What To Expect?

     It is time for relaxation, recreation and renewal in God’s beautiful creation. The 2017 T-3 Men’s Retreat begins on Friday evening at 6:00 pm when dinner is served.  Registration begins at 4 pm.  The theme of this year’s retreat is The Courage of Jesus and presentations on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and our Sunday morning worship service will focus on this theme.  The retreat features a number of activities on Saturday designed to allow men time to enjoy time together.  Our activities include a scramble golf tournament at Hannibal’s Norwood Golf Club, a fishing tournament at Mark Twain Lake and other neighboring lakes, a trap and skeet shooting tournament at a local gun club (hence our name T-3 for Trap-Tackle-Tees).  We will have a horseshoe pitching tournament on Saturday morning along with a Nature Tour of the area. You can bring your bike and explore on your own if you like or just spend Saturday morning relaxing or reading.   There is something for everyone.

     The Basic cost for the weekend is only $45.00 or $ 50.00 for late registrations and that includes meals from Friday night's dinner through Sunday morning's breakfast. The food alone is more than worth the price of admission. Just ask anyone that has attended a retreat. Also included are two nights in a cabin or camping on the grounds of Mark Twain State Park and a commemorative polo style shirt. There are additional costs for Golfing ( $35.00 ), Skeet and Trap shooting ( cost depends on how much you shoot, use of the range is free), and Tours.  This year we are adding a “Thursday Option” for some who have asked to arrive on Thursday afternoon, spend the night, and enjoy a full day on Friday.  Those who choose this option will pay an additional $15 for food on Thursday night and Friday’s breakfast and lunch along an extra night’s lodging

     In addition, some choose to stay in local motels for additional comfort. For example, the Dry Dock Motel is about five miles from the camp and has twelve motel rooms and seven extra bedrooms. The cost for two nights is $80 and as many as four could stay in a room. Dry Dock Motel’s phone number is 1-573-560-0084. You must make your own reservations if want to use this facility.

Food:

     Plenty of restaurant quality home-style cooking. A great hot meal is served Friday evening including dessert. No continental breakfast here. Always a hot breakfast served each morning. A boxed lunch is provided to be taken along for Saturdays' events. The highlight of the weekend is Saturday night's dinner. Past menu's have included Steak and shrimp, Prime Rib, Roast Turkey Breast, baked potato with all the trimmings, just to mention a few, and as always an elegant dessert and an assortment of fine wine. As if this wasn't enough there are nightly snacks and always plenty of Coffee, Tea, and Lemonade to drink.


Facilities:

     The Annual T-3 Men's Retreat takes place at the Si Colborn Group Camp in Mark Twain State Park on the banks of the lovely Mark Twain Lake. The camp has four sleeping cabins, each accommodating 17 people on bunk beads. An additional administration cabin can also accommodate 12 people. There is also plenty of space to camping out on your own. There is a central bathhouse. The dining hall has a full kitchen and outdoor cooking facility. Lighted basketball and volleyball courts are also available. There are also hiking and biking trails. The emergency phone number for the Mark Twain Lake Office is (573) 565-3440.

     In addition, some choose to stay in local motels for additional comfort. For example, the Dry Dock Motel is about five miles from the camp and has twelve motel rooms and seven extra bedrooms. The cost for two nights is $80 and as many as four could stay in a room. Dry Dock Motel’s phone number is 1 573 560-0084. You must make your own reservations if want to use this facility.

Please note the following:

* Mark Twain Lake is monitored by the Water Patrol. Be sure to have the proper license and equipment in your boat.

* Smoking is prohibited in all buildings of the camp.

* Open fires are allowed in designated areas only.

* Parking is in designated areas only and is limited. Carpooling is recommended

* The group camp can not accommodate RV's but Pop-Up's are welcomed.

* Skeet shooters are asked to keep firearms secured in their vehicles while on camp grounds.

* Boats and trailers may be stored in the parking lot on the right side of the drive as you enter the ramping area. This area is locked at night.

* Use of alcoholic beverages is limited to those 21 years of age. Due to the law and other liabilities those under 21 found consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the retreat immediately or as soon as they can safely do so

What to Bring:

The Essentials

Bible, Toiletries, Lawn Chair, Sleeping Bag, Clean Clothes, Towel, Rain Gear, Beverages (Cooler), Hat, Insect Repellent, Pillow, Flashlight, Sunscreen.

Personal Interests

Fishing Gear, Fishing License, Bicycle, Hiking Gear, Snacks, Reading Material, Personal MP3 Player, Air Mattress, Cards, Skeet Equipment, Dominoes, Boat, Golf Gear, Board Games, Washers, Tent

* Alcoholic beverages are permitted for those at least 21 years of age. Please drink responsibly.

* Please keep firearms safely locked in your vehicles while on the camp grounds.

* When choosing what to bring, please remember you will be sharing sleeping space with a group.

* Please do not bring anything that will damage the facilities or the grounds, as we will be charged for damages..

Agenda:

Friday—September 23rd

                4 pm-8 pm            Registration Time

                6:30 pm                Dinner is served

                8:00 pm                Camp Meeting

                8:30 pm                Evening Topic Presentation

                9:15pm                 Meetings of Activity Groups for Saturday

    9:30 pm                Relaxation around the  Camp Fire

Saturday—September 24th

                6:00-8:00 am        Breakfast is served

                6:45 am                Fishing Tournament Begins

                7:30 am                Golfers leave for Norwood Golf Club

                9:00 am                Golf Tournament begins

                9:30-1 pm             Horseshoes Pitching, Nature Tour, Hiking, Biking and other individual activities

                                             (Box Lunches will be available for all)

                2:00-3:30pm         State Park activities

                4:00- 4:45 pm       Afternoon Topic Presentation

                6:00 pm                Dinner is Served

                7:30 pm                Awards Ceremony for Tournaments

                8:00  pm               Evening Topic Presentation

                8:45 pm                Camp Fire Fellowship

Sunday—September 25th

                7:00 am                Breakfast is Served

                8:00 am                Camp Clean-up and Pack-up

                8:30  am               Camp Worship Service

                9:30 am              Camp Closes and Return Home