October 23-25, 2015

Camp Stillwood in Chilliwack
44005 Watt Rd
Lindell Beach, BC V2R 4X9

Jake Khym, James Borkowski, Brett Powell, Eric Chow and Father Bryan Duggan


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 Jake    James    Brett    Eric    Father Bryan

register-today2-blueMost retreats and men’s ministries fail for one simple reason: they ignore the heart of a man. Too often we focus on behaviour modification and different kinds of pressure to be a ‘better man.’ The deep desires and passions that make a man who he is are left ignored. That is not what God the Father desires for you.

This weekend is an honest trek into realm of the passions and desires of a man’s heart: what it is to be a father, a husband, a son… to be a man fully alive. If you are longing to know The Father more intimately and to learn what it is to live as His son, this retreat is for you.


Camp Stillwood (see map here) is a beautiful facility on the south end of Cultus Lake. Nestled in the forest of Columbia valley there is no shortage of beauty and adventure to stir men’s hearts. This camp offers hiking, climbing, canoeing, sports or just a quiet place to be with God in nature.

Accomodation is shared (4-6) in two bedroom cabins each with its own bathroom, shower and sitting area. (There is a limited number of single rooms available at a higher cost please email for more information.)

Check out this virtual tour of the location for more details:



Early Bird: $245

After September 7: $285

Early bird pricing extended to October 14th


For more information contact:

Lisa at 604 683 0281 ext 50432 or email


Eric Chow

has worked as a lay missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach for the past 11 years. He is passionate about Jesus, leadership, marriage & family, and coffee! He has spoken at retreats and conferences across Canada and has led missions domestically and internationally. He resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with his gorgeous wife Vanessa and their four children: Eva, Isabel, Sophie, and Samuel.

Brett Powell

is a husband of 1 father of 8 (waaaay outnumbered every day).  He married his high-school sweetheart and they have been together for 27 years.  Brett was a lay missionary for 18 years with CCO and is currently Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  He has a BSPE from University of Saskatchewan and MA in leadership from Royal Roads University.  Brett is a former university athlete (basketball) and current has-been and is passionate about men being men, marriages being life-giving and families being missionary.

Jake Khym

has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Religious Education. Before starting Life Restoration, a ministry that seeks to help others become fully alive, Jake worked as an adult faith formator, RCIA coordinator, pastoral counsellor, sexual abuse and early childhood counsellor. Currently, Jake offers counselling in private practice, human formation for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, as well as vitalizing courses, workshops, and retreats throughout North America on a variety of topics. Jake has been married for fifteen years and has three children, Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.

Father Bryan

is currently the vocations director of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  He was ordained in 2011 and was assistant pastor in St. Mary’s, Chilliwack before moving into the Vocations Office where he walks with men who are discerning and those already in seminary.  Before beginning seminary formation he studied political science at SFU and had the unfortunate dream of becoming Prime Minister.  God intervened and Father Bryan is passionate about helping men regain their hearts and live in the freedom of the Sons of God.

James Borkowski

is currently serving as the Archbishop’s Delegate for Administration.  In this role he oversees many of the ministries and offices that carry out the mission of evangelization in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  He comes to this role after many years as executive director at Signal Hill to strengthening society by cherishing and valuing every person.  James is a dedicated husband and father, a gifted speaker and a man on the journey of deepening what it is to be son of God the Father.



Please arrive at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 23 and finishing by 12pm on Sunday, October 25th with an optional lunch. (We will celebrate Sunday Mass together at the camp before leaving.)

What to bring

Be prepared for Fall weather. Bring warm clothes and a rain jacket just in case. Sports, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing (weather permitting) will be available so bring appropriate clothing. Separate indoor running shoes are requested if you plan to use the gym or indoor climbing wall. Also include a flashlight, water bottle and coffee mug.

Bring your own pillow and bedding or sleeping bag, towel and toiletries.
There will be time for prayer and reflection please bring a Bible and journal.
5 meals will be provided (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) as well as snacks on Friday and Saturday. If you have dietary restrictions the kitchen can accommodate with advance notice, please email immediately if you did not indicate allergies in your registration. You may bring your own snacks but no perishable items are permitted.


Accommodation is shared (up to 5) in two bedroom cabins each with its own bathroom, shower and sitting area. If you have friends on the retreat with whom you would like to share a room please respond to this email indicating their names.

There is a limited number of single rooms available for an additional $100. To register for one follow this link.

Check out this virtual tour of the location for more details about the location or


Attendees are responsible for getting to and from Camp Stillwood.


You may cancel your registration up to one week prior to the event for a refund less a $50 processing fee.

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