Something that is unique about our charity is that it is the very land that we host our retreat on.
Knight's Rest Retreat Inc. is a not for profit, charitable organization! The retreat is the the vision of Craig and Jen Massey with their partners have set out to create a safe place where families dealing with serious or life-threatening illness may come to rest and recharge in the majestic beauty of nature on a working farmstead. There are few things in this world that deplete the financial and emotional resources of a family like long-term or life-threatening illness of someone in the family.
While engaged in the battle for the individual's life, all family resources, both emotional and financial are used and often used up. The "healthy" children and family members become "forgotten" in this struggle. Knight's Rest Retreat Inc. is a peaceful place where visitors can enjoy the beauty of the natural world expressed in ever changing splendor as each season and each day presents new experiences. A quiet place of rest where guests can interact with friendly farmstead livestock, several who are rescue themselves, in the contact area, take a peaceful walk in the woods, stop and sit a while to admire the ancient pecan trees, watch the creatures of the woods, say a word of prayer, or even shed a few tears without fear.
Furry Retreat is an event that started in 2015, intending to be a one time event. After it's first year, the group found that they had something special, and wanted to gather together again. So that is just what they did. Furry Retreat is a camping event that has it's own special flavor which can best be described like a commune. People from all around come together and pitch in to make this weekend happen, bringing not only for themselves, but also something to share with others, whether it is food, shelter, time, or just a smile and some kind words. It's a unique and beautiful thing. The land is wide and expansive, and the scenery is peaceful. Animals can be heard and seen in the distance, and there is a lake that one can rest by and fish until their heart's content. There is no schedule to abide by, no rush to go or be somewhere at some time. the atmosphere is relaxed and wandering is encouraged. Walking around the campsite, one can find folks laughing, gaming, cooking, or just taking in the sun. While we do have a couple of core traditions, an opening Ceremonies by the fire, an auction to raise money for our charity, you'll find that many events that we have are things that come to life on their own. When it comes down to it, Furry Retreat is a magical thing, and we hope that you join us and be a part of it.
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