In today’s busy world, it is easy for schedules and plans to interfere with a family’s values and priorities. The Adventures in Fatherhood course is designed to allow fathers and their children to recognize the value of their relationship with each other.
This is an opportunity for you and your son or daughter to set the cell phone and computer down and focus on your relationship with each other and with God.
FOCUS ON RELATIONSHIPS
The Adventures in Fatherhood course offers fathers and their son or daughter a balance of adventure elements and times of rest and relaxation. This combination ensures your chance of creating lasting memories through moments of both adventure and dialogue.
During your course, your Summit Adventure instructors will offer you and your child practical tools and strategies. One of our goals is to help bridge the generational gap that can occur between a parent and child. We will also focus on developing more open communication in your relationship.
Finally, Summit Adventure will create an open venue for you and your child to discuss everything from your favorite baseball teams to intimate details regarding faith and spirituality.
Adventures in FatherhoodTM is an incredible way for dads to connect with their 12- to 22-year-old daughter or son. Join us in the Ansel Adams Wilderness for a backpacking excursion through breathtaking mountain scenery with alpine lakes, granite cliffs, starlit skies, memorable moments with your child and uninterrupted time in God’s presence.
Backpacking through breathtaking scenery
Swimming in crisp alpine lakes
Rappelling and rock climbing
Sleeping under the starlit sky
One-on-one interaction with your daughter or son
Uninterrupted time with God
Day 1: Arrive in Bass Lake
You will arrive in Bass Lake where your instructors and other group members will meet you. The morning will entail checking gear and packing up for the days ahead. After a hearty lunch, you will drive to the trailhead where you will hike into your first camp.
Day 2: Hiking, Swimming & Climbing
Each day typically starts with a devotional time we call “Focus.” The first day in the wilderness may include hiking to an alpine lake and rock climbing.
Day 3: Hiking & Duo
This day may include a peak attempt of one of the nearby peaks. It typically will conclude with a time we call “duo.” Duo is an intentional time spent with your father or child. For many pairs, this is the highlight of the trip.
Day 4: Rappel & the Blessing
This day will typically involve a rappel off an impressive granite dome. The kids may take over with dinner preparations while the dads prepare the blessing, our term for a special message, for their child.
Day 5: Return to Civilization
After your last Focus time and breakfast in the wilderness, your group will pack up and hike out. You will return to Bass Lake to de-issue gear and enjoy another lunch together before departing.
The registration fee is $1600 per pair and covers transportation from the hotel, equipment, trip activities and meals as well as lodging Wednesday and Sunday nights at the hotel in Fresno. Travel costs to and from the hotel in Fresno are not included.
Adventures in Fatherhood is a collaboration between National Christian Foundation, Focus on the Family and Summit Adventure.