• Frequently Asked Questions
  • What can I expect from going on a Legacy River trip?

    We provide two types of trips, one from a Christian perspective and the second from a secular view point. The trip length is two nights and three days on the Suwannee River in FL. Meals will be provided throughout the weekend as well as teaching on masculinity.

  • Do dads have to do something in advance to prepare?

    Yes. For the Christian trips Dads will be required to read “Raising a Modern Day Knight” by Robert Lewis to prepare for coming on the trip. All dads will also have to sign a health and liability release form in order to come on the trip.

  • How do I know if my son is ready to go on a trip like this?

    Sons need to be at least 13 years old to go on a Legacy River trip. Sons need to be willing to work hard through the weekend, be teachable and have an open mind and willing heart to engage with their dads throughout the weekend.

  • What is expected of each dad during the trip?

    During the trip dads will be required to participate in various activities and engage with each other (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). In addition, dads will write a blessing letter to their sons but will be guided through this step.

  • Will there be time during the weekend to connect back to civilization?

    Regular usage of cell phones will not be permitted on a trip. Remember, the point of this trip is for fathers and sons to spend quality time with one another and often technology gets in the way of that. Cell phones are encouraged to be used for emergency situations and taking pictures only.

  • Can I take another teen on a trip that is not my son?

    Yes. You may take another teen on the trip with the approval from the legal guardian and the trip leader.

  • I have 3 sons. Can I come on a trip with all three?

    We understand the dilemma of having to choose between all the sons, however these adventure trips are designed to be one-on-one. We have found that having one dad with multiple sons creates rivalry and diminishes intimacy. If a father has two or more sons we ask that he consider choosing one son for his first trip and then consider coming back in the future with the other sons. Alternatively, dads could take the other sons on other trips and implement with them what was learned on your Legacy River trip.

  • Do I need to be an experienced woodsman or have extensive canoeing experience?

    No, we will help teach you any aspect of the demands of living and playing in the outdoors that you are not familiar with.

  • Where and how long are the trips?

    The trips will be for two nights and three days (unless requesting longer) on the Suwannee River in FL.  We will canoe for a total of 30 miles and sleep in two different campsites.

  • Is food provided on the trip?

    Once we are in the canoes, all meals will be provided. This includes Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. You will need to provide any snacks you wish to have along the way. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon registration.

  • Where will we be sleeping?

    We will be sleeping in river camps that have screened-in shelters with wooden floors. There will be no beds or cots. Therefore, you will need to provide an appropriate bed roll and/or sleeping bag you would be comfortable with.

    LRT sleeping area


  • What do I need to bring with me?

    You will receive a packing list prior to the trip but, in general, you will need:
        sleeping bag
        dry bag (to place items that need to remain waterproofed)
        water bottle (preferably some type of Camelbak)
        water shoes
        transportation to the river
        good attitude

  • How much will a trip cost and what does it include?

    Price varies depending on if you are paying by check or credit.

    The trip cost is $618.00 per set and a discount to $600 if you pay by check.

    The price includes:
        Canoe (and lessons)
        Life Jackets
        6 Delicious Meals
        Four Talks on Masculinity
        Games and Activities to Build Relationships
        Uninterrupted Time With Your Son

  • Do you provide payment plans?

    Yes, but your trip must be paid in full 30 days before departure.