Location:  Bear Trap Ranch, 8655 Old Stage Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Starts:  Thursday June 23. We begin at 4PM (arrive in Denver no later than 2PM)
Ends: Promptly at 10:30 AM on Sunday June 26 (plan to leave Denver no earlier than 3PM)

We’d like to invite you to a unique Men’s Retreat we have coming up this summer.

This three-night intensive at Bear Trap Ranch (https://beartrapranch.org) dives deep into the war of our desires, brokenness, and how that plays out in our most important relationships – starting with ourselves. I think of the apostle Paul saying, “I know what is good, but I do not know how to carry it out. I do what I do not want to do.”

As we step over pride, ego, and the pretending that everything’s fine we will begin to access the core wounding that has kept us “stuck” for so many years. This requires courage on your part to risk being known by other men. The disease of our pretense has kept us adrift in our relationships with God, our wives, girlfriends, family, and friends.

“Spirituality built on pretense is not spirituality at all.” Dr. Larry Crabb


Led by men’s ministry veterans, Peter Kockelman, David Alvarez and friends, this retreat is for men who want to walk in deeper freedom with the Father, and to love more deeply in their relationships. We will take time to explore the relational and sexual challenges which persist in our lives despite our best efforts to change them, and we will be identifying and uprooting the lies and facing the shame which keep us from a life of courageous vulnerability.

Focusing on our core wounding and not getting stuck in “sin management” we will begin to experience the healing that we’ve tried to find through programs, strategies, disciplines, systems, and or learning more content.

Come and join us, and other brothers on the journey towards wholeness, in a uniquely intimate time of fellowship in which we fight, laugh and cry together with God, our perfect host, who wants to remind us of who we are in His eyes and who we were born to be.

Should you be wondering if this retreat is for you, please call or email me (Peter Kockelman 650-224-3886 or peter@summitsteelworks.com) to set up a phone session to answer any questions you may have.

To hold a spot, $150 non-refundable deposit (or full payment of $325 per person) is necessary.


The full price of the retreat is $325 per person (which includes the $150 non-refundable deposit). You may pay in full or pay the non-refundable deposit of $150, with a future remaining balance of $175.  A minimum of $150 is required to reserve your spot at the retreat unless otherwise specified by Peter Kockelman. The remaining balance is due prior to the start of the retreat. If you have any questions regarding paying for this men’s retreat, please email peter@summitsteelworks.com. You may reserve spaces for others by paying the deposit amount of $150.

YOUR PAYMENT IS YOUR REGISTRATION. YOU CAN PAY AS A GUEST AT PAYPAL. (You could return to this page if you made a partial payment).

Payment Options


Since we are paying for a minimum number of beds at the ranch, the $150 deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another man. If you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please email peter@summitsteelworks.com and we will explore acceptable options together. You are allowed to give your spot to a friend as well. Thank you for your understanding as we aim to accommodate the demand for retreat spots.

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