Treasured Experience with My Son

Dr. Fred Nastor Wednesday, April 30, 2014 // Discipleship, Youth // Comments

One of my most unforgettable and treasured experiences as a father is the time I had with my son Hans during the recent Me and My Dad Camp. Like any other dads, I consider this rare moment a priority, as well as an opportunity to spend quality time with my son.


It didn’t matter that heavy rains marred the first day of the camp, where the ground was wet and muddy, the stuff of most of my fellow dads and their kids got all wet. Yet, we took that as an opportunity to connect and enjoy the moment had in the camp.

Personally, I had a blast in the camp, even though that was my third time already. What makes me happy was what my son Hans told me. Allow me to share it to you: “I’m happy that I went to Me and My Dad Camp because I really had fun and enjoyed all the activities like the kids session on craft making, the indoor and outdoor games specially the war games with our water guns and swimming in the pool. It’s a great experience to bond with my dad and play with other children.”


Honestly, raising up kids in a fast-paced, busy generation, is certainly a challenge.

However, after seeing first-hand how other dads connect with their kids, as well as learning valuable insights from our camp speaker and other pastors, they all the more inspire me to be the best father to my children.

As parents, we should never measure our acceptance of approval on our children based on their performance. Instead, fathers, I challenge you to discover and bring out our kids’ unique God-given abilities and talents by spending quality time with them and learning to connect with them regularly.

Me and My Dad Camp is an overnight event held last April 25-26 at Los Arcos de Hermano Resorts in San Jose, Bulacan. This is conducted for the purpose of providing an venue for dads to spend quality time with their children and also to impart faith.

It was packaged in a way for children to interact with each other in lots of different fun activities like arts and crafts, swimming but also indoor and outdoor team building activities with their dads. Special sessions for the fathers were also held with Bishop Manny Carlos to equip fathers on how to raise their kids in a godly manner.