Father Son Retreat

Check out last year’s Father Son Retreat to get a better look at the amazing experience fathers and sons can have together!

April 29 – May 1, 2016 (BONUS DAY April 28th 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!

Theme – Created for a Purpose

God has given each of us unique gifts and abilities, those gifts and abilities are to be used to glorify Him, to point people to Christ and to build up the kingdom of God. What gifts and abilities has God given you? Are you using those gifts to help others? Our theme is based on Ephesians 2:10, For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

BONUS DAY April 28th

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, knife throwing, preview of the mud run, 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 – Mark Oestreicher

Mark Oestreicher has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Marko has had a broad experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor. For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers – the last 8 of those years as president. Concurrently, Marko was also a part of the leadership team of Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI).

Marko has authored or contributed to more than 70 books, including the much-talked-about Youth Ministry 3.0, and the new release Hopecasting: Finding, Keeping and Sharing the Things Unseen. Marko is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Marko’s blog: www.whyismarko.com.

Marko has been married to Jeannie for 29 years, and has young adult and teenage children, Riley and Max.

Worship Band – Undone

Undone brings an energetic, relevant, and reverent approach to worship. Hailing from Winters, CA, Undone incorporates catchy melodies and strong BIBLICAL TRUTHS into their songs with the ultimate goal of entering into true, passionate and UNDONE worship!

Pricing 2016

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by April 4th
Gold Rush Cabins(Bathrooms located inside cabins)
Adults (10 and UP) Children (3-9 years) Children (0-2 years)
Before April 4th $168 $84 Free
After April 4th $188 $94 Free
Ponderosa Cabins(Bathrooms centrally located)
Before April 4th $160 $80 Free
After April 4th $180 $90 Free
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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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