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Father-Daughter Retreat

  • Silver Birch Ranch 6120 Sawyer Lake Road White Lake, WI, 54491 United States (map)

This year take time out of your busy schedule to rekindle that special relationship with your father or daughter. Fathers and daughters (grades 6 through adult) will enjoy this encouraging weekend of top-notch Biblical teaching and excellent worship times, mixed with just the right amount of bonding activities and relaxing times.

Ride a horse in the national forest, trap shoot, jump off the Leap of Faith, make a craft together, or just go for a walk. Every part of the weekend is intentional with the hopes of giving fathers a chance to be an example to their daughters, with words and actions, of what a Godly man looks like. Take advantage of this great opportunity for making lifelong memories and recharging your spiritual batteries.

Retreat Speaker - John Majors!

Rick Wager is the senior pastor at CrossPoint Church in Ingleside. Illinois. Rick spent a significant portion of his last 50 summers at Silver Birch Ranch. Rick and his wife Sharon have two married adult children. and six grandkids.  Kara married Scott Wessman in 2004 and is mom to Bekah, Joey, and Leah. She stays busy being a wife, mom, math tutor, SBR camp counselor and volunteer, serving in the senior high ministry at The Chapel Palatine with freshman girls. and co-leading an adult small group with her husband.  Rick and Kara have always enjoyed a close relationship. They look forward to giving you a peek into their relationship with God and with each other that will hopefully inspire you and encourage your heart.

We are very excited to have John Majors as our keynote speaker. John has been with FamilyLife, which is a division of Cru, since 2001. John writes and researches for the ministry, helping create resources like The Art of Marriage, Stepping Up, and his recent book, True Identity. John and his wife Julie also teach together at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember events in cities across the country. They have three children: John Isaac, Caroline, and Schaeffer.

Retreat Worship - Todd & Sarah McIlhany


Tentative Schedule

4:30 pm - Check-in
5:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Meeting
8:00 pm - Canteen, Coffee Bar, & hayrides

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Meeting
10:30 am - Sign-ups (horses, zip line, etc.) & free time
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Free time activities
5:00 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Meeting
8:00 pm - Canteen, Coffee Bar, hayrides, & campfires

8:30 am - Meeting
9:30 am - Brunch
10:30 am - Departure

Free Time Options: Horseback Riding, Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith, Zip Line, Paintball, Trap Shooting, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Disc Golf, Horseshoes and more

Housing: Because of very limited private housing, fathers will be housed with other fathers and daughters with other daughters with two adult female counselors.

Retreat Fees:
Father Fee: $125
1st Daughter Fee: $90 (Daughters should be in sixth grade and above.)
Additional Daughters Fee: $75 each (Daughters should be in sixth grade and above.)
Non-Refundable Deposit: $25 each (Included in Retreat Fees)
Early Registration Discount: $10 (Register online by Oct. 4.)


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Earlier Event: October 4
Men's Fall Retreat
Later Event: November 1
Fall Couples' Retreat