A special donor has made it possible for 10 foster children to attend a full week of camp at Lutherhill this summer. Aged 8 and up, they’ll attend without their foster parents and will connect with new friends through shared fun and experiences. Stay tuned for photos of more happy faces.
Two additional sessions of Family Camp are on the calendar for fall 2019. Plans to send siblings placed in different foster homes to the same session are in the works. Often separated by many miles, these brothers and sisters treasure the rare opportunities to be together.
Project LiftOff goals also include plans to identify and provide the family camp experience to the children of deployed military members. Stay tuned to Mission Control as these ideas take shape.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and continue to send deserving families to camp. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The first Project LiftOff group of 2019 spent a recent February weekend at Lutherhill. Children with cochlear ear implants, their siblings and parents from the organization All Ears!, nearly 60 in number, gathered at the opening camp fire on Friday evening where they made s’mores and marveled at all the stars in the Texas sky. Saturday and Sunday brought small group panel discussions for parents, large group family time and crafts, games, songs, ropes course, sling shot range, board games, crafts and a movie for the kids. Tasty meals filled busy tummies and the Lutherhill staff outdid themselves to ensure all had the experience of a lifetime. Relationships were built and memories were made. Thanks to all who helped make it possible!
Our second group of campers, 47 in number, came from local area foster families. These foster children and their foster families attended in March. Rain showers did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of kids ranging in age from toddler to teen. Campfire songs, games, worship opportunities, and an impromptu scavenger hunt kept the kids on the move while parents cherished the chance to listen to speakers and share stories and ideas.
“Getting away with my family without the distraction of the world, it was great to be around other foster families for a long period of time and build community. I loved the swing and singing worship by the camp fire.”
“Lutherhill was amazing, the staff, the food, the amenities. Our family really enjoyed this weekend and we are still talking about it.”