BE TOGETHER. BE PRESENT. JUST BE.PLAY
Laity Lodge Family Camp offers high-quality weeklong and weekend getaways at the headwaters of the Frio River—set in the Texas Hill Country’s most spectacular canyon. Famous for our outrageous hospitality, we’ve thought of every detail so that moms, dads, kids, and grandparents can truly relax and be present to God, each other, and to other families. The Canyon’s unique setting—free of distractions (no cell service!) and hassles, and filled with natural beauty—provides ample space for fun adventure, wild games, and cool activities as well as a spirit of tranquility that allows space for families to engage with one another and connect with God in significant ways.

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Redefine your summer vacation with a weeklong retreat, or enjoy a quick taste of the Canyon at a weekend retreat during any season.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Where is Laity Lodge Family Camp located?
Laity Lodge Family Camp takes place at Headwaters near the source of the Frio River on The H. E. Butt Family Foundation Camps, a 1,900 acre ranch deep in the Texas Hill Country, 13 miles north of Leakey on U.S. Highway 83. The camp is approximately 120 miles northwest of San Antonio and 60 miles west of Kerrville. Please watch for deer and other wildlife—especially if you are traveling at night. Also, there is only one small gas station available after leaving Kerrville.
2What if we need to cancel our reservation?
Please contact the registrar at 830-315-9271. You will receive a refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, if you cancel more than 30 days prior to your camp session. To learn more, read our full cancellation policy.
3Do you have accommodations for special needs?
Please indicate any special needs or dietary restrictions on your registration form. We are amazingly flexible with advance notice.
4How can people reach us while we are at camp?
Contact our registrar during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 830-315-9271 or fcinfo@llfamilycamp.org. In case of an emergency contact Headwaters directly at 830-232-3700.
5Do I need to have children to attend?
Family means something different to everyone. From two people to ten people. From infants to grandparents. From married with no children to single with a dozen children. You are welcome at Family Camp.
6Will my cell phone/tablet/computer work?
Fortunately, we do not have cell phone reception in the Canyon. Cell phones do not work in the Canyon. There are no telephones, televisions, radios, or internet access in the cabins. Smart phones and GPS devices may be unreliable due to our remote location, so we recommend printing or downloading directions before you travel.

We understand that some guests might have business they need to attend to while at family camp. Vouchers can be distributed upon request that allow access to the internet for limited amounts of time.
7What are some of the things we will do at Laity Lodge Family Camp?
A typical day at a weekend camp or a weeklong camp will include 3 meals with snacks and appetizers offered throughout the day, family time in the morning, parents’ and kids’ devotional time, two activity times including activities such as mountain biking, archery, riflery, zip-lining, and arts and crafts, Family Roundup and worship music in the evening, and a late night activity such as a bonfire or a carnival. Our schedule is subject to change, and you will receive a detailed schedule for your session upon your arrival at camp.

At LLFC, we provide opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to serve the desires and needs of your family. However, please know that we want you to maintain your individual freedom and flexibility so that you have the very best opportunities for your families’ enjoyment, connection, and relaxation. So whether you follow the schedule “to a T” or you decide to flex or simply rest, we are committed to giving you that environment and freedom.
8What should we bring to Laity Lodge Family Camp?
Good walking shoes
Comfortable, casual clothes
Warm outerwear for cool nights
Swimsuit and swim towels (if weather permits)
Toiletries
Flashlight
Hair dryer
Sun block
Bible and notebook
9What if I need to do laundry?
The Outpost staff can provide you with a key to the laundry room should you need to do laundry during your time with us. Additional clean linens and towels are available at the Outpost.
10What’s the camp’s relation to the H-E-B grocery store?
Laity Lodge Family Camp sits on a 1,900-acre ranch purchased by Howard and Mary Holdsworth Butt in 1954. Howard was the president of the grocery company, which his mother started in Kerrville in 1905. Laity Lodge Family Camp took shape under the direction of their son, Howard Butt, Jr., and now the third generation, Deborah and David Rogers.
11May I bring my pets? May I bring my firearms? May I bring my in-laws?
Although we welcome registered service animals if they are needed to assist a guest during camp, please leave your pets and firearms at home. In-laws are optional.

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