Father Son Camp
Questions and Answers

Can I take all of my sons?
Yes, but this is a one on one camping retreat. You will need another father figure to bring the other son(s) to camp. We also base campsites on the son’s age, so you may not even be able to camp in the same group or location.

Can a father figure take my son?
Yes. ABSOLUTELY! There will be additional documents to sign for both the parents and or legal guardian/father figure.

Where is Father Son Camp?
On the Crossroads camp property: Base Camp 435 acres in Neville, Ohio. Rolling hills, small ponds, gorgeous views.

This sounds perfect. Where can I drop my son off?
Great question! To be clear: This is not a “drop your son off” camp, nor is it a day-time camp. It is an overnight camp experience for both father and son.

How old does my son need to be?
Your son has to be between the ages of 7-17 at the time of camp.

What if we have never camped before?
No problem. Father Son Camp is all about getting you outside of your comfort zone. We’re here to challenge and encourage you.

What if I don't go to Crossroads?
Great! You’re in the right place. There will be other fathers and sons from around the region that don’t attend Crossroads.

What do I need to bring?
Once you’re signed up, we’ll send you a full list. But the short version is: one duffel bag and one backpack, filled with camping gear, a chair, dry clothes and food.

How in shape does the Father need to be?
Fathers need to be able to run 1 mile in under 6 minutes. Kidding. But the hike into Base Camp is about a mile and a half. How hard is it? That really depends on your fitness and how much you pack. Pro tip: pack light. You won’t be summiting Everest, but it won’t be a morning stroll through the woods, either. (Remember, a little challenge is good for all of us.)

How much does Father Son Camp cost?
$199.98 (for the both of you).

What if I have to come after arrival time or leave early?
You’re in for the whole deal if you go. That means you can’t come late or leave early.

What if it rains?
Then we’ll probably get wet and muddy.

What if there’s an emergency at home while I’m gone?
We’ll have a way for your family to reach you (and you them) if there’s an emergency. And by emergency we don’t mean the cable goes out.

What if my son has special needs?
Please email us at fathersoncamp@crossroads.net so we can discuss.

What if my son can’t sit still during stage talks?
Then throw a football outside of the tent. Hey, we want them to hear the message, but it’s loud enough for them to hear it even if you are not in the tent.

How loud is the event?
We get this question because some campers have sensory issues. The camp is loud when we are all going to the tent for stage talks and it is loud inside the tent with music before speakers come to the stage. We also have bells that ring and possibly fireworks. Please bring earplugs. If that isn’t enough, please let us know by emailing us and we will do all we can to accommodate you and son.

What if we want to camp with a friend?
This camp is all about community. We have even structured it that way. Campsites are broken up by the age of the sons in the group and we limit the size of the campsite. When possible, we even try to place sons that live near each other in the same campsite. So, if you have a request, we will do our best within the structure of Father Son Camp to connect you as a group. However, we make no guarantee.

What if I don’t know anyone?
Great! We are about growing community. The campsites are broken up by the son’s age and the campsites are meant to be engaging. We hope you both walk out of camp with a larger community.

Have other questions not addressed above?
Email us at fathersoncamp@crossroads.net