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Camping at the H-E-B Foundation Camp

Camping at the H-E-B Foundation Camp

I spent a weekend in September near Leakey, Texas at the H-E-B Foundation Camp with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I couldn’t believe this was my sixth year attending. Troy, my Little, and I usually spend our car ride home planning what we would like to do the following year. What he and I enjoy at camp is different. He loves connecting with other Little brothers on the basketball court while I enjoy the hikes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Basketball at H-E-B Foundations Camp in Leakey, TX

We arrived on Friday with the hopes we would avoid the rain, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. However, we went directly to the Blue Hole because the friends who were riding with us had never been. Driving to the Blue Hole is an adventure because we must drive through shallow water to get there. I took an SUV, but I have seen cars make the drive.

We made our way back to camp where Troy went immediately to the basketball court with his new friend, TJ. The two had smack-talked each other the whole way there and were anxious to prove themselves out on the court. I went into the dining hall to connect with other Bigs; some whom I’d not seen since last year’s camp-out.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Windsong Campground at H-E-B Foundations Camp in Leakey, TX

It rained heavily on and off for the rest of the weekend, but this didn’t deter us from having a good time. We played games, fished, canoed, kayaked, hiked and swam. I always appreciate the opportunity to get away. We have no cell reception, no televisions, but no one complains. We’re always too busy enjoying our time together.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
The Blue Hole at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Making the most of the rain
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Learning life skills
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Jumping rope between rain showers
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Mentoring works
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Return from a night hike
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
The Blue Hole at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Big/Little bonding
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Big/Little Bonding
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Basketball at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Big Sister, Little Brother
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Bigs are always there to help
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Bigs bonding with other Bigs
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
The whole crew
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
The Blue Hole at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Learning life skills
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Hiking at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Real Men Mentor
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
Enjoying a break from the rain at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
View from one of the trails at H-E-B Foundation Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp-Out 2018
View from one of the trails at H-E-B Foundation Camp
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