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 33 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 34 years, have two adult daughters.
Retreat Fee - $120
Retreat Plus Thursday Add-on - $135
Non-Refundable Deposit - $25
Early Registration Discount - $10 - Registration must be completed April 11 to receive discount.
Bringing a group?
If you would like to get more information about bringing a group of men from your men's ministry, work, or any other place to the Silver Birch Ranch Men's Retreat, please give us a call at 715.484.2742 for more information and promotional material.
Men’s Retreat General Schedule
8:00 Chapel Session
9:30-10:30 Canteen / Hayrides / Campfires / Torch Hikes
8:00 Breakfast (including specialty breakfast options)
9:00 Chapel Session
11:00 Free Time (See free time options below.)
1-6:00 Free Time (See free time options below.)
7:30 Chapel Session
9:00-11:00 Canteen / Hayrides / Campfires / Torch Hikes
8:00 Chapel Session
9:30 Brunch (including specialty breakfast options)
Men depart for home
Free Time Options: Horses / Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith / Trap Shooting / Pontoon Rides / Amazing Race / BBall / VBall / Horseshoes / Mini Golf / Tennis and more
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.
Retreaters can come on Thursday after 1 pm. Only lodging is available on Thursday. (No meals or program will be provided until dinner on Friday.)
- Local Restaurants within 1⁄2 hr. of SBR
- Golfing at Pickerel
- Fishing on the Wolf River*
- Scenic drives
*WI licenses are required with a trout stamp.