Our Heritage

Established in 1947, Camp Cho-Yeh is a premier Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Livingston, Texas, about an hour north of Houston. The Cho-Yeh comes from the local Alabama-Coushatta Indian language and means “land of tall pines”. For many years, Camp Cho-Yeh has been a place where both youth and adults have grown in their faith and character. all dedicated to being safe, having fun, and helping people grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mission-driven summer staff and full-time employees have been impacting live for 70 years. We are dedicated to helping people grow deeper in their understanding of the Gospel. Campers and retreat guests come from all walks of life, denominations, and other organizations to enjoy our unique activities.

Our mission:  To be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures.

For 10 weeks each summer we bring in high quality college students to serve as role models and actively engage campers in faith-building conversations. Our desire is to meet young people where they are and challenge them to understand their individual role in God’s story. Hospitality is the heart of our Retreats Ministry as we partner with group leaders to provide the resources needed to create a unique experience for their specific group.

What we Believe

We believe in the scripture of the Old and New Testaments as the infallible word of God, written under the full inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is the principal revelation of God’s character and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, His only Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is both fully God and fully human, and yet without sin.

We believe in the unique nature of humanity created by God in His image distinct from all other living creatures, and in the historic fall of man into sin, thereby bringing all humanity under God’s condemnation.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, taking upon himself the judgment we deserved, so that all who believe in Him are justified by faith in Christ alone through his shed blood.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life as High Priest, Advocate, and sole Mediator between humanity and God the Father.

We believe in the everlasting salvation of lost and sinful people, and that salvation is the gift of God to humanity, received only by personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is wholly an act of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human effort.

We believe Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

 

Camp Cho-Yeh is accredited by the American Camp Association, a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association, and is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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