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What Is Road Trip?

Let's begin with what Road is NOT. It's NOT a retreat, NOT a conference, and NOT a church men's retreat. It's a conversation. 

Weird, right? What does that even mean? At Road Trip we're all about invitation. Simply put...you attend a retreat, but you're invited into a conversation. And the best part? You can choose to participate, or just listen. In any case, Road Trip is safe space for foster and adoptive dads to share their greatest fears and greatest struggles, without judgement.  

In the midst of this conversation, you also get a chance to getaway and participate in fly fishing, hiking, exploring, napping (if you need it), micro-brewery trips, horseback riding, and much much more! 

At Road Trip, you'll discover...

Your True Focus As A Father

A New Direction For Parenting 

Camaraderie With Dads Who Get It 

Safe Space To Share Honestly 

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ROAD TRIP helps dads understand they're not alone by introducing them to fellow dads across the country who are on the same journey as they are...

Meet The Leaders Of Road Trip...


Mike is a Best-Selling author, award-winning podcaster and blogger, and a sought after speaker and trainer in the adoption and foster care space. He and his wife, Kristin, co-founded The Honestly Adoption Company which specializes in providing virtual support to foster and adoptive parents worldwide. He is the father of 8 children all through adoption. He's been married to Kristin for 20 years. They live on a farm north of Indianapolis, Indiana.


Jason leads Austin New Church, a missional, Methodist, fully inclusive faith community in the cultural district of South Austin.Jason and his wife, Alison, have 5 daughters; 4 bio and one adopted. Jason values honesty, vulnerability, and a demythologized approach to parenting built on a commitment to create and maintain the conditions required for mutual thriving. On a good day, Jason is a happy dad. On any day, he accepts that as his work to do, not his kids.


Andrew is founding attorney behind the Children’s Law Center of Washington, a 501c3 law clinic offering free & low-cost legal services to achieve permanence for Washington State’s orphaned and vulnerable kids. Andrew and his wife Michele co-founded the Refresh Conference eight years ago. Andrew is particularly passionate about the roles of dads in foster/adoptive families.


ROAD TRIP 2020 has been cancelled due to rising COVID-19 cases across the US. If you had registered for 2020, you will receive a full refund.
We will miss you this fall and hope to see you again in person in 2021

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2020 Road Trip Dates & Location...

This year we're offering back to back identical Road Trip sessions: 

RT 1: 

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RT 2: 


Road Trip 2020 takes place at Beautiful Bear Trap Ranch in the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs, CO

Learn more at www.beartrapranch.org

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Registration For Road Trip 2020...

ROAD TRIP 2020 has been cancelled due to rising COVID-19 cases across the US. If you had previously registered, your full refund is on it's way. We hope to see you again in person in 2021.

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*COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE: As the leadership of Road Trip we take the health and safety of our attendees very seriously. That said, we are closely monitoring the growing situation surrounding the Coronavirus and will comply with any travel bans, restrictions, advisories or large group cancellations that could be forthcoming. In the event that Road Trip has to be cancelled because of the virus, we will make every effort to issue full refunds, minus the $50 reservation fee, even if it's after the refund deadline of July 31st.  

However, if a cancelation occurs after July 31st, 2020 but too close to the scheduled start of either session of Road Trip, there is a possibility the host facility (Bear Trap Ranch) will require full payment for the facility – even if Road Trip has been cancelled. If such a situation were to occur, we would refund to you any of your registration funds remaining after paying Bear Trap Ranch their contractually owed amount. This would mean you would only be refunded a portion of your original registration fee. Right now we are reaching out to Bear Trap Leadership in hopes of gaining more flexibility in this area. We very much hope and are currently planning for Road Trip to proceed as normal, but the COVID-19 situation requires us all to remain flexible. If you have additional questions, please contact our support team.

Sincerely, Mike, Jason & Andrew Road Trip 2020 Leadership 

*Registration price includes meals, lodging, bedding, and materials onsite at Bear Trap Ranch. Price does not include air or ground travel, meals offsite from the ranch, or recreation costs.

*Refunds are available until 11:59pm Pacific on July 31, 2020 (less a $50 reservation and processing fee). After June 31st Road Trip is non-refundable. Reservations are transferable in the event that you find someone to take your spot.  

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