Men’s Retreat


Dates: April 18, 2024 – April 20, 2024

  • 3-Days & 2-Nights
  • Meals & Lodging Included

Keynote Speaker: Darryl Strawberry

Praise & Worship: Volume 208

Price: Starting $175


  • Hatchet Throwing
  • Canoeing
  • Cave Exploring
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • High Ropes Aerial Challenge Course
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Skeet Shooting


Embark on a transformative journey in the heart of the Ozarks of southeast Missouri at Eagle Sky of The Ozarks. Set against a backdrop of pristine wilderness, join us from April 18th – 20th, 2024, for the Men’s Retreat – “Called Up.”

“Called Up” draws inspiration from the world of baseball, where players are called up from the minors to the majors. Similarly, we invite men to be “Called Up” into a life dedicated to Christ. Engage in a schedule crafted for spiritual growth and camaraderie. Activities include Gospel-Centered Teaching, inspiring Praise & Worship, insightful Breakout Sessions, reflective Morning Devotions, and the joy of savoring delicious meals. Immerse yourself in thrilling outdoor adventures like Skeet Shooting, the exhilarating challenge of Hatchet Throwing, conquering the High Ropes Aerial Challenge Course, exploring hidden depths in Eagle Sky’s Cave, casting a line into the water, and catching some Bass, Crappie, or Bluegill, and navigating the waters through Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle Boarding.

Our keynote speaker, Darryl Strawberry, a four-time World Series champion, brings a compelling story of transformation through faith. His message of hope and restoration in Jesus Christ resonates with every man.

Registration is now open, starting at $210, and includes various lodging options – Dorm Style, Single, Double, and Triple Plus Hotel-Style accommodations – ensuring a relaxing stay during the retreat.

Take the next step in your spiritual journey. Register now and invite your friends to experience the profound impact of being “Called Up.” Don’t miss this opportunity for fellowship, growth, and inspiration.


Keynote Speaker

Darryl Strawberry

With four World Series titles, Darryl is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game. Though Darryl was extremely successful in his career, his personal life was plagued with addictions, abuse, divorces, cancer, jail time, and other issues. Darryl finally found true redemption and restoration in Jesus Christ.

Today, Darryl’s purpose and passion is serving the Lord Jesus Christ and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel. Darryl travels the country speaking and bringing a message of hope and restoration in Christ.

Featured Speaker

Gary Brothers - Eagle Sky Men's Retreat

Gary Brothers

I am a Father, Grandfather, Pastor, International Speaker, and Author.

Growing up in Western Kentucky mine country, I began in full time ministry by pioneering a full gospel church in Providence, KY, called Christian Worship Center. In 1991, I moved my family to the Heartland and became Senior Pastor of Discover Life Church in Cape Girardeau, MO where I still serve today. Along with the ministry at Discover Life Church is Discovering Life TV. Discovering Life airs on two stations in the heartland region of America. Approximately 10,000 homes tune in each week.

In addition to leading Discover Life Church, I travel extensively over the globe preaching and teaching at conferences, events, and gatherings from small groups of pastors, to thousands in attendance.

I have also authored 3 books. You can find them by clicking the here.

Praise & Worship

Volume 208

We are a group of friends that have led worship together off and on over the last 10+ years and have now come together to start this worship project we call “Volume 208”. Our mission every time we play music is to create a space where people can have a real, personal encounter with Christ in a new and creative way.


Thursday, April 18, 2024

3:00 PM – Check-In

6:30 PM –  Dinner

7:30 PM –  Session 1

9:00 PM – Night Activity

Friday, April 19, 2024

7:00 AM – Morning Devo

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM –  Session 2

10:00 AM – God & Me Time

11:00 AM –  Activity

12:30 PM –  Lunch

1:00 PM –  Free Time

6:00 PM –  Dinner

7:30 PM – Session 3

9:00 PM – Activity

Saturday, April 20, 2024

7:00 AM – Morning Devo

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Session4

10:00 AM – Check-Out

*Schedule subject to changes.

Dorm-Style Lodging

Eagle Sky’s North Camp Cabins beckon with their unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, these beautiful log cabins offer a cozy retreat for those seeking an unforgettable experience.

Inside, the cabins boast custom-built log-style bunks, creating a warm and authentic atmosphere. The unique design of each bunk adds a touch of character, making your stay a truly distinctive one. The North Camp Cabins provide a setting that feels both welcoming and uniquely memorable.

