This retreat is made possible by your gifts to the Cooperative Program, Mary Hill Davis Offering, and Texas Baptist Missions Foundation.
Bible study, crafts, and a talent show
Registration Fee (includes lodging, meals, snacks, and insurance)
A firm deadline for registrations is September 5, 2023.
After September 5, 2023, registration fee increases to $70 (motel) and $60 (bunkhouse) per person.
Registration is completely online this year!
Online registration must be completed, including medical release forms for all participants, and must be submitted by September 5, 2023.
Invoices will be sent for your church after September 5, 2023 and you can pay online or by check.
Make checks payable to Texas Baptists and send to:
Attn: Finance & Accounting
7557 Rambler Road, Suite 1100
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. The scholarships include lodging, meals, snacks, and insurance. Please email Sarah Johnson at sarah.johnson[at]texasbaptists.org to request a scholarship form.
In order to protect our campers and everyone who attends the Special Friends Retreat, all leaders, caregivers, parents, sponsors, and chaperones will be required to complete a background check and sexual abuse prevention training through MinistrySafe. Background checks and training must be renewed each year. Background check and training costs will be covered by Texas Baptists. Because background checks can take an extended amount of time in some areas, please send a list of all leaders, caregivers, parents, sponsors, and chaperones, including email addresses, to sarah.johnson[at]texasbaptists.org by August 4, 2023.
All background check forms must be submitted no later than September 1, 2023. If a leader, caregiver, parent, sponsor, or chaperone does not submit their background check information by this date, they will be unable to participate in the retreat. Similarly, if a leader, caregiver, parent, sponsor, or chaperone does not meet Texas Baptists standards on their background check, they will be unable to participate in the retreat this year or in subsequent years. For more information on what may disqualify a leader, caregiver, parent, sponsor, or chaperone, please email jennifer.howington[at]texasbaptists.org.
Childhood Ministry Program Coordinator/Ministry Assistant, Discipleship