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. (The minimum age for this retreat is 13.)
Retreat Speaker - Tom Harmon
Tom is a dynamic national speaker for men and family retreats across the country. His humor, life transparency, and his relationship with God are highlights in his presentations. He was a state trooper in Michigan for 11 years before the Lord called him into full-time Christian service. Tom has pastored a small church for four years, and has been speaking for over 25 years at various Christian retreats and conferences. He has authored 7 booklets designated for “Consecrated Living.” He and his wife, Joyce, have been married for 44 years, have four adult children and nineteen grandchildren. They currently reside in Owosso, MI.
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 once again be offering Buckboard breakfast and Loggers' breakfast.
- 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.
Free Time Options: Horseback Riding, Climbing Wall & Leap of Faith, Zip Line, Paintball, Pistol Range, Trap Shooting, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Disc Golf, Horseshoes, Pontoon Rides and more.
Entire Retreat Fee: $140
Entire Retreat Fee+ Head start Option: $155
Early Registration Discount: $15 (Register online by Sept. 15.) Non-Refundable Deposit: $25 (Included in Retreat Fee)
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 (WI licenses are required with a trout stamp)
- Scenic drives
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.
3:00 pm - Check-in
6:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Meeting
9:30-10:30 pm - Canteen, hayrides, campfires, and torch hikes
8:00 am - Breakfast and Specialty Breakfast options
9:00 am - Meeting
10:30 am - Free time
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00-6:00 pm - Free time activities
6:30 pm - Banquet
8:00 pm - Meeting
9:30-11:00 pm - Canteen, hayrides, campfires, and torch hikes
8:00 am - Meeting
9:30 am - Brunch and Specialty Breakfast options
11:00 am - Departure