June 4th, 5th and 6th
Emmanuel College

Retreat for fathers & sons (ages 9 & up)


This camp is a 2 night / 3 day retreat that brings fathers and sons (ages 9 and up) together, to grow in their relationship with each other and the Lord.  It is a week-end of fun and learning principles from God’s Word on competition, self-esteem, and communication.. The camp offers great coaching on the mats for the sons, while “the dads” are learning to be better husbands and fathers.  Registration opens on Friday afternoon.  The camp will run from Friday evening to 12pm on Sunday.    


John Peterson – Among his many wrestling accomplishments, this U.S. Wrestling “Hall of Fame” inductee was a 2x member of the USA Olympic Team in back to back Olympics, winning the Silver Medal in 1972, and Olympic Gold in 1976.  He also won “World Cup” Championships in 1973, 1975, and 1980.  John has served as a missionary with the Athletes-in-Action ministry for 40 years, serving both in the U.S. and Europe.  John now resides with his wife Nancy, in Comstock, WI.  They’ve successfully raised five children.  He currently serves as chaplain to several of the toughest college wrestling programs in the nation, including the U. of Minnesota.  He is a man of God who will minister to men’s hearts (young and old) in a powerful way.

Cliff Harris – A 2x GA state champ; Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was a 4 year starter; Captain of the West Point team in 1987 (the only West Point team in history to win the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assoc. tournament);  3x Placer at the EIWA championships (4th, 3rd, 2nd) & EIWA Finalist in 1987;  2x qualifier for the NCAA Championships.  Cliff served in the U.S. Army as an officer and an Army Aviator.  Cliff is a Gulf War Veteran and recipient of numerous battle decorations, including The Air Medal with “V” for valor in Combat Operations during Desert Storm and the Meritorious Service Medal.  Today Cliff is a successful businessman and a community wrestling coach in Carrolton, GA.  Cliff and his wife, Amy, have 2 grown children and one in college.

Josh Henson – Josh is a former NCAA All-American for U. of Pennsylvania; trained at the OTC for one year; and was the asst. head coach at U. Penn for 7 yrs. He started the wrestling program at Shorter U., where he built a solid winning D-II program.  Today Josh and his wife, Jenn, live with their four children in the Rome, GA area, where Josh is a teacher & head coach at Gordon Central HS.

Tony Van Horn – A former NJ state champ; two-year starter for Ohio State University, and a Big Ten placer.  Coach Van Horn coached McEachern H.S. (Powder Springs) to 6 Georgia HS state team championships.  Today Tony is a financial planner for the Van Horn Group, at UBS Financial.  Tony and his wife, Kelley, have two children (one in high school & a college graduate).

Bill Gifford – A 3x placer in the NEIWA championships for Springfield College, & competed at the D-II NCAA’s.  After a year of coaching at Springfield, he wrestled for the Athletes-in-Action from 1976 – 1980, qualifying for the USA Team Training Camp 3 times (2x in freestyle & 1x in Greco-Roman).  Bill has a Master’s of Divinity, & is Director of FCA Wrestling in Georgia. Bill & Kay have 4 grown sons.


$325.00/ father & son couple, and $150 for each additional wrestler.
(Price includes 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, great technique training, lots of fun, T-shirt, & FCA Bible.)


Registration Deadline:  Non-refundable deposit $100.00 due 5/27/2021.

Limited space; registrations taken “first-come/ first-served basis”

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