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 play together. It is a weekend designed by men and for men.

men's retreat

In the video above, Matt says that he “needed something profound to happen in [his] life.” He tells about how he had strayed from his faith, but God used Men’s Retreat to “ground [him]self again.” Maybe you can relate to Matt. Or maybe you’re more like Robert. Robert was very much grounded in his faith and was simply looking for “good messages, good people, and great food.”

Wherever you are spiritually, Men’s Retreat is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to separate yourself from the routine, to turn down the volume of the world, and to listen to God and your brothers. Of course there will be tons of fun stuff to do, but all that’s just dressing. The core reason we do this, the meat of the retreat, is to experience the love of Christ. That’s why Man Camp exists. That’s why Covenant Pines exists. That’s why we want you to join us. So please, journey up to McGregor, MN and experience the love of Christ with your brothers. It can be hard to find an extended period of time to relax and be vulnerable with other men. Men’s Retreat exists to give you that opportunity.

“Unlikely Hero” The Story of David

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. Phil and Sten have prepared a great weekend of Biblical messages for us. Their theme is “Unlikely Hero” and will focus on David’s journey. As you may know, David was the youngest and weakest of 7 sons. If their father, Jesse, had to guess which one of his sons would become the most heroic, he certainly would not have guessed David. But David would become one of the greatest heroes in Israel’s history. Despite all of this, David’s journey is full of hardship and mistakes. What can we learn from David’s life? How does it apply to our lives and our relationship with God? That’s what Phil and Sten plan to tell us this year.

To learn more about our speakers and their message, click on the “speaker” tab below.

Activities

mens retreat 12When we’re not worshipping and listening to Phil and Sten, we’ll be trap shooting, grilling, reading, playing cards, climbing, playing basketball, and eating lots of bacon and steak. Seriously, the food is great.

  • Blacklight dodgeball
  • Nighttime Frisbee golf
  • Shooting Range
  • Open Gym
  • Rope Swing Polar Plunge
  • Football
  • Giant Swing
  • Climbing tower and zip line
  • Worship
  • Poker Tournament
  • Relaxing and playing card games in Fireside Lounge

Dates/Availability

Camp/Date
Men’s Retreat
Nov 14-16, 2014

Pricing

  • 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).

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“Unlikely Hero” The Story of David

Phil and Sten have prepared a great weekend of Biblical messages for us. Their theme is “Unlikely Hero” and will focus on David’s journey. As you may know, David was the youngest and weakest of 7 sons. If their father, Jesse, had to guess which one of his sons would become the most heroic, he certainly would not have guessed David. But David would become one of the greatest heroes in Israel’s history. Despite all of this, David’s journey is full of hardship and mistakes. What can we learn from David’s life? How does it apply to our lives and our relationship with God? That’s what Phil and Sten plan to tell us this year.

About the Speakers

In 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” :)