(440) 967-4861 info@bbeach.org

Father & Son Retreat

August 2-4, 2024 • Sons Ages 5-18 • $150/Father $120/Son
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Hey Dads. You only get 18 summers with your son before they’re out of your house, and what we hear is that these 18 years go by way too fast. This retreat is loaded with activities that you can’t do at home, and the whole weekend is designed for you to make memories with your son and make an impact on his life. These will go down as the best three days of your year.

What To Expect

Manly Activities

Grizzlies, grab your man cubs for some bonding time that is also super manly. No women allowed. There will be guns, burping, sports, and more.

Dude, a Lake

We have the raddest water activities for you and your son to enjoy! Whether it’s tubing, jet skis, or paddleboats and canoes, it’ll be a guaranteed blast!

Grilled Things

Hello I’d like some meat with some meat on it and a side of meat. What’s a boys only weekend without throwing some stuff on the grill?


Forget high-fives and side-hugs, let’s take our shirts off and chest bump each other to celebrate testosterone.

Retreat Info

Joel Trainer, Retreat Director

Joel Trainer, Retreat Director

Joel built the hospital he was born in. He came out sideways, with a full mustache, with the ability to speak sixty-two languages; his mom didn’t even make a peep. Joel slapped the doctor’s butt until he cried, and when the doctor asked Joel’s father if he wanted the honor of cutting the umbilical cord, Joel reached up, grabbed the scissors and cut it himself. Then, he hopped off table, put on his tennis shoes, and tied the laces with his toes.

Joel is the Lead Pastor at Three Creeks Church in Gahanna, Ohio. He is fired up to be back in the saddle, directing this retreat. Joel’s son Judah is 5 years old and can’t wait to come to his second Father and Son Retreat at Beulah Beach. Joel says, “The greatest thing I’ll ever do in my life may not be anything I do, but a son I raise.”

You’re one click away from the manliest weekend EVER

Cost is $150/Father and $120/Son. Cost includes food, lodging, and masculine, don’t-tell-mom fun.

Packing List

leave the razors, deodorant, and women at home!
Sleeping Bag & Pillow

Bathing Suit & Towel

Outfit you can ruin

Bible, Pen, & Notebook


Crew Cuts


What an amazing weekend full of “manly” activities, lots of laughter, and great food! But the best part was talking and connecting with my son in those few quiet moments. Before it was even over, he was asking to come back next year!
Jason, Father

My son, Ethan, and I had an amazing time at the Father & Son Retreat. I’d highly recommend it for any father who is looking for an opportunity to shut out the distractions of life and spend some real quality time bonding with his son.
Tom, Father

I can’t say enough good things about the Father & Son Retreat at Beulah Beach. It was executed so well—the flow was smooth, the content was dynamic, and the activities were engaging for both me and my son. It was a great investment in a precious, biblical bond, and created an etched memory that we still talk about on a weekly basis!
Don, Father

Nothing fires me up like the Father & Son Retreat at Beulah Beach. To watch some dads unplug from their work and spend uninterrupted time with their sons is one of the highlights of my year. In addition to that, I don’t think I laugh more on any other weekend of the year either!
Joel, Staff

Contact Us

6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089

(440) 967-4861


We are a year-round camp and retreat center, focused on engaging guests to encounter Christ!

We believe in the power of camp and we exist to see lives forever changed for the Kingdom of God.


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