a boat, on the ropes course, or in the water! Kids will be able to call you if they bring or purchase a calling card (available at camp). Also, you may send mail (hint, hint!). That address and phone number are:

Clearwater Cove

827 Majestic View Lane

Lampe, MO 65681

Clearwater’s after-hours emergency number is: 417-779-1275. We will make sure to have them contact you as we arrive at camp and right when we leave!


The guys can bring whatever they want as long as it's legal and fits into one suitcase and a carry-on for road trip essentials. Young Life properties have a national policy of not allowing electronics at camp so I’ll collect cell phones, smart watches, iPads, music players, and headphones before we get to camp. Please mark your players and headphones with your name! If kids need to charge their devices for the ride home, a portable charging device is a good idea. NOTE: If kids want pictures, they’ll need an actual camera. Here is a packing list.

  • Beachwear

  • A couple of bathing suits

  • Beach towel

  • Sunglasses / goggles

  • A whole bottle of sunscreen

  • Sandals/flip flops

  • Grungewear

  • A pair of shorts, shoes, and a dark t-shirt you don't mind throwing away

  • Casual Clothes

  • Shorts, jeans, shirts

  • Sweatshirt

  • Light jacket - it may get cool at night

  • Tennis shoes for field games

  • One nice outfit

For the Road Trip - one carry-on with:

  • Snacks/drinks - Please make sure your drink containers have lids. No glass bottles or cans of pop, please.

  • Portable phone charger

  • All over-the-counter and prescription medications in their original container in a Ziploc bag – labeled with your name (camp requirement)

Other items:

  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, rubber bands, etc.

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray (optional but nice)

  • Camera

  • Bath towel

  • Pillow

  • Sleeping Bag (we also recommend a fitted sheet so you have "options"

  • Spending money – for one travel meal, as well as for the camp store and snack shop! (we suggest about $75-100)