There’s really nothing else quite like the Father/Son Team Day. For more than 30 years Christian Service Brigade has provided this annual day of competing in fun games and events with your son as a dynamic duo!
Archery, wrist rockets, marshmallow guns, bean bag launching, air pistols, canoeing, and other fun competition games!
Have you been wanting to take your son camping but can’t seem to organize the thing? Come the night before the Team Day for a free optional camp-out. Bring your tent and a few supplies and we’ll do the rest. A BBQ lunch and free flowing coffee are included as well.
You can see more details including how the competition works below.
Event Times Saturday:
Overnight Camping Time Friday:
Arrive anytime convenient for you after 5pm
$ 50 per man and $25 per boy.
If cost is an issue please just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Gregg) or call me (510-209-3678). We want you to join us and would be happy to work out an arrangement that will make your participation possible.
How to Register:
Complete the Online Registration Form
Online payment is preferred but if you need to use a check,
Send Checks to:
CSB For California
524 Hudson Ave.
Oakdale, CA 95361
The competition will take place on at the Kiwanis Youth Campground in La Grange about 30 minutes east of Modesto.
The memory verse is a key "event" for the day. It is heavily weighted and can very easily help make the difference in winning the overall age group award.
You can use any version you would prefer but if you do not use the ESV then please bring a copy of the version you are using to the event so that judges can use the proper version.
This year's verse is located on the sidebar to the right (on a desktop) or scroll down on a mobile device.
Free Camping the Night Before:
There is a free opportunity to camp out at the competition site the night before for any dads and sons who would like to do so. There is no additional cost for this and it is an additional opportunity to spend time together. The gate opens at 5pm on Friday.
How the Competition works:
Each dad and son pair compete against other dad and son pairs in the same age group. For dads coming with multiple sons you will do each event with each of the sons that you bring. This means that dads with multiple sons will be ... how shall we say it ... very tired by the end of the day!
Events during the day of competition are broken into 4 age groups to make competition fair:
A barbecue lunch is provided in the cost of registration. Snacks are available for purchase. Water is available the whole day. If you are coming for the free camping the night before, you will need to provide dinner and breakfast for yourselves. Often dads and sons just stop for fast food dinner on the way and bring a simple breakfast for the morning. We will have hot water for you if you want it for food like instant oatmeal. We will have Donuts for purchase for breakfast!
Our speaker has a passion for families, especially the enormous challenge of being a husband and father in a culture hostile to Biblical notions of both. He will bring a message that is encouraging, challenging, and useful in equipping fathers and sons to stand strong in the midst of a culture that wants us to believe that this is no longer possible.
Is there a boy without a dad available to participate? Consider being substitute dad for the day! Substitute dads must be at least 10 years older than their “son.” Substitute dads will need to bring a medical release which you can download here.
Boys love to win. Trophies are awarded to the top teams in each age group. Ribbons are awarded to the top scores in each event in each age group. Every boy will get a ribbon to remember their participation.
What To Bring:
It is not necessary that attendees be in great physical shape and you won't be doing any running, but you should bring clothes that you can be comfortable in while you are active. Father/Son Team Day proceeds rain or shine, so you might need a rain coat and rain hat (pray you won't) or a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (very likely). For dads bringing boys and young men in 5th grade and above, a short canoe race is part of the competition so if you think you might possibly tip we suggest you bring shorts or swim trunks for that possibility.
For a list of what to bring please check this out
Questions and Contact Information:
Contact David Gregg with questions:
Cell: (510) 209-3678
Father/Son Team Day is co-sponsored by Christian Service Brigade and Sequoia Brigade Camp. It is NOT necessary that fathers or sons have any affiliation with a church, CSB or SBC in order to participate.
A list of what to bring can be found here
Documents To Bring
1. Medical Release - Download
This is only needed if you are acting as a surrogate dad. Please bring it with
to the event.
2. Please bring a check or cash for payment if not already sent.
2022 Memory Verse
Colossians 3:15-17 ESV
View it here
Pics From Past Events
Take a look at some photos of past events
Father/Son Team Day
Oct 8th, 2022
Dads and sons, don't miss this opportunity to spend the day enjoying time together as you have fun competing with other Dad/Son teams and making unforgettable memories.