Father Son Campouts



Paintball, Archery, Team Battles, Bazooka Ball, Human Foosball, Treasure Hunt Race, Canoes, Camp Fires, S'mores, Fishing, Gaga Ball, Night Activities, and more...

We have been hosting unforgettable Father/Son Campouts for more than 15 years now. We host these annually in the spring. We may soon add a fall campout. When you arrive you will be assigned a team and you will compete with that team all weekend in various fun challenges. This will be an action packed weekend with all of the activities above including even more.

Psalm 127:4 says, "Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth". This is the theme of our campout as we compete as teams in warrior challenges. We will have lots of fun but most importantly we will be teaching the boys about God, Honor, Humility, Discipline, and Fun.

All fathers and sons are welcome to attend.

Our cause is Fighting for the Fatherless. We have a heart for single moms and your sons. Please contact us if you are interested in sending your son. We will work with you to find a sponsor for your son at a discounted rate.


ONLY FATHERS AND SONS?: At Big Red Ministries we have a huge heart for kids whose father is not involved in their lives. We welcome boys whose dad cannot attend! We encourage moms to reach out to the father of their son(s) and let them know they are invited to attend a Father/Son campout with their son. We will provide a great environment for these fathers and sons to have a fun positive weekend together. We have seen non-involved dads challenged to attend a Father/Son campout not only attend but have a great time interacting with their son and the other men attending. After a campout one particular boy asked me almost every weekend when the next campout would be held; it was a weekend with his father he will never forget. For those boys whose dad cannot attend we will design the weekend in a way that provides them with some great male role models and influences. We will work to provide them with a sponsor who will work with them over the weekend and they will be assigned to a team with other boys and their fathers. We believe they will benefit from being around other boys with their fathers and we know they will have a great weekend!

At every event we do we emphasize that God is a "Father to the Fatherless" Ps. 68:5


LOCATION: We will be using Brand Christian Youth Camp next to Bentsen State Park. The property includes 300 acres with a lake, lots of trees, a hiking trail, open fields, and several screened in cabins. We have bathrooms, showers, electricity, and a screened in eating area. We are praying for great weather but will also be working on providing options to help keep us relatively warm and dry no matter the weather (including using the cabins).


SCHEDULE: The campout will begin on Friday at 5PM and will end Sunday at 11:30AM with an awards ceremony you won't want to miss. Everyone should plan to stay both nights and through the award ceremony to enjoy teamwork and enjoy the full Father/Son campout experience.


FOOD: We will provide dinner Friday and Saturday Night. We will also provide S'mores supplies and a few other snacks.

You will need to bring food for breakfast Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday. Some guys go all out and make a big breakfast on their Coleman stoves while I typically buy the fun bowls of cereal, milk, and fruit. Lunchables are an easy lunch plan, or you can be as creative as you want. Also bring canteens or bottled water.


AGES: The campout is designed especially for Fathers with sons ages 7 to 13 but we will accept kids of all ages with advanced approval (call Jonathan Barnard at 956.204.0069).



Big Red Ministries
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 371-4008

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