April 29 – May 1, 2022
Boys Under the Influence of Loving Dads is a retreat that enables fathers and sons (grades 1-12) to spend a weekend of fun, fellowship, and encouragement together in a beautiful lake setting. Families have found this retreat to be both foundational and life-changing in their relationships. We host this retreat in April each year.
Each family will have the opportunity to spend some quality time together away from the busyness and distractions of everyday life. There will be plenty of planned group activities but also time to fish, talk, play ball, canoe, or hike.
This weekend provides a combination of great Biblical teaching, inspiring worships, fellowship with other families, terrific food, and a host of recreational opportunities including a high ropes course with zip line, climbing wall, giant swing, archery, riflery, canoeing, basketball, field games, and fishing. Other highlights of the weekend include a BBQ feast, game and movie night, campfire fellowship, and a massive father vs. son pin dodge game!
The cost of the weekend is $130 for adults and $120 for each child. This includes 2 nights, 5 meals, all program fees, and a T-shirt for each person.
Brad Antill is a forester and Regional Manager for Coastal Timberlands. He is also an ordained minister, helping struggling churches that are without Pastors. Brad is an author of seven outdoor devotional books and he contributes a monthly article entitled “The Backwoods Pew” for national timber industry magazine, Southern Logging Times. Brad also provides articles for a quarterly publication for the Christian Bowhunters of America. Most importantly, he is a child of God. He and his wife of 37 years, Cindy, have two married boys and five grandchildren. You can read more about Brad, Cindy and their ministry online at www.onatreeforestry.com
Josiah Antill serves as Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Worship at Lake Gaston Baptist Church. Growing up in eastern NC, Josiah loves using outdoors themes and activities as a means to share the Gospel and disciple young people. With a degree in Music Industry from Chowan University and a graduate degree from Campbell University, he enjoys spending time writing and composing piano and vocal music. He and his wife, Haley, have four children. Haley has also worked part-time at Camp Willow Run in food service.
Zach Antill resides in Prince George, VA with his wife Beth and their daughter Chandler. Zach currently works at a Land Broker for Advance Land & Timber LLC. He services central and eastern NC along with eastern VA. Over the years Zach has served in a variety of outdoor industries. He has worked in Christian camps, as a NC Game Warden and a hunting and fishing guide. Zach has an undergrad degree from Montreat College in Outdoor Ministry. He has always had a passion to use his experience in the outdoors and love for God’s creation to point people to Christ and encourage believers.
“We couldn’t miss it! The highlight of our year honestly.”
“This retreat is among some of my son’s best memories. I know
they are among mine.”
“Had a super time and enjoyed the sweet Spirit of the Lord here at this place.”
“I learned a lot about being a father and drew much closer to my son.”
“Really enjoyed the weekend. Made a profound difference spiritually and physically. Great time with son!”
“CWR has allowed my son and I to have the best quality time
ever spent together.”
“The time to get away from everything and sit alone with my son with a spiritual emphasis is priceless.”
“The retreat continues to create stronger bonds between my
sons and myself.”
“Again you provided a wonderful time and atmosphere to help me bond with my
son and we look forward to coming back next year.”