Established in 2021

RISE is a weekend retreat offered for teen boys and teen girls, ages 12-18. It is becoming a favorite retreat among the kids.
Launched in 2021, RISE was a dream of the OFC staff after experiencing an all-girls retreat in 2012 when a scheduling conflict allowed just 1 teen boy to sign up. He opted to stay home, and so did our Executive Director, Darren Edwards! The weekend experience with 16-18 year-old girls (and all-female volunteers) was incredible, and our vision was born.
OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues. The 2:1 ratio enables some measure of mentoring while going through the various sessions and activities of the retreats. Activities include hiking, fishing, crafts, praise time, and various games. Free time is also built into all retreats, enhancing the communication between counselors and the teens. Our goal is to break down barriers and open conversation, so creating opportunities for this to happen is key.


Make a difference - one child at a time

Do you have a heart for kids? Do you like to laugh, play games, go swimming, fish on a lake, and just have fun? Do you like the idea of mentoring a young child, filling them with HOPE and the love of Jesus. Sound like you? Make your summer vacation count by taking a week off to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect. We need men and women to help serve as counselors to the kids at Royal Family Kids Camp. Or spend a weekend helping teens with a history of abuse or neglect by serving at our Onward & Upward,  Summit and RISE Retreats. If you are interested, click here to volunteer!

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Our Father's Children exists to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect in Texas, ages 6-18, in week-long camp settings and weekend retreats. We recruit volunteers from a variety of cities, churches and organizations who have a heart for offering these kids hope in Jesus Christ. Whether as a volunteer or donor (or both), we would love to have you join us in providing hope to these kids!


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