The 27th Annual Gathering of Men!


Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Prince William Forest Park, 
Mawavi Road and Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172

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Kent Hudson 
Men's Council of Greater Washington, Sponsors of the Chesapeake Men's Gathering 
804 714-0080 

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Chesapeake Men's Gathering

September 15, 16 and 17, 2017 

Prince William Forest Park,

Triangle VA 

This fall our Gathering will be held in Prince William Forest Park's Camp Happyland (Group Camp 5).

The Prince William Forest Park was a part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's nationwide effort aimed at fighting the ravages of the Great Depression. Starting in 1935, the parks were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). They milled timber for buildings and crushed stone for roadways. By 1941, they had built bridges, dams, roads and lakes.  But they were most proud of the beautiful camps they built like the one we will be using for our Gathering. The cabins were built in a distinctive rustic style with hand made shingles, rough hewn siding, exposed beams and stone fireplaces - all meant to inspire a pioneer spirit. The park is currently maintained and operated by the National Park Service, U. S. Dept. of the Interior.

The Chesapeake Men's Gethering

A time for men from all walks of life to come together in friendship & brotherhood, share their joys, discuss their challenges, and rediscover the fire that motivates them and drives their lives. This is a place where we can build bonds with our sons, fathers, brothers, friends and other men. Shoulder to shoulder we work together, play, sing and laugh while we get in touch with nature, ourselves and a community of genuine, supportive men.  Boys ages 5 and older, in the company of their father or male guardian are welcome.

Things to do:

  • Workshops
  • Small group discussions
  • Evening camp fire gatherings
  • Make new friends
  • Reconnect with old friends
  • Bicycling - 21 miles of biking trails
  • Hiking - 37 miles of hiking trails
  • Talking Stick and story telling
  • Relax and take a nap

Meals:   This year, to increase food quality and enjoyment while controlling cost,  Chef Austin will be guiding our teams of volunteers in preparing fresh, wholesome meals. We’ll need your help leading a team, preparing food, serving and cleaning up. Please let us know when registering how you wish to help.  Also, please make us aware of any dietary restrictions. Meals provided are two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts.

Early Bird Rates for those who register before September 3:                               Men age 21 or Older: $200, Men age 21 or older who are registering for the first time or first time in 5 years: $155.00. Men and boys age 13-20: $80. Boys 5-12: $55. Additional boys registered with the same father or guardian: $30 each. Fees include lodging and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

After September 2, add $25 for each person.

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Please help us get the word out to other men who might be interested!

Questions: Contact Kent Hudson, (804)714-0080