Men’s Retreat 2018-02-07T20:32:53+00:00

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Men’s Retreat

The Heart of A Man

April 27-29, 2018

Frankly, women retreat more often.

They love to create ‘foo foo’ experiences that pamper, cater, sing forever and connect with other women.

Nothing wrong with it.

But when men get together – they typically are happy with 3 simple things:
Good food and lots of it.
Hang time with cool, fun stuff to do.
Gatherings that are not weird but personally helpful

These three things are exactly what you’ll find at the Angeles Crest Men’s Retreat April 27-29 2018.

Sure- we have excellent worship and teaching times, (as a matter of fact) this year theme of  “The Heart of A Man” promises to be both inspiring and practical.

So, why not gather a few guys and sign up?

Come retreat to the mountains and discover the power of rest, play, Godly challenges and great food.

Three easy ways to register:

  1. Call Vicky Stevens at 714-870-9190
  2. Email her at
  3. Register online

“God allowed me to really connect with men from all areas and take in wisdom. He allowed me
to see through my frustrations and anger and brought me to a place of peace with Him. This
weekend allowed me to dwell in His presence.”

“I’ve been coming to the Men’s Retreat for about 9-10 years and I would not miss it. As an
Elder at our church, this is a great time to get to know men at our church on a more personal
level. This can lead to future discussions when men are going through personal trials. Thank
you so much for the Men’s Retreat! God bless you all!”

“What a blessing this weekend has been. The Men’s Retreat is a safe haven for all of us. See
you all next year!”

Date:   April 27 – 29, 2018

Time:   Check-in is on Friday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. There is no dinner on Friday night, but we will have some pieces of hot pizza ready for snacking before the opening session. The snack bar will also be open before we get started. The retreat concludes Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Cost:   $149 per person (“camperships” are available – see below)

Includes:   Lodging, 5 all-you-can-eat meals, recreation, worship, teaching, downtime, beautiful vistas, and crisp mountain air

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Retreat Host

Dave CrouseDave Crouse knows how to create meaningful experiences for men. Since serving at Angeles Crest for 25 years as a counselor, speaker, program director, and now Executive Director, he’s learned a thing or two about retreats and life change. You’ll quickly learn that Dave’s passion is to see men experience their potential as they follow God with all their heart. Dave and his wife Dani live in Corona and chase their three cute grandkids (and occasionally their four grown kids) as he tries to keep up with all things Apple, sports and golf.


Ken LaMont serves as Lead Pastor at Newbury Park First Christian Church in Thousand Oaks, CA where he has served on staff for 30 years. He is passionate about inviting men into the adventure of following Jesus and equipping them to be leaders in their homes, at work, in the church and in the world! Ken is an avid Dodger and Rams fan and frequent shopper at Bass Pro Shops. Ken and his wife Brenda have four adult daughters, two son-in-laws and two grandsons.

Worship Leader

Our worship team of Common Courier is the worship project of high school friends Ryan Axtell & Luke Bechtel. Ryan serves as the Worship Pastor at ENCOUNTER | Church in Ventura, Ca. They combine their passion for following Jesus with an indie rock sound and sensibility. Ryan shares that “Our desire is to write songs that are fun to play, point our hearts towards Jesus, and remind us that there is purpose in this world.”

Adventures and Activities

Saturday offers a number of activities for you to choose from, including sports tournaments (wiffle ball, ping-pong, basketball, and horseshoes), paintball (additional fee required), a climbing wall, archery, a zipline, and our newest additions – skeet shooting and hatchet throwing! For those who want to explore the beauty of the Angeles National Forest, we will also lead a hike on one of our trails. Or, you may just want to sit back and relax under a tree among God’s creation! Click for the BASIC WEEKEND SCHEDULE


Our program includes four main chapel sessions where you’ll participate in some spirit-filled worship and hear both practical and challenging messages from God’s Word. In addition, you’ll attend special seminars designed to help you grow in specific areas of your life as a man of God. Throughout the weekend, you’ll have time to relax or use the various recreational activities available. You can check out the basic schedule for the weekend below.

Mile High Paintball

Our “Mile High” Paintball Course will be open on Saturday. Participation requires a $20 one-time field fee, which includes a paintball gun, CO2 cartridge, paint, and a protective mask. We give all participants enough paint to play an average of three games. If you go through your paint more quickly, you can purchase more at the field. Please note that you must fill out a paintball waiver form in order to play. This form will be available at the paintball field.

What to Bring

First things first, make sure you bring your Bible to use for all meetings. Other items include a pillow, a sleeping bag or blankets, recreational clothes, a coat/sweatshirt for the cooler evening weather, a towel, and toiletries. There is also a camp store which offers snacks, drinks, and camp clothing, so you might want to bring some spending money. Special note: We will be collecting an offering at the camp, which will go toward a special project that will get the camp ready for summer!

“Camperships” Available

Our greatest desire is to minister to people through our camp programs. If you have a special financial need, we have “camperships” (1/3 off the cost of camp) available. Please call Vicky Stevens at 714-870-9190 or email her to request a campership at least 10 days before camp starts. Rules for acceptance and participation at an ACCC program are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.


If you have any questions regarding registration, please call Vicky Stevens at 714-870-9190 or send her an email.

SPECIAL NOTE: Full-time Church Pastors attend free! Call or email Vicky Stevens for information on our Pastor’s discount.

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