The quest leaves at noon on Friday, June 14 from Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI and returns at noon on Sunday, June 16.
No experience or gear is needed. GTD will supply all that you need and we have experienced backpackers guiding us who have been on the Glacier National Park, Isle Royale, among other places. The guides will make your weekend enjoyable and doable for you and your son. There’s no need to purchase new equipment, but there are some things you will need for the journey. Download our backpacking list here: Backpacking List–Nordhouse Dunes
Several elements of initiation will be walked through, everything from team-building exercises, fire-building skills, carving your own walking stick, lean-to building competition, wilderness safety, teaching on manhood and masculinity, and a blessing ceremony for our sons on the shores of Lake Michigan.
This is for fathers and sons (age 8-12). A pre-trip meeting for the dads will be held on Tuesday, June 11, so please have your registration in prior to that.
Registration is now open! Cost is $149 per pair and payment can be made via check to the address below or via credit card by clicking on this link.
$149 registration via credit card:
$49 for each additional son:
Or Send check to: Go the Distance Ministries, 7800 Jonagold Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Click here for a video from last year’s weekend.