Father/Son Retreat 2018-11-13T16:09:08+00:00

The connection a son has with his father shapes his life.

SURVIVAL requires acknowledging the struggle. One son observed:

“My father was a successful clothing salesman who worked a lot, but even when he was home on weekends he wasn’t available.  All of my life I’ve suffered from uncertainties about my masculinity.

I think it’s because he never shared anything about himself with me.  He didn’t tell me what kinds of problems he wrestled with, what he felt, or what it meant to him to be a man.  I’ve had to make it all up for myself, and I’m never sure I got it right.”

This is just one reason the Angeles Crest Father & Son camp experience can move your relationship from survival to thriving!

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There are so many things coming against men and boys of faith in today’s world.

We need to not only survive – but thrive!

While connecting and having a blast together, both you and your son will discover solid biblical principles on how to survive and thrive in your walk of faith. And dad, come learn more about how to be a Godly example with your son as you bond with him over the weekend.

Every generation (sons, dads, and grandfathers) are welcome.

Hope you will join us.

Brian Shaw Father/Son Retreat

Brian Shaw

Camp Director | Father & Son Host

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.”

Ephesians 6:13 (The Message)

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“5-stars! We attend the Father Son camp every year. Angeles Crest is just the right size, not too big or small. The cabins are clean & well maintained. The staff are dedicated & true servants of Christ! My son & I love going to father & son camp!”

John Neilsen

boys in pool

Jon Sparlin Father & Son Angeles Crest


Jon is not only a pastor, he’s magical! He is a student of astronomy, survival skills, and also plays Bluegrass Gospel music. Jon loves sharing his talents as a Christian illusionist with youth groups, Awana, and fathers and sons at Angeles Crest. He has been preaching God’s Word for over 30 years and is currently pastoring at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Phelan.

Dylan Reynolds Worship Angeles Crest

WORSHIP LEADER: Dylan Reynolds

We’re excited to welcome back Dylan Reynolds to lead worship for our Father/Son Camp this year. Dylan is currently a part of the worship team at Newbury Park First Christian church. Dylan has a heart for Angeles Crest’s Father/Son camp since he regularly attended from the ages of 5-11 with his father. As a recent college graduate, Dylan is seeking God’s will in his own life, and pursuing God’s call into worship ministry. He is committed to serving the Lord, and dedicated to bringing people into an encounter with the One True King!

brian shaw


Brian is the Camp Director for Angeles Crest Christian Camp ministries and will serve as our host for the retreat. Brian has worked and lived at Angeles Crest for over 12 years. Previously, he was a youth pastor for almost 15 years. He has three kids: two boys and a girl. As the father of two boys, he understands the need to spend quality time together, and the value of challenging young boys to develop their faith. He loves to see fathers and sons come together to spend time having fun, worshipping God, and being challenged by God to seek Him.

Recreation Activities

  • Zipline
  • Swimming Pool
  • Climbing Wall
  • Paintball (If minimum participation is met)
  • Archery
  • Hatchet Throwing
  • Fishing Derby (Bring your own gear)
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Outdoor Basketball
  • Hiking Trails
  • Camp Store: Candy, Soda, Smoothies, Snacks, T-Shirts, Gifts, etc.
  • Recreation Room; Foosball, Air Hockey, Shuffleboard, Basketball Free Throw, Carpet Ball, Ping-Pong and Board Games
  • Also featuring a spectacular special event: Father/Son Pine Car Derby


Otherwise known as the “DUDE” Pine Car Derby Race, our annual pine car derby competition is back by popular demand!! You will be provided a basic pinewood derby kit to build together, as father and son. There will be races and competitions during the weekend with prizes for a variety of categories. Good luck all you racecar guys!!

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Our weather is a reflection of typical Southern California weather, but the evenings can be cool. Bring recreational and hiking clothes for the day and jackets for the evening. You will need a sleeping bag, pillow, washcloth, toiletries, swimsuit, towel, flashlight, and your Bible.


Our greatest desire is to minister to people through our camps. If you have a special financial need, we have Camperships (1/3 off the cost) available. Request for all Camperships must be in writing and submitted to Vicky Stevens at at least 10 days prior to camp. Rules for acceptance and participation at an ACCC program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

50% Discount!

If you have never been to an Angeles Crest Father and Son weekend, your fee is 50% off!

If you are already signed up – bring a new dad and son and you both receive a 50% discount.

DATE:  October 5-7, 2018

TIME:  Check-in and registration is on Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The camp concludes on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.


  • Dads – $155
  • Jr High/High School Sons – $125
  • Elementary Age Sons (Kindergarten and up) – $115
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If you have any questions about registering, please call Vicky Stevens at 714-870-9190 or send her an email.

If you need to contact one of the dads in case of emergency, please call 626-449-3339, which is the direct line to the on-site office.

For any other information or questions, feel free to call the Angeles Crest Christian Camp administrative office at 714-870-9190 or 800-289-8309 or email us at camp@angelescrest.com.

Angeles Crest Christian Camp
Administrative Office
P.O. Box 9
Perris, CA 92572
714.870.9190 or 800.289.8309