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The H. E. Butt Foundation exists to cultivate wholeness in people and institutions for the transformation of communities. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in Kerrville and San Antonio, Texas.

Some call us "H-E-B Camps," and it's true that the same family founded both the H-E-B Grocery Company and the Foundation. But today they are independent and distinct organizations.

We operate five programs at its 1,900-acre ranch outside of Leakey, Texas.


H. E. Butt Foundation Camps | 830-232-3628 |
• Partnering with over 250 qualifying churches, schools, and nonprofit groups each year to provide camping and retreat facilities in the stunning Frio River Canyon, free of charge, since 1954
• Hosts 22,000 annually
Laity Lodge | 830‑315‑9230 |
• Welcoming guests to retreats designed to reawaken a sense of the sacred—the nearness and goodness of God in all of life—since 1961
Laity Lodge Youth Camp (LLYC) | 830-315-9220 |
• Blending high-energy recreation and inviting relaxation so kids can be themselves, develop deep friendships, learn from hand-picked counselors, and discover God, since 1966
• Hosts 1,900 campers, crew, and college counselors each summer
Laity Lodge Family Camp | 830‑315‑9271 |
• Offering high-quality weeklong and weekend getaways at the headwaters of the Frio River where parents, kids, and grandparents can relax and be present with each other and God, since 2007
• Hosts 2,100 family campers annually
H. E. Butt Foundation Outdoor School | 830-315-9225 |
• Partnering with Texas schools to provide students with transformative and educational 3-day, 2-night camping experiences in a beautiful outdoor setting, free of charge, since 2011
• Hosts 2,500 students annually