Greetings from Sabine Creek Ranch!
My name is Lauri Lea, and my husband John and I, along with our children, Abi, Averi and Aiden, enjoy welcoming groups to this special place throughout the year. We believe there is something significant that happens when we get away from our busy lives for a time to reflect and be renewed. At Sabine Creek, we’ve committed ourselves to serving others and providing a great place for our guests to grow in every area of their lives.
To that end, we provide delicious food, clean facilities, exciting recreation options, and best of all, a quiet and beautiful location where the sunrises and sunsets are just incredible! And all this just 30 minutes east of downtown Dallas!
Along with a special location, we have a wonderful team dedicated to making your stay here memorable. Whether you are going all out at camp, relaxing at a retreat, or celebrating a special event, our desire is to provide you with service and programs that are second to none.
Sabine Creek Ranch isn’t just our home. It’s a place we’ve dedicated to the Lord to encourage people in every area of their lives. We hope that while you’re here you’ll build lasting memories, strong friendships and a growing faith.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lauri Lea, Administrator, Sabine Creek Ranch
In college, Ed Walker, the founder of Sabine Creek Ranch, envisioned the creation of a camp and retreat center. Having witnessed the profound effect of camps on his own life and the lives of countless others while leading at camps, he recognized that they offered more than just a week of amusement. They were places where children formed lifelong friendships, underwent personal growth in physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. In 2003, the Walkers acquired the 330-acre property, now known as Sabine Creek Ranch, situated on the eastern side of Rockwall County, just 30 minutes east of downtown Dallas. At that time, it functioned as a working cattle ranch and equestrian facility, bordered by expansive flood plains that safeguarded it from surrounding development.
To bring their vision to life, the Walkers sold their real estate investments and utilized the assistance of friends, family, and even strangers. The early years were filled with arduous work, as they cooked in a borrowed catering trailer and held meetings under a tent that was often blown down by summer storms, along with their sound and equipment. However, despite the rustic conditions, groups continued to visit Sabine Creek and spread the word about it. The focus was on providing exceptional food, clean facilities, and an amazing staff, as these three elements were found to be the main ingredients for a remarkable camp or retreat experience. Over time, the camp expanded to include cabins and hotel rooms capable of accommodating up to 350 campers for overnight events, fully-equipped meeting spaces for both large and small gatherings, a dining hall with a commercial kitchen, office space, and a wide range of recreational activities, including a high ropes course.
In 2018, Sabine Creek Ranch proudly celebrated 15 years of positive impact. Reflecting on the journey, the Walkers marveled at the countless children and adults who have visited the ranch throughout the years. Simple moments like hayrides and campfire sing-alongs, a father and son bonding over catching a fish, the exhilaration of experiencing independence away from home for the first time, or receiving a thought-provoking message—all these experiences have left lasting impressions and transformed lives. The privilege of being a part of these transformative experiences fills the Walkers with gratitude and awe.