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The H. E. Butt Foundation serves communities in Texas and beyond with initiatives to encourage people to live whole, healthy lives. Our mission is driven by our Christian convictions, and we create opportunities for groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Much of our work takes place in the Texas Hill Country on 1,900 acres with a breathtaking stretch of the Frio River Canyon. There, we run five programs—a youth camp, a family camp, an adult retreat center, an outdoor education initiative, and a camp offering free facility use to select groups—that together host over 27,000 people each year.

H. E. BUTT FOUNDATION CAMP

Partnering with over 250 qualifying churches, schools, and nonprofit groups each year to provide camping and retreat facilities in the stunning Frio River Canyon, free of charge.
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LAITY LODGE

Welcoming guests to retreats designed to reawaken a sense of the sacred—the nearness and goodness of God in all of life—since 1961.
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LAITY LODGE YOUTH CAMP

Blending high-energy recreation and inviting relaxation so kids can be themselves, develop deep friendships, learn from hand-picked counselors, and discover God, since 1966.
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LAITY LODGE FAMILY CAMP

Offering high-quality weeklong and weekend getaways at the headwaters of the Frio River where parents, kids, and grandparents can relax and be present with each other and God.
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OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Partnering with Texas schools to provide students with transformative and educational 3-day, 2-night camping experiences in a beautiful outdoor setting, free of charge.
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NEW INITIATIVES

Building capacity in local nonprofits, supporting mental health for families, highlighting challenges of families in low-opportunity communities, and developing rural leadership from San Antonio to Leakey, Texas.
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Learn about current job opportunities at the H. E. Butt Foundation.

OUR GUESTS NEED YOUR HELP.

Your gifts make a difference. Whether you support scholarships, facility improvements, or new initiatives, you are helping renew and restore youth, families, and communities.