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A Place of Rest and Restoration for Children in Foster Care

Three Rivers Respite serves South Carolina foster families by providing children's camps and respite opportunities.


Children in foster care will enjoy a fun-filled camp experience with peers from similar circumstances alongside counselors trained to meet their unique needs.

Foster Family Gatherings

Day Camps


Join us for a day of fun at TRR! Bring the whole family and learn more about TRR and what we offer.

Throughout the summer, we offer separate girl and boy day camps filled with outdoor adventures on our camp property.

Overnight Camps

This fall, we will start hosting separate girl and boy overnight camps including tent camping, fire pits, and skill building activities.

"[Three Rivers Respite] was, without a doubt, one of her ‘top’ experiences since being with us these past two months. Not only was it a joy for her, but it was such a sweet relief to pick her up and hear that she enjoyed it so much and didn't want to leave.”  

—Foster Mom


Our Story

Heather and Matt Alt didn’t dream of running a nonprofit.  

They didn’t necessarily envision themselves being foster parents either. But as the saying goes, “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”​

Fifteen foster placements and three adopted children later, the couple finds themselves a part of a very special community—but one that doesn’t come easy. ​

Realizing the need for respite in foster care, the Alts founded Three Rivers Respite, a seven-acre camp on Johns Island near Charleston, S.C.

Why Respite Care?


“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."

—Psalm 1:3 (KJV)

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