Camp Allen's tree campaign and the donation of trees from Starry Nights resulted in over 100 trees of various sizes being planted around the Camp Allen property last week.
Camp Allen raised a record $240,000 for programming and scholarships during a star-filled evening night at the Junior League in Houston for the annual Starry Nights and Campfire Lights gala.
Over the past decade, countless conventions, meetings and summits have been held in search of a long-lasting peace between faith communities in Israel and Palestine, but for the children who take part in Kids 4 Peace, the solution seems simple because they experience it every day.
Camp Allen held their annual Starry Nights event at the Junior League of Houston on October 6. More than 290 people attended the event, raising more than $37,000 for the Camp Allen summer camp scholarship fund.
Camp Allen has cleared an area for construction of the new Lakeside Meeting Center. The new Lakeside Meeting Center will be built next to Lake Coffield, and it will be able to host 60 people with a large screen porch overlooking the lake.
Allie Sherwood is a parishioner at Holy Trinity, Port Neches. Below is her account of her experience as a counselor at Camp Good News, a ministry at Camp Allen for children with parents in prison.
Update: As firefighters continued to battle the Grimes County fires, the fire line came as close as 3.5 miles from Camp Allen. Today, fire crews and rain combined to tame the blazes, but not before thousands of acres were burned along with 32 homes at last report.
Fires in Grimes County, Texas have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes in addition to burning 4,000 acres of land and destroying at least 26 homes according to the Houston Chronicle. The Diocese of Texas' Camp Allen is located about nine miles south of the where the current fires rage.