Dads & Sons

September 6th-8th, 2019

Mission Springs is excited to host our 23rd annual Dads & Sons Retreat at Frontier Ranch. This weekend is simply one of the best you will spend together all year long. We craft our program to allow ample time for dads and sons to connect in meaningful ways by planning several hands-on activities that foster personal and spiritual growth and new challenges for all ages.

Packing List

Please check the weather before you come to Frontier Ranch. It can be hot during the day and cool at night.

  • Sleeping bag (extra blanket, optional)
  • Sleeping pad (optional for extra comfort) camping mattresses are provided for cabins
  • Pillow
  • Warm clothes for night time
  • Layers for warm days
  • Closed toe shoes for Adventure Courses
  • Long pants for Mini Bikes (8th gr. and below)
  • Shower shoes
  • Towel (or 2)
  • Swim suit for Slip ’N Slide
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit / bug spray
  • Earplugs (for light sleepers)
  • Bible & Journal
  • pocket knife

    

 

September 06 - 08, 2019

  • Speakers & Worship Leader
    Carlos DeVitis

    Speaker 

    Twenty-Three years ago Carlos had an encounter with Jesus Christ while spending 12 months of his life asking God, “are you real?” He’s still not sure how he snuck into the Christian community, but they didn’t say no and he has never looked back. Carlos has been married to Emily for 23 years and often refers to her as his first wife or ex-girlfriend.  She still doesn’t find that joke funny, but he won’t let it go until she does. They have four kids and have spent the past 12 years serving at Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City. Prior to, he served as the youth pastor at Pilgrim Covenant Church in the ECC and Crossview Church in Mankato, MN. Raising 3 boys and 1 daughter has been his great adventure. He’s great at failing but that hasn’t messed everything up; turns out there is hope and he would love all parents to know…you have what it takes!

    Josh Lund

    Worship Leader

    Josh Lund graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a B.A. in Christian Ministry with a minor in Music in 2016. He was a faithful staff member at Mission Springs and Frontier Ranch from 2013-2018. In those years he has been a counselor, a staff counselor, and an intern. For the past year, he has been an intern at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz where he worked with high Schoolers, kids ministry, and helped lead the youth worship team. Josh loves to play guitar, write and record music, watch The Office, and play soccer. He hopes to pursue a career in Christian ministry whether that is within the Church or in Christian non-profit ministries.
  • Testimonials: What Dads say

    “Thanks for another great weekend. Really enjoyed it. The speaker and music were a primary reason for my very favorable feedback, I plan to invite friends who may not be regular church attenders. Hopefully, this will be something that could spurn conversations.”


    “I really like the speaker, it was deep enough for dads to get something out of it but still something the boys could get a hold of.”


    “It was great to see so many more dads and sons there! Even though there were more people, everything went smoothly and nothing was over crowded. I can’t think of anything I would want to see changed for next year. It really was a wonderful weekend.”

  • Schedule
    Friday
    4:00–6:00pm Check-in at Wagon Wheel- Snacks and move-in
    Activities
    6:00pm Dinner
    7:15pm Opening Session
    8:30–10:30pm Evening Options
    Saturday
    7:00am Coffee
    8:00am Breakfast in Wagon Wheel
    9:00am All Camp Picture on the field
    9:10am Morning Session
    10:30am Morning Activities
    12:30pm Lunch in Wagon Wheel
    1:30–5:30pm Afternoon Activities
    Frontier Bobs will be open from 1:15–5:45pm
    The pool will also be open 1:30–5:00pm
    Saturday Evening
    6:00pm Dinner in Wagon Wheel
    7:00pm Evening Session
    8:30–10:30pm Evening Options
    Sunday
    7:00am Coffee
    8:00am Breakfast in Wagon Wheel
    8:00–9:00am Check-out
    9:00am Morning Session
    10:15am Final Activity Time
    12:00pm Light Lunch in Wagon Wheel (easy to pack to go!)
  • Packing List

    Please check the weather before you come to Frontier Ranch. It can be hot during the day and cool at night.

    • Sleeping bag (extra blanket, optional)
    • Sleeping pad (optional for extra comfort) camping mattresses are provided for cabins
    • Pillow
    • Warm clothes for night time
    • Layers for warm days
    • Closed toe shoes for Adventure Courses
    • Long pants for Mini Bikes (8th gr. and below)
    • Shower shoes
    • Towel (or 2)
    • Swimsuit for Slip ’N Slide
    • Toiletries
    • Flashlight or Headlamp
    • Hat/Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • First aid kit/bug spray
    • Earplugs (for light sleepers)
    • Bible & Journal
    • pocket knife
  • Pricing

    Accommodation

    Accommodation Price
    Frontier Cabin—Dad $150
    Frontier Cabin—Son
    $78
    Select Housing (Conference Center)—Dad
    $193
    Select Housing (Conference Center)—Son $120
    Program & Meals only – Dad $140
    Program & Meals only – Son $68
  • Scholarship Form

    Don’t let finances keep you from attending a Mission Springs program. Scholarships are available. Download a scholarship form (below) and submit it to us.

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