Celebrating 10 Years of National Retreats
In celebration of our tenth national event, Samson Society is throwing a party!
Join us for the 2023 Samson Summit at Sky Ranch in Van, Texas. This beautiful property located in East Texas offers top-notch facilities, wide-open fields and a private 90-acre lake.
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.
Cost. The price of the retreat depends on the sleeping accommodations you choose. There is a non-lodging price option for local guys or if you prefer to camp in your RV or a nearby rental.
Transportation. Transportation is not included, but if you are flying to Dallas 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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and our opening session at 6:30 p.m. The retreat ends at noon on Sunday, November 5.
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.
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].
Adam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with Master degrees in Social Work (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Divinity (Emory University). He currently serves as a Fellow with The Allender Center, and is the host of The Place We Find Ourselves podcast.
(Subject to change and all times below are Central Time)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
4:00 PM Check-in
5:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Adam Young Session #1
8:00 PM Samson Meeting
9:00 PM Fellowship/campfires
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Adam Young Session #2
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM Adam Young Session #3
11:15 AM Lunch
Noon Free Time
3:00 PM Workshop Session 1
4:00 PM Break
4:15 PM Workshop Session 2
5:15 PM Break
5:30 PM Guided Story Work
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Concert
9:00 PM Fellowship/campfires
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
8:00 AM “State of Samson” with Tom Moucka
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Pirate Monk Podcast Recording
11:45 AM Final Thoughts/Goodbyes
Noon Retreat Ends
A rustic camping environment coupled with clean, enclosed sleeping quarters. All cabins come with a large deck area and fire pit for enjoyable outdoor gatherings. Come experience one of our dorm-style bunk beds and absorb the beautiful scenery from your cabin's private wood balcony. A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your spot today. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own bedding.
Each room contains a queen-size bed accompanied by bunk beds. All linens are provided by the Sky Ranch housekeeping services. For your convenience, each room has its own private bathroom! A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your spot today.
Each cabin contains a queen-size bed accompanied by bunk beds. All linens are provided by the Sky Ranch housekeeping services. For your convenience, each room has its own private bathroom! A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your spot today.
You want to attend, but you prefer to stay off-site (whether you decide to camp or AirBNB it) or you're a local wanting to sleep at home.
2023 Summit Shirt
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