What Men Said Last Year:
“We created powerful and healing memories to last a lifetime.” ~Glen
“I felt strongly affirmed and valued by men who saw me and actually liked what they saw!” ~Keith
“I came with high expectations and I was not disappointed.” ~Jeff
“I left the retreat feeling full of joy and of being part of a community of men. I felt seen, heard, cared for with compassion, understood, and accepted.” ~Aaron
“It was one of the best experiences of my life.” ~James
“It was a great balance of healing activity and dude-time!” ~John
“Our shared brokenness was our key to connection.” ~Chris
“It was amazing and it did some major healing in my heart.” ~Steven
“I have never experienced a community filled with holiness and beauty so tangibly.” ~Nathan
“The fellowship & therapy I experienced at this retreat was incredibly healing, restorative, & encouraging.” ~Jeremiah
“The freedom to hug and cry and share and not be afraid of judgment or shame was unparalleled.” ~John
“This retreat was so much better than I could have expected. Absolutely worth the time!” ~Mike
“My hope is that I never forget this experience.” ~Tom
“By the end it was hard to leave.” ~Brent
Friday morning: Arrive early to play games and eat lunch at the beach (optional pre-retreat).
Friday afternoon: All participants arrive and check in to the retreat center at Forest Home Ojai.
Friday evening: Welcome, opening remarks, large group warm-up, and campfire.
Early Saturday morning: One-mile hike to the cross and sunrise viewing.
Saturday morning: Breakout sessions with professional coaches & clinicians.
Saturday afternoon: Breakout sessions with professional coaches & clinicians.
Saturday evening: Sock wrestling tournament and late night storytelling.
Sunday morning: Worship service (singing, sermon, communion, and healing prayer).
Sunday afternoon & evening: Free time! Explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer.
Monday morning: Experiential group therapy exercises.
Monday afternoon: Dance party on the Land Shark.
Monday evening: Final feast & celebration, words of affirmation, hugs, and saying goodbye.
Tuesday morning: All participants depart.
Unearthing And Exploring Your Anger, led by Dr. Doug Carpenter
Growing Your Relationship With Your Body, led by Stephen Thomas
Confronting Sports Culture Wounds, led by Stephen Thomas
Owning Projections And Transferences, led by John Kilmer
Discovering Your Handcrafted God Identity, led by Rocky Pisor
Come away with us...
Drew & Rebecca Boa
Founder of Husband Material
2023 Retreat Coordinator