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Men's Retreat

February 28 - March 2, 2014
2015 Retreat: March 6-8, 2015
 
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, an impromptu musical jam time, and of course the ever popular game of human curling.
 
NEW FOR 2014:
This year’s theme is “Peace” and how that belief relates to our lives today. Sharing during the worship sessions will be Mary and Peter Sprunger-Froese on the topic: Whose are we?: Being in the world but not of it...stumbling block or stepping stone?”

Also during the worship sessions, participants can choose to share their story about how living out Jesus’ call to peace has shaped his life, the
lives of his home congregation, and/or his community.
 
On Saturday, RAWtools will be turning a gun into a garden tool. Men are invited to participate with this process and try their hand at transforming the gun into a tool. Tools made at the retreat will later be sold to help support the work of RAWtools.  The mission of RAWtools, Inc. is to repurpose weapons into hand tools to be used in the creation of something new, preventing the weapon’s use for violence and creating a cycle of peace. RAWtools is based out of Colorado Springs and is committed to having an Anabaptist witness in the community.
 
 
 
​ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE: The retreat begins Friday after supper and concludes Sunday after worship and brunch.
Men’s Retreat participants continue the tradition of tackling necessary projects around camp on Friday before the retreat begins (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 (info@rmmc.org) ahead of time so meals and other details can be planned.  THANKS!
 
 
​COSTS: The cost for the weekend covers meals, lodging, and the program. 
Emmental (Note: bedding and towels provided)
 - Shared room: $107.00 / person

 - Single room:  $127.00 / person
Main Camp (Note: please bring own bedding)
 - Shared room: $80.00 / person
 - Single room: $100.00 / person
Saturday only (meals & program): $35 / person
 

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:
Friends!
- Warm clothing for tubing, snowshoeing, broomball, & human curling
- Toiletries
- 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
- Camera 
 
REGISTRATION: A $50 deposit is due at registration. This will confirm your space for the retreat. Deposit is non-refundable. To register, you can call us (719-687-9506) or utilize the online registration. Online registration allows you to save your basic information for ease when registering in following years. You can also pay online with your credit card.
 
​PHOTOS - ​To see photos from Men's Retreat go to our album on Facebook.
 
SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY
Meals on Friday are for work project volunteers.
   8:00     Breakfast
 12:30     Lunch
   5:30     Supper
   6:30     General registration & welcome for retreat participants
   7:30     Evening worship
 
SATURDAY
   8:00     Breakfast
   9:00     Morning Worship
10:00      Free time, tournaments & work projects (optional)
 12:30     Lunch
   1:00     Free time, tournaments, work projects (optional)
   5:30     Supper
   7:00     Evening Worship
   8:30     "Talent Show" - favorite poetry, songs, stories, joke, etc.
   9:30     Free time & finish tournaments
 
SUNDAY
   8:00     Continental Breakfast
   8:30     Morning worship & camp offering
 10:00     Men's Retreat planning meeting
 10:30     Brunch
 11:30     Farewell
 
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.