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(GREENVILLE, NY) – “Build it and He will come” is the theme set for a unique weekend planned for fathers and their sons to be held at the Ararat Center in Greenville, NY, on June 16-18.

This first-ever gathering, sponsored by the Ararat Center Board of Directors, will explore the relationship between fathers and sons, build ties that bind, all while enjoying special time together in the scenic and serene Catskills Mountains.

The program has been designed with a casual feel beginning Friday late-afternoon with check-in and a delicious barbecue cookout followed by ice breakers, campfire and an evening discussion. Saturday morning starts off with a hearty breakfast and offsite activities of choice including golf, fishing, horseback riding, hiking or conoeing. Or, if you are not the sporty-type, there are also onsite activities and work projects offered, or simply enjoy a couple of hours of quality time with one another. Later in the morning and throughout the afternoon, a chartered bus will transport the group to Cooperstown, NY, to enjoy the Baseball Hall of Fame or other sites of choice while there. That same evening, back at the Ararat Center, a short evening service will be conducted to wrap up the days events. Sunday will include Divine Liturgy, a home cooked brunch and closing activities.

Registration for this weekend is $350 for a father and one son aged 14 and older. Each additional son is only $125 more. The registration fee includes two nights lodging at the Ararat Center, five homecooked meals, snacks, an organized program with a professional facilitator, campfires and other social and sporting activities, transportation to Cooperstown, and a participant’s shirt.

It’s the perfect Father’s Day gift that will last a lifetime. There are not many places or opportunities for a father and son to get away for an entire weekend together, and return fulfilled in Christian camaraderie.

To download a Father & Son weekend application, please call 212-686-0710 ext. 20.