In-Kind Giving Program

Camp of the Hills serves over 7,500 people each year through summer camps, retreats and volunteer programs. Much of our ministry programming is offered at little or no cost, affording children and low-income families an opportunity to experience God in the unique camp environment. We value your help in achieving this mission by volunteering your time and expertise to help off-set our annual budget.

For updates or questions, contact Alicen Bessire at 409-789-3145 or

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Lubbock Christian School – 3/4 -3/8
  • A christian school that will be having an Outdoor Education experience and retreat. 
Wild at Heart Retreat 3/8-3/10:

A men’s retreat that has sessions, times of quiet reflection, community, and learning more about identity in Christ. 

TCA Counselor Retreat 3/17-3/18

TCA is a Christian school group that comes out every year for a weekend retreat. Camp of The Hills provides meals and facilities activities for this group of high school students. These high school students learn about confidence and being able to lead a group of middle schoolers. 

TCA 6th Grade Retreat Outdoor Education event 5/20-5/24
  • TCA is a Christian school group that comes out every year for a weeklong retreat. These 6th graders are paired with their high school counselors in a cabin. They get to participate in activities throughout the day and learn more about God.
Christ Rendezvous Retreat 4/25-5/5
  • The Rendezvous group consists of a combination of retreat like activities as well as service projects at Camp of The Hills. 

Ways to Get Involved

Manual Labor / Construction
  • Cedar Clearing
  • Renovation Projects for Facilities
  • Bird Blinds
  • Bat Houses
  • Composting Bins
  • Garden Fencing
  • Garden Beds
  • Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Butterfly Gardens / Trails
  • Aquariums  & Terrariums
Expertise / Consultation
  • Fruit Tree Pruning
  • Native Plants / Wildscaping
  • Native Plants / Foraging
  • Wildlife, Tracks, Scat,
  • Orienteering / Survival Skills
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Apiaries
  • Riparian Systems
  • Bird Watching
Adventure Guide
  • Choose a focus / emphasis according to our curriculum.
  • Choose the age levels you would prefer to work with.
  • Complete a training course provided by Camp of the Hills staff.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Dates of trips & day camps in need of guides will be confirmed with you a month in advance.
Donation Drives
  • Look through our in-kind donation lists for ideas of items.
  • Contact us to see what items are of highest priority for the current season.
  • Organize a donation drive with your church, family, or other community organization.

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