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Men, our spring Men’s Retreat is back! Join us and bring a friend for a restful and meaningful time together with other guys. What can you expect? Great food and snacks, practical biblical teaching, low-key discussion, engaging worship, variety of free-time options, and time to just connect as guys. You won’t want to miss this!

What will we be focusing on during worship times?  

Theme: “Stepping In: Saying ‘yes’ to a life of adventure with God”

Key Scripture:   

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Brief Description: If you dig into the Bible, there are stories in there that read like an action movie! But with the pressures of the day to day grind… it’s easy to let our spiritual life become boring and predictable. Do you ever wonder if God is calling you to an adventure? What might that look like for you? During this retreat, we’ll explore:

– the adventures God is calling you to

– how to hear from God more

– how to be more of the man God created you to be

– how to live the adventure while still operating in the “real world”

– and… we’ll have a lot of fun too!

General Information

Who: Men ages 18+

What: Men’s Retreat

Where: Riverside Bible Camp

When: April 26-28

Arrival/Check-in: Friday, April 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Dining Hall

Departure: Our last event on Sunday is brunch at 10:00 am.

Cost: $85 per person

Speaker: Mitch Matthews

Mitch is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, top-ranked podcaster and international speaker. Mitch has a passion for the Bible, prayer, and exploring how to walk with God in real and tangible ways. He loves his family, good coffee, quality bbq and the outdoors. Mitch and his wife live in Des Moines, Iowa with their two sons.


Lodging is available in our comfortable cabins here at camp. We have several cabin beds available, along with rooms in our Retreat Center to stay in. If you would like to reserve a cabin for a group of men, please contact our office in advance so we can make arrangements. Each cabin can sleep 6 (just using bottom bunks) or up to 12 (with using top bunks). If you do not specify lodging, we will assign you a cabin for the weekend. You will need to provide you own bedding and pillow for a single size bed. All cabins are complete with attached bathrooms and heating/air conditioning.  

Optional Activities

Golf at Riverbend Golf Course

We have a block of tee times reserved for 9 holes of golf at Riverbend Golf Course in Story City on Saturday afternoon. Cost for 9 holes is $18/person and if you’d like a cart, $8.50/person. Be prepared to bring a check/cash to check-in on Friday night to pay for your greens fees. Bring your own clubs! *This is an additional cost to your $85 registration fee* (Note: this will take up all of your afternoon freetime)

Shooting Range

During our afternoon freetime, we will have a target shooting range open for participants. We intend for this to be a safe and fun experience for guys of all experience levels! A trained range officer will oversee the range and safety of the range for the weekend-thanks, Jordan! *There is an additional cost of $5 for this activity. Here are some more details:

Can I bring my own gun? Yes. This will be a rifle only range with no other weapons welcome. Rifles can be no greater than 30 calliber. If you bring your own rifle, it must be cased and turned in at registration in the Dining Hall where we will lock up all weapons together in a safe, secure location. They will be available to take to the range Saturday afternoon and will then be returned to the locked location until the retreat is over. Please bring your own ammunition if you’re bringing your own gun.

What if I don’t bring a rifle? We will have several rifles and ammunition for you available to shoot.  

What about safety? Safety is our top priority with this range. Our range officer will ensure all rules and directions are followed. Any deviation from the directions of the range officer in staff will result in removal from the range. 

What form must I sign? All participants in the range are required to sign our Release, Waiver, Hold Harmless, and Assumption of the Risk Agreement form. It can be downloaded below on this page to print and return, or we will have copies available at registration for you to sign upon your arrival Friday evening.

*If you have further questions ahead of the retreat, email Chris.

Horseback Riding

Join our awesome Ranch staff on a guided horseback ride through the trails of Riverside! *There is an additional cost of $10 for this ride that you can pay as part of your online registration* 

Work Projects

If there is interest, we will have work projects available around camp if you would like the opportunity to serve and use your hands for some work! If you have something specific in mind, email Chris ahead of time.