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“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.

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.

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.

**Be sure to check out our photo and update pages to see the Retreat being built, lots of wonderful people that helped along the way, and how beautiful it is today!

Order Your Trent’s Retreat Engraved Pavers

We would like for you and your family to be a permanent part of Trent’s Retreat. Engraved pavers will be placed in the landing and sidewalk leading to the Retreat.

Pavers are great for memorials, honorariums, family recognition, to mark special occasions such as graduations, birthdays, & anniversaries, business advertising and more.

Please make checks payable to Trent’s Retreat 1015 FM 2887, Ballinger, Texas 76821.  Call (325) 718-9340 for more information.

Please use a separate order from for each paver ordered.

Prices are as follows:

4×8 Paver
3 Lines max.
14 characters per line max.     $40.00

8×8 Paver
4 lines max.
14 characters per line max.     $75.00

16×16 Paver
10 lines max.
20 characters per line max.     $250.00

16×16 Granite
10 lines max.
20 characters per line max.     $500.00

*Graphics available at an extra cost.

Click here to view and print an order form. User your browsers print function to print out the form.


Order your Trent’s Retreat T-shirts Today!

Available in sizes child’s s,m,l, xl and adult s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl ($2 extra for xxl and xxxl). Please send check payable to Trent’s Retreat to 1015 FM 2887, Ballinger, Texas 76821. T-shirts are $12 each and $4.00 shipping for 1-2 t-shirts, $6.00 for 3 – 4 t-shirts, $8.00 for 5-6 t-shirts.  Please specify color:  lime green, turquoise, light blue, or gray.


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