Welcome To The 2024

ManCraft Back Country Fall Retreat

Join us for an immersive experience in the Rocky Mountains where you’ll connect deeply with nature, challenge yourself, and build a strong community with like-minded men. Rediscover your healthy masculine power and live with clarity and purpose from the heart.
Join us from September 13th to 16th, 2024 for a transformative ManCraft Retreat in the stunning Rocky Mountains.
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Your natural state of freedom, flow, bliss, clarity and belonging are your birthright, and are available to you now. Let us show you...

We want to build a strong community of men who help men rediscover their healthy masculine power as they live with clarity and purpose from the heart. Men who are grounded and kind yet unapologetically their unique selves as they share their unique gifts in service to the world.

Join our tribe on this retreat fostering awareness and growth as we immerse and challenge ourselves in the natural backcountry of the Rocky Mountains with fullness of presence and connection to like-minded men.

Greg German

LifeCraft Founder

Dan Pichette

ManCraft Director

What to Expect

September
13th - 16th

Private Mountain
Location

$2,499
$2,199

Early bird pricing of $2199 is available until July 31.

ManCraft exists to build a strong community of men who help men rediscover their healthy masculine power as they live with clarity and purpose from the heart. 

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Immersion in Nature

We are nature, and nature is us. When we immerse ourselves in nature, we open the door to connect within and examine our inner landscape. We bring awareness to the patterns and stories that frame our human experience. Our common goal is to have more awareness today than we did yesterday.

Connection

We are social beings. Connect with like-minded men on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Join a tribe of strong and healthy men embracing their masculinity to become better partners, fathers, and community leaders.

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Fullness of Presence

Our itinerary of activities offers numerous opportunities for mindful movement and fullness of presence. Engaging in these activities helps regulate our nervous systems as we create space from the chatter of the mind. Remember, we often suffer more in imagination than in reality.

Sustenance

Come and savor high-quality, nourishing food, delve into the vast natural environment, participate in authentic conversations, and embrace challenging activities. These experiences sustain both body and mind, empowering us to show up as our best selves.

Challenge

Venturing beyond our comfort zones is where true growth occurs. It's in this space that we uncover our authentic selves. Throughout the weekend, we'll be there to support you, holding you accountable as you push yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Mindful Reflection

Take time to pause and reflect on your experiences amidst the serene backdrop of nature. Engage in introspective practices that allow you to delve deeper into your thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, fostering personal growth and self-discovery.

Ready to Transform?

Join our ManCraft event starting on September 13th and embark on a journey of self discovery. Spaces are limited!

ManCraft Retreat Overview

Discover each day’s adventures and insights in our immersive ManCraft Retreat, where we’ll walk you through an overview of the experiences and connections waiting for you.
We will be hosting a pre-retreat online orientation meeting on August 5th. Additionally, we will send out detailed retreat information to participants, including a comprehensive packing list. Our crew is available at any time to address any questions.
Arrive at our backcountry base camp immersed in the incredible Rocky Mountains in David Thompson Country. Settle into camp, unwind, and connect with the energy of the tribe. Participate in the opening ceremony and intention setting to honor the energy of our group and frame our experience.
Our first full day is immersed in the incredible Rocky Mountains. It’s a fully packed day of personal growth work and a challenging ascent of Tuff Puff Ridge.
Another day immersed in the incredible Rocky Mountains. This is our professionally guided fly fishing day of adventure, meandering through creeks and streams surrounded by forest and peaks. Personal growth work in the evening as we gather in a circle.
Here we close the retreat container, empowering you to return to your life and action the clarity, confidence, and healthy masculine power you’ve earned.
 
For anyone joining our optional Via Ferrata Adventure, we will depart camp and head to the climb for an unforgettable mountain climbing experience.
Opportunity to join us for the From Nordegg with Love Via Ferrata climb on departure day. Either way, stay connected with Our Tribe as we remain on the path of integrating and exploring self-realization.

Your ManCraft
Retreat Experience

Here is a glimpse of what your experience will look like during your ManCraft event. 

Explore your ManCraft Itinerary

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Group orientation zoom

Join us for the Group Orientation Zoom, a crucial session to kickstart your ManCraft experience. This meeting is designed to introduce you to the community, outline the upcoming events, and provide essential information about your journey.

September 4th, 8-9:30PM

Meet at the trailhead

Our powerful weekend begins here. A member of our team will guide you from the trailhead to our camp where you'll get comfortable in your new home.

September 13th

Hearty Dinner

Enjoy connecting with our team and your fellow men over a hearty dinner, then be guided through vulnerability and grounding practices.

September 13th

Saturday Morning

After morning meditation and yoga, enjoy a tasty breakfast with mountain views

September 14th

Saturday Afternoon

Conquer a rad mountain hike to a summit and ridgeline, then return to camp feeling rejuvenated and full. Rest your body as you sit in guided reflection.

September 14th

Saturday Evening

After a nourishing dinner, experience a profound sound therapy with guided breathwork. Finish the day with rich conversation at the fire.

September 14th

Sunday Morning & Afternoon

After a big breakfast, pack your lunch for a full day of guided fly fishing. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, our guides will support you with the gear and personalized instruction you need. Enjoy the meditative experience of casting into some of the cleanest mountain streams on Earth.

