The 3rd Annual Family Camp at Echo Hill --- summer of 2013!

Pay by check: If you’d prefer to write a check, make it payable to Echo Hill Family Camp at Harris County Children’s Protective Services Fund. The Harris County Children’s Protective Services Fund (HCCPSF) is a 501(c) (3) and will acknowledging the amount of your contribution, confirming that it is fully tax deductible as a contribution to a non-profit organization.
Please mail your check to:
Susan Massin
5500 Friendship Blvd. 1408
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Guidelines for Giving
Gift of $1,800.00 provides entire camp tuition for a family of 5.
Gift of $1,080.00 provides round trip transportation for all families from Houston to Echo Hill.
Gift of $600.00 provides one day at camp for a family of 5.
Gift of $550.00 provides a special Echo Hill Family Camp T-shirt for every adult and child attending.
Gift of $100.00 provides round trip transportation for one family from Houston to Echo Hill.
Any gift amount is welcome and goes directly to paying for Family Camp tuition, transportation to and from Houston, or special items like Family Camp T-Shirts and Family Memory Books. Private donations and in-kind contributions from Echo Hill Ranch are the sole source of financial support---please make this an annual event with your generous contribution.

We are excited to announce that this summer Echo Hill Ranch will host the 3rd Annual Family Camp designed to support children who because of abuse or neglect must live outside of their own home, either temporarily or permanently with their relatives---and to include their caregivers who may be an uncle, aunt or grandparent in the camp program at the ranch.

The 3rd Annual Family Camp is scheduled for July 26th -29th, 2013, and is made possible by private donors like you, who are members of our Echo Hill Family and share our belief that low-income foster families can benefit immensely from a three night, four day camping experience at Echo Hill.

The kinship foster families who attend the camp are referred by the Harris County Kinship Care Program of The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We are also working with the Center for Family Strengths at the University of Houston-Downtown who has invited a panel of camp participants to discuss their experience at the 2nd Annual Family Camp to speak at the UHD Symposium September 5-6, 2012.

Pay Pal or check donations go directly to the Echo Hill Family Camp Project of the Harris County Children’s Protective Services Fund, a 501 (c) 3 account that will confirm receipt of your donation by a formal letter.

Find out more by clicking on the links below for the 2013 Announcement of the Family Camp, the 2011 Family Camp Video Documentary and a Program Report of the 2012 camp.

Echo Hill provides a full program of activities, transportation as well as room and board for 12 families, composed of 40 children and 15 adults for 3 nights and 4 days. Based on our experience last summer the full cost of the program is about $15,000. In 2011 we raised $11,000.00 from Echo Hill Alumni and friends, and in 2012 we raised $18,000.00 from Alumni, professional colleagues and friends!