Father Daughter

Father-Daughter weekends offer special one-one time that can impact and change the lives of young girls for years to come. 

 

  • Our Father Daughter Weekend provides opportunities for fathers/grandfathers and daughters to bond together and grow closer to one another while discovering more about Christ in a rustic and distraction free environment.

  • Staffed with strong men and women of God, families will be guided through intentional activities that will strengthen those father-daughter relationships.

  • All of our activities are planed to bring maximum engagement between the community of fathers and daughters. 

  • The daily schedule is the perfect balance to give fathers and daughters opportunities for both structured activities and down time.

  • At camp, girls will be housed in a cabin or tent group with a counselor, while the fathers/grandfathers will bunk together in a separate housing unit.

  • To be prepared for Father Daughter Weekend, check out our packing list.

 

Father Daughter Weekend is open to all girls 8 - 18. Fathers and grandfathers of any age are welcome! The fee is $200 for father and daughter, $50 for each additional daughter. Early bird pricing may be available by clicking the registration link above and logging into our registration software.

 

More questions? Please head over to our Parent Info page.

 
Staff

 

We have an amazing group of godly women and men who come up to serve at Father Daughter Weekend.  Our staff is specifically trained in the roles they play in your experience.  Ken Kahsen (Archy) started attending Father Daughter Weekends in 1994 with his oldest daughter.  Over the next 10 years he brought two more daughters, as well as directed the program for several years.  He held the position of Board President for HFCC for 3 years and is currently a deacon at his home church, Grace Bible Fellowship, in Petersburg, MI.  He is excited to relaunch this program and give a whole new generation of fathers and daughters the same opportunities to grow closer together that he experienced with his own daughters.


Please visit the About our Staff page to learn more about the staff selection and training process.

Activities

Families at Father Daughter will experience an array of activities like the classic hike to the river or the traditional kickball game. Early risers are welcomed with a coffee gathering and after breakfast  Additionally, the evenings are filled with unique crafts, campfires, and games.  As every girl is different, we offer a wide variety of class options. For the more artistic, drama and crafts, or for the more adventurous, canoeing and riflery, or even a mix of both! Whatever your child chooses, she will not be bored! To find out more information about the activities offered at HFCC please visit our Activities page.

 
 
Weekend Schedule

Friday

6:00 pm    Arrival (any time after) 

 

                 Getting to know you games 

                 Snacks

Saturday (Coffee and tea for early risers)

8:00 am      Rising

8:30 am      Breakfast

9:15 am      Morning watch

10:00 am    River Hike

                 

12:00 pm    Lunch on the River​

4:00 pm      Free Time

5:30 pm     Skit Prep

6:15 pm     Pictures / Dinner 

7:30 pm     Campfire / Skits

8:00 pm     Evening Programming

11:00 pm   Bedtime

Sunday

8:30 am     Rising

                  Packing

9:00 am     Brunch

                  Morning Watch

                  Letter Writing

10:45 am   Worship Service

                  Goodbye Circle / Group Picture

 

Any time after 6pm, so plan to stop for dinner along the way with your daughter/granddaughter to start the fun.

 

 

Some fun snacks to munch on before heading to cabins for bed.

 

 

 

We start our day by heading to the dining hall for the most important meal of the day. Breakfast ends with a time of worship.

A chance for Dads / Grandads and daughters to spend time in the Bible, surrounded by His beautiful creation.

Lunch on the scenic Ausable River.

Read, nap, or participate in one of our free time activities.

You and your daughter will have the opportunity to prep a fun skit with a small group.

This is when we get that snapshot that you'll cherish for years to come.

 

Campfire desserts, fun skits, star filled skies, and worship.

Time to pack up before breakfast

Time to worship God and close out the weekend prior to heading home.

 
Housing

 

At camp, girls will be housed in a cabin or tent with a counselor while dads and granddads bunk in a separate cabin. At Camp CedarRidge we strive to teach campers to appreciate God’s wonderful creation. It is important to us to have simple facilities so we spend time outdoors! Campers will stay in a comfortable cabin or tent with bunk beds. Please visit our Facilities page for more info.

 
Packing List

 

Packing Tips
  • Please remember you are sending your child to camp. Pack comfortable clothes that you are not afraid will get dirty.

  • We require socks and closed toe shoes at all times while walking around camp property. We have a lot of sand, sticks, and other things of nature - we want your feet to stay safe!

  • Nights can be COLD in northern Michigan. Please make sure your child has a warm jacket and their sleeping bag is warm enough.

  • We recommend packing your sleeping bag and pillow in their own duffle bag or similar. Sleeping bags tend to come unraveled while carrying to and from your cabin. This bag will also come in handy when taking sleeping gear to outpost!

  • You may want to label your child’s clothes with his name or initials so we can match lost and found owners to their items.

  • Make sure your younger campers pack their bags with you. Not only will this help them when they go to find things at camp, it will also give them a sense of responsibility for their things.

  • Please put an ID tag with phone number on your child’s luggage. You would be surprised how many parents are so excited to see their campers that they leave the bag behind! We want to make sure you go home with what you came with.

 

What to bring
  • Shorts

  • Jeans or long pants

  • Shirts

  • Underwear and socks

  • Warm jacket or sweatshirt

  • Pajamas

  • Swimsuit (modest, one piece)

  • Rain coat or poncho

  • Two pairs of closed-toe shoes (NO sandals or open-toed shoes)

  • Shower shoes (optional)

  • Warm sleeping bag, fitted twin sheet, pillow

  • Hat or sunglasses

  • Beach towel

  • Bath towel

  • Soap, shampoo, toiletries

  • Comb or brush

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray (we recommend those with DEET)

  • Flashlight

  • Water bottle

  • Small backpack or bag (optional)

  • Bible, notebook, and pen

  • Paper, envelope, and stamps to write home during the week

  • Camera (optional)

  • Laundry bag

  • Medications and vitamins in their original containers (DO NOT pack in your child’s bag. Must turn into health officer during registration)

If swamp-stomping:

The following items are required for swamp stomping. They may or may not be salvageable afterwards.

  • Old, dark-colored long pants

  • T-shirt

  • Old shoes

What not to bring
  • Food

  • Valuables

  • Weapons or firearms    

  • Gaming devices, iPods, MP3 players

  • Cell phones


If your camper brings devices for the ride up (cell phone, iPod, etc.), it will be turned in to their counselor to be stored in a safe place during the week. All items will be returned at breakfast Saturday morning.

Directions 

Some GPS and maps programs won't get you here!

Camp Address

 (June-August)

1154 W. River Road

Oscoda, MI  48750

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Off-Season Address

(September - May)

PO Box 700283

Plymouth, MI 48170  ​