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Father-Son Weekend

February 3-5, 2023

“I had a great time bonding with my sons. The whole experience, from the activities to the lodging, was something. My boys and I will cherish it and hopefully they will pass it on to their kids in the future. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and great with kids.”

-Simon Carr, Father-Son Weekend participant

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  A retreat for fathers and their son(s) to laugh, create memories, and worship together.

Fathers — if you’re looking for an opportunity to get quality time with your son(s), you’ve come to the right place!  Take some time to get out into the great outdoors and learn more about each other along the way! There will be plenty of time to laugh, to have fun, to celebrate the special bond that fathers and sons share, and there will be tons of activities, including our Ropes Course, a s’mores campfire, and wood burning!

This means:

Five meals you don’t have to cook (except for when we all cook a meal together over the fire!)

Three days you don’t have to plan

100 percent of your time devoted to your son(s)

Father-Son Weekend participants will be housed in Log Lodge. However, if you want to stay in a hotel room, you can upgrade to that housing option. We look forward to the privilege of serving you and your family during this awesome weekend!

Stephen McCracken, Field Instructor

Stephen attended North Idaho College and received degrees in history and outdoor leadership. He is also a National Outdoor Leadership School, Australia alumni.

Previously, Stephen managed a zip line course in Indiana for two years and was certified as a white-water kayaking instructor in Idaho. Since he joined Mo in 2015, Stephen has worked as a lead counselor for our Teen Day Camp and as a field instructor for our environmental leadership program. He currently serves as a lead field instructor.

Stephen loves the sense of community at Mo and enjoys working with people from all different walks of life. He enjoys being able to share his love and passion for the outdoors with our visiting students.


Billy Abbate, Field Instructor

Billy has had a passion for Mo-Ranch for 15 years.

Billy started attending Mo-Ranch Summer Camp when he was 10-years-old. Then, as soon as he turned 19, he signed up to be a summer camp counselor. Now, Billy is working at Mo-Ranch as a lead field instructor for the Environmental Leadership Program.

For Billy, who studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a degree in psychology with an emphasis on education, the job matches his two passions — the great outdoors and teaching.


Dalton Baker, Youth Ministry Intern

Dalton is pursuing a Master’s degree in youth ministry from Austin Theological Seminary.

He comes to Mo through a program called Center for Youth Ministry Training, which partners with congregations and organizations to give pastors hands-on learning opportunities.

“I love the property of Mo. Mo is a unique and beautiful place,” he said.

Dalton, who has been at Mo since July, is passionate about bringing people together through ministry. In that time, he’s played an integral role in helping to plan Mo’s conferences.

“The most rewarding part is being able to help people come and experience Mo,” he said. “Whether they have been here 100 times or if it their first time at Mo, it is cool to be able to welcome them to Mo.”

Rates include tuition, meals and housing. 

  • Cost & Housing:
    • Group Housing will be at Loma Linda
      • $280 per parent/child pair
      • $90 per additional guest under 18
      • $100 per additional guest 18 or older
    • Hotel lodging (in same room) will be at Pheasant Run
      • $460 per parent/child pair
      • $90 per additional guest under 18
      • $100 per additional guest 18+

Cost and housing info for 2023 coming soon! Pre-register by calling 800.460.4401 ext. 242 and paying a $75 deposit.

Register for 2023 and get a matching father-son hat!







Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.


Full refund minus administrative fee up to $75 per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the amount paid toward other charges or future conferences.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event. If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport. Click here for directions to Mo.

Ropes Course

This conference will include a selection of our ropes course elements. To read a description of each element, click here.


Make sure to stop by the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly bookstore during your conference to pick out a souvenir!


We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or




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