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CMG 2024 Dates and Venue Confirmed

Confirmed: Friday September 27 Check-in at 4 pm to Sunday September 29, 2024 checkout by 3 pm

We, the Men of The Leadership Council, are excited and pleased to announce that we have confirmed reservation for our first choice of Cabin Camp 3 in the Prince William Forest Park (in our Nation’s National Park system) near Triangle, Virginia as the setting of our 2023 Chesapeake Men’s Gathering! This is the same Park and Cabin Camp as our 2022 Gathering, that is, Cabin Camp 3.

September 27-29 2024: MEN – HEART to HEART

  • What: The 33rd Chesapeake Men’s Gathering
  • When: Friday September 27 Check-in at 4:00 pm to Sunday September 29, 2024 Check-out at 3:00 pm
  • Where: Cabin Camp 3 at Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA 22172
  • Who: All men who want a place for heart to heart experiences

Please join us.

men and story telling
Sharing Our Stories, Our Poetry and Our Hearts

Our 2024 Men’s Gatheringmarks a special time and place for us to be in the here and now, where we shed titles, position, and worldly roles that isolate us from connecting heart to heart with other men.

Small sharing groups, songs, poetry, stories, meditation, drumming, and campfires all help us to connect in the here and now.

Get Directions to CMG 2024 Gathering Here!

See the latest Weather at Cabin Camp 3 Here!

We hope you’ll be able to join us for the 33rd Annual Chesapeake Men’s Gathering in September 2024!

Changed Dates for Our 2023 Gathering

Infrastructure Projects Completion Delays

Hello everyone,

Our Chesapeake Men’s Gathering has been changed to October 27 at 4pm to October 29, 2023 at 3 pm.

And we will be in Cabin Camp 5, rather than Cabin Camp 3.

PWFP Road Sign to Camps 2 & 5

Please visit our Venue Description and Driving Directions pages for details about our new venue.

Originally we were scheduled to be in the Cabin Camp 3 in the Prince William Forest Park September 29th through October 1st.

There is an ongoing infrastructure project at the park that is experiencing major delays. It was supposed to end in July, but now the completion date is mid-November. It will prevent Prince William Forest Park from opening Camp 3 at all this year. Thus, we revised our CMG 2023 dates and to Camp 5.

You are Invited to Join Us!

Online Registration is Now Available

Please join us for our 32nd year on Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, 2023

Your Registration Options are:

  1. Register online using your PayPal account.
  2. Register online to pay with your credit or debit card.
    After you submit this form, you will receive an email from us with an invoice that you’ll be able to enter credit/debit card details and complete your registration.
  3. Register online to pay with your check or cash.
    • You’ll have options to:
      • Mail your check to us prior to the Weekend, or
      • When you arrive and check-in for the weekend pay with your check/money order or with your cash.
  4. Register by downloading our PDF Registration Form.
    • Print the form, enter your information.
    • Mail the completed form to us with your check or Money order.

Chesapeake Men’s Gathering 2023 Fee of $225.00 Includes:

  • Six meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Two nights lodging (Friday and Saturday)

And finally, don’t let financial circumstances keep you away – scholarships and work exhanges are available. Please call Kent Hudson at 804-714-0080 or email him at scholarships_coordinator@menswork.org for details and to find out more.

CMG 2023 Registration Challenges

Welcome to Our Menswork Blog!

Our CMG 2023 Registration is activated and available on our website at Menswork.org

Challenges as of 12 July 2023

We have had some challenges with our PayPal form. I have our MightyForms tech support working to find a solution. 

In the meantime, this is what we know right now. 

Browsers Not Friendly To PayPal Form

The PayPal form doesn’t work on Windows 10 Bing nor Edge browsers. 

It doesn’t work on Mac Google Chrome browser latest version. 

Browsers Friendly To PayPal Form

It seems to be successful on Safari on my iPhone iOS 17.5.1. I don’t have feedback on Android Smartphones.

Also successful in Windows 10 Google Chrome and Firefox.

Also successful on Mac Safari and Firefox!

Please note!

Please do not try to use the PayPal form to use a credit/debit card not associated with your PayPal account. This form won’t let you do that.
To use a credit/debit card not associated with your PayPal account, please use our form at https://menswork.org/cmg-2023-registration-credit-card/

All the other forms that don’t depend upon PayPal work on any browser. Go for it!!

Apologies

Sorry for these challenges. I’m doing the best I can with this technology. 

Register Now!

I encourage everyone to register as soon as you are able. Please spread the word about our online registration with your network! Send them to Menswork.org.

Blessings,
Cheers,
Rich Wersinger
Member of Washington Men’s Council
Leadership Council
Menswork.org Webmaster
—Niganit

Our CMG 2023 Online Registrations Are Available

We, the Men of The Leadership Council of the Washington’s Men Council are excited and pleased to announce that you can register online for the 2023 Chesapeake Men’s Gathering!

Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, 2023

You are cordially invited to join us for what we anticipate will be a weekend where all men will find a place for heart to heart experiences.

The Gathering marks a special time and place for us to be in the here and now, where we shed titles, position, and worldly roles that isolate us from connecting heart to heart with other men.

