February 26-28, 2016
Join us for Men’s Retreat to spend time with God and fellow men in the beauty of creation. Men’s Retreat is planned each year by Mountain States Mennonite Conference. The festivities for the weekend include worship times, foosball, ping pong, chess, human curling, snowshoeing, great fellowship and more!
EVERY CREATURE SINGING
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” - Revelation 5:13
During the weekend, we’ll lift our voices together in song under the leadership of choral instructor, Tim Shue. All voices are welcome to come and make a joyful noise together. The worship times will also include sharing and discussions about the theme of nature and creation care. We'll use portions of Mennonite Creation Care Network's curriculum "Every Creature Singing." If you're interested in digging a little deeper, visit MCCN's webpage on this topic: http://www.mennocreationcare.org/every-creature-singing
Tim Shue is the Choral Instructor at Central Christian School (Kidron, OH) where he directs grade 7-12 vocal ensembles, including the performance choirs, concert choir and varsity singers. He is married to Jennifer (Swartzentruber) and has three daughters. In his spare time, Tim directs a men’s ensemble, Sonnenberg Station, and is a member of the band Honeytown. His hobbies include wood carving, mosaics, and enjoying nature.
REGISTRATION: A $50 deposit is due at registration. This will confirm your space for the retreat. Deposit is non-refundable. Register online, complete the PDF registration, or call camp to register.
ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: The retreat begins Friday after supper and concludes Sunday after worship and brunch.
COST: The cost for the weekend covers meals, lodging, and the program.
Emmental (Note: bedding and towels provided)
- Shared room: $120.00 / person
- Single room: $140.00 / person
Main Camp (Note: please bring own bedding)
- Shared room: $90.00 / person
- Single room: $110.00 / person
Saturday only (meals & program): $40 / person
FRIDAY / SATURDAY WORK PROJECTS:
We hope Men’s Retreat participants will continue the tradition of tackling necessary projects that help Rocky Mountain better serve our campers and guests (the Men’s Retreat logo does have a hammer in it!) If you are planning on working all or part of the day on Friday, please contact the camp by phone (719-687-9506) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time so meals and other details can be planned. THANKS!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Housing is assigned by camp on a first come first served basis for your preferred housing location. Reservations are limited. The housing location options are Emmental or Main Camp. Emmental has twin beds and linens and towels are provided. For those wishing to stay at main camp, please bring linens and towels. Aspen is our primary housing location at main camp. To see detailed information about these facilities please go to our Facilities page.
PREPARE TO COME: RMMC is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. To prepare for your retreat with us, please check out our information about things to know before you arrive. Follow the link on the right "Prepare to Come".
THINGS TO BRING:
- Warm clothing for tubing, snowshoeing, broomball, & human curling
- Sleeping bag and pillow (for those staying in Main Camp accommodations)
- Snacks to share
- Hand tools (if planning on helping with work projects)
- Bible & notebook / journal
- Musical instruments
2016 RETREAT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, February 26
Meals on Friday are for work project volunteers.
Volunteer Work Day
Volunteer Work DayWork Project
6:30 General registration
7:00 Welcome for retreat participants
7:30 Speaker introductions
8:00 Free time, snacks, and conversations
SATURDAY, February 27
9:00 Morning worship session
10:00 Free time, tournaments & work projects (optional)
1:00 Free time (human curling, tournaments, snowshoe hike)
7:00 Evening worship session
8:30 Hymn Sing / Favorite Song singing
9:30 Free time & finish tournaments
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Morning worship session
10:00 Men's Retreat planning meeting (election of new committe member)
A committee from the Mountain States Mennonite Conference plans the annual Men’s Retreat. Each year a person is selected to replace the outgoing member who has completed his three year term. Selection of the new member will be held Sunday at the retreat. If you are interested in helping with the planning committee for next year or would like additional information about this year’s retreat, feel free to contact camp.