A retreat designed by men and for men


Men’s Retreat – or “Man Camp” as some of the guys like to call it – is an opportunity to connect with other Men, worship together, and talk. It is designed by men and for men.

men's retreatWe invite you to journey up to McGregor, MN and experience the love of Christ with your brothers. It’s hard to find an extended period of time to simply relax and be vulnerable with other men. Men’s Retreat exists to give you that opportunity. We’re excited to hear from the Pastor of Crossroads Church, Phil Print, and his son-in-law Sten Carlson. Sten is a Pastor at Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, WI. To learn more about our speakers, click on the “speaker” tab below. When we’re not worshipping and listening to Phil and Sten, we’ll be trap shooting, hunting, grilling, reading, playing cards, climbing, playing basketball, and eating lots of bacon and steak. Seriously, the food is great.

Experience God’s creation, connecting with friends and other men, while participating in the many exciting program options Covenant Pines offers. Men’s Retreat is organized by men from Covenant Churches in Minneapolis/St Paul area. In the past, we’ve enjoyed a variety of activities, such as:

  • Deer hunting
  • Nighttime Frisbee golf
  • Shooting Range
  • Open Gym
  • Rope Swing Polar Plunge
  • Football
  • Giant Swing
  • Climbing tower and zip line
  • Worship


Men’s Retreat
Nov 14-16, 2014


  • Premium Housing at White Pine Cabin for $159.
  • Deluxe Housing (Retreat Center, Backwoods Cabins, Bald Eagle Lodge) for $143
  • Standard Housing (Davis & Round Lake Cabins) for $125.
Register before October 15th and receive $15 off!

Men’s Retreat Speaker

We have two speakers this year. Phil Print (left), Senior Pastor of Crossroads Church for 22 years, and his son-in-law, Sten Carlson (right).

philandstenIn addition to pastoring Crossroads Church, Phil is also an adjunct Professor of Preaching at Bethel Seminary. He has been married to his wife Laurel for 33 years. He is not only a father, but a grandfather with 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, Phil loves to catch bass, play racquet sports, drink coffee, and travel to Mexico in January.

Sten has been an assistant pastor at Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, WI for 1 year. He has been married to Erica for 5 1/2 years. Sten is new dad to Lucy-8 months and counting (fast). Sten’s experience working at Portage Lake Bible Camp for 5+ summers has instilled in him a passion for camping ministry. He understands the value of retreats like this and he is excited to make the most of it. In his spare time he loves to fly fish for trout, play basketball, and make up funny songs to sing to his daughter.

P.S. He’s Phil Print’s son-in-law, so he feels obligated to say “I’m looking forward to speaking with Phil” :)