Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Young Life Summer Camp Dress Code Policy

The Young Life Service Center released an executive memo today regarding camp dress code policy. With the upcoming summer camping season quickly approaching, two significant changes have been made to existing policy. The upcoming changes begin effectively on May 1, 2014. 

  • Male camp musicians will no longer be allowed to wear skinny jeans. The primary reason for this change is simply the safety of both the campers and musicians.  Watch a detailed video explanation here. 
  • Chacos brand sandals may only be worn while swimming in lakes with rocky bottoms. Closed-toe shoes are now required during all other free-time activities, in the club room, and in the dining hall. We interviewed Stuart Nelson, the Food Service Manager at one of Young Life's newest properties, Carolina Point. Chef Nelson states, "With stricter health code policies and more rigid sanitation criteria, we've had to raise the bar on our policies regarding foot coverings. It is a major loss for the mission of Young Life to not be allowed to wear Chacos around camp, but it is also a major win for the health industry. Our motto at Young Life has always been 'Safety First,' and the elimination of Chacos brings great hope to all of us for a healthy camping season in 2014."

To learn more about other mission-wide changes, visit the additional links below.


  1. how in the world do can you keep 300 kids from wearing Chacos in the dining hall. i get the Jeans thing about camp musicians.

  2. Is this a real thing? I don't see it on the staff resources page...

  3. Check date of post... that should explain everything to you.