Father Son Retreat

May 4 – 6, 2018 (BONUS DAY May 3rd 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!

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!

Theme – TRIBE

On the show Survivor, the goal is to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast the other contestants and that includes your “Tribe.” In order to accomplish this, you deceive, manipulate and conspire against the other member of your tribe. Is that really how life is supposed to work? Is that really how God designed us to live? No!

Join us for Tribe – Jenness Park‘s Father/Son Retreat 2018! Our goal as Christians is to live the life God desires for each believer and that includes living in community with others. This life requires us to live by FAITH, share in the VICTORY Christ accomplished on the cross and OVERCOME the world. Our goal is not to be someone that excludes others or tries to go through life alone, bit to be part of a Tribe of believers, by thriving in our relationship with Christ, sharing what He has done in our lives and bring as many along with us as we can. What better place to begin strengthening our Tribe than in the home!


We had such an awesome turnout last year that we decided to do the bonus day again. For only $60/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 – Craig Jutila

Craig’s passion is to inspire people for life by communicating in a relevant way that brings about healthy change. Craig has been speaking publicly for 27 years and has served on staff at two churches. Craig served at The Grove Community Church in Riverside, CA for seven years and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest for 13 years. While serving on staff at each of these churches his position was both Children’s Pastor and Teaching Pastor. Craig has spoken at over 500 different local, national and international events and conferences in Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Craig has also written several books with the most recent being Hectic to Healthy: The Journey to a Balanced Life and Faith and the Modern Family: How to Raise a Healthy Family in a Modern World. Craig currently serves as president and founder of Empowered Living where their mission is to “Empower Leaders and Families for Life.” Craig has been married to his beautiful wife Mary for 25 years! Together Craig and Mary have three children, all teenagers and live in Southern California.

Worship Leader– John Martin Keith

John Martin Keith is a singer-songwriter with Edenbrooke Music in Nashville TN. He is passionate about God and music and has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Keith has performed in front of thousands from the stage along with artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Jaci Velasquez, Jonny Diaz, Nickel Creek, Nicole Witt, Newsong, Salvador, Carl Cartee, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Mitch McVicker, Jamiee Paul, Christa Wells, Sacred June and Drew Cline among others. John is married to his beautiful wife Keely Brooke Keith, who is also the author of the highly acclaimed Uncharted Series novels. Together they serve on the worship team at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee where they live.

Pricing 2018

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by April 4th
Gold Rush Cabins(Bathrooms located inside cabins)
Adults (10 and UP) Children (5-9 years)
Before April 4th $175 $87.50
After April 4th $195 $97.50
Ponderosa Cabins(Bathrooms centrally located)
Before April 4th $165 $82.50
After April 4th $185 $92.50

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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