West Texas

September 9-10, 2022

Plains Baptist Camp & Retreat Center

3001 Love Road, Floydada, TX 79235

This retreat is for the mentally challenged 12 years of age or older, their parents and chaperones, and workers with the mentally challenged.

This retreat is made possible by your gifts to the Cooperative Program and Mary Hill Davis Offering.

Registration Form Talent Show Form

Special Entertainment for Special Friends

  • Bible study, crafts, and a talent show

  • A hayride and sing-a-long

  • For our mission project this year, we will be collecting toiletry items for Lubbock Impact. Items to bring include: shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, body wash, tooth brushes, and toilet paper.

Special Feature for Parents

Support and encouragement for parents and caregivers with Scott Sharman!

Program Personalities

  • Camp Pastor: Scott Sharman, Alsbury Baptist Church
  • Worship Leader: Jim DeHoog, Hospice Chaplain for AccentCare San Antonio

Registration Fee (includes lodging, meals, snacks, and insurance)

Motel room—$60 per person

Bunkhouse—$50 per person (each person must bring linens)

A firm deadline for registrations is August 18, 2022. After August 18, 2022, registration fee increases to $70 (motel) and $60 (bunkhouse) per person.

Mail completed forms and checks to:

Texas Baptists
Attn: Special Friends
7557 Rambler Rd Ste 1200
Dallas, TX 75231

Forms must be completed and submitted by August 18, 2022.

Make checks payable to Texas Baptists.


Sarah Johnson
Childhood Ministry Program Coordinator/Ministry Assistant, Discipleship

(214) 828-5205


A limited number of partial scholarships are available. The scholarships include lodging, meals, breaks, and insurance. Please email Sarah Johnson at sarah.johnson[at]texasbaptists.org to request a scholarship form.

Background Checks and Abuse Awareness Training

In order to protect our campers and everyone who attends the Special Friends retreat, all leaders, caregivers, parents, sponsors, and chaperones will be required to complete a background check and sexual abuse prevention training through MinistrySafe. Background check and training costs will be covered by Texas Baptists. Please send a list of all leaders, caregivers, parents, sponsors, and chaperones, including email addresses, to sarah.johnson[at]texasbaptists.org by August 18, 2022.