As part of the overall renovation of Laity Lodge, Cedar Brake, a facility little known to most guests, is also undergoing a major renovation and re-imagining—architecturally, conceptually, and strategically.
Blue Hole is part of the “remarkable ecosystem” of the Frio River and very much part of the environmental conservation strategy to protect the river from pollution or degradation.
Early last summer, Cary Hendricks was telling some old friends about his work as director of Laity Lodge Family Camp. One of them, trying to be helpful, started suggesting some programming ideas—what sorts of content should be the focus of Roundup talks and devotional times.
Most anyone can sign up to be an Outdoor School Volunteer. All that’s required to apply is the willingness to try.
Last spring, Lenoir Hilbert tripped and broke her elbow in the first half mile of the Capital 10K, a popular annual race in Austin. For many people, an injury like that would be a good excuse to halt all non-essential activity.
How does LLYC find seasonal staff willing to go to such extremes? By working really hard every fall, winter, and spring to find staff with the dedication and creativity it takes to create the best two weeks.
Two years ago, Cassi Salazar took on two major challenges at once. First, she gave birth to her second child, a girl named Athena. Second, on her first day back from maternity leave, she stepped into a new role as head of groundskeeping for the H. E. Butt Foundation.
A few weeks ago, I received a Facebook friend request from a face I hadn’t seen in 18 or 19 years. I remembered the person immediately, an LLYC counselor from the 1990s, now an adult with four kids of her own.
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
Laity Lodge construction and 1,573 LLYC campers. Family Campers enjoing outdoor elements and Foundation Campers establishing new rhythms. Overall, the Canyon had an amazing summer in 2016.