I hope you’re excited about our upcoming family camp. A lot of prayer and planning have gone into this weekend and I hope your family is blessed by the time spent away.  Our theme for the weekend is - "You Are A Piece of the Puzzle."  Each of us are created to play a part!  God created you to be a part of his redemptive plan for the world.  This weekend we'll explore how God can use you to accomplish great things in His name!

Our prayer is that you’ll make attending one of our morning workshops, as well as our worship services a priority.  We’ll make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy all the beauty that this camp has to offer!

Check-in: Begins at 4pm @ the Ranch House. We are not given access to the building until 4pm.  If you arrive early you are more than welcome to enjoy the hiking trails.
Check out: Before you depart you will have to be checked out by one our staff or volunteers.  The first available check out time on Sunday will be at 10:30am, following our worship service.  Please plan accordingly.  

An online schedule of events can be viewed at http://swccaustin.org/weekend-schedule.htmInfo about Echo Valley @ HEB Foundation can be found at http://www.foundationcamps.org/echo-valley/

Communion and offering will be a part of our worship on Sunday.  If you normally give this week and would like to give online instead, you can do so at http://swccaustin.org/giving.htm .

If you have not paid for camp, you can also pay thru that link.  

Workshops - Saturday @ 9:15: We are offering 3, 45-minuteworkshops for you to choose from. Each one is designed to give you practical tools to strengthen your family.  
1. Discovering Truth In God's Word w/ Clint Mosley - Gleaning from his time at Princeton Theological Seminary, Clint will teach how we can explore the deeper truths of the Bible and pass those truths on to those whose life you influence.  You’ll get an exhaustive resource book and will leave this workshop ready to take your study time to the next level.
2. Finding My Place w/ Chris Dobbs - What is your purpose? How are you uniquely gifted?  How can God use those gifts to make your life more fulfilling that you could ever imagine? In this class, Chris will help you identify your spiritual gift and ways you can use your uniqueness to make an eternal difference!
3. Building Healthy Families, w/ Paul Diaz - Healthy families systems don't just happen, they are created intentionally. In this session you will get practical tools to strengthen each relationship in your family.  Paul, a licensed professional counselor, will give you practical tools that will help you work towards more productive disagreements and ultimately, to the marriage you desire.

What to bring:Bedding for a twin size bed, pillow, etc.Toiletries (toilet paper and paper towels will be provided)Sunscreen & Bug SpraySnacks (we will have some snack available during scheduled times)A light jacket for the eveningA bible, pen, & notepadFlash lightFishing gearBasketball, softball, disc golf, tennis, and volleyball courts are available.  Please bring your own equipment if you’d like to play any of these sports.Food for Friday night.  Dinner will not be served Friday evening, however grills will be available if you’d like to make something. ***Animals are not allowed on site.

Directions: From Austin - (Approximately 3-1/2 hours travel time)
Take Hwy. 290 through Johnson City to Fredericksburg
Turn left in Fredericksburg at Hwy. 16 south toward Kerrville
At Kerrville, take Interstate 10 west 18 miles to EXIT 490
Turn left on Hwy. 41 – go to the intersection with Hwy. 83 (about 25 miles)
Turn left on Hwy. 83 – go south about 15 miles to the H. E. Butt Foundation entrance (on left).We will be at the Echo Valley Campground. You will have to drive thru the river to get there.  The water is shallow - only a few inches in the deepest place of the road.

 ***If you have any trouble finding the camp, please call the kitchen at 830-232-3680 and we will assist you. Please print out this email.  You will not have cell service or GPS for the last several minutes of your trip!

See y’all soon!  Praying for safe travels for all!
Paul Diaz, MA, LPC
Minister- Southwest Christian Church