We host Missions Teams throughout the year. We partner with Buckner International to minister to kids and families in a colonia in Pinitas, Texas which is about 20 minutes from the campground we manage.
In the 1980's and 90's some of the colonias were developed by crooked developers who promised services (water, sewage, paved roads, and trash pick up) but never delivered. Buckner and other Christian organizations have done a lot to invest in these communities. They don't just build houses they help families find good steady jobs and teach them how to maintain the houses they build. They minister to these families and we partner with them to invest in the next generation.
To understand more about colonias you can CLICK HERE for an informational PDF and you can watch the video below:
The Missions trips we host are custom to the goals of each group. Most involve youth groups who we train as camp counselors. With their help we host camps for kids from the colonia. The teen missionaries who participate learn leadership skills, how to work with kids, and they learn how to share their faith. The children who attend the camp get to experience being a part of a team with team leaders who care about them. The kids also enjoy a full camp experience learning through nature hikes, canoeing, and archery. They also learn teamwork through fun games and challenges. If you are interested in bringing a group for a missions trip let us know as far in advance as possible. Missions trip dates fill up fast. Please use the contact us button on the website.
Spring Break Missions Trip
Winter Missions Trip
Big Red Ministries
San Benito, TX 78586