2015 Teen Camp Dates

Cotubic, OH          - June 14-21
Pinecrest, MO       - June 19-26
Hye Sierra, CA      - June 28-July 5
Woodmen, AL       - June 28-July 5
Northwest, OR      - July 26-August 2
Winter Camp, WI  - Dec. 27-Jan. 3, 2016

2015 Preteen Camps

Tomahawk, TN             - May 31-June 3
Colorado, CO               - June 7-10
Piney Woods, TX          - July 12-15
Seven Mountains, PA    - Aug 9-12
Ironwood, MN              - July 12-15
Buckeye, OH               - Aug 2-5
Northwest, OR             - Aug 2-5
Southwest Winter, AZ   - Dec 20-24


"The mission of the United Youth Camps program is to support parents and the Church in teaching youth to develop their full godly potential – which is their calling into the Body of Jesus Christ and the work of the Church – while learning that God's spiritual laws are practical ways of living (Deuteronomy 6:6-9 & 11:19-20; Psalm 34:11; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4). Within our mission are contained camper goals, staff objectives, biblical standards and a positive message to our teens that God’s ways work!"

2015 Camp Shirt Design Contest


Do you want to see your artwork printed on hundreds of shirts?  This year we want you to design the 2015 UYC camper shirts! The submitted design can be hand drawn or computer designed in any format.  The deadline for submission is April 1, 2015.  

A 50% scholarship will be offered for a 2015 camp if the winner is a camper.  The winning artist will also be featured in a future United News publication and their artwork printed on all 2015 camper shirts!

One of your designs will be chosen! It's time to get creative! 

Design Requirements

  • Artwork should be designed to fit on the entire chest of the camper shirt (see any 2013 or 2014 UYC camper shirt for an example).
  • Design should contain the UYC logo.
  • Design should contain the phrase "United Youth Camps".
  • The 2015 camp theme is "Be Like Your Heavenly Father"; its use is not required.
  • Use no more than two colors in your design.
  • Avoid using the year (2015) in your design.
  • Resubmissions from the 2014 Design Contest are allowed.
  • The winning design will belong solely to the United Church of God and may be used for any purpose (not just on United Youth Camps T-shirts).
  • The winning design must be original. It cannot be a copy of someone else’s work, including trade or service marks or "stock" designs.
  • The Church reserves the right to modify or improve on the winning design as it deems appropriate or necessary.

Conditions and Release

Artist must be between the ages of 13-25 and a current or past camper or staff at a UYC teen camp. One submission per person. Artist must be regularly attending the United Church of God. The winning artist will be featured in a future United News publication, in Church-sponsored social media, and their artwork (if practical and permissible) printed on the 2015 (or other future) camper shirts and/or other UYC items. A complete entry includes both the signed Submission Form and Artwork. Upon receipt, artwork becomes the sole property of the United Church of God.


  1. Complete the Submission Form.
  2. Both the Submission Form and original artwork should be emailed to ed_dowd@ucg.org.
  3. The deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2015.

I have more questions. who should I contact?

If you have any questions about the 2015 United Youth Camps Shirt Design Contest, please contact Ed Dowd at ed_dowd@ucg.org.



2015 Teen Camp Dates

Camp Cotubic, OH June 14-21 (staff arrives June 13)
Pinecrest, MO June 19-26 (staff arrives June 18)
Hye Sierra, CA June 28-July 5 (staff arrives June 26)
Woodmen, AL June 28-July 5 (staff arrives June 27)
Northwest, OR July 26-August 2 (staff arrives July 25)


2014 Planning Dates--Join Us!

Camp life is great and you are invited to be a part of it in 2014!

February 1: Updated individual camp websites
Late February: Special United News UYC issue arrives
March 1: Camper/Staff applications available online
March 22 or 29: Camp video shown in congregations
May 1: Camper/Staff applications due

Happy Camping!

Steve Nutzman
UYC National Teen Coordinator


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