Sadly the only way to recover your YouTube channel is to reinstall google+ which is probably what caused this problem in the first place. Sometime in 2014 google decided to make a bad thing (google+) interdependent with a good thing (youTube). I deleted my Youtube by accident when I wanted to get rid of a 2nd Skip Bensley profile on google+ but now there are sadly two of them. Not my choice of course but it’s google being google. It would have been better if there were a way to merge accounts but that would make too much sense and of course Google is not in the business of making sense.
Here is my restored YouTube channel. If you subscribe I’ll post a personal video thank you. https://www.youtube.com/user/SkipBensley