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Sitting by Campfire

YIL Camp 2023

August 4-6

Dana Brown Overnight Center, Villa Ridge, MO352 Freund Rd, Villa Ridge, MO 63089

Community & Connection with God's Creation

Welcome to YIL Summer Camp


Open to high schoolers and up!



is now open!

Space is limited to 65 participants

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Join us for a weekend in the outdoors with Islamic talks featuring Sheikh Huzaifah Hamirani, and group discussions to bring us closer to each other and our deen. 

Potential activities include:

  • Hiking 

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking 

  • Team-Building Excercises

  • Bonfire

  • Group & Self Reflections



Getting to and from camp

Campers are expected to provide their own transportation.


Assistance from the St. Louis Airport to the campsite will be provided.

Please contact for more information. 

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Preparing for Camp

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Preparing for Camp

Please read the next sections carefully to ensure the safety of all campers and participants!


  • Shirts must be worn at all times

  • Shorts must follow Islamic Guidelines covering a man’s awrat

  • Participants must sleep in proper pajamas

  • Pants should cover undergarments at all times

  • Tops should follow Islamic Guidelines:

    • Loose-fitting

    • Skin doesn’t show even when bending

  • Bring proper prayer clothes to cover up

  • Pack clothes according to the weather

  • Men and Women shall follow Islamic Guidelines of covering awrat for the duration of the camp

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Rules & Regulations

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Rules and Regulations

  • Do your best to stay safe at all times

  • Communicate to volunteers and others if you need to stray from the group. Keep your phone close to you at times of separation.

  • Campers are responsible for cleaning up after themselves, helping with meals, etc.

  • Campers must practice proper conduct at all times, obeying all safety rules and regulations. 

  • Camp pranks, gags, or youth-initiated activities which may result in the compromised safety or health of another individual, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc., will not be tolerated. 

  • YIL has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, intimidation, persecution, or deliberate meanness to others. This behavior is adversative to the theme of the camp and the overall mission of YIL. The consequence of above mentioned is removal from the camp.

  • Obscene and inappropriate language is not permissible while at camp.

  • Campers should be aware of upholding good hygiene. They should shower regularly and not smell. 

  • Campers should be appropriately attired for the day’s activities. If you are unsure of appropriate attire please consult a volunteer and the clothing suggestions for assistance before or/and during camp.

  • Please be mindful of your electronic devices. YIL is not responsible for any damage to your belongings. 

  • Recording or photographing others without their consent is strictly prohibited and can result in being sent home. 

  • All interactions between opposite genders should be purposeful, public, and limited. Non-purposeful, unsupervised, and/or excessive intermingling between genders goes against Islamic values

  • Campers are prohibited from bringing or possessing any weapons, sharp objects, recreational drugs, flammable material and/or any unprescribed medication.

  • Vandalism and damage to the camp or the property of others are prohibited.

  • Campers are required to keep their cabin, self, and surroundings clean. 

  • Items of significant value shall be left at home. YIL is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

  • Disciplinary action will be taken on campers who continuously disobey camp rules or are found intentionally compromising the safety of other campers.

For further clarification on anything surrounding the camp please feel free to contact us.

Contact Us

Thank you for contacting us!

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