We look forward to welcoming you to Sky Ranch Horn Creek, which is in Westcliffe, Colorado, about two hours southwest of Colorado Springs.

Address: 6758 County Road 130, Westcliffe, Colorado 81252.

What is included in registration?

  • Eight delicious meals, Thursday dinner – Sunday breakfast (Sunday box lunch is available for an additional fee of $12)
  • Lodging (including towels and bedding)
  • All programming including morning and evening sessions
  • Most onsite activities (pool, gym, fishing, jumping pillow, hiking, water slides, racquetball, sports courts and more)
  • NOTE – Additional activities such as snack/coffee bar, ropes course, bowling, shooting range, zip line, climbing wall, horse back riding, are available for an extra fee; prices available onsite.

Activities & Meals

We’ve got a great lineup in store, including morning and evening sessions and plenty of time to play! View the schedule here.
Here are some of the activities at Horn Creek (note that some require an additional fee*):

  • Alpine Swing – $6*
  • Bowling – $3*
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Fishing Ponds are catch & release; fishing permit not required; bring your own gear & bait. Please note that fishing in surrounding lakes/streams will require a Colorado fishing license.
  • Game Room (includes foosball table, ping pong table, and pool table)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding – $25*
  • Indoor Climbing Wall – $3*
  • Pool
  • Rec Center
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Target Range – The rifle range is only available with the provided firearms (.22 rifle, BB guns, slingshots, etc.) You may not bring any outside firearms to Horn Creek Ranch. (additional fee)
  • Water Slides
  • Ziplines – $6.50*
  • So much more, click here to see all the activities!

And after all that activity, what about food? Trust us — you won’t go hungry! All meals are served buffet-style in the dining hall. (If you have dietary restrictions, you will need to fill out a form so the camp can take care of you. Keep your eye on your email for that!)

*Additional fee’s are per person and subject to change.





You may arrive at any time after 2 pm on Thursday, registration day; activities will be open on Thursday between 2-5 pm.

  • Before 2 pm: No check-in available.
  • 2-5 pm: Follow signs to check-in in front of the main office.
  • After 5 pm: Please go to the Arena.


On Sunday, we’ll gather for a worship service and fellowship, then complete the weekend with an optional lunch*. At 2pm the camp closes, so please plan your departure before then.

*optional lunch for purchase at time of registration

Packing List

The weather at the base of the mountains is unpredictable and temperatures can fluctuate from the upper 40s to low 80s. Because of this, we suggest you pack comfortable clothing that can be worn in layers.

  • Water Bottle – drink lots of water to avoid dehydration and minimize the effects of altitude sickness
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers (2 pairs)
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Casual t-shirts
  • Flannel or wool over shirt
  • Windbreaker or light jacket
  • Consider a heavier jacket as well for cooler evenings
  • Modest swimwear and towel (please note, pools & slides may be closed if it’s too cold)
  • Comfortable modest sleepwear (sleeping arrangements are shared rooms)
  • Cap, sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries, sunblock
  • Shower sandals
  • Washcloth
  • Personal reading light (battery operated)
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bikes (optional)

Provided by the camp for each guest: beds, sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels.


By attending the Father Son Retreat, participants give CHEC permission to make visual images (photographs, movies, videos) and audio recordings of the participant and to use such visual images and audio recordings on the CHEC and event website, in printed or electronic materials, or in other audio or visual communications, and participant releases CHEC from any and all liability related thereto.

Travel Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Sky Ranch Horn Creek, which is in Westcliffe, Colorado, about two hours southwest of Colorado Springs.

Address: 6758 County Road 130, Westcliffe, Colorado 81252

Please note – there is no shuttle service available but we do try to help by offering a way for other Father & Sons a way to ride share. This information will be sent to those registered as the retreat approaches.

More questions?

  • What are the morning sessions and evening programs like?
    • A variety of elements such as Bible/Worldview teaching, group singing, prayer, sword drills, and trivia are normally included throughout the event. Some of the Bible/Worldview teaching times are geared towards fathers and older teens and some are geared more towards younger teens and boys. Our goal is for you to have an intentional weekend with your son and the teaching is designed to help that to happen! While most fathers and sons attend all of the teaching times, you are welcome to adjust your attendance of morning sessions and evening programs to your needs.
  • What’s the age range for fathers and sons?
    • The retreat is for dads and sons of all ages — including grandfathers! We have seen boys as young as age 4, but typically age 7 through early 20s is most common. (There’s no minimum or maximum age.)
  • I have more than one son — can I bring all of them with me?
    • Yes! We have many dads who bring multiple sons with them.
  • Are there any scholarships available?
    • Yes! We have a special discounted rate (50% off the full price) for boys who do not have a father in their lives. If the Lord has placed a young man in your life who does not have a father and you would like to bring them to the retreat, just email fatherson@chec.org to request this special discount code.
  • Can I bring my son with special needs?
    • Sure! All the activities are great for dads and sons to participate in together, and the schedule is flexible so you can take a break if needed.
  • Is there medical care available onsite?
    • There will be a medical professional available for injury/first aid.
  • Can I drive my RV and park it there?
    • There is no camping or RV’ing allowed. Your registration fee includes eight meals (Thursday dinner – Sunday breakfast) and lodging, so enjoy!
  • What is lodging like?
    • The rooms vary in size and configuration. In most cases you can expect to be in a room with other fathers and sons. Rooms have bunk beds, queen beds, double beds, or a combination of both. Most rooms will have a private bathroom. Sheets, bedding, towels, and washcloths are provided. If you’d like to share a room with friends, leave a comment on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate it.
  • Will we be able to dine with friends?
    • The camp has 3 dining halls and you will be assigned to the dining hall closest to your lodging. If you have friends that you’d like to enjoy meals with, leave a comment on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate it.
  • Are meals provided?
    • Definitely! All meals are served family-style in the camp dining room. Bring your appetite!
  • I have special dietary restrictions. Can you accommodate my needs?
    • Yes; just let us know in the comments when you register, and we’ll alert the kitchen to your needs. (Gluten-free, dairy-free)
  • My wife and daughters are traveling with us. Is there a place they can stay?
    • The camp lodges are reserved for fathers and sons, and there is no lodging available for rent for other groups.
  • How can I invite my friends?
    • Glad you asked! Just send them to this website and let them know what week you are registered for so they can join you!

If your question is not addressed here please feel free to email us!

Kids are so impressionable in their early years. If you are coming from out of state, this is an experience your son will remember for the rest of his life! Take the time dads, get away and be present in your son’s life.

– Randy