From the Heart of the President


As we welcome the new year, I want to take a moment to celebrate what God did at Youth Haven through the support of friends like you in 2021. Here are just a few of the exciting things your gifts, prayers, and volunteer hours made possible:


  • 2100 camp scholarships were offered to approximately 800 children for Youth Haven’s on-site retreats and camps, which take place throughout the entire year.

  • Approximately 11,500 meals were served to hungry children.

  • More than 400 disadvantaged children received a custom Bible called the Youth Haven “Trailbook.” Most of them have never owned a Bible before!

  • Approximately 1,400 children received monthly newsletters, activity sheets, birthday cards, and letters in the mail to remind them God loves them and encourage them to read their Trailbooks. Many of them wrote back to us and sent us their completed activity sheets!

  • Over 90 children let us know they made a first-time decision to follow Christ at Youth Haven!

  • More than 800 children in need received toys and gifts this Christmas through the mail, delivered in person to their homes, or during one of our on-site Christmas retreats.


Now we look toward 2022 knowing there is a tremendous need to share the Gospel message with children here in the United States. That begins with doing all we can to meet their physical needs and to show them they are loved and created for a purpose, no matter what they may be struggling with at home. I’m so grateful for your continued partnership in this important mission!


Together, we can share the hope of Christ with even more kids in the year ahead! Thank you!


Your Mission Partner,

Lars Carlson

President & CEO