September 15th

Sunday Evening

Enjoy a hot shower (yep, we backcountry right!) and a warm dinner, then relax into a gentle yoga Nidra before another group fire where we'll connect on our day, and integrate the growth we're experiencing.

September 15th

Monday Morning

Sleep in a bit, and wake up to a full buffet breakfast. We will close our weekend with a ceremony, then you'll grab your swag bag and collect high-5's before departing our camp.

September 16th

Optional Via Ferrata

If you're joining us for the Via Ferrata, you'll follow our team over to the climb. After a safety and gear orientation, our ACMG guide will lead us up this rad mountain challenge. After a summit charcuterie, we'll hike down together. More high-5's in the parking lot, and we're ready to return to life as fuller, healthier, and rejuvenated men!

September 16th

Group orientation zoom

Join us for the Group Orientation Zoom, a crucial session to kickstart your ManCraft experience. This meeting is designed to introduce you to the community, outline the upcoming events, and provide essential information about your journey.

September 13th

Hearty Dinner

Enjoy connecting with our team and your fellow men over a hearty dinner, then be guided through vulnerability and grounding practices.

September 14th

Saturday Afternoon

Conquer a rad mountain hike to a summit and ridgeline, then return to camp feeling rejuvenated and full. Rest your body as you sit in guided reflection.

September 14th

Sunday Morning & Afternoon

After a big breakfast, pack your lunch for a full day of guided fly fishing. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, our guides will support you with the gear and personalized instruction you need. Enjoy the meditative experience of casting into some of the cleanest mountain streams on Earth.

September 15th

Monday Morning

Sleep in a bit, and wake up to a full buffet breakfast. We will close our weekend with a ceremony, then you'll grab your swag bag and collect high-5's before departing our camp.

September 16th
September 4th, 8-9:30PM

Meet at the trailhead

Our powerful weekend begins here. A member of our team will guide you from the trailhead to our camp where you'll get comfortable in your new home.

September 13th

Saturday Morning

After morning meditation and yoga, enjoy a tasty breakfast with mountain views

September 14th

Saturday Evening

After a nourishing dinner, experience a profound sound therapy with guided breathwork. Finish the day with rich conversation at the fire.

September 15th

Sunday Evening

Enjoy a hot shower (yep, we backcountry right!) and a warm dinner, then relax into a gentle yoga Nidra before another group fire where we'll connect on our day, and integrate the growth we're experiencing.

September 16th

Optional Via Ferrata

If you're joining us for the Via Ferrata, you'll follow our team over to the climb. After a safety and gear orientation, our ACMG guide will lead us up this rad mountain challenge. After a summit charcuterie, we'll hike down together. More high-5's in the parking lot, and we're ready to return to life as fuller, healthier, and rejuvenated men!

What people have to say about ManCraft

5/5

“Absolutely amazing experience with ManCraft. As I’ve embarked on this personal and professional development journey, these experiences help keep me on track with clarity and accountability.”

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Jeff B

Calgary, Alberta

5/5

“ManCraft has given me some incredible experiences! The events combine physical activities with deep introspection, which empowers me to build stronger connections with myself and others.”

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Luke D

Cochrane, Alberta

Build Your Tribe

Join our ManCraft event starting on September 13th and embark on a journey of self discovery. Spaces are limited!

Frequently Asked Questions

Got more questions? Feel free to contact us for more information.

What is the ManCraft Retreat all about?

The ManCraft Retreat is a transformative experience designed for men seeking personal growth, connection with like-minded individuals, and immersion in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Through a combination of outdoor activities, physical breath and mental exercises, group discussions, and self-reflection, participants will explore themes of masculinity, purpose, and community.

Who is the ManCraft Retreat for?
The retreat is for men of all backgrounds and ages who are interested in deepening their understanding of themselves, connecting with others in a meaningful way, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Whether you’re seeking adventure, personal growth, or simply a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the ManCraft Retreat offers something for everyone.
Do I need any prior experience to participate?
No prior experience is necessary to participate in the ManCraft Retreat. Our program is designed to be inclusive and accessible to men of all fitness levels and backgrounds. Whether you’re an experienced outdoorsman or new to the world of personal development, you’ll find value in the retreat experience.
What should I bring with me?

Participants should bring everything they might need on a 4 day backcountry excursion, assuming all food and shelter is provided. A detailed packing list will be provided prior to the retreat.

Are meals provided during the retreat?

Yes, meals are provided as part of the retreat package. Our team prepares delicious and nourishing meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients from our NutritionCraft program along with water, coffee, tea and other assortments of beverages and snacks to keep you energized and satisfied throughout your day. Dietary restrictions and preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.

Is transportation to the retreat location included?

Transportation to the retreat location is not included in the package, but our team can provide recommendations for transportation options or assist with coordinating carpooling among participants.

What should I expect from the group discussions and workshops?
Our group discussions and workshops cover a variety of topics related to personal growth, masculinity, relationships, and more. Facilitated by experienced leaders in the field, these sessions offer opportunities for self-reflection, learning, and meaningful conversation in a supportive environment.

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