Minnesota Summer Men's Retreat

Thursday, June 22, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Boundary Waters ~ Near Fall Lake, MN

~ Connect To Nature And A Community of Supportive Men
~ Gain Perspective And Clarity On Your Current Challenges
~ Rest, Relax And Resource Yourself To Return Home
Refreshed And Ready For The Next Steps Ahead

The long days of summer in nature provide a profound time and place for a man to look deep into his heart and reflect on his life journey with the support of other men. 

This year’s annual men’s retreat is a way to work with all that is going on with our families, communities and the world by first working on ourselves, and doing so in the fellowship of other men hungry for authentic connection and seeking the next active steps in their lives.

As men, part of improving our lives is to stop ‘doing’ and instead allow ourselves to rest and relax. During this retreat there will be plenty of time to swim, fish, hike, lay in the hammock, and do whatever is relaxing for you.

Throughout the retreat there will also be offering by the facilitators and other men – activities to challenge our personal levels of adaptability and resilience, times to enhance our creativity, opportunities to examine where our lives are heading and begin to hold ourselves and each other accountable for creating the futures we want.

Come join us in this time away to examine exactly what is, begin to uncover your personal visions, and develop resources to connect your personal visions with the needs and demands of our daily lives. Come step into authentic action. 

Come be inspired by each other, be open to listening, healing, connection, and laughter. Through storytelling, poetry, music, ritual, dance, metaphorical process and council we will learn how to better care for ourselves so that we can inspire our families, workplaces, and communities.   

Young men Eighteen and Older and Elders are Encouraged to Attend – These men offer invaluable insights that are a critical source of guidance and balance during the gathering.

Location and Times: Fall Lake, MN – This private land on the edge of Fall Lake borders the beautiful Boundary Waters. Arrival will be on Thursday by 3pm. We will conclude by 12pm on Sunday.

Details and directions will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

Staff: Led by Jason Geoffrion, Peter Jacobson, with Elder Bill Martin and staff. You can view biographies of our staff here.

Cost: $447

A minimum non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your reservation and assure you of a spot in this gathering. Meals are included. Space is limited to 25 participants.

If you wish to set up a payment plan or inquire about a scholarship, please arrange with the MLA office prior to the event. Email Jason for the MLA Scholarship Application Form.

What To Bring: Upon receipt of your payment or deposit you’ll receive an email confirmation that will include a welcome packet with gear list, directions and other information.  

For more information or other inquiries please contact Jason Geoffrion, MLA Director: 303-444-9022, jgeoffrion@mensleadershipalliance.org