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Community / Team Family Foundation

The Team Family Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, founded in 2005 and certified in 2006, operates The Purley Gates Retreat, a youth camp and retreat facility.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the foundation is to provide outreach work and assistance to underprivileged people and, through solid Christian leadership, provide a safe, Christian encampment for teaching group morals, ethics and values to young people, as well as to assist in other areas of a family/domestic environment .


The Purley Gates Retreat is in East Texas, nestled midway between Winnsboro and Mt. Vernon, in the small community of Purley. Just minutes south of Interstate 30, the retreat is housed on 140 acres of natural woodlands.