Father Son Retreat

November 10 – 12, 2023

God calls us to serve Him through good works, but we tend to get caught up in the daily grind. We tend to list reasons for staying comfortable in our own routine, despite our good intentions. How do we get off the bench and put our faith into action?

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

James 2:17 


Bill PagaranBill Pagaran is dedicated to preaching the Gospel in Alaska, preventing suicide, and teaching, mentoring and training youth to make a positive impact in Alaska. Bill is also a professional percussionist with a degree in music performance and education. He keeps his Alaska Teaching Certificate current because it opens doors for him to go into school districts all over the world. He also has a long resume of perfoming, touring and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world from every style imaginable. Bill performs, tours and records with the award wining Native American ministry band, Broken Walls.

Currently, Bill is the President of Carry the Cure, Inc., and Executive Director of Carry the Cure, Inc.’s “Committed to Life” program. This has been one of the most effective suicide prevention programs in Alaska, and Bill gives God all the glory for it.

Bill has faithfully assembled and led close to 100 teams of 4-18 local and nationally-known born-again volunteers and ministers out to Alaskan villages to bring Jesus’ life and light to the lost and hopeless with great success. He loves to take volunteers from a wide variety of Christian churches on each mission, which has helped unite Alaskan churches in relationship with one-another.

Through the ministries of Carry the Cure, Broken Walls and partnerships with other ministries, Bill has been blessed with the opportunities to minister in some of the smallest villages in Alaska, as well as in some of the largest stadiums in the world (Olympic Stadium in Berlin at Calling All Nations and Olympic Stadium in LA for The Call/Azusa Now Event). Bill’s mandate is to preach the Gospel in every town, city and village in Alaska.


November 10-12, 2023, 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.)



$175.00 per father/son pair, $84 for additional child. BUT, register and pay in full by October 20 to receive the discount prices of $165.00 per pair and $79.00 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 $54.00.


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?