September 16-18, 2022
NOTE: Our 2022 Men's Retreat has now concluded. Check back soon for information about next year's retreat!
Men's Retreat is a time for men to reconnect with old friends and forge new friendships as they encourage and challenge one another. Join us for a refreshing weekend full of Biblical teaching, moving worship, and incredible food! On Saturday, there are several exciting off-site excursions available, so you can relax with a favorite hobby or try your hand at something new!
Invite your friends, co-workers, brothers, in-laws, fathers, and sons! Sons ages 13-18 get in for half the registration cost. The Men's Retreat is open to all men ages 13 and up.
Our speaker for the 2022 Men's Retreat is Craig Glass. Craig worked for 20 years at International Teams, first as leader of a team smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, then as Vice President of Ministries. Craig served as a men's pastor at Willow Creek Community Church for four years, providing leadership to 100 small groups and 800 men. He also served three years as national director of field ministries at International Students Incorporated. Craig is the founder and president of Peregrine Ministries with the mission to guide and inspire men in their life journey. Craig has helped countless men gain clarity and encouragement in the roles they live out in life. He is the author of the Passage to Manhood Field Guide and Noble Journey: A Man’s Quest for a Lasting Legacy. Craig and his wife, Beryl, were married in 1976. They have three children and six grandchildren, and live in Monument, Colo.
Please note that some of these excursions have an additional cost. Current prices for these activities are listed in the descriptions below. Prices subject to change.
If you enjoy golf, then join others with a passion for the game and you play a round at Woodland Park's own Shining Mountain Golf Club. The course is conveniently located just a short drive away from Camp on Highway 67. Tee times are limited to the first 16 to sign up, so check with Camp Elim's office to secure your spot. The cost is $69 per person for 18 holes, cart included.
Go fishing with the guys! The Platte River by Deckers, 11 Mile Canyon, 11 Mile Reservoir, Rampart Reservoir, and Manitou Lake are all close to Camp and offer excellent lake or fly fishing options! So grab your waders or bait a hook and see what bites!
If you enjoy canoeing or open-water kayaking, join the group which will be heading out for one of the local reservoirs for a day on the lake. Even bring along your pole, if you like, and try trolling for the big one!
Grab your mountain bike and bring it to the retreat if you want to ride the local trails. There are many to choose from just a short distance from Camp. Don't forget your helmet and water bottle as you spend the day exploring with the guys!
Bring your shotguns, large or small bore rifles, handguns, and plenty of ammunition for some friendly competition at the shooting range! Prizes will be awarded for the "top shots." Don't forget your eye and hearing protection!
Hit the trail for a time of fellowship while spending time enjoying God's magnificient creation. The hike will be on a moderately difficult trail; nothing too extreme. All you need to bring is your water bottle, hiking stick, and sense of adventure! Happy trails!
Descend 1000 feet underground on the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour in Cripple Creek. That is roughly the same height of the Empire State Building! Learn about the history of gold mining in one of the richest mining areas in the world! Cost is $25 per person. After the mine you can explore the Pikes Peak Heritage Museum.
Bring a four-wheel drive vehicle or hop in a friend's for an thrilling time exploring the road less traveled!
Bring up your ATV and explore the Coloradan back-country!
We won't judge. You deserve it!
Full retreat (over 18) - $155
Friday only - $30
Saturday only - $85
Sunday only - $40
Sons ages 13-18 attending with their Dad or other adult relative are half price!
*Individual day rates do not include lodging.
Those electing to find sleeping accommodations elsewhere may deduct $15 per adult per night from the registration fee for the entire retreat. That includes bringing a tent or RV to Camp, though space for RVs is limited.