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Last Updated on June 2, 2021 by OCF Communications

Father Teen Adventure is specifically designed for fathers to build, repair, or re-establish solid, biblical relationships with their teenage children.

Whether you are a father or teenager, living life as a family in our fast-paced, “plugged-in” culture is not always an easy task. Constant busyness and a tremendous volume of messaging from outside influences can easily sidetrack us from deep relationships, both in our walk as Christians and in our relationships with our family. Sometimes we need to unplug from our daily routine and spend some time in a different and challenging environment both to deepen relationships between dads and teenage sons or daughters and to help facilitate the important transition from teenager to grown men and women. Father Teen Adventure is a unique program that was developed to help fathers and teens meet this need.

Mentor: Col Kim Hawthorne, USAF (Ret.)

Kim became the sixth Center Director of Spring Canyon in December 2013. A 1986 graduate of USAFA, he retired with almost 28 years of service as an aviator in the T-37, EF-111, F-15E, and T-53. He commanded at the squadron and group levels. Kim first attended Spring Canyon in 1982 during a USAFA work party. He and his wife, Kari Ann, met at Spring Canyon and were married there in 1990. A Wheaton College graduate, Kari Ann first experienced Spring Canyon with her family in 1969. Kim served 15 years on the OCF Council, most recently as Council Vice President, and together he and Kari Ann served 25 years on the Spring Canyon Advisory Council. They’ve been blessed to pass this legacy on to their three children, Ki, Erin, and Amy Grace, third generation attendees who all served on Spring Canyon staff. The Hawthornes pray that Spring Canyon will be for you what it has been for their family all these years: a home away from home, where you can reconnect in the Rockies. When you come, may you taste of Christ’s Living Water and be refreshed on your journey, equipped with solid biblical teaching, and inspired to continue to serve where God has placed you.

For additional information, contact [email protected].

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