“Celebrate 15 Years of Men’s Growth”

September 13th-15th, 2019

Hackensack, MN

Be a Speaker

We are seeking individuals who would like to volunteer to speak at our retreat.

2019 marks our 15th annual Walker Area Men’s Retreat!

Our theme this year is “Celebrate 15 Years of Men’s Growth”.  Our retreat will be held at Shingobee Timbers, a 170 acre camp situated on Big Bass Lake in the Chippewa National Forest, between the towns of Walker, MN and Hackensack, MN.

Everyone attending this year’s retreat will be welcome to participate in topic meetings, great food and fellowship while enjoying a truly serene Minnesota northwoods experience!

Who we are

AA chapters in the Walker area have come together to host a Men’s Recovery Weekend Retreat.  As with prior retreats, our 15th annual retreat is sponsored and funded by individuals of AA.

Please note!

  • Camp Shingobee Timbers property is owned by Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes and Pines.
  • We must abide by regulations as indicated in our rental agreement or risk forfeiture of property rental.
  • No pets are allowed (Unless identified as service dogs).
  • No firearms are allowed on the property at any time.
  • No fireworks are allowed on property at any time.
  • The Walker Men’s Recovery Retreat also asks that no children be allowed to attend topic meetings or discussion groups.
  • Thank you!  Your cooperation will help our retreat run smoothly and ensure that we will be invited back in coming years.
If you are interested in speaking at the event, please contact us:

2019 Retreat Schedule

“Experience Up North Serenity”
Dining

A variety of foods, treats and beverages will be available to you during the retreat!

You will enjoy 5 complete meals:

  • Friday –     Dinner
  • Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Sunday –   Brunch

Expect to dine on ham, turkey venison, BBQ chicken, fish and brats, not to mention a spread of salads and desserts! Coffee, water and pop will also be provided.

You won’t be disappointed – or hungry!

Accommodations

CAMP BUILDINGS

Wheelchair access to main Building is possible

Remember…Bring your own bedding, pillows & towels!

:: 4 PERSON COMMUNITY ROOMS :: Bathrooms and showers available in the Main Building. Limited reservations available.

:: 6 PERSON PRIMITIVE SCREEN HOUSE CABINS :: Community toilets and Wash-up Facility. Bathrooms and showers available in the Main Building. Limited reservations available.

TENT CAMPING and RV

(No hook-ups)

Contact Patrick J. at (651) 724-7859 to reserve.

Please!  NO Pets / NO Open Fires!

Friday Sept 13th, 2019
  •  5:00 – 6:00pm   Dinner
  •  6:00 – 6:30pm   Music
  •  6:30 – 7:30pm   Welcome Meeting
  •  7:30 – 9:30pm   Topic Meeting: “We Came to Believe”
Saturday Sept 14th, 2019
  •  6:30 – 8:00am  Breakfast
  •  8:30 – 9:00am Music
  •  9:00 -12:00pm Topic Meeting: “Our Fathers”
  • 12:00 -1:00pm Lunch
  •  1:00 – 5:30pm Free Time- Many options to choose from: Music Jam Session (Bring your instruments!), Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing, Reading, Napping, Help with the camp improvement project & the opportunity to talk one-on-one with one of the retreat hosts.
  •  5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner
  •  6:30 – 7:00pm Music
  •  7:00 – 9:30pm  Topic Meeting: “Sex”
Sunday Sept 15th, 2019
    • 6:30 – 8:00am  Breakfast
    • 8:00 – 9:00am  Clean-Up, Pack
    • 8:30 – 9:00am  Music
    • 9:00 – 10:30am  Large Group Topic Meeting: “Carry the Message”, followed by closing.
*We strongly encourage Retreat participants to remain on campus during the Retreat in order to respect and nurture the fellowship that makes for a successful Retreat experience for everyone.

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LOCATION:

Shingobee Timbers
5649 Bachelor Road NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

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PHONE:

Patrick J.  (651) 724-7859 (ReGISTRATION)
Steve R.  (218) 536-1647
Lynn M.  (218) 547-2642
Joe F.  (218) 838-1416

From St.Cloud/Brainerd ::

Take Highway 10 North to 371 North. Approximately 4 miles north of Hackensack, go left on County Road 50 (also called Upper Ten Mile Lake Road). The road will be paved for 1 mile and then turn into a gravel road. Follow County Road 50 (Upper Ten Mile Lake Road) for about 4.5 miles to Shingobee Township 49 (also called Bachelor Road). Turn left on Township 49 and continue 1.2 miles to Shingobee Timbers entrance which is located on the right. Drive past garage and trailer to the Main Building and parking.

From Walker ::

Go South on State Highway 34 towards Akeley. Approximately 2.7 miles South of Walker, go left on County Road 50 which is a dirt road. Go 2.3 miles to Shingobee Rivers Bridge and continue 1/2 mile to Shingobee Township 49 (also called Bachelor Road). Turn right on Township 49 and continue 1.2 miles to Shingobee Timbers entrance which is located on the right. Drive past garage and trailer to the Main Building and parking.