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A funding program has been established to help our Texas Baptist Camps during this difficult time. If you would like to participate please see information below.

texasbaptists.givingfuel.com/texas-baptists-camp-relief-fund

Reminder regarding checks, they need to be made payable to TBMF with the specific camp designation noted in the memo field. Checks need to be mailed to:

TBMF
Attn: Leslie Snyder
7557 Rambler Road, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75231

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Latham Springs is looking for volunteers to help wipe down and sanitize tables. For our noon and evening meals (5:30). On June 20-22. If you are interested in helping please call our office for more information.

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Dear Latham Springs Family and Friends,

In the Governor's briefing on May 18th, he authorized the opening of summer camps beginning May 31st, These re-openings were authorized with the expectations that safety and sanitation procedures would not only be implemented but enhanced

Latham Springs, with the full approval of the Board of Trustees, will be open for summer camps. Our first summer camp session will begin on June 19th

I want to assure you that Latham Springs and its staff are working diligently to get the camp ready for summer operation. Not only to be ready, but to be at a place where we exceed the guidelines put in place by the CDC, Governor's Task Force, and the Health Department

We firmly believe that if all safety protocols are met at home before the camper departs for summer camp, each camper will be coming to a venue that will be providing a safe environment. All of Latham Springs staff will be pre-screened before camp, and temperatures checked daily. Latham staff will adhere to all appropriate safety guidelines. We have purchased numerous new sanitation tools that will greatly enhance our sanitation efforts

In conjunction with this letter, I am including two documents: (1) a screening form that all campers and staff will be required to bring upon arrival at camp, along with our standard Registration Medical Release form. Campers will not be allowed to attend camp without these signed forms in hand upon arrival; (2) a document that is designed to inform all of our guests of the basic guidelines that the camp is implementing to ensure the safety of everyone at the camp. Each of our individual departments at the camp has also compiled a list of protocols specific to their department that expands upon this list. Both of these documents have been sent to the local health department and have been approved

In closing, I would like to thank you for entrusting your campers to us this summer. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to provide a safe place for them. Our hope and prayer is that each one will have a safe, fun camp experience, and have a fresh encounter with our Lord while here. Please feel free to contact the camp office if you have any questions.

In Him,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

SAFETY PROTOCAL FORMS

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UPDATE 5/15/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

We are anxiously awaiting the Governor’s update on Monday, to see what may happen as regards the summer 2020 camp season.  We are hopeful that he will share some encouraging news.

CDC did put out some guidelines for summer camps on their website, so that is a positive note.

Please monitor our website and Facebook page next week for an update following Governor Abbott’s briefing. 

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

For those of you that have given financially during this difficult time, we’d like to say “Thank you and God Bless you”.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

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UPDATE 5/8/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

According to recent conversations with some of our State leadership, it is anticipated that Governor Abbott will provide some kind of decision as to the operation of summer camps at his May 18th briefing.  Hopefully, at that time we will have a clearer picture of what summer will look like.

At this time, we have canceled and/or rescheduled all of our summer camps through June 19th.   The following camps have canceled for summer 2020: LTC, Wired, Refuge, AIM, Fusion, and Breakthrough. We currently have a tentative schedule put together to accommodate our other camps that have not canceled. If you are scheduled to attend one of our summer camps, please contact your specific camp’s director for more information.  

As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has deferred any decisions to the local jurisdictions, who have not yet published any directives.  Last week, Texas Baptist Camps submitted a document to the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force outlining a number of safety/sanitation guidelines and practices that would be implemented if/when camps are given the OK to open this summer.  We are awaiting a response to this document.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

For those of you that have given financially during this difficult time, we’d like to say “Thank you and God Bless you”.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

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UPDATE 5/1/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

Things appear to be taking a turn for the positive, but we still don’t know a lot more than last week.

At this time, we have canceled and/or rescheduled all of our summer camps before June 15th.   We had a meeting yesterday with the directors of each of our summer camps to discuss a number of possible scenarios moving forward.  We are currently looking at ways we can possibly move as much (if not all) of our June schedule into July. We are discussing various co-camping options, along with shortening camp stays. If you are scheduled to attend one of our summer camps, please contact your specific camp’s director for more information.  

As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has deferred any decisions to the local jurisdictions, who have not yet published any directives.  Earlier this week, Texas Baptist Camps submitted a document to the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force outlining a number of safety/sanitation guidelines and practices that would be implemented if/when camps are given the OK to open this summer.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

For those of you that have given financially during this difficult time, we’d like to say “Thank you and God Bless you”.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

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UPDATE 4/24/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

Not much has changed since our post from last week as we are waiting to hear Governor Abbott’s update on April 27th.  

At this time, we are still moving forward tentatively with scheduled camp summer camps, with a few changes already being made. We have a meeting scheduled for next week with the directors of each of our summer camps to discuss a number of possible scenarios.  As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has deferred any decisions to the local jurisdictions, who have not yet published any directives.  If you are scheduled to attend one of our summer camps, please contact your specific camp’s director for more information.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

For those of you that have given financially during this difficult time, we’d like to say “Thank you and God Bless you”.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

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UPDATE 4/17/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

Not much has changed since our post from last week.  But, it sure is quiet around here.  

