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11350 Hidden Acres Ln
Kaufman, TX, 75142
United States

Hidden Acres is a camp and retreat center whose mission is to serve individuals, our community, and the world by sharing Christ’s love.

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Refugee Ministry


 

HA MISSION CAMPS

In 2007 Hidden Acres began a partnership with Refugee Resources Inc. that opened the door to a new kind of camp ministry, a camp that reached out to the refugee population in Dallas and reached the heart of youth and young adults to minister to the mission field at their doorstep.  We call this type of camp experience,  Mission Camps, because they combine the mission trip experience with a camping atmosphere.  Our Mission Camps now include a Middle School Mission Camp, Your Church Mission Camp, and Great Commission Camps.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION CAMPS

We are inviting you to experience a new kind of camp... A camp that will teach you how to serve by serving, teach you about the gospel of love by helping you share it, and teach you about leadership by example. You will also meet some pretty cool counselors who will encourage you and be your friend.

During Middle School Mission Camp middle-schoolers will help lead day camps for under-privileged children from inner-city Dallas. During the week they will become Camp Missionaries. A Camp Missionary is someone who will have a camp experience and a mission trip experience.  The camp experience is staying at camp overnight, having fun meeting friends, enjoying campfires, and an evening worship service to encourage each missionary in his or her Christian walk.

The mission experience is being plugged in to minister to children from all over the world through day camp activities and by sharing God’s love.  Fulfilling the Great Commission to reach the world can be rewarding and fun and just a few miles away from your doorstep.

We also offer this experience as weekend retreats in the Fall and Spring.  Contact our Program Director to learn more.

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[YOUR CHURCH] MISSION CAMPS

You may have helped a mission trip participant raise funds to minister to African children around the world, but did you know that thousands of families from different countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have been resettled in the Dallas area?  These people have come from refugee camps where they lived after fleeing their homes because their lives were in danger.  

Our Great Commission Camps are a mission experience for your church group and provides a camp experience for refugee children.  Your group will stay at Hidden Acres Camp for five days of ministry.  Early mornings and evenings will be devoted to the spiritual growth and leadership development of your group as well as fun times of fellowship. During the day your group will share the love of God with refugee children by leading them and participating in camp activities.

For the last five years Hidden Acres has been able to serve several hundred refugee children through the Christian Camping Ministry .  We have seen the lives of many refugee children changed as well as the lives of many of our “camp missionaries.” Hidden Acres invites you and your church to join us as we reach out to refugees resettled in the Dallas area.

How does it work?

Hidden Acres works alongside a refugee ministry to sign up refugee children for day camps.  These children are bused to Hidden Acres for four days of camp.  The number of refugee children who will participate that week will depend on the number of “missionary participants” and the funds raised for the mission week. 

The cost to be a camp missionary is $275* and covers lodging and meals plus a scholarship to one refugee camper.   *This price is based on a minimum of 45 camp missionaries.

Your part

Your church group commits to bring a minimum of 45 mission trip/camp participants and register for a week of camp at Hidden Acres.  Your church leadership team will then work out a program with our Programs Director.  Please contact Tim Carpenter, our Program Director with your questions or for more information.

We also offer this experience as weekend retreats in the Fall and Spring.  Contact our Program Director to learn more.

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GREAT COM[MISSION] CAMPS

Since 2007 Hidden Acres has been able to serve hundreds of refugee children through the Christian Camping Ministry.  We have seen the lives of many refugee children changed as well as the lives of many of our “camp missionaries.”  We do this by partnering with organizations who work with refugee families year round.  We work with these organizations in helping them raise funds for campers by finding camp financial sponsors.

Our Great Commission Camps are a mission experience where you can join others in providing a camp experience for the refugee children.  A Great Commission Camp runs from Monday through Friday.  Monday is a day for “Camp Missionary” training, followed by four days of hands-on ministry.  Early mornings and evenings will be devoted to the spiritual growth and leadership development of your group as well as fun times of fellowship. During the day you will have the opportunity to share the love of God with children by leading them and participating in camp activities.

Be a Part of Something Great

Hidden Acres Summer Camps needs people who love God, love people, and want to obey the Great Commission.  If you want to be a part of a camp ministry that will minister to your soul and help you make a difference.

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