The Latest from the Foundation

UPDATED AUG. 11, 2020


The Canyon is currently closed to all visitors, including driving tours.


Due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all camps through the end of the year. As you can imagine, we were terribly saddened to make this decision, and we hope you will pray alongside us for health and safety for all of our Foundation Camp groups, their families, and their communities.

Every day, we are hearing news about the new coronavirus, and our hearts go out to people affected throughout the world. Be assured that the H. E. Butt Foundation is carefully monitoring the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Texas Health and Human Services as we make determinations about our programming. All schedule updates are listed below. As the situation is fluid, this page will be updated as we make decisions based on ongoing reports.

Most importantly: we care a great deal about being good neighbors, and we invite you all to love your neighbors by praying for them, asking via phone or email if they need anything, and following recommendations from the CDC and Texas Health and Human Services for how to care for yourself and your community.

May 14, 2020 — From the President:

Regular Canyon Summer Programs Cancelled

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Previous Canyon Alerts

Aug. 11, 2020 — Cancellations as of Aug. 11
June 16, 2020 — Cancellations as of June 16
May 14, 2020 — Cancellations as of May 14
May 4, 2020 — Update about Canyon summer programs
May 4, 2020 — Cancellations as of May 4
April 23, 2020 — Cancellations as of April 23
April 23, 2020 — Update from camping programs
April 1, 2020 — April cancellations announced
March 12, 2020 — All Canyon retreats cancelled through March
March 10, 2020 — Health travel advisory in effect
October 23, 2018 — River Road reopened
October 22, 2018 — River Road closed
October 16, 2018 — River Road reopened
October 16, 2018 — River Road closed
October 15, 2018 — River Road closed
October 9, 2018 — River Road reopened
October 8, 2018 — River Road closed
August 26, 2017 — Prayers for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey