Dads and daughters, get away for a weekend of adventure together. Lodging options include dorms in the Main Lodge or tent camping at Adventure Camp. The Dad & Daughter Retreat will be packed with girlie fun and daddy-tough activities from rock climbing to crazy skits. Bring your hiking boots and princess tiaras and we'll blend the two all weekend long. The Bible studies and family discussions will allow time to talk about important spiritual topics and add great memories for just the two of you.
: Friday, 6:00 PM with Dinner at Adventure Camp.
: Sunday, following lunch at 1:00 PM.
RETREAT PRICE & INFO:
The price for the retreat is $110
for the dad/daughter combo (deduct $15 for Adventure Camp lodging). One week prior to the retreat, the price will increase to $115
. The price includes two nights lodging, six meals and snacks. A confirmation letter will be mailed out after receiving your registration form. This letter will contain packing instructions and further details on the options for this weekend.
Option 1 - Main Lodge
The Main Lodge has dormitory style rooms and is primarily designed for youth groups. We will do our best to keep your family together, but there will also be areas designated for only daughters and other for dads. This would just be for sleeping - all other activities will be programmed to keep your family together.
Option 2 - Adventure Camp
You will be staying in tents at the adventure campsite. This campsite is only 6/10 of a mile from Tar Water Road. There are two large platform tents and two lean-to structures. In addition, if you would like to bring your tent, there is a grassy area for this to be setup. There is a campfire area at Adventure Camp along with a nice pavilion for use during the weekend. Deduct $15 from your weekend fee if you choose this option.
PLANNING YOUR RETREAT:
Directions to New Life can be found following the link in the menu above or in the "Quick Links"
In the case of an emergency or accident
call the camp office at (814) 842-3325. Please notify us at the beginning of the retreat if there are any medical conditions we need to be aware of.
Food is an important item at camp. You and your child may be involved in this activity also. If you or your child has food allergies or other special considerations, please let us know prior to camp so we can make adjustments to your menu.
Medications should be in the original container marked with the name, dosage information and correct time intervals. Medications can be kept and administered by your dad.
The Snack Shop sells a variety of items from keepsakes to snacks. T-shirts and Hats will be available for purchase during the weekend. These items range from $9.00 to $15.00 (snacks & sodas are 50¢ - $1.25).
Be sure to include in your luggage a backpack which you can carry your water bottle, food, personal items and clothes during off-site trips. This backpack shouldn't be a large one, remember, you'll have to carry it. But it should be about the size of the ones used for schoolbooks.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sleeping bag and pillow, ground pad or foam mattress (Adventure Camp lodging only), a towel and wash cloth, small backpack for day trip, [clothes for a weekend]--weather dependent-- jacket and sweatshirt, old jeans & T-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, windbreaker and rain gear, knit hat (something that covers the ears), toiletries, trash bags for dirty clothes, lip balm, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes & socks, spending money, Bible, notepad, pencil, Ziplock bags to keep important things from getting wet (Bible, etc.), Pocket knife, Medications (if any), flashlight and batteries, Water bottle or canteen. Pack only what you need
. There will be limited space to keep your belongings. Please mark your belongings/clothes/toiletries with your name. Use a permanent marker when possible.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Radio/CD/MP3 player/DVD, video games, weapons (except for a pocket knife), drugs or tobacco products. NOTE: There is no cell phone service available on the New Life Bible Camp property. Please have your family back home use the camp number: (814) 842-3325 to contact you.