Detailed Weekend Schedule

Men’s Schedule Weekend Events (typical)

This is our sample Men’s Gathering detailed schedule we used during our 2016 Gathering.

Time

Event

Location


Friday (September 15th)

2:00 – 6:00 PM Registration Parking Lot
6:00 PM Dinner and Small Group Sign-up Dining Area
7:45 – 8:30 pm Introductions and kick-off Pavilion
8:30 – 9:30 PM Small Groups Intro Session TBA
9:30 PM on Camp Fire Gathering Fire Circle
9:30 PM on Coffee, Snacks & Fellowship
(See Note 1)
Dining Area
     

Saturday (September 16th)

7:00 AM Rise & Shine (flute)  
7:15 AM – 8:00 AM Tai Chi Chih TBA
8:00 AM Breakfast, Fellowship & Clean-Up Dining Area
8:45 – 9:15 AM Fathers & Guardians Meeting Dining Area
9:15 – 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony Field
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break  
10:15 – 10:35 AM Field Games Field
10:45 Am – 12:15 PM Small Group Work Session TBA
Noon – 12:30 PM Break  
12:30 Lunch, Fellowship & Clean-Up Dining Area
1:30 – 2:45 PM Workshops A, B & C  
  A. Forgiveness-how it helps Workshop Building A
  B. Men’s Work Workshop Building B
  C. Tai Chi Chih Pavilion
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break  
3:00 – 4:15 PM Workshops D, & E  
  D. God 101 Workshop Building A
  E. Labyrinth Start in Pavilion, then move to Labyrinth
4:15 – 4:30 PM Break
4:30 – 6:00 PM Workshops F & G  
  F. Breath Work
(See Note 2)
Pavilion
  G. Poetry Workshop Building A
6:00 – 6:45 PM Social Time Dining Area
6:45 PM Dinner and cleanup Dining Area
8:00 – 11:00 PM Bonfire: 8:00 PM
Talking Stick: 9:00 PM
Stories: 10:00 PM
Fire Circle
10:00 PM – Midnight Coffee, snacks & fellowship Dining Area

Sunday (September 17th)

7:00 AM Rise & Shine (flute)  
7:15 – 7:45 AM Tai Chi Chih TBA
8:00 AM Breakfast and Fellowship Dining Area
8:00 AM Breakfast With the Leadership Team
(Note 3)
Dining Area
9:00 – 10:30 AM Talking Stick Fire Circle
10:30 – 11:30 AM Wrap-up for Small Groups  
12:00 PM Lunch Dining Area
1:00 – 2:00 PM Camp clean-up, Packing & Loading Cars (See Note 4) Cabins, Kitchen, Pavilion and Dining Area
2:00 – 2:15 PM Group Picture  
2:15 – 3:00 PM Closing Ceremony Field
3:00 PM Departure Field

Each man is responsible for cleaning his cabin space before departing. (Note 4)

Notes

  1. Beverages and conversation are available in the dining hall at all times.
  2. Men with serious medical conditions should consult with the Breath Work Workshop leader before attending.
  3. Coffee with the Leadership Council is an opportunity for men interested in helping to plan our Men’s Gathering 2018 and to meet those men who planned this year’s weekend. No commitment is required to attend.
  4. Cleanup involves sweeping the cabin; cleaning the toilets, sinks, and showers; emptying the trash; making sure all beds are put back the way they were when the weekend began; cleaning up any trash outside the cabin.