Father / Child Retreat - 2020 Retreat Canceled


Father / Child RetreatApr 17 - 19, 2020


Covenant Pines Bible Camp

You all were supposed to make the journey up to camp this weekend to enjoy a time set apart, just dads and kids playing and growing closer together and with Christ.

We wish camp was filled with your energy and laughter. We wish we could watch you create lasting memories and experiences at camp together.

But you can still do that, just in your homes! We took the ideas we had for our Father Child retreat programming this spring and we’re giving them to you to do in your homes. Create a unique experience for your family this weekend, and be sure to share your experiences with us via email and social media! Check out the “Retreat at Home” tab for these resources and activities!

our 2020 father/child retreat has been canceled. 

See note from our Program Director, Natalie –  “In regards to this unique season (COVID-19 pandemic), Covenant Pines has made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming Father/Child Retreat (April 17-19). This decision comes out of posture of deep care for you and your families, and our desire to also model a posture of generosity and Christlikeness as we all navigate our responsibility to our communities.. Our deepest desire is to love like Christ loves, and in this season we want to offer tangible ways to our families to do the same.

father/child retreat

Our Father Child Weekend is a Great Chance for Dads to Spend Time With Their Kids.

The weekend is jam packed with fun activities, work projects, and worship.

Quality time is so important for dads and kids. Just imagine the bonding that’s possible when you and your kids are removed from the fast-paced and distracting rhythm of everyday life. You’ll not only deepen your connection with each other, you’ll grow closer to God. Come spend the weekend with us and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Register by clicking the register button at the top right of this page.



Deluxe Housing

Backwoods Cabins

These three cozy cabins sleep between 9-11 people. Each cabin has a full, handicap-accessible bathroom.

Bald Eagle Lodge

Each of these comfortable, carpeted rooms sleeps between 5-7 people. Each room has a sink vanity and is just down the hall from a full bathroom.

Retreat Center

In addition to the four public bathrooms equipped with showers, there are private half bathrooms in nearly all of the rooms; four of these rooms have full bathrooms. Two kitchenettes and two meeting rooms are available for groups’ use.

Standard Housing

Davis Lake Cabins

The multiple windows on the lakeside of the cabins offer a quaint and picturesque view. Just across from the cabins is a bathhouse. In their secluded location, these cabins are surrounded by gorgeous colors in the fall and near the cross country ski trails in the winter.

Round Lake Cabins

There are eight Round Lake Cabins scattered between Lakeside chapel and the Chapel at Inspiration Point that sleep 82 guests. The cabins have a centrally located bathhouse within a short walking distance and a children’s playground nearby. With easy access to Round Lake, these rustic, heated cabins are a good place to stay year-round.



  • great worship
  • big games
  • bonfires
  • hayrides
  • climbing tower and zipline
  • wonderful food
  • great chapel sessions
  • free time activities
  • craft projects
  • Throughout the weekend, dads and kids will work together on a work project that has yet to be determined. We always have fun doing some sort of competition that involves your project.

Jake Kerschner

Jake is the Cottage Grove Campus Pastor at Crossroads Church.  He is married to Erin and they have two awesome children, Ellie (15) and Jack (14) and two crazy dogs, Layla and Murphy.  Jake enjoys camping, kayaking, and throwing axes in his backyard!