Father Son Retreat

November 8-10, 2024

Sharing the Gospel with those around us is vital because it aligns with Jesus Christ’s command to go and make disciples. This weekend fathers and sons will learn how to share the Gospel with those around them!

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:19


Ty Saltzgiver has served 40 years in Young Life in a variety of leadership roles. He uses his gifts, experience and passion to help equip ministries and new believers. Ty is also the author of eleven books, including “My First Thirty Quiet Times”, Ty speaks regularly to groups and retreats on Jesus and the reality of life lived with Him.


November 8-10, 2024, check in starts at 7 PM Friday. Event concludes at 2 PM Sunday.


Who’s Invited?

Fathers and their sons in grades 1 to 12. (Sons are also welcome to attend with step-fathers, grandfathers, and “father figures” over 18 years of age.)



$184.00 per father/son pair, $88 for additional child. BUT, register and pay in full by October 18 to receive the discount prices of $174.00 per pair and $83.00 for additional child.



Zipline, Capture the Flag, basketball, hiking, go-karts, group games and lots more!


Our cabins have bunk beds and sleep 12. They have their own bathroom with 3 shower stalls, 2 toilet stalls and a large double sink. Lodge rooms are available on a limited first-come, first-served basis for an additional cost of $57.00.


What to Bring

Your Bible, notebook, pen or pencil, pillow, sleeping bag, enough clean clothes for the weekend, bathroom necessities and money for the camp store/canteen and friends to share the weekend with.


What to Leave Behind

Radios, CD players, iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, video games, etc.

Questions? Call us at 717-369-4539 or email [email protected].


Ready to register?

We make it simple! You may register online or call 717-369-4539 to register by phone.

Prefer to mail your registration? CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

Registration confirmations are emailed 2 weeks prior to each event.

If you do not register prior to that time, no confirmation will be sent.

Registration fees are nonrefundable within 14 days of any event. If a cancellation is necessary in the last 14 days due to illness or accident, a written request to transfer fees to another camp event must be submitted within one week of the conclusion of the original event. A note from a physician must be included. Certain restrictions apply and a transfer fee may be charged.

Call our office at 717-369-4539  or email [email protected] for additional information.


Join us for other great Joy El retreats!

Home School Retreat – for students in grades 1 to 8

Mother-Son Retreat

Father-Daughter Retreat

Mother-Daughter Retreat

Momentum Retreats – for students in grades 6 to 12

Bible Adventure Weekends – for students in grades 2 to 6

Ready to ignite your faith?