What is it that we treasure? The world tells us to seek fame, fortune, and success while God tells us to pursue the things that will last. What are these things that have eternal value? How can mothers empower their sons to seek after lasting treasures?
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Dawn Cox will never forget the day her firstborn came into the world in a Grapevine, Texas hospital. She turned to her husband and shared, “I don’t know how to take care of a boy. What do I do?” She got the answer to that question and then some, and twenty years later is the proud Momma to three boys, ages 20, 18 and 11.
She would be the first to admit that as a Mom and parent, she is perfectly fumbling forward and continues to grow and learn every day.
Dawn’s greatest joys in life are bonding with her kids, teaching them important life lessons, exploring the spectrum of their emotions, teaching them to be kind, enjoying fun with them before they get too cool to have fun with Mom, and shaping their minds.
Dawn is on staff with FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru. She remains a proud Mom to Samuel (20), Benjamin (18), Caroline (14), Joseph (11), and Annabelle (6). She lives in Orlando and has been married to her husband Paul for 22 years.
March 8-10, 2024. Check in begins 7 PM Friday and event ends 2 PM Sunday.
Mothers and sons in grades 1 to 12.
$184.00 for each mother-son pair. $88.00 for each additional child. Register and pay in full by February 16 to get discount pricing ($174.00/pair, $83.00/additional child). A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $50 will hold your reservation.
Our cabins have bunk beds and sleep 12. Mothers and sons will be housed in separate cabins–moms with moms and sons with sons. Counselors will be provided for boys’ cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom with 3 shower stalls, 2 toilet stalls and a large double sink. Campers staying in the lodge pay an additional $54.00 for lodge space. Lodges are reserved on a first-come basis.
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.
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
Momentum Retreats – for students in grades 6 to 12
Bible Adventure Weekends – for students in grades 2 to 6