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“God changed my life by helping me forgive my family.” -Andre
Public Schools
Approximately 95% of our marketing is through presentations in the public school system enabling SWM to impact 12,000 students per year in schools across Texas through a message of hope. This makes SWM one of the only Christ-centered camps directly penetrating our public school systems, which are perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21st century. We have gained access to more than 100 schools in Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and the Texas Hill Country impacting approximately 77,000 students over the past 13 years.
Financial Assistance
Approximately 50%+ of our campers are financially assisted each year, making SWC one of the largest scholarship camps in Texas. By offering scholarships on a sliding scale, guardians and parents have personal ownership in their camp experience because they are contributing what they can sacrificially afford. Since finances are not a hindrance to a child attending camp, we are impacting “the least of these,” Christ’s call on the church. Other camps offer about 5%.
Unchurched Youth
Approximately 50% of campers have no church affiliation making SWC one of the largest camps in Texas serving an unbelieving, un-churched population.
Ethnic Diversity
Camper Demographics: 50% Hispanic, 30% Caucasian, 20% African American. We are one of the only camps to combine low, middle and upper-income youth together in the same camp, thus allowing students from different backgrounds to learn from one another.

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“He gave me peace.” - Michelle

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Still Water measures impact through exposure to the Gospel message of hope and saving life of Jesus Christ, not decisions or responses made, although hundreds of campers have received Christ and made life-changing decisions.
Quality Coaching

Our camps provide quality sport-specific instruction with various middle, high school, and college coaches as our camp trainers. This separates us from most other camps in the country that utilize counselors as their coaches.

Continued Connection
Still Water’s full-time staff works virtually, allowing them to live in the regions we are involved in, thus ministering to our summer staff and campers throughout the year. Still Water goes far beyond a summer camp, as we are committed to walking through life alongside our staff and campers all year, being available to die to self and minister to the least of these on a daily basis. As lives are changed, they reflect this model and begin to pour into others.
Ministry Partnership
SWC has Ministry Partners, other local organizations, in the regions where students are funneled to attend camp and/or plugged back in after camp.
Camper to Staff Ratio

Our Staff: Camper Ratio is 1:3 (one of the best percentages in Texas)

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“We have this Hope as a sure and steadfast Anchor of the soul” Hebrews 6:19
Still Water Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Founded in 2001, Still Water Ministries is designed to share the life changing truth of Jesus Christ through evangelistic and discipleship-focused initiatives.

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Never Under Estimate Your Opponent

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. – Hebrews 3:13

Our hope is to encourage post-camp ministry in the lives of our campers through partnering with local Christ-centered mentoring groups, as well as facilitating the creation of “chalk talks” in schools that do not have any spiritual programming easily accessible, especially for the large quantities of campers we serve that have no church home.

On Campus
Upon leaving camp, most of our staff are also in need of continued encouragement and spiritual support. By having full-time staff serving in virtual locations across Texas, we can more readily access our staff, encouraging them in their pursuit of Christ, praying with them, and helping facilitate Bible Studies and prayer groups across the state.
Social Media
Over the past 14 years, social media has certainly helped us grow in our relationships with campers and staffers. We hope to continue to use these tools to connect with the SW family, encourage them in their pursuit of righteousness, pray for them, and sharpen them with Scripture to be impact-players at their schools, in their homes, and at the workplace.

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