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This event is planned and led by men seasoned in facilitating men's retreats and working with men through deep personal experiences.

 THE SCHEDULE                  
for the weekend will include large group gatherings with stories and poems, small group sessions, many workshops to choose from, music, song, and enough free time to explore the beautiful camp and lake. Sign in will be from 5 to 7 PM on Friday. The program will begin at 7PM. Closing will be at 3 PM on Sunday.

is situated among 340 acres of beautiful wooded hills, wetlands, and a 9 acre lake. Cabins are dormitory style with bunks, toilets, and showers - or bring a tent and camp out! Please bring your own bedding.

Meals will be provided from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Fruit will be available for snacking.  Bring a bag meal for Friday night if you haven't eaten before the weekend begins. 

SPREAD THE WORD:            
We rely on networking to get the word out, if you know of other men who would enjoy and benefit from this weekend, please let them know. Paper brochures will be mailed on request.  

 YOUNG MEN                       
(ages 13 and up) are encouraged to attend. We are fortunate to draw on the experience of the Joshua Project in planning ways to integrate our events with youth.  We are asking that young men 17 and under be accompanied by a male parent or guardian or an assigned male sponsor. There is a separate form for young men to submit with the registration that additionally includes a permission and waiver of liability section for those under age 18. You'll find the form, details and requirements by clicking on the link at the right of this email. Contact the registrar if you'd like more information. 


Every year we have wonderful workshops to choose from including topics like men's issues, poetry, and dynamic breathwork. Our workshops are led by the extraordinary talent of our participants. If you have idea for a workshop you'd like to organize, please contact us by clicking here at our Feedback Page from the TMC Website and describe what you'd like to do for your workshop in the feedback section.

which includes food, lodging and a t-shirt:

   $130 for payment postmarked by March 31.
   $160 for payment postmarked after March 31.
   25 and under along with students: half price!

Full refund available if requested by March 23, half refund by April 6. Financial aid is available. No one will be excluded due to financial need.  Contact Bron Skinner at RegistrarTMC@gmail.com for more information regarding discounts and aid. You may also click on the Registration Page link below for more detailed information about financial aid possibilities. 

(Note: you'll have the opportunity when you register to choose to become a member of The Men's Council or renew your membership.  While paying dues are not necessary to membership, you can choose to contribute a nominal $10 or more to help support the work of TMC.)

Registration can be made by either using the PayPal link below to our registration page or sending in the form you can print from this link.
 When we receive your registration, we will send updated information and a map to Camp Chestnut Ridge using your email address if we have one or your mailing address if we don't. We will also make suggestions of what to bring to make your weekend successful. Musical instruments and your poetry are encouraged. Radios, cell phones, arriving late, leaving early, are strongly discouraged.

Bron Skinner, Registrar at  or by phone at 919.968.4499 or by mail, send registration to:

Attn: Registrar, Bron Skinner

P.O. Box 6155
Raleigh , NC 27628

Click to go to our registration page and register with Paypal:

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A few comments from previous years:

This time was profound, special...and even sacred.  I will be back for as many years as I can come.

This was the most powerful weekend I have ever had.  It aided in a transition that I have been struggling with.  The openness of the community allows for consultation on any conflict.  I love the atmosphere and I cannot imagine not returning.  I will miss it when I leave.  

There has been no  other weekend for me for the past 15 years with as much heart filled significance as the annual NC men's gathering.

Quick Links:

Registration Form

Form for Young Men:
Accompaniment Permission and Waiver of Liability

Link to Camp Chestnut Ridge, Map, Directions

(Note: forms can be downloaded or printed from the "File" menu on the top left of Google Documents)