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Not Just for Men

31265999361_eb21943209_kThere’s something new coming to the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch [in Tabiona, Utah]. I’m just completing the building of a new facility that sleeps 48 people, with a huge conference room that will seat 300 people or more, and a kitchen that will feed 100 people or more. Because I have a great desire for next year, I’m telling you ahead of time; so when it’s listed in YL Events, you will understand what it is.

How many of you here tonight have children? Wow. And some of those youth and teenagers from Kids Camp and Teen Camp are here tonight. Will you raise your hands if you’re here? Oh, fantastic. Here are some right on the front row. Thank you; thank you for coming!

This is something that’s been dear to my heart that I’ve wanted to do for years. A lot of your children don’t have the opportunity to get off the pavement or out of the cement city, so next year the Young Living Skyrider Wilderness Ranch is going to start hosting a Boys’ Camp and Girls’ Camp in addition to Men’s camp. So stay tuned! Maybe the first year we’ll just have one Boys’ Camp and one Girls’ Camp to see how it goes, what the interest is, and how much excitement there is.


2016 Men’s Camp participants

For the youth who would like to come to the camp, you’re going to experience many things, including learning what it’s like to work with wild game. I have 300 elk and 85 buffalo on my ranch, and we’ll have roundups. You’ll get to work in the fields haying; you’ll get to move sprinkler pipe; you’ll get to dig a ditch; you’ll get to do all kinds of things, as well as enjoy the fun things that we will have. So it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime, and there’ll be education classes in the evening, just like we have for Men’s Camp.

Gary Young’s 2017 Convention Keynote Leadership Address

D. Gary Young, Mary Young, Josef and Jacob Young

Are you excited? Are you happy? Well, let’s get up and show it. Come on, let’s be alive! Whoo! This is fabulous!

First on our agenda, are you truly happy? Yes! This convention is a celebration of so much hard work and our successful year!

D. Gary Young

D. Gary Young

Let’s give another round of applause for our special guest speaker, Shawn Achor.

Let’s also give another round of applause to five great people who were up here before Shawn— Ben Riley, our Executive Vice President of Global Sales. The beautiful Lauren Walker, our Executive Vice President of Global Operations [now Chief Supply Officer]. The “entertainer,” Matt French, our General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer [now Chief Legal Officer]. Dr. Mike Buch, our Chief Science Officer. And, of course, Jared Turner, our Chief Operating Officer and host for tonight.

They are the best of the best. I hope you all appreciate where you are and what you have because you have not only the best oils in the world, the best products in the world, you also have the best corporate leaders in the world. Yes!

So with that excitement, how many want to come back next year and do this? All right! For next year’s convention, 2018, our theme is Freedom! And that means so many things—freedom from emotional bondage, freedom from guilt, freedom from fear, freedom from pain, freedom to be alive, and freedom from health problems and limitations, to name a few. We can be everything we want to be.