Please watch this space for Men's Gathering 2009 Fees.

You can donate to our scholarship fund

The Washington Men's Council makes some partial scholarships available each year for men who cannot pay the full fee. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, a place is available on the registration form for you to write in the amount.

The Men's Council of Greater Washington is a non-profit organization (tax id number 52-1768294) and your gift of a donation is tax deductible (please consult your tax adviser for more information).


A refund of half the conference fee will be issued for cancellations made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Special Meals

Vegetarian meals? Let us know if you, or any member of your group, want all vegetarian meals right on the registration form.

Things to Bring

Sleeping accommodations are on cots with mattresses in the camp cabins. You may bring a tent if you prefer and use the bathroom facilities in a cabin. Please let the registrar know when you register if you plan to use a tent.

We strongly recommend that you bring the following items:

Some items that can make the weekend more fun:

Things NOT to Bring

For your safety and the safety of others, the following are NOT PERMITTED during the weekend:

Please do not bring personal audio and video devices.

Workstudy scholarships

There are a very limited number of half-price workstudy scholarships available on a first come basis. If the conference is a financial hardship, contact Pat Noon for details at 954-561-8927 or scholarships@menswork.org.

Boys Are Welcome

Boys are encouraged to attend with their fathers or other male adult guardians.

The recommended minimum age is 5 but younger boys have attended in the past. Young boys in particular would require constant supervision; the pond is not fenced or guarded.

Responsibility for Minors

Childcare will not be provided. Adults who bring minors must sign for, supervise, and take responsibility for the minor's behavior. Given this responsibility and the lack of dedicated childcare, men who bring boys are unlikely to be able to participate in all workshops and activities.

Activities for Boys and Teens


Sign up for workshops is on a first come-first served basis. You will have an opportunity to sign up for workshops when you arrive at the camp.

Presenting a Workshop

What knowledge, skills, or experience do you have to share? If you would like to present a workshop at camp or discuss an idea contact Earl Foote at workshops@menswork.org.


We are planning to construct a temporary Classical 7-circuit labyrinth that will be available throughout the weekend.

General and Medical Release

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a general and medical release.

Greeting and Orientation

Help greet and orient a new man to camp, get settled, learn about the weekend, meet other men. Volunteer an hour of time between 4 and 9 pm on Friday evening.