2019 Men’s Retreat

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY for the 2019 Men's Retreat!

Northwest Michigan is at its best in the late Summer/early Fall, when the crowds are gone but the weather is still perfect.

You are invited to participate in the 2019 Men’s Retreat at Camp Arcadia in northwest Michigan. It will be an invigorating opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth, including time on beautiful Lake Michigan and out on the golf course, for those who desire it!


“In the good we do, we are just ‘little-Christs’ to each other.” – Dr. Martin Luther

Our grandfathers’ generation knew the importance of true male friendship.  We long for the same. Why then do more than 2.5 million American men say they have no close friends? Friendship gives value to the day-to-day grind of life. We all need good friends and yet often we cannot say why. We will explore the countercultural idea of male friendship and why we all need at least a few good friends. Further, together we will explore how and why friendship is a means by which we do good by being little-Christs to each other as we forgive one another in the name of Christ through true male friendship.

Dr. Scott Keith is the Executive Director of 1517 The Legacy Project and adjunct Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

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The dates for the retreat are Friday, September 27, through Sunday, September 29, with the option for an early arrival for golf.

Early Arrival:

Wednesday, September 25
Depart Chicago area for Michigan & spend night along the way

Thursday, September 26
All Day – Play a round of golf, go fishing, or just relax!

Friday, September 27
Morning – Golf Scramble


Friday, September 27
Afternoon & Evening – Gather at Camp & Begin Retreat

Saturday, September 28
Morning – Bible Study
Afternoon & Evening – Relax, Watch Football

Sunday, September 9
Morning – Breakfast, Worship, Depart for Home


Retreat: The cost for the retreat is $202, with an additional $50 for those who want to arrive early and stay at Camp Arcadia on Thursday evening. All meals are included from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

Early Arrival: Lodging (Wednesday evening), all meals, and any fees for golfing are not included. We try to keep the golf costs down to around $30-$35 for 18 holes with a cart.