Promise Project, the new name for the Happy Camp and Promise Camp efforts in Northwest Texas is an ecumenical program dedicated to the well-being of at-risk children. Through Promise Project, youth from third grade through high school will be invited to a five-day camp in the summer and a weekend retreat during the winter. In addition, we will join forces with other agencies to provide a mentoring program for the children, as well as their families.
Happy Camp began in the early 1990's when a woman from the Episcopal Church of Northwest Texas, Sue Veal, realized the need for a summercamp program to benefit at-risk children. Promise Camp began in 2005 as a summer program of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas, based on the vision of Deacon Roland Rose. He had a strong desire to help change the lives of children of the incarcerated through art, music, sports activities, and most importantly, love and attention. In 2011 Promise Camp expanded its mission and became Promise Project. Bishop Scott Mayer envisioned an ecumenical program gifted to the more than fifteen thousand children of this region who have at least one family member in prison.
Be sure to visit their newly revised website for more information about the camps, view photos, download information forms, and to view their "Countdown to Camp" news. You may access their site by following this link: