Save the Date: May 1-3, 2015

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 at the top right of this page and hopefully we’ll see you soon!


Theme Verse

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8

Speaker and Worship Leader – Phillip Telfer

I grew up in a Christian home, in a small town in the state of Oregon, but unfortunately I didn’t follow the faith of my family throughout my teenage years. While contemplating suicide during my senior year of High School, I desperately called out to God and surrendered my life to Him.

I abandoned my dreams of pursuing a career in art and dedicated myself to ministry. For the remainder of my senior year I did my best to be a witness of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. I also spent a lot of time reading the Bible and praying for direction. Through various circumstances I believed God was calling me to move to Chicago. We lived for several years in Chicago, Illinois where I ran a small business and was involved in Christian coffeehouse ministry, both performing and directing. I was also a volunteer worship leader at our church in Chicago as well as a small group Bible study leader. We eventually moved out of Chicago to a small community in rural Illinois where I served as a full time youth/associate pastor. In 2003 I resigned in order to pursue music ministry full time. At the same time I became more involved with teaching on the subject of media discernment which eventually led to the founding of Media Talk 101 in 2005.

In the Summer of 2006 the Lord moved us to San Antonio, TX where I continue to direct Media Talk 101. We became involved with Living Water Fellowship in Bulverde, TX and I was asked to help start a school of ministry. In the Fall of 2007 I began to direct the Living Water School of Ministry and shortly after was invited to join the pastoral staff of Living Water Fellowship.


We had such an awesome turnout last year that we decided to do the bonus day again. For only $50/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”.


A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by April 1st
Gold Rush Cabins(Bathrooms located inside cabins)
Adults (10 and UP) Children (3-9 years) Children (0-2 years)
Before April 1st $155 $77.50 Free
After April 1st $175 $87.50 Free
Ponderosa Cabins(Bathrooms centrally located)
Before April 1st $145 $72.50 Free
After April 1st $165 $82.50 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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