Young Men / Women ETVN

Waters Edge Encampment
7900 Farm to Market 1733, Crockett, TX 75835

Who is East Texas Vida Nueva For?

• ETVN is for Christian Youth ages 15-20. You MUST be between this age bracket to attend the weekend. If you have any questions about eligibility of a candidate please feel free to email us at at the bottom of any page. While young people have been saved on past VN weekends, that is not the intention of the weekend, so we ask that you sponsor a candidate who has already confessed a saving relationship with Christ.

What is the Cost?

• To attend the weekend as a candidate, there is a fee of $135.00. This includes lodging and food (from Thursday supper to Sunday lunch). All Candidate Applications must be turned in 7 days prior to event, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Last minute arrivals at Send-Off will not be permitted to attend the Weekend.  Thank you for your timely submission of Candidate Applications.

How do I sponsor Someone as a Candidate?

• To sponsor a candidate you must have already attended a Tres Dias, a Vida Nueva or any other similar weekend. As a sponsor, you are to make sure your candidate has a ride to and from ETVN, completes their application, etc. Being a sponsor DOES NOT mean that you are required to pay their fees to attend the weekend, once we receive your candidates application, we will send you a letter giving you more detailed information concerning your responsibilities as their sponsor.
• To print/download an application click here.
• If you are a young person who would like to go through the VN weekend, but you have no sponsor, email us and we will see how we can help.

Where is East Texas Vida Nueva Held?

• Vida Nueva weekends are currently held at Waters Edge Encampment. Candidates are typically from the surrounding East Texas areas.
• If you are not from the East Texas Region, here is a link to information for other Vida Nueva communities around the world –

I’m already 21, but I would like to attend a weekend like VN, is there anything for me?

• Yes, Tres Dias is a weekend similar to VN for adults 21 and older. The website for the local community (East Texas Tres Dias) is and if you aren’t from the East Texas Area for a list of communities world wide.

How do I serve on a Vida Nueva Weekend?

• To serve on a weekend you must have attended Vida Nueva, Tres Dias, of a comparable weekend. There is a team fee of $150.00. For more information on serving a VN weekend, send us an Email.