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!
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.
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!”
GUEST SPEAKER: Brandon Beukelman
Brandon is passionate about Jesus, people and families, and focuses on discipleship around it all.
He has been a pastor for 12 years at West Cypress Church! Around 8 of those years were spent in youth ministry, and for the last 4 or so he has been associate pastor.
Hobbies include: the Bible, family, skating, hunting, fishing, hiking and making artwork, which he often uses interactively in his preaching. He tries to bring passion and energy in ministry as God has gifted him with an abundance of both.
Brandon resides in Cypress, CA with his wife, daughter, and son.
WORSHIP LEADER: Dylan Reynolds
Dylan attended Father/Son regularly from ages 5-11! He is excited to be back and lead worship. Dylan has a heart for Father/Son camp having built many memories here with his father.
He is currently a part of the worship team at Newbury Park First Christian church.
He is a recent college graduate. He is now 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!
RETREAT HOST: 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.
- Swimming Pool
- Climbing Wall
- Paintball (If minimum participation is met)
- Laser Tag
- Hatchet Throwing
- Fishing Derby (Bring your own gear)
- Sand Volleyball
- 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
THE DOWNHILL ULTIMATE DERBY EXTRAVAGANZA!!
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!!
WHAT TO BRING
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.