Father & Son Weekends
Do you remember the feeling you got spending time with your dad when you were growing up–just throwing a ball around or going fishing together? They are memories that can last a lifetime!
We know how difficult it can be in our hectic lives to find quality father and son time, so CSM offers a chance for dads and their sons to spend a special weekend together as campers, building memories that will last a lifetime.
A number of CSM campers start or end a one-week or two-week session with a Father & Son Weekend.
It’s also a great way for your son to get comfortable with CSM–with the security of having dad at his side–before coming to Camp on his own.
If dad isn’t available, your son can attend with his grandfather, or uncle or another responsible adult.
Many families have been attending for years to get the full experience CSM offers and make it an annual trip with friends and family! This is true for our Parent & Child Weekends, as well as our one-week and two-week sessions.
We offer two Father & Son Weekends every summer. Register now and make some memories while you experience for yourself the adventure, faith, fun, and tradition of CSM.
What Are the Benefits of Attending a Father & Son Weekend?
It is a great opportunity to spend quality time together having fun! Whether the fun is had in trying new activities or doing things you already enjoy, you and your son will have an array of experiences to talk about when the weekend is over.
Parents and children both benefit from spending time together while building memories that will last a lifetime!
For those campers who also attend a one-week or two-week session, dad will be able to experience first-hand some of the same things his son loves about Camp!
It’s also a great way for children (and parents) to get comfortable with CSM before their son attends on her own.
How Old Does My Son Need to Be to Attend a Father & Son Weekend?
For our regular one-week and two-week camp sessions, the age range is 8-16. We recommend the children be at least five years old for the Parent & Child Weekends (PCW), but many bring younger children and they are most welcome!
The programs and activities are geared toward kids ages 8 and up, but because they’ll be with their parents who can assist them, we welcome younger campers for PCWs, as well. Because you know your child best, we trust your judgment as a parent to know if they’re ready for the weekend.
- Horseback riding
- Team sports including ultimate Frisbee, kickball, soccer, softball and basketball
- Team building activities
- Waterfront activities including swimming, water slide, canoeing, and kayaking)
- Adventure games
- Dutch auction
- Campfires and s’mores
- Mass and evening prayer
7:00 pm Check-in at St. Luke’s, move into cabin, explore camp
8:30 pm Bonfire and s’mores, meet and greet
9:30 pm Evening Chapel
10:15 pm Bed Time
We request that lights are out in the cabins at 10:45pm. However, if you are a night owl, the bonfire area, St. Luke’s and the Mess Hall are available for you.
7:45 am Wake-up
8:30 am Mass
9:15 am Breakfast and review schedule
10:00 am 1st program begins
7:45 am Wake-up
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Packing up
9:15 am Mass
10:30 am Check-out