Event Date: March 2018

What is the Father/Son Journey Weekend?

Journey Weekend is designed for you to deepen and strengthen your Father/Son relationship and the relationship with your Heavenly Father, too. Through this highly interactive weekend you will encounter action and adventure through experiential activities like high ropes, zip line, slingshot paintball, bush craft, fire building, devotional times, nature hikes, primitive bow making and more!

Why should I attend?

The world is a changing place. Families continue to grow further apart as the distractions of our busy lives intrude and often blind us to the important things we’ve either lost or are on the verge of losing. We’ve all seen the signs: families falling apart, disrespectful children, and society seemingly turning its back on God making wrong, right and right, wrong. We know God wants us to do something, but the task can seem overwhelming. The Father/Son Journey Weekend is a great place to start – a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be filled up, with dads having the opportunity to pour into the next generation. Where discipleship isn’t just taught; it is caught. Don’t miss this opportunity for you and your son to experience adventure, encounter God, strengthen your relationship, and build memories that will last a lifetime.


Heartland Conference Retreat Center will be hosting this event in the Hickory Lodge

Packing List


To restart the Biblical journey of fathers passing on a walk with the Heavenly Father, spiritual values, moral truths, and Biblical masculinity through an individual, mentor relationship with their sons.

This retreat will be an opportunity to experience discipleship rather than simply teaching about it. You will be engaged with your son in hands on learning that will be used to teach spiritual truths and will promote a Biblical application of what a man of God looks like in the real world.

You will be encountering God together through devotional materials, skill based activities, group discussions, and one-on-one conversations that put you, the father, in the role of spiritual leader to your son.

This weekend is about using the medium of survival skills as a springboard for discipling our sons; no experience is necessary as you will be learning the skills together.

There is a packing list located here. Keep in mind, however, that this is a March retreat and also is largely outside.

All of our activities either have the equipment available or doesn’t require equipment. If all you brought is yourself, your bedding, and warm/dry clothing, you would still be able to fully participate in our activities.

Our kitchen is able to handle most food allergies if we know about them in advance. If you include your specific allergies in your registration form, we can work to accommodate these allergies. If you have specific concerns or need to go into more detail on allergies, you can also contact our office at 740-747-0220 to speak with us in person.

We will be staying in our comfortable Hickory lodge for the evenings but will be spending the bulk of the daytime hours outside.

There are no age requirements for Father Son Journey Weekend. There are however height and weight requirements for the zipline which are 42″ and 45 lbs.

Registration open later this year