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.

Contact information

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


Phone: 936-328-3200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 741381324

CEO/President: Garret Larsen

Chairman: Ken Dunek

Board size: 9


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 rating897 of 107731 of 36
Fund acquisition rating967 of 107830 of 37
Resource allocation rating484 of 107816 of 37
Asset utilization rating834 of 107730 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$67,490$136,281$159,377$75,593$72,768
Short-term investments$297,307$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,009,381$832,579$1,344,657$1,503,772$1,400,849
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,632,567$14,036,647$13,604,638$12,656,521$9,287,371
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,632,567$14,036,647$13,604,638$12,656,521$9,287,371
Total assets$17,641,948$14,869,226$14,949,295$14,160,293$10,688,220
Payables and accrued expenses$82,250$260,477$343,039$191,436$229,699
Other current liabilities$656,117$608,147$538,371$474,099$408,485
Total current liabilities$738,367$868,624$881,410$665,535$638,184
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,363,283$578,108$682,840$946,795$949,898
Total liabilities$2,101,650$1,446,732$1,564,250$1,612,330$1,588,082
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$15,207,992$13,422,194$13,385,045$12,547,963$9,101,200
With donor restrictions$332,306$985,693$985,693$2,276,782$6,385,815
Net assets$15,540,298$13,422,494$13,385,045$12,547,963$9,100,138
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue$1,954,831$6,170,686$6,109,610$5,494,991$4,906,028
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$1,046$63,437$112,930$61,834$58,264
Total other revenue$1,955,877$6,234,123$6,222,540$5,556,825$4,964,292
Total revenue$1,955,877$6,234,123$6,222,540$5,556,825$4,964,292
Program services$3,292,752$5,739,935$5,467,594$4,605,549$4,121,387
Management and general$671,194$743,362$493,245$494,031$400,797
Total expenses$4,039,524$6,685,069$6,094,072$5,193,141$4,620,821
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($2,083,647)($450,946)$128,468$363,684$343,471
Other changes in net assets$2,986,927$488,095$708,614$3,083,079$2,247,599
Total change in net assets$903,280$37,149$837,082$3,446,763$2,591,070


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

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/30/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Established in 1947, 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.

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!