Online Registration is Now Available

Please join us for our 32nd year on Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29, 2023

Your Registration Options are:

  1. Register online using your PayPal account.
  2. Register online to pay with your credit or debit card.
    After you submit this form, you will receive an email from us with an invoice that you’ll be able to enter credit/debit card details and complete your registration.
  3. Register online to pay with your check or cash.
    • You’ll have options to:
      • Mail your check to us prior to the Weekend, or
      • When you arrive and check-in for the weekend pay with your check/money order or with your cash.
  4. Register by downloading our PDF Registration Form.
    • Print the form, enter your information.
    • Mail the completed form to us with your check or Money order.

Chesapeake Men’s Gathering 2023 Fee of $225.00 Includes:

  • Six meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Two nights lodging (Friday and Saturday)

And finally, don’t let financial circumstances keep you away – scholarships and work exhanges are available. Please call Kent Hudson at 804-714-0080 or email him at scholarships_coordinator@menswork.org for details and to find out more.

Weather At The Gathering

Prince William Forest Park is a four-seasons park. Visitors can expect seasonal weather including snow and ice in the winter, heavy rain in the spring and summer, and high temperatures in the summer. Visitors are encouraged to check local weather advisories prior to and during their visit. In cases of inclement weather, the park may close for the safety of visitors and staff. Visitors are advised to check the park’s website prior to their visit in the event of a closure.

Cabin Camp 2 in the Prince William Forest Park

We, the Men of The Leadership Council, are excited and pleased to announce that we have confirmed reservation for our first choice of Cabin Camp 2 in the Prince William Forest Park (in our Nation’s National Park system) near Triangle, Virginia as the setting of our 2022 Chesapeake Men’s Gathering! This is the same Camp as our 2021 Gathering.

Cabin Camp 2 first hosted campers in 1937. For many years, Camp Mawavi, run by the Campfire Girls of America, operated out of this camp. The camp sleeps 149 visitors, and consists of approximately 132 acres. This camp manly contains 4 person cabins, with a few 2 and 6 person cabins mixed in here and there. The units are clustered in a circular arrangement and contain 8 cabins, a bath house, and a lodge. Each unit is in a grassy clearing that is surrounded by dense forest. The large ballfield and lake access in Camp 2 are among the best in the park. Cabin Camp 2 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Weather Automagically Updates!

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Our 2022 Online Registration Is Live!

We Invite All Men To Attend
Our 31st Chesapeake Men’s Gathering
September 9, 10, & 11, 2022

Our Venue in the Prince William Forest Park

We, the Men of The Leadership Council, are excited and pleased to announce that we have confirmed reservation for our first choice of Cabin Camp 2 in the Prince William Forest Park (in our Nation’s National Park system) near Triangle, Virginia as the setting of our 2022 Chesapeake Men’s Gathering! This is the same Camp as our 2021 Gathering.

Nature’s Beauty Prince William Forest Park

You Are Cordially Invited!

Please join us! Mens Work is a community of strong and authentic men whose goal is to empower all men to strive for their best selves, to become more effective workers, partners, and fathers, and to make our universe a better place. It is a program of the Washington Men’s Council, founded in 1990 and located in Washington DC

Joe Mancini at our retreat September 14-16 2018


We are happy to announce that Dr. Joe Mancini will be at our retreat and present the workshop: The Nature and Power of Limiting and Expansive Beliefs.

In this workshop, Joe Mancini, “Scarred Lion,” will discuss the nature and power of beliefs to hinder or advance your stated intentions. Some beliefs are “hidden in plain sight.” Fear of significant disorientation and “ontological shock” make changing dominant beliefs very difficult. With the help of images, stories, and mini-lectures, Joe will help you to “see” some of your beliefs and possibly change them.
Joe received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University. He was a traditional therapist for over twenty years, but left to focus exclusively on hypnotherapy and spiritual coaching work. He has authored two books on healing narratives.

MENSWORK: BEING NOT DOING

The 27TH CHESAPEAKE MEN’S GATHERING is approaching on September 15-17, 2017 at the Prince William Forest Park near Triangle, Virginia.

This menswork gathering has been very important to me on my journey to a flourishing life. I started out with the notion that contributing to society was the primary goal of life and in return I would experience happiness or at least contentment. Little did I know that pursuing this goal would lead me down an increasingly boulder-strewn path where I was a successful human doing but an unhappy human being. In fact, I was a damn good human doing, but I felt increasingly hemmed in and isolated by society’s barriers. Finally and begrudgingly, I realized that society did not care whether I was happy or miserable, just as long as I kept on doing.

Furthermore, I realized that well-being was not an automatic perk of the social contract, and I was going to have to find it on my own. It was at this point that I discovered the Washington Men’s Council, my introduction to menswork which has played such an essential part on my path to well-being. At menswork gatherings, we move the barriers to friendship and brotherhood from between us and push them to the outside. Inside we open a safe space where we can freely experience beingness: sharing our joys, our challenges, and our motivations. Shoulder to shoulder we work, talk, play, sing and laugh while we forge true friendships with nature, ourselves and other genuine life-affirming men.

If these thoughts ring true for you, please join us at The 27TH CHESAPEAKE MEN’S GATHERING on September 15-17, 2017 at the Prince William Forest Park near Triangle, Virginia.