Men's Spring Retreat - May 13-15, 2016

Silver Birch Ranch's Men's Retreats are a great time of fun, fellowship, and growth. Every year in the spring and fall, men from all over the Midwest converge at Silver Birch Ranch. The weekend is filled with activities and teaching geared to meet men where they are at in life, and tackles issues that they face. Large group meetings are only the start, as life-changing messages are driven home throughout the weekend.

Minimum age: 14 (as of the date of the retreat)

Spring Men's Retreat Speaker - Dave Wager

Dave, the president of Silver Birch Ranch, is our featured speaker for our SBR Spring Men’s Retreat. He has been a part of Silver Birch Ranch since its beginning in 1968, and has been involved in the year-round ministry of SBR for over 34 years. Dave’s motivational teaching is driven by his personal desire to know God’s Word and to apply it to every dimension of his life. His heart is to see men make life-altering decisions in response to the truths of the Bible. Dave and his wife, Linda, of 35 years, have two adult daughters.

Retreat Pricing

Retreat Fee: $120
Retreat Fee + Thursday Headstart Option: $135
Non-Refundable Deposit: $25 (Included in Retreat Fee)
Early Registration Discount: $15 - (Register online by 4/10)

Headtstart Option

Retreaters can come on Thursday after 1 p.m. for an additional $15. Only lodging will be available on Thursday. No meals or program will be provided until dinner on Friday. (Be sure to select the Thursday arrival option when registering online.)

  • Local restaurants within 30 minutes of Silver Birch Ranch
  • Golfing at Pickerel
  • Fishing on the Wolf River*
  • Scenic drives
    *Wisconsin (WI) licenses are required with a trout stamp.

2016 Registration Coming Soon!

If you would like to promote this event and encourage men from your men's ministry, work, or any other place to come to Silver Birch Ranch, we would be happy to provide you with promotional materials. Contact our office at 715-484-2742.

Tentative Schedule

1:00            Headstart Option

3:00            Registration
6:00            Dinner
8:00            Meeting
9:30-11:00  Canteen / Hayrides / Campfires / Torch Hikes

8:00            Breakfast (Including Specialty Breakfast Options)
9:00            Meeting
11:00          Free Time (See free time options below.)
Noon          Lunch
1:00-6:00    Free Time (See free time options below.)
6:00            Dinner
7:30            Meeting
9:00-11:00  Canteen / Hayrides / Campfires / Torch Hikes

7:00            Coffee and Breads
8:00            Meeting
9:30            Brunch (Including Specialty Breakfast Options)
11:00          Depart

Free Time Options: Horses / Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith / Zipline / Trap Shooting / Pistol Range / Pontoon Rides / Paintball / Basketball / Volleyball / Horseshoes / Mini Golf / Disc Golf / Tennis and more

Trap Shooting - Use our guns and purchase both our ammo and clay pigeons at $5 for 10 shots or bring your own gun and ammo and purchase clay pigeons at $1 for 10 shots. 

Pistol Range - Feel free to bring your own pistols**, but no high caliber rifles or pistols please.  Targets are provided.  This is only open when the trap range is open.

**All pistols must be locked up in your car. No concealed weapons are allowed on Silver Birch Ranch property.

Paintball - Enjoy a beautiful wooded course with quality guns and safety equipment. The cost is $5 for a tube, which is about 125 to 150 balls, guns, CO2, and a mask. Games will be on a sign-up basis.  Bring your own long-sleeved junk clothing. Please do not bring your own guns or paintballs. Sorry, but our insurance does not allow the use of outside guns.  There are no exceptions. Thanks for your understanding and compliance.

Specialty Breakfasts

We have a tradition of preparing Specialty Breakfasts for you, in addition to the breakfast provided in the Dining Hall. This year we will offer the following:

Buckboard Breakfast - The buckboard wagon will take you down Sawyer Lake Road, into the Nicolet National Forest, and finally to Split Oak, our breakfast site. Here you will find hearty scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, and pan-fried toast, prepared over an open fire by one of our wranglers.

Loggers’ Breakfast - Let us serve you as you start your morning out right. Premium blueberries carefully blended into fluffy pancakes are served with sausage, juice, and coffee at this wooded site near the water’s edge.