Men's Retreat

October 4-5, 2019 | Carroll Family Farm

The Men’s Retreat is a weekend of friendly competitions with the aim of building camaraderie and fellowship. It will be held once again on October 4th-5th at the Carroll Farm! This year's Retreat will feature a Live Draft where participants will be drafted to teams. Who will be the First Pick of the First Round?! This year's scored events are: 

(1) Skeet Shooting 

(2) Riflery 

(3) Archery and 

(4) Ax Throwing. 

We will also have a Big Screen playing football games with a PA system all weekend around the campfire. There will team prizes as well as prizes for individual event medalists. In addition to those "scored" prizes, there will also be door prizes that any man in attendance can win. Must be 18 and up to attend.

The $100 entry fee is due by Sunday, September 22nd and can be paid at the sign-up table inside the Sanctuary starting THIS Sunday, September 8th. You can pay by Cash, Check or Credit Card at signup. Checks can be made out to Christian Life Church with Men's Retreat in the memo line. You can also sign up and pay online on our website Invite your co-workers, friends, neighbors, all of em'. Excitement is in the air! Who will be atop the Leaderboard in 2019?


What are the sleeping arrangements?

Some guys will bring tents, some will bring hammocks, some will bring campers/RVs, some will bring sleeping bags, some will bring air mattresses, some will bring cots. There is floor space inside the cabin, some couches and recliners (first come, first serve), there are two big porches, plenty of outside space for tents. Bring tents, even if you don't plan on using it, so we have enough to where everybody is comfortable. It will be about 80 during the day and around 60 at night so the weather should be perfect.

What should I bring?

Bring a towel and toiletries. There are showers and if you are staying all weekend through Sunday morning, you will want to shower at some point so bring your own shampoo/soap/towels.

What do I wear?

It will be kind of cool at night so some pants and maybe long-sleeved t-shirt will be good. You will also spend some time in the woods and around a bonfire so do what feels comfortable, maybe some boots. Shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes will probably be good for Saturday events.

What is covered in my registration?

The fee covers food, ammunition, guns, bows and axes. For the events, you do not have to bring anything with you other than yourself. But, if you want to, you are encouraged to bring any guns, bows, fishing poles, etc. This is a great, safe environment to sight in your compound, rifle, etc...

What if I'm not an "outdoors Guy"and don't shoot guns, bows, or fish?

That is totally fine. We all have different passions. But if you have never done these things and want to, this will be a great place to do them. You could absolutely use this weekend to just sit around the fire, eat some good food, and watch football on the Big Screen. It’s your weekend!

Do I have to compete in the events?

Yes! Just kidding, obviously you do not have to do anything you do not want to do. But everybody is encouraged to join the friendly competitions to build morale and camaraderie. And, you never know, you might just get lucky and win something. 


4:30 pm: Van/Caravan leaves CLC Parking Lot 

7:00 pm: Fish Fry

8:15-8:30 pm: Live Draft

8:30-9:15pm: Special Speaker/Worship

9:15 pm until: Big Screen Football/Free Time


8:00 am: Breakfast/Devotion

9:00 am-12:00 pm: Competitions (Riflery, Skeet Shooting, Archery, Ax Throwing)

12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00-5:00 pm: Competitions/Big Screen Football

5:00-6:00 pm: Rest/Event Scoring

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner

7:00-8:00 pm: Award Ceremony

8:00pm until: Big Screen Football/Free Time


7:30 am: Depart for CLC



Friday Night: Fried Fish, Grits, French Fries, Hushpuppies

Saturday Breakfast: Jack's Biscuits, orange juice, milk, Community coffee

Saturday Lunch: Various grilled sausages, venison, all-beef hotdogs, and chips

Saturday Dinner: Grilled Steak Dinner

Drinks: Canned Cokes, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, bottled water, Community coffee