Just a few of the many scenarios for which people need scholarship assistance:
MANAGING MEDICAL SETBACKS
Families can experience unusual financial setbacks due to serious health concerns. Cancer treatment, expensive unexpected surgeries, chronic medical conditions, and injuries are a few of the consistent reasons a family will seek scholarship assistance for a retreat or camping program. These setbacks can often create additional stress in the home, which is all the more reason a few days or weeks in the Frio Canyon makes a significant difference in maintaining important relationships with loved ones and with God.
OVERCOMING BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS
For many of our scholarship recipient families, finances have become difficult due to broken marriages. In many cases, one parent is left holding the burden for their family without the support of the other. This can be a sudden, life-changing experience, and you can imagine the difficulty children have with the change. Camp provides a unique environment where children are not only removed from their routines and the chaos back home, but are invited into an environment providing a reset and, oftentimes, renewal with peers, mentors, and God.
GOING THE DISTANCE
The camping and retreat programs in the Frio River Canyon mostly serve regional guests. Over the years, the reach has expanded to include guests from throughout the United States. Scholarships are an important vehicle for families, couples, and single adults who experience the added burden of travel costs to access the benefits of time away from the usual distractions of daily life. Sometimes, all it takes is a small amount to help pave the way for what may be a turning point in someone’s faith journey.