Christian Homeschool Father / Son Retreat

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 Sun, 01 Oct 2017

Registrations close on 22 September 2017 at midnight:

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Come and join other Christian homeschool dads and their sons for a weekend of fun, great food, fellowship, meaningful activities, and Bible teaching which will challenge and encourage you to be men and young men who seek and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spend quality time with your son and create special memories that will last a lifetime and strengthen the connection between father and son.

Hosted by Family Heritage NZ, the weekend starts on Friday evening from 7.00-7.30pm. The camp will finish on Sunday at 11.00am.

 

With Guest Speaker, Norm Wakefield, from Texas, USA

International homeschool speaker, homeschool father and grandfather

 

Activities include

  • Archery
  • Woodworking
  • Bush walk
  • Orienteering
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Tug o war
  • Teambuilding activities
  • firepit

Meals

Meals are provided for Saturday breakfast through to Sunday breakfast inclusive.

Friday dinner and Sunday lunch are not included,

Please bring something to share for morning and afternoon teas.

Accomodation

Motel Units will be shared accommodation and include ensuite bathrooms, heat pumps, and comfortable beds. BYO linen and/or sleeping bag.

Campervan and tent sites will have communal toilet facilities available. (No showers)

Only 1 campervan site has power. Contact us by email to confirm availability.

Retreat Costs:

Total costs for 1 father and 1 son

Total Costs for 1 father and 2 sons

Payment

****Bookings are not confirmed until full payment has been received.

Cancellation up to 14 days before event: Full refund given

Cancellation up to 7 days before event: 50% refund given.

Cancellation 7 days before event or up to day of event: no refund given

Guest Speaker: Norm Wakefield

Spirit of Elijah Ministries

Norm Wakefield is the founder of Elijah Ministries which was established while he served as pastor of Coast Community Church in Fountain Valley, CA. Believing that strong, effective churches consist of strong families and that such families are led by men whose hearts are turned toward their families, the vision of Elijah Ministries is to build up the local church by equipping men to lead their families according to God’s power. Norm ministers through speaking at homeschool conventions and conferences, through audio and video taped messages, and through written materials. Elijah Ministries is based on the promise of God in Malachi 4:5-6. “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse.” God is turning the hearts of fathers to their wives and children, He also is turning the hearts of children to their fathers. In this way, the next generation is being prepared for the Lord, and in them lies the hope of the church of Jesus Christ being transformed and increasing in effectiveness.

Norm and his family are now living in Bulverde, Texas. Norm and Alma have four children. Abby (32 and married with four children), Alyssa (30, married with six children), Micah (27 and married with two children), and Amanda (25). Family, work, church, and sports have a place in most men’s lives. Experience as a high school and college athlete, a school teacher and coach, a father of four (homeschool 16 yrs.), a husband of 35 years, a worship leader (plays the guitar and sings), youth minister, seminary graduate, and pastor gives Norm a broad range of experience with which to relate to men and their families. His keynote messages and workshops penetrate the heart and are designed to point his listeners to a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.

What to bring

  • Compass
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Gumboots
  • Jacket
  • Sneakers
  • Extra clothes
  • Bible
  • Good attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Toiletries
  • Linen and sleeping bags (pillows and bottom sheet are provided in units) pillowcase
  • Camping equipment if staying in tent, towel
  • Notebook
  • Pen

Please leave these items at home because they are a distraction: cellphones, ipads, video games, mp3 players, music, other electronic devices (no wifi available)

 

Oaktree Heritage Retreat & Conference Centre

1650 Kimbolton Road, Cheltenham (12 mins north of Feilding), Manawatu

The 21 acre estate, nestled in the midst of heartland NZ, features a 120-year-old historic homestead, organic gardens, bush walks, workshops and a purpose built training/accommodation centre.

Meals

Meals are provided for Saturday breakfast through to Sunday breakfast inclusive.

Friday dinner and Sunday lunch are not included,

Please bring something to share for morning and afternoon teas.

Accomodation

Motel Units will be shared accommodation and include ensuite bathrooms, heat pumps, and comfortable beds. BYO linen and/or sleeping bag.

Campervan and tent sites will have communal toilet facilities available. (No showers)

Only 1 campervan site has power. Contact us by email to confirm availability.

Retreat Costs:

Total costs for 1 father and 1 son

Total Costs for 1 father and 2 sons

Payment

****Bookings are not confirmed until full payment has been received.

Cancellation up to 14 days before event: Full refund given

Cancellation up to 7 days before event: 50% refund given.

Cancellation 7 days before event or up to day of event: no refund given

 

Internet Banking:

Name: FHNZ
Account Number: 06-0569-0120525-14
Reference: Father’s first and last name

Sorry, registrations closed on at 6pm on 22 Sep 2017, and we're no longer accepting registrations for the retreat. Sign up for our email updates if you'd like to be informed about future events.

 

Don’t forget! Our Family Discipleship & Homeschooling Conference is happening right before the retreat.