Spring: April 10-12
Fall: October 2-4
Bluebonnet Retreat offers, at no
charge, a unique experience for adult cancer patients. During the
three-day, two-night camp, attendees are provided a creative,
educational atmosphere of support with a focus on
The retreat provides:
A time for laughing, learning
Arts and crafts
A time for sharing and
Who sponsors the retreat?
Bluebonnet Retreat is a special
project of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Hurst-Euless-Bedford. It is funded through donations.
Ambulatory adults age 18 or older
who have been diagnosed with cancer within the past five years
are invited to attend.
Who are the
Camp counselors are members of the Texas Health HEB team, Texas Health Resources family and community volunteers. Counselors and visitors include physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, radiation therapists, chaplains, cancer survivors, and volunteers.
To apply for a counselor position,
download this cover letter and
complete the registration form.
What is the campsite
Star Brand Ranch is an 8,000-acre
ranch that boasts many amenities, including a fitness center and
a wide array of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking,
hayrides and tennis. Indoor activities include ping pong, card
games and billiards. Campers and counselors will stay in
comfortable guest rooms with roomy accommodations. A list of
items campers should bring will be provided. Please note this
camp is a non-smoking facility.
How do I get
Transportation is provided from Texas Health HEB to and from the campsite on the first and last day of camp. If you wish, you may provide your own transportation.
Who do I
Bluebonnet Retreat is held twice a
year, during the spring and fall. You will be notified by
postcard when we have received your application.
Since attendance is limited to 25,
selection of campers may be based on participation in previous
camps. First time campers will receive priority. You will be
notified by phone two weeks prior to camp to let you know whether
or not you have been selected.
To be considered for the camp,
complete and send the online application.
For more information, contact