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Father-Son Weekend

January 29-31, 2021

“My son and I had a great time at Father-Son Retreat. We had never done an overnight camp trip like this before and we had a great time bonding and meeting other men and sons from around Texas.”

-Thomas Shultz, participant of Father-Son Weekend

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2019

  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 woodburning!

This means:

Four 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 cabin and tent sites. 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.

 

DJ Owens, Outdoor Education Ministry Manager

DJ  lives, breathes and bleeds Mo-Ranch, and has done so since his first day at Mo in 2009. He is an Oklahoma transplant, and is so glad that he gets to call Mo his home!

DJ worked at Mo for eight years — both in summer camp and outdoor education ministry — and knows every inch of the property.

He enjoys seeing the smiling faces of his co-workers anytime he steps into a building and relishes in the excitement of guests as they arrive on the ranch and loves Mo’s capability to amaze and change the lives.

Group lodging

$250 per parent/child pair

$75 for extra sibling/friend 

Hotel lodging

$425 per parent/child pair

$75 extra sibling/friend $75 extra adult

Rates include tuition, meals and housing. After receiving your registration, a member of our team will contact you within seven business days to confirm additional details such as housing requests (roommates), dietary needs, t-shirt sizes, etc.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Cancellation

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.

Transportation

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.

Bookstore

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

 

 

 

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