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 - 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 36 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 38 years, have two adult daughters.
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. (Be sure to select the Thursday arrival option when registering online.)
- 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
1:00 pm - Headstart arrivals begin
3:00 pm - Check-in for Thursday and Friday arrivals
6:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Meeting
9:30-11:00 pm - Canteen, wagon rides, campfires, & 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
6:00 pm - Banquet
7:30 pm - Meeting
9:00-11:00 pm - Canteen, wagon rides, campfires, & torch hikes
7:00 am - Coffee and breads
8:00 am - Meeting
9:30 am - Brunch and Specialty Breakfast options
11:00 am - Depart
Retreat Fee (Fri.-Sun.): $140
Retreat Fee + Thursday Headstart Option (Thurs.-Sun.): $155
Non-Refundable Deposit: $25 (Included in Retreat Fee)
Early Registration Discount: $15 (Register online by April 6.)
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.
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.