The father and son retreat for building godly men.

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 5pm — Saturday, May 19th, 2018 | 5pm

Country Lake Retreat Center

Are you ready?

New for 2018, I have four words for you: Dads. Sons. Fire. Zipline. Wait, is zipline two words? Forget it. Focus! Are you looking to connect with your son, dig into the Word, and maybe grab a zip line? Join us as we connect fathers and sons over a fire, a lake, a ropes course and hiking trails. The question isn’t how to spell zip line. The question is: are you ready?

This is what you’ll learn:

  • Skills to connect with your son
  • How to help your son resist the pull of this world
  • How to get your son to open up and talk to you
  • How to gain your wife’s undying devotion and respect
  • Tips and tools for driving meaningful conversations

Your Speakers

Aaron Harvie
Senior Pastor, Highview Baptist Church

Before becoming Senior Pastor at Highview, Aaron has served as a Church Planting Mobilizer with the North American Mission Board and teaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aaron is married with five children. He has a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and loves reading, golf, tennis, and Philly sports teams.

Greg Gilbert
Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church

Greg Gilbert earned his BA from Yale University and his MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of the book “What is the Gospel?” and the co-author of the upcoming book “What is the Mission of the Church?”. Greg is the pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Moriah and they have three children: Justin, Jack, and Juliet.

Scott Long
Discipleship Pastor, Highview Baptist Church

Scott is the Discipleship Pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife Caroline have two daughters. Scott played football at the University of Louisville. Scott is passionate about making disciples of all nations through the local church to the glory of God.

Ronnie Cordrey
Men’s Minister, Southeast Christian Church

Ronnie is the Men’s Minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. He has years of pastoral ministry experience and holds a Masters from Cincinnati Christian University. He is married to Tish and they have three children.

Kent Evans
Executive Director, Manhood Journey

Kent is the co-founder of Manhood Journey. He is also the author of Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From the Men Around You. Kent is married and has five sons. Learn more about Kent here.

Dr. Kevin Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Boyce College

Before serving at Boyce College, Kevin has taught in Fayette, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties and served as an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University where he and his wife are both alumni. He and his high school sweetheart, Demica, have three children.

The Event

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 5pm — Saturday, May 19th, 2018 | 5pm
Country Lake Retreat Center
815 Country Lake Road, Underwood, IN 47177

Whether you want to rough it, bunk up, or stay in a fancy lodge, we have you covered.
With three unique options, you can pick the setup and budget that fits you best:


Father & Son $97
($30/extra boy)
Camp like the pioneers!


Father & Son $197
($40/extra boy, no limit)
stay with 20 of your closest friends, bring your own pillow and blanket


Father & Son $297
(extra boys $50 each)
travel in style, limited number of these available, first come first serve

All meals included (Special diets can be accommodated)


What’s the target age range for boys?
The target range for boys attending Project: MANHOOD could range from 8 to 18 years old, we’re flexible. Just consider the activities the retreat center offers, and go from there.

Can I bring more than one boy?
Yes, you can! Do you have more than one son? Do you have a nephew or neighbor you’re discipling? Perfect! Bring him along! There are some extra costs per boy. So pay close attention when you’re registering. For example, there’s a maximum of four (4) guys to a room if you choose the Lodge option.

I attended last year, should I attend this year?
I have a question for you. How many memorable camping retreats have you been on with your son since last May? If you’re answer is 52. Then, whatever, the answer is still yes. This is an epic time for you to connect with your son(s). This year, I encourage you to bring a friend.

What are the optional activities and how much do they cost?
There’s a bunch of free activities you can do during the retreat. There are also two optional activities (paintball and/or zipline). Optional activities are $20 per person per activity and you pick these activities at registration.

Will food and snacks be provided?
Yes, all meals and snacks are included at this event. You won’t go hungry. We promise!

What if my family has allergies to certain foods?
Special diets can be accommodated. Please be sure to specify any allergies when you register.