Programs we support at Fostering Collective

Respite Camping



Camp HeyDay – Clients served are people with mild to moderate cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities ages 10-75. Program provides a week of respite for their parents or caregivers; offers a week of highly supervised fun for the client; teaches upper-level high school students (counselors) responsibility, social growth and compassion; provides campers with role models to emulate at camp and following their return home.

Camp Kennedy – Serves adults over 21 with mild to moderate cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities. Program provides all of the above and opportunity for adult campers with mental retardation to participate in a more physical camping environment which includes archery, hiking, shooting BB guns, canoeing and other typical camp activities. Campers also participate in the low ropes course to experience success in overcoming a challenge.

Camp Friendship – Day camp held twice a year. Serves severely disabled, medically fragile children ages 5-21. In 2006 this was made ‘intergenerational’ day camp and now includes older campers who no longer are able to attend one of the residential camps. Through various activities they are provided social interaction with their peers and counselors.



About: The Fostering Collective exists to recruit and shepherd Christ-centered families in East Texas to bring hope to children in foster care. The Fostering Collective was started with one goal in mind, helping you change the lives of children in need. Our staff and board, foster and adoptive families ourselves, struggled with the complexity of the system when trying to get started. However, through networking with fellow foster families, agencies, and professionals, we’ve developed a collective and wealth of knowledge and resources – all of which we want to use to help others like you looking to make a difference in the lives of children from hard places.

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