Through the years, the Foundation—and its friends—have provided opportunities for people to encounter God for the transformation of daily life regardless of their financial situations.
Each of our Canyon programs, through an application process, awards financial assistance based on self-reported need. Each recipient or recipient family is asked, at a minimum, to cover the required deposit for the particular retreat that is being attended (excluding H. E. Butt Foundation Camp group stipends). For Foundation Camp and Outdoor School groups, program bridge funding is also available on a limited basis to help with transportation, food, insurance, staffing, and similar expenses.
Echo Valley 2020
Echo Valley, the largest of our five camps geared to youth and families, is important for churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations that use this facility for their annual camp programming. It is also the facility used in the summer by 12- to 16-year-old boys and girls and college-age summer camp staff for a formative faith and peer relationship-building experience. Approximately 12,000 people benefit from these facilities each year.
The estimated budget for this project is $5.6 million to build twelve new cabins and a central outdoor gathering plaza, and to support outdated infrastructure. The Butt family has committed the first 10% of the total cost. Over $3 million has been secured to date.