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Camps & Conferences
September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

The Big Give 2021

The Camps & Conferences Department of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas will participate in the The Big Give 2021, an online day of giving supporting nonprofit organizations in South Central Texas on Thursday, September 23. Offering a variety of summer camp and year-round retreats for children, adults, and families, our diocesan camps are premier providers of experiences in the outdoors, grounded in the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition, where children, youth, and adults work, play, and grow together as they develop a community of trust, openness, and sharing.

Proceeds from The Big Give 2021 will fund camper scholarships, helping diocesan Camps & Conferences continue providing safe opportunities for members of our congregations to deepen their faith and experience the transformative love of Christ through our programs - in this year, and for many more years to come.

Church leadership, members, and camp participants are invited to participate in The Big Give 2021 in three different ways:

  1. ‍Donate on Thursday, September 23 - Mark your calendar now, and make your gift online, at
  2. Personally Invite Your Friends and Family to Give - Help support our scholarship program by personally inviting five of your friends and family members to give via email, text message, or social media to support DWTX Camps for the Big Give 2021. We understand this can be intimidating, so we've provided a sharing toolkit below.‍
  3. Engage and Share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - Spread the message with your network by posting the donation link on social media, updating your profile picture to a photo from camp, and sharing promotional posts from our Facebook and Instagram accounts in the days leading up to the Big Give 2021. Make sure to add a personal message to your post by sharing why you choose to support our camping ministries.

Together we can equip young people and families in our community with the emotional, social, and spiritual tools to transform the world and sustain the future of the church with a donation to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

Sharing Toolkit

Let your networks know that you support Camp Scholarships for children, youth, adults, and families to "Work, Play, and Grow at DWTX Camps." Feel free to share this graphic on your personal or church social media account, or post a favorite camp photograph and story of what camp means to you or the life of your congregation. Click here, or the image above, to save the social media graphic.

Sample Invitation for Text, Email, or Social Media

"I am participating in a 24-hour online fundraiser called the Big Give on Thursday, September 23, where people throughout South Central Texas donate to a nonprofit cause they care about. One of the missions I am supporting is Camps & Conferences of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, a premier provider of Christian community and outdoor experiences for children and families in Texas. Please consider joining me, and donating at

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