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Trent's Retreat - Ballinger, Texas

“Our mission is to provide, at no charge, a retreat for families who have a child with pediatric cancer. The purpose of the retreat is to provide a safe, relaxing atmosphere, in a country setting, that is peaceful for parents coping with a child’s life threatening illness; yet fun and entertaining for the children. Our goal is that Trent’s Retreat will be an oasis for these families that will allow them to relax and enjoy family time amid the stress of battling pediatric cancer.”

Trent’s Retreat is centrally located in the Heart of Texas between San Angelo and Abilene.  We are approximately a three hour drive from Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, San Antonio, Austin, and Ft. Worth-Dallas.  The Retreat itself is located along the banks of Elm Creek, one mile north of Ballinger on Farm to Market 2887.  The recently completed, fully furnished, 1,200 square foot cabin can sleep eight people. It features two bedrooms with 32″ televisions and DVD players, full bath with handicap accessible shower, living room with sleeper sofa, fully appointed kitchen with pots and pans, dishes, toaster, and coffee maker.  The vaulted ceiling living room features a 42″ television and DVD player as well as many board games, books, and DVD’s. A barbeque grill is conveniently located outside.

Trent’s Retreat is available at no charge to pediatric cancer patients and their immediate families as well as anyone diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), a very rare form of cancer that Trent battled.

For information about booking a stay at Trent’s Retreat, please email: misty@trentsretreat.org or call (325) 365-2103 or (325) 718-9340


How you can Help


The building of Trent’s Retreat will truly be a labor of love as it will be built by volunteers. Whether you have experience or not; we welcome your help! A work schedule will be posted closer to summer. We are also looking for donations of materials. If you or your company are interested in donating building materials, landscaping, fixtures, or furnishings, please contact us for specific materials needed. All donations are tax deductible.





Fun for Everyone!


We have included many family fun activities at the Retreat. Located along the banks of Elm Creek, fishing gear, a paddleboat, and life jackets are provided. Also on the property is a nine-hole miniature golf course, large playscape, play fort, and outdoor movie screen. Bicycles are available for the 1/2 mile nature trail or just sit on the large front porch and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as you look for nearby deer and turkey. Trent’s Retreat is a place of fun for children, a place of relaxation for parents, and a place for families to be together and make special memories.