2018 Fall Men’s Retreat

Escape with purpose

September 28-30, 2018


The Men’s Retreat is designed to ignite passionate living through outdoor activities, great food, engaging worship and messages of conviction. It is a reminder that every man is called to a life of honesty, purity and integrity. Become the man God has called you to be and be a light in a dark world.

Speakers & Worship

Dr. Erik Thoennes


Erik Thoennes is Professor and Chair of the Theology Department at Biola University and is a pastor at Grace EVFree, La Mirada. He was voted Professor of the Year twice, and was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award by his colleagues at Biola University. He is the author of “Life’s Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says About the Things that Matter Most,” and “Biblical and Theological Studies: A Student’s Guide,” Erik and his wife Donna have four children; Caroline, Paige, Samuel, and Isaac.

John Michael Hinton

Entertainer / Magician

John Michael’s unique style of close-up magic for the stage uses everyday objects to accomplish impossible feats. Using a live video feed, every audience member is transported onto the stage just inches away from the mystery. Driven by a passion to encourage people to embrace joy and find purpose, he uses the power of illusion, storytelling and humor in a mix that you won’t soon forget.

When not traveling coast to coast, his free time is spent sharing large cups of black tea with his beautiful wife and wrestling on the floor with his two young children. Outside of his family, his favorite things in life are In’N’Out burgers, ice cold root beer, a good suspenseful movie and family trips to Disneyworld.

Dominic Nuncio


Dominic is a worship pastor, teacher, and songwriter from San Diego, Ca. He has served in the local church as both worship leader and teaching pastor for 18 years. He has also dedicated more than a decade to leading worship for camp ministries, conferences, and a myriad of churches. He is passionate about presenting a high view of God and communicating the Gospel in song, word, and deed. He and his bride, Tara, currently reside in San Diego, CA with their 2 children.


Most online mapping services will suggest you turn onto Chestnut Hill Rd. from MA-23.
We recommend you do not take this route because it is steep, unstable, and closed during the winter.

Check in starts at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 28.

Check out will be after lunch on Sunday, but all are invited to enjoy our grounds and activities until 3:00 PM.

We provide:

Dinner Friday evening

All meals Saturday

Breakfast and lunch Sunday

Guest WiFi is not available at this point in time. Cell coverage is limited and varies by carrier.

If you are attending the retreat, we give you the opportunity to sign up for the following year. Then we open up registration for everyone else the day after the retreat is over.


Here at Hume, we absolutely love activities of all kinds.

*Activities subject to weather conditions and availability

Friday Evening Hammerschlagen Tournament
Grab a hammer and nails and get ready to battle! Hammerschlagen—German for “Hammer Smash”—is a fun, hand-eye coordination elimination game.
CHAMPION PRIZE: Custom-forged knife and handmade leather sheath.

Saturday Morning Hume-Man Challenge
A variety of sports-related and skill-related activities to test your true manliness.
First Place wins a DeWalt drill/driver combo plus deluxe bit set
Second Place wins $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
Third Place wins a Grilling Man’s Crate

Saturday Afternoon Free-time:
Escape Room
Disc Golf
…and more!

Saturday Evening Hangout:
Mechanical Bull
X-Fire Arrow Tag
Snack Time!



Standard Lodging



  • Similar to a large dorm room
  • Sleeps 8-10 guests comfortably
  • Full bathroom
  • Bring sleeping bag and pillow
  • Bedding available for a $10 fee, payable during registration


Please contact Kip Strawbridge // kstrawbridge@hume.org // (413) 528-3604

Please contact Kip Strawbridge kstrawbridge@hume.org // (413) 528-3604

Please contact Kip Strawbridge  kstrawbridge@hume.org (413) 528-3604

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