The Fall Classic
This is our 21st annual Father-Son outing and our hope is that men of all ages will use this as a time for fellowship and building relationships. This is not just limited to fathers and sons but any Mentor/Mentee relationship. Even if you have no children or all girls at home, this is an excellent opportunity to reach out to a fatherless boy or a neighbor, friend, or relative and share God’s intention and design for men.
The weekend is filled with activities, competitions, games, worship, food, fun, and fellowship all designed to bring men and boys together to affirm young men in their manhood. We have chosen this time of year because autumns in the Blue Ridge Mountains are spectacular. God’s creation is truly on display. It’s a terrific environment for men to serve and fellowship together.
We are excited to announce that we are returning to Camp ACCOVAC. It has many amenities including: a chapel, basketball & volleyball courts, archery range, pond, picnic shelter, fire pits, outdoor amphitheater, nearby hiking trails & trout streams. The facility is also near the George Washington National Forest plus we have access to adjacent property for hunting. Our Fishing Tournament locations include: Mill Creek, Cowpasture River, Maury River and Douthat State Park, which has a 50+ acre lake, outstanding youth fishing area, and trout streams.
Friday night kicks off the main event with the opening ceremony, paper football tournament and the “Souper” Bowl Competition. Participants are encouraged to bring their own soup, stew or chili recipes (bring enough to share). Saturday’s events include your choice of the golf tournament or caving, and the Rite of Passage Ceremony which celebrates the point in a young man’s life when he passes into manhood. If you have have a High School senior or recent graduate and would like to participate please notify us in advance. Sunday’s events include the Fishing Tournament, Ping-Pong Tournament, Archery, and Marksmanship competitions.
Sign up today so that we can reserve a spot for your team! Teams include families and/or mentoring relationships. If you don’t have a team, we’ll welcome you as part of another team.
The cost for the main event is $150 per person which includes: meals, and lodging (Friday - Monday). Payments received by October 1, 2023 qualify for a $10 early payment discount.
Semi-private rooms are available for an additional cost of $50 per person and private rooms are available for an additional $30 per person. These rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Additional fees are necessary if you plan to play golf (green fee), hunt, fish (license, bait, etc) or go caving (guide fee).
T-Shirt will be included in the registration fees.
The facilities will be available on Wednesday, 10/18/23, for those who would like to get in early. However, there will be a $20 (standard room) or $30 (premium room) per person charge for early arrivals.
You can pay by check (made out to Mentor Classic Ministries), cash, or through Venmo Funds to "@Gerald-Brown-34".
Click here to go to the online registration.
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Donations & Scholarships are always greatly appreciated and needed.
Please prayerfully consider investing in the lives of these young men & boys.