Cowboy's Rest

Special Needs Campout

Special Needs Campout

Why: Many people with special needs have not had the opportunity to attend a Cowboy's Rest function...Until now!

When: 2:00 pm Monday, July 23 - 11:00 am Wednesday, July 25

Who: Special needs Kids 7-25 yrs old (physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities, deaf, blind, with autism, apraxia or Down syndrome, etc)

Cost: $100 covers 2 nights lodging and 5 great meals!

Register your Camper: register by mail & pay by check: Click here
Register Online and pay by credit card: Click here.

Retreat Begins: 2:00-4:00pm Monday Registration

Retreat Ends: 11:00am Wednesday

What to Bring: Bible, sleeping bag & pillow, warm clothing & jacket, towel & toiletries, meds, medications form

Want to be a Camp Missionary?Click here to apply.
$50 fee to cover food and lodging expenses payable on arrival.

Missionaries, once accepted, must arrive by 9:00am Monday the 24th for training before camper arrival. All Missionaries receive a background check.


So here’s the goal: This camp will provide a safe place for these campers to participate in fun camp activities, create new friendships, and most importantly to learn about the one true God in a summer camp specifically crafted to fit their needs, desires, and abilities. Parents of these special needs campers can enjoy a respite at home while we care for the needs of their children, or they can stay here and enjoy camp as Cowboy’s Rest’s caregivers spend time with their campers.
This will not be easily accomplished: Cowboy’s Rest will need many volunteers to make it possible. Every camper will have a Caregiver, every cabin a Counselor and “Cabin Parent” to help the caregivers, a doctor will be on staff for the entire event, extra food prep will be required for special diets, everyone will need special training before campers even arrive, and the list goes on.

Some details: there will be space for 32 campers, registration online or by mail, $100 per camper; ALL campers must have the registration packet (click here) filled out and to us at least ONE week BEFORE camp. All Missionaries (volunteers) will be able to apply by mail, and will need to pay a $50 fee to cover food and housing expenses. Download registration forms here and volunteer forms here.

What now? Spread the word. Do you know a kid with special needs? Tell the family about this venture. Do you feel called to help? Contact us, or fill out the Missionary form and send it in. Are you intrigued by this? Pray for us! Pray for the camp! Pray for the campers! God has shown us we are to do this, and He will make it happen…through the combined efforts of those who love Him, serve Him, trust and obey Him.

Questions? Call us at 775.934.9806 or email at

“And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me.”

- Matthew 18:5