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Camp Argyle in Dallas
More than 100 dads and their sons enjoy the second annual event

Father and Son campout in Dallas
More than 100 fathers and their sons participated in Camp Argyle.

Organizers of a recent Father/Son event in Dallas have reason to be pleased.

“We just had a great campout here!” said Fr. Michael Picard, LC. “It was our 2nd annual spring Argyle Campout.  There were more than 100 dads and their boys present, ranging from 5 years of age to high-school age.” 

Fr. Michael Picard, in his first year in Dallas, led the retreat along with help from Fr. Benjamin Cieply LC, Br. Joaquin Sainz LC and Br. Jaime Cortes LC. A “great” team of dads and 14 counselors (or “Joes” as they were each called by participants) also assisted.

The weekend began on a Friday night with the Stations of the Cross devotion, illuminated by tiki torches. 

“They all had tremendous fun during the Saturday morning Olympics,” said Fr. Michael.  The campers enjoyed a ropes obstacle course, including “a maze, wall, and spider web,” tug a war, paintball shooting, archery, a water-balloon
Tiki Torches at campout
launch and volley, baseball, a faith trivia game and more. 

On Saturday, campers had lots of Father/Son time.  They said the rosary together and a participated in a Eucharistic hour that night, followed by a huge bonfire, complete with s’mores.

“Fathers gave their sons a special fatherly blessing that evening,” said Fr. Michael.

The campout ended on Sunday with Mass and an awards ceremony. 

“We are extremely excited and ready for next year’s Father/Son campout in April 2015,” said Fr. Michael.

Fr. Daren Weisbrod, LC, National Vocational Director of the Legion of Christ, said fathers are already volunteering to help out for next year.

“Thanks for all that you are doing to build Christ´s Kingdom!” he said. “God bless you and all of your efforts to bring souls like these closer to
Adoration at Camp Argyle.
Eucharistic Adoration was a highlight of the event.



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