Most of you probably saw/heard the Governor’s address today.  He announced that all schools would be closed for the rest of this semester.  Obviously, this does not bode well for summer camps, especially those in June.

At this time, we are still moving forward tentatively with scheduled camps.  We do realize that this is a very fluid situation, and we are having conversations with each of our summer camp directors. As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has deferred any decisions to the local jurisdictions, who have not yet published any directives.  If you are scheduled to attend one of our summer camps, please contact your specific camp’s director for more information.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

For those of you that have given financially during this difficult time, we’d like to say “Thank you and God Bless you”.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

                                                         

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UPDATE 4/8/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

Not much has changed since our post from last week.  At this time, we are still moving forward as scheduled for camp.  We do realize that this is a very fluid situation, and we are having conversations with each of our summer camp directors. As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has not issued any kind of directive regarding summer camps.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

It would be my hope that we focus our prayers and meditations on celebrating our risen Savior this Easter weekend, knowing that HE has in control of all things.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

                                                                           

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UPDATE 4/2/2020

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To all of our Latham friends and family,

I just wanted to post an update regarding summer camps scheduled for 2020 at Latham Springs.  At this time, we are moving forward as scheduled for camp, knowing that this can change from day to day.  We were in contact with the Health Department this morning.  DSHS is not making any decisions from the main office in Austin right now.  They are deferring to local officials, who in turn, have not made any decisions for summer 2020 yet.

Since responses/reactions/directives change continually, what applies to June summer camps may not be relevant to July summer camps.  Latham Springs is in contact with each of our individual summer camp directors and sharing updates along with concerns.  I would encourage any of our youth leaders signed up for a camp this summer, to contact that director for information specific to their camp.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.  We will be posting updates weekly, or sooner, if the situation dictates.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

We know that our GOD is still on HIS throne, and HE will see us through this.

Please remember to join us in a time of prayer for Texas Baptist Camps on Monday, April 6th at 10am

Stay safe and keep praying. 

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

Romans 8:28

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UPDATE 3/25/2020

COVID -19 and 2020 summer camps

To all of our Latham friends,

I just wanted to post an update regarding summer camps scheduled for 2020 at Latham Springs.  At this time, we are moving forward as scheduled for camp. As of right now, the State Health Department (DSHS) which is our state regulating entity, has not issued any kind of directive to curtail summer plans.

We are constantly monitoring the situation, and are in contact with numerous entities.

I would ask that you continue to:  pray for the containment of this virus, pray for camps/churches/schools, all those families affected by this, for our first responders and medical community, and for all of those in our government faced with day to day decisions.

We know that our GOD is still on HIS throne, and HE will see us through this.

Stay safe and keep praying.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

Latham Springs

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A Message to the Friends of Latham Springs about the Coronavirus

Our guests, our staff, and their families are at the center of everything we do. Because we care, we are asking you to take precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy, especially in light of the recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID -19).  With that in mind, I’d like to take the time to address concerns about the Coronavirus and the steps we’re taking at Latham Springs to keep people safe and healthy.

We are closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. We’re able to make ongoing assessments and stay in constant communication with our staff, providing them information and guidance as developments unfold.

What we are doing:

Our facility’s cleanliness is always a top priority for us, and now more than ever. In addition to our regular cleaning procedures, we’re increasing our sanitation measures with extra attention to guest rooms, the dining hall, and high traffic areas.  You will find hand sanitizing dispensers located throughout our campus and especially in high traffic areas.

Staff care is at the core of our commitment. For all of our staff, we continue to be flexible, to focus on prevention, and to encourage them to stay at home if they are not feeling well. 

Please contact the camp for a more detailed description of safeguards being taken.

What you can do:

  • Clean your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after you have been in public places
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve or arm, not into your hands
  • Avoid close contact with others that are sick
  • For the safety and well-being of others. If you are sick please stay home and take care of yourself

We understand this situation is at the forefront of all of our minds right now. As circumstances continue to change, our goal remains to provide a safe and welcoming destination for all guests.

We remain confident in God’s constant presence and authority and invite you to pray with us for those affected by COVID-19 around the world.

In HIM,

Mike Wilson, CEO

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”

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Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center is a place of inspiration. Located on 500 beautiful acres along the Brazos River in the heart of Texas, Latham Springs offers camp and retreat facilities for groups of up to 850. Whether you are looking for a church retreat, a group conference location, or a full-service camp experience, Latham Springs has an unmatched open country setting, flexible accommodations, and seasoned staff. Year after year, guests experience the presence of God and life transformation in the wide open spaces and comfortable accommodations.

We look forward to enabling you with the setting of your next unforgettable camp or retreat experience.

2020 Summer Camp Schedule


June 19th-23rd | Collide Youth Camp

www.campcollideonline.com
7th – 12th Grade


June 29th-July 3rd | Rescue Youth Camp

rescueyouth.lathamsprings.com

7th-12th Grade


July 12th-16th | WILD Week 2

www.wildweek.com
Junior & High School


July 20th–24th | Next Level Kid’s Camp

www.nextlevelkidscamp.org
3rd-6th Grade


July 24th-27th | RA Camp

Brad Blanchard | brad.blanchard76@yahoo.com | 254.640.0219


July 24th-27th | GA Camp

Cheryl Ely | gamissioncamp@gmail.com | 254.541.9160
1st-6th grade

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