This is the annual Samson Society Fall Retreat sponsored by Samson House. Pirate Monks gather on the first weekend in November at the beautiful Lakeshore Camp and Retreat Center in Eva, Tennessee, about 2 hours west of Nashville, to:

  • Detach temporarily from the stresses of everyday life
  • Make conscious contact with God in a serene environment
  • Gain recovery wisdom from others on the Path.
  • Examine our personal patterns from a fresh perspective
  • Renew old friendships and make new ones
  • Relax around a campfire
  • Tell stories
  • Laugh

This year, in addition to our customary workshops and Silas walks, we will be hearing from featured speakers Roane, Eva, and Roe Hunter.   

Roane and Eva, international bestselling authors of Sex, God, and the Chaos of Betrayal: The Couples Road Map of Hope and Healing from Infidelity, Affairs, Pornography, and Sexual Addiction, are licensed and certified Sex Addiction (CSAT) and Multiple Addiction (CMAT) therapists and supervisors, as well as popular speakers at churches, seminars and retreats sharing their remarkable journey from false intimacy to redemptive intimacy.  

Along with their son, Roe, who is also a licensed counselor and CSAT, they conduct couples' intensives and workshops, men’s intensives and coaching retreats, and women’s intensives and retreats, in addition to their private practice.   

The theme of their presentations will be: Sexual Brokenness: A Family Affair.




The weekend will also feature a Saturday evening concert by guest artist Jason Gray.   A fixture on contemporary Christian radio and a favorite of many Pirate Monks, Jason is admired as much for his honesty as his unique artistry.  He describes his spiritual journey in language that feels familiar to anyone in recovery, the ongoing phases of Order, Disorder, and Reorder.



WHAT'S INCLUDED.  The registration fee for the weekend covers lodging, meals, materials, recreational equipment and all programming from dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday.  It also includes FREE registration to the Virtual Retreat on January of 2023.

Cost.  The price of the retreat depends on the sleeping accommodations you choose. There are two levels of bunkhouse berths available, along with a VERY limited number of off-site private rooms and on-site semi-private rooms.  

Transportation. Transportation is not included, but if you are flying to Nashville and need rides from and to the airport, email your carrier and flight times to [email protected] and a member of our team will help you.

Schedule. Check-in starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and our opening session at 7:00 p.m. The retreat ends at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6.

What to bring.  Hiking, fishing, and boating are available at the camp, so if you want to take advantage of those opportunities, bring your gear. Bring any snacks or special medications.

Bedding. Bedding is NOT provided in the Vintage Bunkhouses or the Lodge Bunk Rooms, so bring your own sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, plus a pillow, UNLESS you are staying in a semi-private or private room.

Electrical outlets.  Electrical outlets are scarce in the Vintage Bunkhouses, but there are plenty of outlets in the Lodge Bunk Rooms, semi-private Rooms and single rooms, so bring your phone charger or CPAP machine.

Workshops.  You will have the opportunity to attend two workshops in person. ALL workshops will be recorded with video and audio,  These recordings, along with those of the plenary sessions, will be made available during the Virtual Retreat and via our Patreon site here,

Questions.  Email any other questions related to the retreat to [email protected].


Register Here

  • This is your chance to re-live youth camp -- a basic cabin with old-school bunks and one bathroom. Bring your own bedding. and towels. Deposit as little as $25 to save your spot!

  • Bunkroom-style accommodations designed for adults, with furnished common areas, kitchenettes, balconies, large-capacity bathrooms and showers, and plenty of electrical outlets. You bring your own bedding and towels. Deposit as little as $35 to save your spot!

  • Share a room and bathroom in the lodge with one other guy. Bedding is provided. Deposit as little as $50 to save your spot!

  • You absolutely must have a bedroom to yourself, and you're willing to drive 15 to 20 minutes to get to it. You and two other guys will share a 3-bedroom cabin. Deposit $150 to save your spot!

  • Bunkhouse or dormitory is not for you, but you can handle one roommate -- and you are willing to drive 15-20 minutes for a semi-private room. Deposit as little as $50 to save your spot.

Samson Society Swag

  • Coffee Mug

    Coffee Mug

    $10.00 ea.

  • T-Shirt

    T-Shirt

    Show off your support for Samson Society with the official Samson Society T-Shirt.


  • 2022 Retreat Shirt

    2022 Retreat Shirt

    Purchase your 2022 retreat shirt. Collect the new design every year!



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