We regret to announce that regularly scheduled summer retreats and day use have been cancelled this year.
On July 7, we sent a message to all families who were registered for our Day Use Program this summer. We are sharing it here so everyone knows how things are developing at LLFC. The whiplash of COVID-19 has been tough, but know that we’re excited to host all of you as soon as we can, and we’re praying for you in the meantime.
Last week, Governor Greg Abbott updated his Disaster Proclamation, and the new guidelines prohibit most gatherings of more than 10 people. In order to adhere to these guidelines, we have decided to cancel the LLFC Day Use Program.
Throughout the past four months, we have worked hard to formulate a way in which families could enjoy the space of the Frio Canyon to engage with one another and connect with God in significant ways. We are disappointed that this will not happen during the summer of 2020. We are hopeful that it will happen soon. In the meantime, we are confident that following health and safety protocols carefully is in keeping with our mission of cultivating wholeness for all the communities we serve.
If you have already registered for the LLFC Day Use Program, you will automatically receive a full refund of your registration expenses. It will take some time to get all refunds processed, but we will work as quickly as possible.
We hope that your families are safe and healthy, and we so look forward to seeing you at camp before too long.
LLFC announces new Day Use Program to allow families time together in the Canyon. Click below for more information on registration.
Outside of these scheduled day retreats, the Canyon is closed to all visitors, including driving tours.
A Note From Cary Hendricks
Dear LLFC Families,
Nurturing relationships is the heartbeat of what we do at Laity Lodge Family Camp. Our work is to make space for connections between people and with God. As we’ve learned about the challenges COVID-19 presents to bringing large groups of people together, we’ve determined that we cannot fulfill this mission in a safe manner this summer.
We’re cancelling our scheduled camps for Summer 2020. In working toward this decision, we reached out to doctors, other camps, and, most importantly, our LLFC families, and we listened. We’ve kept foremost in mind the long-term health of families, staff, and our communities. Ultimately, we believe that by pulling back now, we will be better equipped to offer camp in a healthy manner as we go forward.
All deposits will be refunded automatically. And if you were registered for this summer, you will have opportunity to secure your spot for Summer 2021. You will receive information about that process in the near future. If you have further questions, please reference our FAQ page on our website or contact us directly.
Even as we make this decision, we are already working on creative ways to welcome families back to LLFC when the time is appropriate—and we hope that time will be very soon.
While the Frio Canyon is an amazing backdrop through which the Lord works in big ways to nurture and restore relationships, He doesn’t need it. The Lord can and will use the beauty of everyday life, your home and your community, to nurture and restore relationships right where you are. We know this is happening, and we are so glad for it.
Please know that we miss you all and we wish to see you at Laity Lodge Family Camp soon. Until then, slow down where you are and listen for the Lord working in the lives of your families. We will see you soon.
In addition to Cary’s video, you may want to view the announcement from David Rogers, the president of the H.E. Butt Foundation, sharing that we will be unable to have our regular programming this summer. 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 everyone in the LLFC family and beyond.
Watch David’s Update