Father Son Retreat

Check out this video of a past Father Son Retreat to get a better look at the amazing experience fathers and sons can have together!

May 5 – 7, 2017 (BONUS DAY May 4th see below)

This is the PERFECT way to connect as a father and son. We take care of the details from start to finish. You can expect solid biblical preaching, powerful worship music, six of the most delicious meals you will ever have at a camp, so many different activities you will not be able to do them all, and of course time to bond as father and son. Need a better feel for what our Father Son Retreat is all about? Just watch the video above and hopefully we’ll see you soon!


As Christians, we are called to be active in our faith. Many times we sit back in church and just get fed, never really exercising that faith and knowledge. It’s time to get out and run the race we are called to. In order to do that, we need to prepare ourselves and prepare our children. Fathers, do you truly know what you believe? Do your Sons? Do you know why you believe it? Are you teaching your sons why they should believe it? Can you or your sons stand firm when others try and tear down your faith? Join us for Father/Son Retreat 2017 and get ChristFit! “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” – 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 (NLT)


We had such an awesome turnout last year that we decided to do the bonus day again. For only $55/person you will get an entire extra night and day, 3 more delicious all-you-can-eat meals starting with dinner on Thursday, an evening snack, additional programmed activities and a father/son hike. Just click the box on the registration form that says “I would like to come early for the bonus day”.

JP Obstacle Run

In case you have not heard, here at Jenness Park Father Son Retreat we have an Obstacle Course Run. This is for fathers and sons to run/walk through different challenging obstacles. The course is close to 2 miles long and you will get muddy and wet so make sure to bring an extra pair of shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting filthy!!! We have provided a video below for you to get an idea of what to expect, check it out.

Speaker – Carlos Whittaker

Chances are you’ve heard of musician, thought leader, blogger and communicator Carlos Whittaker and just didn’t realize it. Maybe you know him because of a certain Beyonce “Single Ladies” viral video that received a People’s Choice Award or from his segment on TLC’s “LA Ink”, leading worship for the President Of The United States at the White House, or maybe it was through his popular blog – Ragamuffin Soul. Whatever the outlet, one thing’s for certain – Carlos Whittaker knows how to make big moments in his life.

Currently reigning at nearly 7 million views, it’s hard to believe that the overnight success of Carlos’ son’s “Single Ladies Devastation” on YouTube was a complete accident. The calls continued flooding in and the Whittaker’s found their family in America’s spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more. But for Carlos, his wife Heather and their three children, this viral moment was just a snapshot of the bigger picture.

“Our family has experienced our share of moments both big and small. What we’ve learned is that every single one has played a pinnacle part in our lives. Each moment has built on to the next one and when we take a step back we see this incredible canvas that has been woven together.”

The release of “Moment Maker” marked Carlos’ debut as an author, but this journey into writing a book began long before that. Growing up between Los Angeles and Atlanta, Carlos began his movement as a “Moment Maker” early on. From professing his undying devotion to his first love to convincing his best friend to provide moral support in the trunk of his car, each moment has made a significant impact on Carlos’ life.

As an adult, Carlos and his wife Heather moved from California back to Atlanta where he joined the team at Andy Stanley’s Buckhead Church. There, Carlos continued to apply ‘moment making’ into his every day life, blogging about his experiences and recruiting his family and friends along the way. These years of “moments” find its way into the book “Moment Maker” where Carlos shares his experiences and divides these discoveries into three parts – “Creating Moments,” “Receiving Moments” and “Rescuing Moments.”

Currently Carlos is regularly teaching at churches and conferences worldwide. Including Catalyst Conference, Crosspoint Community Church, FreshLife Church, and many more.

Worship Leader– Barrett Snare

Barrett has been married to his beautiful wife Melanie since 2004. They have four children; two older boys and two younger girls, Whittaker (2005), Harper (2008), Dorothy (2012), and Roman (2014). Together they live a life full of laughter while raising their amazing kids to grow up to be more like Jesus.

His faith has been shaped out of growing up without a father in a single parent family, which ultimately led to knowing how much he is loved by the Father God. Barrett was baptized at the young age of four, but truly began his personal relationship with Christ in his early 20’s. He came to know the Lord as his loving Father around the age of 30. Barrett has been given a passion for telling the truth no matter what, as honesty is a core value for himself and his family. He is passionate about “leading people in passionate praise, closer to the heart of The Father, with room for the Holy Spirit to move.”

Pricing 2017

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by April 5th
Gold Rush Cabins(Bathrooms located inside cabins)
Adults (10 and UP) Children (5-9 years)
Before April 5th $170 $85
After April 5th $190 $95
Ponderosa Cabins(Bathrooms centrally located)
Before April 5th $163 $81.50
After April 5th $183 $91.50

This retreat is designed for boys aged 5 and older. If you do bring a child under 5 years of age please note that children 0-2 years old are free and children 3-4 years old fall under the same pricing as children 5-9.

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Father & Son Retreat Sample Schedule

*Thursday (Bonus Day)
  • 3:00 Registration
  • 3:30-5:30 Free Time/Recreation
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Bonus Dession #1
  • 8:30 Snack
  • 9:15 Group Activity
*Friday (Bonus Day)
  • 7:30 Father/Son Campfire Devotion
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Bonus Activity #1
  • 10:45 Bonus Activity #2
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Father/Son Hike
  • 3:00 Registration / JP Racer Construction
  • 3:30 – 5:30 Free Time/Recreation
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Main Session #1
  • 8:30 Snack
  • 9:15 Group Activity
  • 10:15 Free Time
  • 7:30 Father/Son Campfire Devotion
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Main Session #2
  • 10:30 – 12:30 Adventure Recreation/Free Time
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Seminar
  • 2:30 Adventure Recreation/Free Time
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Main Session #3
  • 8:30 Group Activity
  • 9:30 Free Time
  • 7:30 Father/Son Campfire Devotion
  • 7:45 Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 JP Racers
  • 9:30 Main Session #4
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 Departure


Father & Son Retreat Packing List


  • Camper Information Form
  • Sleeping Bag or sheet set & pillow
  • Bible, Notebook and Pen
  • Spending money

(no ATM machines are located at Jenness Park)

  • Towel, washcloth, soap
  • Comb/Brush
  • Other personal items
  • Any medications required
  • Appropriate clothing & shoes

Don’t Forget!

  • Camera
  • Phone Card
  • Flashlight
  • One piece swimsuit
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Closed Toe shoes for recreation
  • Long pants for night
  • Sweatshirt
  • Other appropriate clothing

*All clothing should reflect a Christian example to other campers. Only 1 piece swimsuits are permitted. Closed toed shoes are required for all adventure recreation activities.
Please Do Not Bring: Alcohol, Illegal drugs, firearms, pets, radios, Ipod/MP3/CD Players, video games, coasting devices, or bikes.

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