Dads & Sons

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Feb 9-11, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Ponderosa Lodge

Dads & Sons 17 - Olympics Cheers
Dads & Sons 17 - Nature Walk
Dads & Sons 17 - Forest Quiet Time
Dads & Sons 17 - Olympics Smiles
Dads & Sons 17 - Ping Pong

This retreat promises a weekend filled with fun, excitement, games and lasting memories! Complete with engaging worship, intentional time together, outdoor activities, and the opportunity to build your own shelter! Connect, uncover and discover more about God’s plan for you both as you journey together, learning what it means to be a man of God.

For dads with sons from 2nd to 6th grade.

Speaker & Worship Leaders

Mazzariello, Jeff

Jeff Mazzariello

In addition to being a husband and father of 4 adult children, Jeff is a Lead Pastor at Marin Covenant Church and has been walking alongside and encouraging men, families, and students in their journey of faith for more than 30 years. Jeff is a bay area native, a frequent national and international conference speaker, and has interests in running, backpacking, traveling, Taquerias, 70’s R &B, baseball (go A’s), and his wife, Linda… not necessarily in that order.

Webber, Carey

Carey Webber

Carey Webber was born in Santa Cruz and met his wife who was also in town. Carey and his wife Sarah have 4 kids (3 girls, 1 boy), a standard poodle, a leopard gecko, and a parakeet. Carey and his family have been attending Faith Community Church for over 10 years, his wife serving in kids community, and Carey serving on the worship team leading and play guitar and as the ambassador for worship ministries, where Carey is able to help lead worship at other church communities in the county, like Santa Cruz Hope, Elevation, Vintage Faith Church to name a few. Carey has a passion for leading people in worship and loves playing guitar. Carey's son Seth is a great drummer and maybe will show his skills again playing the cajon like he did last year!

Trujillo, Rodney

Rodney Trujillo

Rodney Trujillo has served in musical worship ministry for over 15 years at various churches and currently serves as the worship pastor for WestSide Community Church. Rodney and his wife Ashleigh grew up in Santa Cruz and have 3 kids ages 7, 8, and 10 (2 boys, 1 girl). Rodney works as a Civil Engineer and studied ministry at Calvary Chapel University. Rodney enjoys leading people in worship and playing guitar and drums.

Schedule

Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10
Sunday, February 11
  • When

    What

    Where

    5:00 PM

    Check in with Registrar/ Photobooth

    NA

    6:15 PM

    Dinner (served until 7:15pm)

    NA

    7:15 PM

    Group Session

    NA

    8:30 PM

    Tribal Thunder

    NA

    9:30 PM

    Lights Out

    NA

  • When

    What

    Where

    7:00 AM

    Early Bird Coffee (served in staff lounge)

    NA

    8:00 AM

    Breakfast (served until 8:45am)

    NA

    9:00 AM

    Devo Time

    NA

    9:30 AM

    Group Session

    NA

    10:45 AM

    Snack

    NA

    11:00 AM

    The Obstacle Illusion

    NA

    12:00 PM

    Box Lunches "Grab-n-Go Picnic" (served until 1pm)

    NA

    1:00 PM

    Free Time

    NA

    5:15 PM

    Breakout

    NA

    6:00 PM

    Dinner

    NA

    7:00 PM

    Group Session

    NA

    8:00 PM

    Rescue Rendezvous

    NA

    9:00 PM

    S'mores

    NA

    9:30 PM

    Lights Out

    NA

  • When

    What

    Where

    7:00 AM

    Early Bird Coffee (served in breezeway)

    NA

    7:45 AM

    Breakfast

    NA

    8:30 AM

    Breakout

    NA

    9:30 AM

    Devo Time

    NA

    10:00 AM

    Group Session

    NA

    11:00 AM

    Brunch

    NA

    12:00 PM

    Have a safe trip home!

    NA

Recreation

Ponderosa Lodge Basketball Courts

There are plenty of courts at Ponderosa Lodge to keep the next NBA stars entertained. Half court or full court, there's plenty of room to pick up and throw down.

Climbing Wall

Our 40' foot wall will not only strengthen your climbing skills, but also give you the chance to encourage and coach others as they climb.

Disc Golf

A fun and challenging nine-hole disc golf course that navigates through our indigenous ponderosa pines.

Ponderosa Pool

Hang at our HEATED pool, in the center of camp, and maybe even hit the high dive if you’re game. The pool is perfect for chilling, lap swims, or an exciting game of water basketball or water polo. The lights in the pool at night make the pool area a very popular hangout and activity.

Laser Tag

With enough units to facilitate two teams, these laser markers make camp the ultimate laser tag arena. You won't find inflatable barriers here, but how often do you get to hide behind a giant redwood or ponderosa pine when playing Laser Tag? Exactly. It's awesome.

Crafts

There's always something cool and exciting to make to help you remember your time at camp. Crafts range in ability and appeal for all ages and our counselors make craft time fun for girls and boys.

Target Sports

Try your hand at archery or BB Guns. With our trained staff, you'll be able to aim at the targets and take your best shot. Will you get a bulls-eye?

Flying Squirrel

With your harness attached to a cable high in the redwoods, allow your team to lift you high into the air and get a chance to see Ponderosa like the squirrels do.

Pricing

Included in the price...

(5 meals, program, and recreation)

2018 Dads & Sons Weekend

Parent
$199
Child
$109
Additional Child
$99
Camperships

Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.

Prepare

Packing List
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm casual clothes for outdoor recreation, sitting on the floor, and such.
  • It’s a good idea to bring something to keep you dry if it should rain.
  • Bring two pairs of older, comfortable shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Pajamas or sweats
  • Swimsuit for the pool
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bible
  • Writing paper
  • Pencil
When to Arrive

Please plan to arrive at Ponderosa Lodge on Friday between 5–6:15pm We will be providing a continuous serving buffet dinner between 6:15–7:15pm The dinner meal will be held until 7:15pm, please contact the Registrar if you plan to arrive after this time. Our first session will begin at 7:15pm If you have any questions about the weekend, please do not hesitate to call.

Saturday Afternoon Options

Saturday afternoon is designed for you and your son to maximize your time together as you choose. Following lunch you can explore the many natural and/or commercial attractions in Santa Cruz County, or enjoy one or more of the optional activities available at Ponderosa Lodge between 1:00–5:30pm.

Maps & directions

Ponderosa Lodge
4600 Graham Hill Rd Felton CA 95018

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Santa Cruz Mountains | Ponderosa Lodge

The Santa Cruz Mountains camp center includes the Conference Center, Ponderosa Lodge and Redwood Camp.