Why Should I Join

Why Should I Join?

Who should participate?

HATS® is for Dads & Daughters and Dads & Sons, in the 4th – 9th grades, who want to:

  • Learn to communicate with each other.
  • Develop outdoor skills involving hiking, ropes courses, canoeing, rock-climbing, kayaking, backpacking, orienteering, gun safety and photography.
  • Learn lifelong skills in safety and first aid in dealing with outdoor activities.
  • Meet other Dads & Daughters and Dads & Sons with similar interests and goals.
  • Learn how to form a relationship with each other that is based on working together.
  • Learn to let your daughter or son lead.
  • Learn lessons about responsibility and reliance.
  • Learn lessons about being accountable for your actions.

The mission of HATS® is to use all of these outdoor activities to put dads & daughters and dads & sons into situations where they must talk to one another… learn to communicate… trust and respect each other… and work together as a team. These are skills they will use for the rest of their lives!

What can Dad & Daughter and Dad & Son teams expect to get out of joining HATS®?

  • A better, stronger, more meaningful and spiritual relationship with your Daughter or Son or Dad.
  • The opportunity for Dad & Daughter and Dad & Son teams to spend some time alone to discuss topics that might not come up in everyday conversation.
  • Daughters and Sons can interact with other like-minded Dads who set a good example for how women and men should be treated.
  • Daughters and Sons will make new friends and strengthen their connection with old friends.
  • Create a lifetime of priceless memories.
  • Learn many life lessons in a situation where you can talk about them.
  • Learn to embrace your inner wildwoman or wildman.

What are the requirements for joining HATS®?

  • A Daughter or Son that is in the 4th – 9th grade.
  • A Dad & Daughter and Dad & Son team that is interested in spending quality time together.
  • No prior knowledge of camping or outdoor life is required.

What are the financial requirements?

  • Annual dues are $125 per Dad & Daughter and Dad & Son team (dues reductions for multiple daughters/sons).
  • The investment in your daughter or son is about $247 per campout. Kayaking campout are $365 – 395.

Why and When should a Dad choose to join HATS®?

If not you, who?

  1. Who should be the #1 man in your young daughter or son’s life?
  2. Who is better suited than you to be instilling a moral compass in your daughter or son’s life?
  3. Who is better than you to set an example for how a Dad should treat and respect a daughter or son that he loves?

If not now, when?

  1. If the timing is not good right now, when will the time be right?
  2. When will you have more free time to spend with your daughter or son than you do right now?
  3. When will she/he mean more to you than she/he does right now?