The Father’s Heart Weekend


8th Annual Father’s Heart Weekend
Celebrate the boy, call out the man.

It is an ancient practice handed down from generation to generation. The passage of spiritual masculinity was celebrated by communities of men and came with initiation and ceremony and testing. This process of becoming a man came primarily through the hands of fathers, uncles, and the men around them and was meant to be experienced outdoors in nature – where man was given dominion.

A boy learned this path by his father, whose teaching and instruction guided him along the way… just as those who had come before them. You are invited to walk this path of initiation, affirmation, and blessing with your son. To embark on an expedition of the heart through an experiential retreat called Father’s Heart Weekend.

A Great Bonding Experience!

“Father’s Heart Weekend was great for our family in too many ways to count. In the days since the event, my son has been a different kid, confident that he is cherished, chosen, and a beloved son.”

There are some exciting new things in store for Father’s Heart Weekend 2015! From Super Bowl champions to new experiences, this year will be full of surprises so join us for the Father’s Heart Weekend and make a memory with your son that will last a lifetime. This weekend will provide everything you need to bless, affirm, and provide a rite of passage for your son. Just show up, and we’ll do the rest.

The Father’s Heart Weekend is a life-changing experience for fathers and their sons. Celebrate the boy and call out the man in your son this year!

WHERE: Barefoot Republic Retreat Center
8824 Brownsford Rd
Fountain Run, KY 42133
WHEN: August 21-23, 2015
WHO: Fathers and their son (ages 6 – 12)

Read what dads have to say about their Father’s Heart Weekend experience HERE.

CLICK to Register Now!


Super Bowl ChampSpecial Guest:

Former Super Bowl Champion

Come see David Nugent, Defensive End for the 2002 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, as he shares football skills and the excitement of winning a Super Bowl ring. Your son will love seeing a Super Bowl ring and hearing about football from an NFL champion.

 Activities for weekend include:

  • Archery
  • Rock Wall Climb
  • Zip Line
  • Wet Willie Giant Slide
  • Bonfires with s’mores,
  • Movie Night with popcorn
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Banana Boat rides and other fun water activities
  • Father’s Blessing and Rite of Passage Ceremonies
  • Delicious meals
  • And much more!


View pictures from past years at NASHVILLE or RIDGECREST.

Cost for this incredible event is only $215/person†. This includes accommodations, meals, and all activities for the entire weekend. If you would like to attend with more than 1 son, please call Phil Davis at 615-400-8019 for more information.

“This was an amazing weekend. The most impactful and intentional time I have ever had with my son. I feel like we connected in a way that we had not connected before and that connection has changed our relationship in a great way since then.”

Click to register

† If you are unable to attend due to financial limitations, partial scholarships are available on a case by case basis. Contact Phil Davis at 615-400-8019 for more information.


 Event subject to change without notice.




4 Responses “The Father’s Heart Weekend” →

  1. sawbestmodmax

    January 27, 2015


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