Recommendation: If you have a Spiritual Director or parish priest ask guidance on the best retreat for you.
Into the Wild is a retreat sponsored by The King's Men in an ongoing effort to fully actualize the mission of uniting and building up men. An exemplary group of leaders with a diverse set of skills and expertise plan and implement a challenging and invigorating weekend for men. Building on the principle that "grace builds upon nature," Into the Wild is primarily an outdoor, skill-oriented weekend focused on providing men with experiences linked to a man's natural vocation as a leader, protector, and provider.
Into the Wild trains men in orienteering, topography, weaponry, self-defense, survival skills, outdoor construction, fishing, wild game food preparation, and more. Early mornings consist of prayer, Mass, and a brief talk linked to the daily masculine archetype they are striving to develop. Mid-mornings are dedicated to skill acquisition, and the afternoon to team competition and/or challenge simulations. Evenings provide time for rest, relaxation, prayer and fellowship around campfires. Sleeping accommodations consist of small rugged-style cabins (typically without electricity). View a Video about the Into the Wild Retreat here.
Priests and Brothers devoted to the pursuit of sanctity, for the greater glory of God. The mission of their Order is the sanctification of the laity, particularly of young men and women. They have one men’s retreat per year in St. Louis.
Sacred Heart Family Retreat Camp is Friday-Sunday, usually the first week of June, at Eagle Hurst Ranch. The site near Steelville on the Huzzah River is about a two-hour drive southeast of St. Louis. The camp is open to parents with children from age 4 through college. The requested donation for the three-day, two-night stay is $475 per family, regardless of size. That includes all meals, snacks and air-conditioned cabins.