This year's St. John's FATHERS camping trip is upon us November 7-8 at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville, FL http://www.lakewoodretreat.org. The trip is open to fathers in the congregation and their children. Guest fathers and their kids may come too.
25458 Dan Brown Hill Rd
Brooksville, FL 34602
Office: (352) 796-4097
My name is Kaivon Madani and I will be helping Lionel Lowry with organizing the trip by taking RSVP's and collecting monies for the trip.
I went last year for the first time with my 4 year old daughter and let me say that this is one of the easiest
camping trips you will go on. Do not worry if you haven't been camping before - this is a "team event".
Come early. Usually I shoot to be there right after lunch on Friday November 7. Friday is really the meat of the trip. You want to definitely be there during daylight, especially for setting up your tent!
This is a simple event that our children look on with fond, powerful memories. I cannot emphasize enough how profoundly and positively this little adventure impacts them.
Lastly, be prepared to stand up and say a few words about why your proud of your child(ren) during the kettle corn campfire on Friday night:
Example, " Hello, I'm Lionel Lowry. This is my daughter Lillie. Lillie is a great ballet dancer. She has a wonderful imagination. She works hard at school and makes almost all A+'s, I'm so proud of her and so glad she is here tonight."
I look forward to seeing you next to the fire watching your kids roasting marshmallows, and enjoying the fraternity of this great group. If you know of any St John's Church or School Dad that is not included on this email list please feel free to forward this email to them, or send me their info and I will add them to the list.
The cost will be $25 per person. For example, a father bringing 2 children will be $75.
Please mail the check made out to Kaivon Madani and mail to:
5224 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
Regards – Kaivon & Lionel
Here is a guide for what to bring on the November 7 - 8 camping trip:
- A tent (preferably one you can stand up in.
- THERMALLY rated sleeping bags - it usually gets down in the 40's. No Sponge Bob or Princess ones.
- A good air mattress - don't skimp here.
- Chairs to sit by the fire
- A broom to sweep out your tent
- Flashlights, lanterns, head lamps - it get's dark
- Glow necklaces to help see your kids in the dark
- A cooler with your drinks and snacks
- you will provide your own beverages for your family at dinner time (Cook out)
- there will be beverages at breakfast (Cafeteria)
- A couple of garbage bags to take your trash home in
- Toiletries - there is a bath house with showers, toilets, and sinks
- Frisbee, football, other
- Layered clothing so that you can shed or add as needed. The temperature can go from 78-48 over the course of a few hours.
- You and/or your child's medication
- Guitars, harmonicas, banjos...
Afternoon/Evening tent set-up, hiking, canoeing, etc.
8:00 p.m. hayride (young kids)
8:30 p.m. bonfire
Depart the camp ground about noon
This event is open to St. Johnn's fathers and their children.