Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center

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

Contact information

Mailing address:
Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center
2200 S. Washington Ave
Livingston, TX 77351


Phone: 936-328-3200


Organization details

EIN: 741381324

CEO/President: Garret Larsen

Chairman: Ken Purgason

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Camp Cho-Yeh is passionate about our vision of building the next generation of Christian leaders through cultivating faith, nurturing community, and forging character. Our residential summer camp program hosts boys and girls age 6-16 for 1- or 2-week experiences.

Mission statement

Cho-Yeh is a premier Christian summer camp and retreat center near Houston, Texas. Our mission is simple: to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures.

Statement of faith

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating510 of 99914 of 23
Fund acquisition rating853 of 100120 of 25
Resource allocation rating294 of 100110 of 25
Asset utilization rating386 of 9999 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$235,194$159,377$108,769$1,863,537$373,410
Short-term investments$0$0$26,858$23,332$21,596
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,915,156$2,303,492$2,241,256$4,592,109$3,029,989
Long-term investments$2,027$26,858$0$0$0
Fixed assets$14,036,348$13,604,638$12,656,521$9,287,371$7,240,239
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$14,038,375$13,631,496$12,656,521$9,287,371$7,240,239
Total assets$15,953,531$15,934,988$14,897,777$13,879,480$10,270,228
Payables and accrued expenses$260,476$343,039$191,436$229,699$225,012
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$260,476$343,039$191,436$229,699$225,012
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$342,793$440,252$358,621$299,728$245,782
Total long-term liabilities$1,024,986$1,221,211$1,420,894$1,358,383$1,669,188
Total liabilities$1,285,462$1,564,250$1,612,330$1,588,082$1,894,200
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$13,655,518$13,358,187$12,547,963$9,101,200$6,510,130
With donor restrictions$1,012,551$1,012,551$737,484$3,190,198$1,865,898
Net assets$14,668,069$14,370,738$13,285,447$12,291,398$8,376,028
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Total contributions$548,331$992,636$676,264$3,609,262$1,813,902
Program service revenue$5,668,792$5,642,787$5,172,672$4,655,824$4,016,050
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,205$10,801$9,232$24,430($18,984)
Other revenue$534,031$340,949$177,375$156,587$201,031
Total other revenue$6,218,028$5,994,537$5,359,279$4,836,841$4,198,097
Total revenue$6,766,359$6,987,173$6,035,543$8,446,103$6,011,999
Program services$5,523,894$5,275,404$4,453,902$4,031,299$3,712,690
Management and general$743,362$493,245$494,031$400,797$398,858
Total expenses$6,469,028$5,901,882$5,041,494$4,530,733$4,159,641
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$297,331$1,085,291$994,049$3,915,370$1,852,358
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$297,331$1,085,291$994,049$3,915,370$1,852,358


Garret LarsenPresident &$153,304
Chad RileyDirector of$106,587

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/18/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

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.


Camp Cho-Yeh is passionate about being a place where Jesus Christ transform the lives each summer. As we partner with generous donors to build the next generation of Christian leaders, we are grateful that finances won't stand in the way of campers experiencing a week of growing in confidence, independence, and faith!