Being the Light During the Fight
BayStar Family Retreat
Helping Families Find Hope
BayStar Family Retreat is a non-profit, faith-based foundation in the Tampa Bay area. Inspired by Joshua Fisher’s fight with pediatric cancer, Patrick and Jessica Fisher started this foundation in hopes of helping other families in their community that have been affected by pediatric cancer. Their goal to inspire and bring hope to families during these unprecedented times has impacted so many families, and this is just the beginning.
Click below to learn more about Joshua’s story and the inspiration behind the BayStar Family Retreat.
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen.” – Hebrews 11:1
“Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.” – Romans 12:12
“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9
“Be strong and courageous the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
“God is the Light, in Him there is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5
Help us reach our goal of giving 100 amazing moments to our families by donating today!
april 17, 2021
Join us for our inaugural clayshoot April 17, 2021 at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays sponsored by West Armory! Register to shoot, sponsor the event, or donate to BayStar today!
Come support BayStar Family Retreat for our first Annual 5k and 1 mile run/walk. We will recognize those who are battling cancer and those who are going through treatment right now!
Baystar family retreat receives grant from the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation
We are so blessed to announce that Baystar Family Retreat has received a generous grant from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. This grant will help us continue to bring joy at camp experiences in 2021.
the bethard family
We would like to thank Associated Construction Products and the Bethard family for their generous donation to BayStar Family Retreat! Jon And Melissa Bethard and their daughter Makayla were friends with the Fisher family when Josh was diagnosed in 2011.
Windsong charters and boat rental & Gator cleaning
Thank you so much to New Port Richey businesses Windsong Charters and Boat Rental and Gator Cleaning for their generous donations of $3,500 each! You can learn more about their contribution and about our foundation in the news article below!
kendra scott fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Shop For Good event at Kendra Scott in Hyde Park Tampa! 20% of all sales that day benefited BayStar!
become a volunteer
youth, teens, students & adults
From hosting a family at a retreat, to running games and activities, there are many ways to get involved with BayStar Family Retreat! All you need to do is fill out an application, or contact us today for more information and to learn about upcoming opportunities!