In recognition of August as National Child Support Month and to celebrate five years of responsible fatherhood in Colorado, hundreds of fathers and their children spent a special weekend at the YMCA of the Rockies August 27 - 28, 2011. This free weekend included a fatherhood focus group around the campfire, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, skating, a nurturing fathers discussion and a motivational speaker.

All of the fathers and kids who attended the retreat also had an opportunity to get their pictures taken in a special photo booth.

The entire weekend served as an opportunity for fathers and children to connect and for fathers to reflect on their role as "dad" to their kids.

The following organizations served as sponsors of the Kidz N Dads Retreat:
  • Be There for Your Kids
  • Colorado Child Support Enforcement Program
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Arapahoe County Child Support Enforcement
  • Adams County Child Support Enforcement
  • Broomfield County Department of Human Services
  • Colorado Works
  • Jefferson County Child Support Services
  • Lowry Family Center
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Urban Colors Arts & Mentoring
  • Weld County Department of Human Services
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