Throughout the year Buckner foster parents pour themselves into the lives of children. They give their time, energy and resources to minister to children at their most critical point of need.

But who invests in the parents?

This year, it could be you. 

In March and July, more than 800 foster and adopted children, single parents and families will grow closer together as a family and have some fun and relaxation at Camp Buckner in Burnet, Texas. The camps are opportunities for parents to recharge and empower their children to experience new activities like fishing, boating, hiking and more.  

Buckner is seeking people like you to join us at Camp Buckner and serve alongside the staff and help our families enjoy the camp experience. Your involvement in Foster Family Camp and camp for Buckner Family Pathways residents is life changing.

“I really appreciated how many people were there to serve us,” foster and adoptive parent Tiffany Cassidy said after last year’s Foster Family Camp. “We are typically the ones taking care of other people’s needs, and it was really touching to be on the other side.” 

Volunteers will assist in camp activities, prepare a 2-hour enrichment activity for children ages 2-18 and enjoy building positive relationships with kids and families. Lodging and food are provided during camp, but volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to Camp Buckner and a one-time fee of $42 for a background check. 

“Having volunteers at camp energizes our week and gives foster parents and single parents a much needed extra set of hands helping their children get the most out of camp,” said Lindsay Miller, Buckner director of volunteer engagement. “From helping children get their fishing rod ready to fish to encouraging them to try the zip line or the blob for the first time, volunteers are a crucial part in building these positive family memories for our families.”

If you are interested in learning more about serving at Camp Buckner, click on one of the registration links below or contact Kelly Gerlach at kgerlach@buckner.org.

Family Pathways Camps (Single parents and their children)

Foster and Adoptive Family Camps

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