Father & Son Retreat 2020

Need a feel for what our Father Son Retreat is all about? Just watch the video, and we’ll see you soon!

Speaker - Todd Hitchcock

Todd Hitchcock is a 30-year ministry veteran, as a youth pastor and lead pastor. He is currently the lead pastor at Bethel Church in Escondido, where he has served for 11 years. Todd's passion is to follow Jesus' command to teach people to obey all Jesus commanded. In doing this, Todd brings theology, the what of the Bible, application, the how of the Bible and apologetics, the why of the Bible into each teaching setting. A Biola University and Southwestern Seminary grad, he is currently pursuing his doctorate in apologetics at Gateway Seminary. He is the husband of Dina, to whom he's been married for 17 years, and they have three daughters and one son. His family is his most important pursuit in his life!

Worship Leader - Nathan Gardner

Nathan has been the chief musician at Patterson First Baptist Church for more than 10 years. He loves helping others understand the truths of scripture through song, and seeing people grow deeper in their love and knowledge of Christ brings him true joy. He and his wife Janine have three children, James, 9, Dorothy, 7, and Silas, 3.


Looking to make your father son retreat even more exciting? Sign up for the BONUS DAY! For only $70/person you will get an extra night, 3 extra delicious all-you-can-eat meals, plus a tasty late-night snack, an extra session with our speaker and worship leader, a little more time to work on your JP Racer (to make it extra sleek and fast) AND extra recreation you might not have the chance to do during the regular retreat. All of this for only $70! Just check the circle on the registration form below to sign up for the BONUS DAY!

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


Check out the video below to see what our obstacle run entails. This is a chance for fathers and sons to challenge themselves in completing a series of obstacles together. But be ready to get a little wet and muddy! Bring shoes, socks and clothing you don't mind getting dirty.

Pricing 2020

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by April 1.

Gold Rush Cabins (bathrooms inside cabins) Adults (10 and up) Children (5-9 years)
Before April 1 $185 $92.50
After April 1 $205 $102.50
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Ponderosa Cabins (bathrooms centrally located) Adults (10 and up) Children (5-9 years)
Before April 1 $175 $87.50
After April 1 $195 $97.50
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This retreat is designed for boys aged 5 and older. If you do bring a child under 5 please note that children 0-2 years are free and children 3-4 years fall under the same pricing as children 5-9.

Sample Schedule

*Thursday (Bonus Day)
  • 3:00 Registration
  • 3:30-5:30 Free Time/Recreation
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Bonus Session #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

Packing List


  • Camper Information Form
  • Sleeping bag or sheet set & pillow
  • Bible, notebook & pen
  • Spending money

(no ATM machines at Jenness Park)

  • Towel, washcloth, soap
  • Comb/brush
  • Personal items
  • Medications
  • Appropriate clothing & shoes

Don’t Forget!

  • Camera
  • Phone card
  • Flashlight
  • 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. 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, bikes.

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.