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Father/Son Challenge

September 9-11

A weekend adventure for fathers & sons ages 8 and up
$225 per person

Pack your bags and escape to Doe River Gorge for an adventurous, memory-making weekend! Fathers and sons will brave  challenges, have fun, and form new friendships. Most of all, you will bond and make memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

You can rappel together down a rock face, tackle a challenge courses, go horseback riding, play paintball, race each other down the 700-foot water-landing ziplines, or leap together from the top of a 30-foot pole and try to catch a trapeze bar. And that’s just the beginning! The weekend will be filled with surprise events, worship, engaging speakers, and time in God’s Word—all designed to help you build and strengthen the father/son relationship.

2022 speaker: Mattie Montgomery

Mattie MontgomeryMattie Montgomery is the founder and pastor of The Altar Fellowship: a ministry which exists as both a refuge for the weary to come rest in God’s presence, and a training ground for the passionate to be sharpened and launched into the glory of their calling.

After first stepping onto the stage of international ministry during his 10-year stint as the vocalist of renowned spirit-filled hardcore band “For Today”, Mattie developed a passion to serve the Body of Christ as an author, pastor, and instructor. It is his joy to train, equip, and inspire believers to join with the Father in this wonderful work He is doing in our time.

Mattie communicates a fresh, challenging message with a prophetic edge, and takes a hard stand against fear and complacency in the Church. He lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with his wife Candice, and their three sons, Kai, Caleb, and Carver.

dad & son fishing in river
dad and son building wood craft
climbing tower
lake inflatable blob kids jumping

“Do you feel like you are failing as a father or you need to just reunite the father/son relationship? Come, experience a life-changing weekend that will change your father/son relationship forever.”

Joseph, dad, Tennessee

“This is the best family vacation I’ve ever had!”

Christian, son, South Carolina

“Doe River Gorge is a place where you can escape the daily pressures of life and grow closer to your son and to God.” 

David, dad, Tennessee

“I learned how much my Dad loves me.”

Nate, son, North Carolina

“My son was 9 years old on our first Father/Son Challenge. Now he has become a man any father would be proud of, and I can say that our visits to Doe River Gorge have been an integral part of our relationship, my training as a father, and his formation as a Christian.”

Digby, father, Kentucky