Decades ago, a group of Central Texas Quakers sought refuge and spiritual sanctuary from their daily lives and founded Quakerland near Mountain Home, Texas. This 141 acre retreat center in the rugged Texas Hill Country provided respite and community and a place of peaceful gathering over many years. That home of peace and rest and discovery is now UBARU Camp and Retreat Center.
UBarU has been a place of solace and comfort for kids, families, congregations and groups for more than ten years. It will continue to be so in the future.
Today we face the COVID 19 outbreak. UBarU is preparing to survive this crisis. For the short term, we have suspended all on-site activities through the end of May. We are planning for future events while we make the necessary decisions in response to the contagious nature of the disease and the isolation it has forced on so many. Decisions must also be made as we move forward, and uncertainty is part of the process. The Board and Staff of UBARU are actively following this fast-changing situation. Decisions are made as they are needed and changed if the situation requires. We, as a dedicated team promise we will keep you informed as we work through this most difficult time.
We appreciate the love, patience and support offered by our members and extended community. We also appreciate and rely on your continuing financial support even as some programs have been suspended or delayed for the time being. We will continue to work together to sort out what to do next, for the short term and the long term.
Each day, take a moment to reach out friends and family and take a moment to care for your spirit.
Michael West, President of the Board of Trustees UBarU Camp and Retreat Center