Every year, a few hundred men gather in New York at Lake Champion for the annual Northeast Men’s Retreat. We get away for a few days to think and talk about the things that are really important in our lives: families, jobs, relationships with friends and co-workers, and above all, our relationship with Christ.
The retreat offers a great chance for us to refocus our lives and our faith, to be challenged by an excellent speaker, and to make important decisions about our lives. We meet together for four sessions during the weekend to listen to our speaker and to enjoy some great music. There is also plenty of time for fellowship, recreation, a quite walk, or even a nap.
The retreat formally begins with dinner at 7:30pm on Friday night. Some men come early on Friday to bike, fish, or just relax. Those playing in the golf outing on Friday usually arrive on Thursday night to be ready for the shotgun start on Friday morning. We conclude the retreat by noon on Sunday so we can all return home at a reasonable hour.
Lake Champion is a beautiful 400-acre mountain retreat center located near the borders of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Its world-class facilities are nestled around a 50-acre lake in an isolated setting that is an ideal place for a time of reflection and renewal.
The retreat includes ample time for recreational activities and the Lake Champion facility has plenty of opportunities. The facility includes a 40-foot high rope course, 800-foot long zip line (into the lake!!), and an alpine swing, as well as basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, boating (canoes and paddle boats are provided), fishing (no license required), ping-pong, pool, foosball, Frisbee golf, horseshoes, wall climbing, and an outdoor hot tub!
Northeast Men’s Retreat
137 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Frequently asked questions
CAN I INVITE OTHER MEN?
Sure! Bring your friends, family, co-workers, etc.
WHAT ABOUT MY SON?
Yes, if he is post-high school age. Sessions are most appropriate for those beyond high school.
HOW ARE THE ACCOMODATIONS?
We stay in comfortable lodges with full bathroom facilities. Linens, pillows, towels (and ear plugs!) are provided. Some men bring extra towels and/or a sleeping bag.
CAN I ROOM WITH MY FRIENDS?
Probably. Be sure that each of you indicate the same “group, church, or leader name” on your registration form.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Here are some suggestions: notebook, Bible, rain gear, bathing suit, a good book, camera, seat cushion, fishing gear, golf clubs, mountain bike, musical instrument.
If limited finances are keeping you from attending, assistance is available. Please contact our registrar.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS?Lake Champion is located at: 247 Mohican Lake Road, Glen Spey, New York 12737; (845) 856-6871.
Visit www.lakechampion.younglife.org for downloadable driving directions
or find directions from google maps.
Join us for a weekend of faith, fellowship, and reflection on what’s really important in your life!