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Father son

A great weekend returns to our schedule!
Father Son weekends offer special one-one time that can impact and change the lives of young boys for years to come. 

Father Son weekend cost

August 16 - 18

Sons Ages 6-18

$300 Father and Son

$150 for each additional son

  • Our Father Son Weekend provides opportunities for fathers/grandfathers and sons 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-son relationships.

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

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

  • At camp, boys 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 Son Weekend, check out our packing list.


Father Son Weekend is open to all boys 6 - 18. Fathers and grandfathers of any age are welcome! The fee is $250 for father and son, $100 for each additional son. 

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



We have an amazing group of godly women and men who come up to serve at Father Son Weekend.  Our staff is specifically trained for their roles they play in your experience. 

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


Families at Father Son will experience an array of activities.  Early risers are welcomed with a coffee gathering in the Dining Hall.  Following breakfast  is "morning watch." It's a time where you can study the bible together though a provided study guide.  Additionally, the evenings are filled with unique events, campfires, and games.

Weekend Schedule


6:00 pm    Arrival (any time after) 


                 Getting to know you games 


Saturday (Coffee and tea for early risers)

8:00 am      Rising

8:30 am      Breakfast

9:15 am      Morning watch

10:00 am    Activities


12:00 pm    Lunch 

4:00 pm      Free Time

5:30 pm     Activity

6:15 pm     Pictures / Dinner 

7:30 pm     Campfire 

8:00 pm     Evening Programming

11:00 pm   Bedtime


8:30 am     Rising


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 son/grandson 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 sons to spend time in the Bible, surrounded by His beautiful creation.

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


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


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

Time to pack up before breakfast

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



At camp, boys 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 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.

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