Father/Son Retreat

September 13-15, 2019 (Friday @ 6:30pm–Sunday @ breakfast)

**Fathers, please register yourself under “camper
You will have the opportunity to add your sons’ name & information during the registration process.


Fathers & Sons!! If you haven’t already registered, you don’t want to miss this awesome weekend in God’s great outdoors! The Call Outdoors ministry is hosting the weekend and we’ve got some great activities planned…trap shooting, fishing, archery, boating/canoeing, camp store, Father/Son devotions, free time, dodgeball, gaga ball, PAINT BALL, Worship and MORE! This weekend is programmed specifically to give guys a chance to getaway and connect with one another and with God’s Word! We would love for you to join us! Here are the details…

About our Guests

Chris Ivey

We are excited to announce that on Saturday night at 7PM of our father/son retreat. Chris Ivey, a professional theatrical juggler, will be joining us for a one hour show. Chris performed twice at our summer camp this year and truly blew everyone away with his skill & presentation. You don’t want to miss it! Father/Son attendees only.

About our Speakers

Tim Crans

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker this year will be Pastor Tim Crans. Pastor Tim will be speaking on our identity found in Christ. We will be diving into God’s word as we look at King Solomon’s life laid as out in the book of Ecclesiastes. This topic is sure to impact our youth but will also be a great challenge for us Dad’s! Pastor Tim has 20 years of pastoral leadership experience with the last 15 being the senior pastor at Wagontown Bible Chapel located in Wagontown, PA. This coming September, Tim will celebrate 19 years of marriage with his wife, Corrine. They have 4 sons, Clay (16) Hunter (14) Wyatt (11) & Blaine (9). Tim also relates very much with our Call Outdoors team because he is an outdoor enthusiast. Tim puts on an awesome church game dinner every year that we were privileged to speak at a few years ago! we are looking forward to what pastor tim will share with on this upcoming father & sons retreat!

Program Cost
(Includes a 2 night stay, 5 meals & programming)
$115 for 1 Father & 1 Son
$150 for 1 Father & 2 Sons
$185 for 1 Father & 3 Sons
$220 for 1 Father & 4 Sons
(Paintball additional- $15 per person)
What to bring…
BEDDING/PILLOW (Some cabins are not heated)
OUTDOOR CLOTHING (if you plan to play paintball, long pants & long sleeved shirts are recommended for that activity)
SNEAKERS/OUTDOOR SHOES/SANDALS (more than one pair recommended- old sneakers or sandals are recommended for boat racing)
SWIM GEAR (boating/canoeing/kayaking & swimming pool are part of the available activities-weather permitting)
FISHING GEAR (if you plan to fish-PA regs & licenses required)
SHOTGUN/AMMO (if you have one available- if not, we can provide)

Guys will be housed in our various cabins and retreat facilities around camp. We try our best to give everyone their own space! However, if you’re interested in rooming with another Father/Son or a group (which we encourage!), please reply to this email or add the names of the other guests in the cabinmate request box when registering. We encourage church groups to email us with a list of attendees so we can house you all together. If you need accessible or other special housing arrangements, please let us know as soon as possible. Most cabins are unheated, so warm bedding and clothing are recommended. Thanks!

Our team, The Call Outdoors ministry (, exists to encourage men in their walk with Christ and to reach those who don’t know him with the Gospel. This event is one of the highlights of our year as we are blessed to witness so many fathers & sons enjoying outdoor activities, growing closer together and closer to God. We want to thank all of The Call Outdoors volunteers that help us put this event on – there’s a lot of work involved and we greatly appreciate all of those who go above and beyond to help with this event!
Whether you’re brand new to this event, or you’ve been coming for years, come prepared for an awesome weekend of fun activities, great fellowship & encouragement from God’s Word. We hope to see you there!!
-Dave Stallard
Assistant Director : Camp Sankanac
Team Leader : The Call Outdoors

All programing will be finished at 9 P.M. on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the Theatrical Juggling Show by Chris Ivey. However, you are more than welcome to stay another night at camp (Saturday night). We will provide a small continental breakfast at 7 A.M. for those who choose to stay over. We do strongly encourage everyone that attends our father/son weekend to attend your home church. Don’t miss out on worshiping with your home church body! 🙂