For moments of connection and relaxation, the cabins feature a meeting room adorned with a fireplace. This space becomes a focal point for intimate gatherings, fostering camaraderie among guests. Picture yourself unwinding by the crackling fire, surrounded by the comfort of the log cabin’s interior.

Step outside onto the second-level deck, where rocking chairs await. Here, you can soak in the breathtaking views of the lake, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. It’s a perfect spot to unwind, reflect, and enjoy the simple pleasures of lakeside living.

The large bathrooms on the lower level of each cabin provide a unique blend of convenience and comfort. Featuring multiple stalls, a private shower area, and several sinks, these facilities ensure that your stay is both practical and enjoyable.

Experience the camaraderie and connection that dorm-style accommodations offer. The North Camp Cabins provide a setting where shared spaces create opportunities for meaningful interactions, making your retreat a truly communal experience.

Whether you’re drawn to the allure of the log-style bunks, the warmth of the fireplace, or the picturesque views from the rocking chairs on the deck, the North Camp Cabins invite you to embrace the distinctive charm of Eagle Sky of The Ozarks. It’s more than just a retreat; it’s an invitation to create lasting memories in a setting that feels like home.


  • Bed Configuration: Custom-built log-style bunks for shared sleeping environment
  • Occupancy: Designed for multiple occupants
  • Setup: Perfect for those seeking a vibrant and interactive retreat experience
  • Linens: Bedding and linens are not included in Dorm-Style accommodations. Guests are kindly requested to bring their own towels, sheets for twin sized bedding, pillow, and blankets or sleeping bag for a comfortable stay

Hotel-Style Lodging

The East Camp Cabins at Eagle Sky of The Ozarks offer a delightful retreat experience in a setting of beautiful log craftsmanship and pine tongue and groove. This exquisite detail not only adds a touch of rustic elegance but also infuses warmth and a cozy ambiance into the stay.

Each cabin features a welcoming common area with ample seating, a loft for relaxation, and a fully equipped kitchen complete with a stove, sink, refrigerator, and microwave. The dining area, complemented by two full-size tables, provides the perfect setting for shared meals.

The main level comprises four hotel-style rooms, thoughtfully designed to include a king-size bed, three bunk beds, and two vanity sinks just outside the two bathrooms, which are equipped with a sink, shower, and toilet. Each main-level room is capable of accommodating eight occupants.

The second level comprises two hotel-style rooms. These rooms feature one king-size bed and two bunk beds, creating a cozy and accommodating space. The rooms have a vanity and sink, and the attached bathrooms include a vanity sink, shower, and toilet. This thoughtful setup further adds to the overall comfort and convenience of the cabin experience.

In addition to these amenities, each room includes a chair and a convenient Keurig pod-style coffee maker, enhancing the comfort and convenience of the stay.

Each East Camp Cabin boasts a deck across the front, offering a breathtaking view of the lake. Equipped with rocking chairs, the deck provides the perfect spot to relax and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. It’s a wonderful addition that enhances the overall experience, allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of nature right from their cabin.

Single Occupancy

  • Bed Configuration: One king bed
  • Occupancy: Designed for one occupant
  • Setup: Ideal for a single guest seeking comfort and privacy
  • Linens: Linens, bedding, pillows, and towels are provided for your convenience in hotel-style accommodations. Guests can expect a comfortable and well-prepared environment during their stay

Double Occupancy

  • Bed Configuration: One king bed and one lower bunk bed
  • Occupancy: Designed for two occupants
  • Setup: Perfect for a pair of guests seeking shared accommodations
  • Linens: Linens, bedding, pillows, and towels are provided for your convenience in hotel-style accommodations. Guests can expect a comfortable and well-prepared environment during their stay

Triple + Occupancy

  • Bed Configuration: One king bed and up to three bunk beds
  • Occupancy: Capable of accommodating up to 8 occupants
  • Setup: Ideal for a smaller group with a mix of a king bed and bunk beds
  • Linens: Linens, bedding, pillows, and towels are provided for your convenience in hotel-style accommodations. Guests can expect a comfortable and well-prepared environment during their stay


What are the ages for the Men's Retreat?

The Men’s Retreat is open to participants ages 16 and up.

Are hotel-style rooms limited, and how do I coordinate bunking in double or triple rooms?

Yes, hotel-style rooms are limited. If you are in a double or triple (up to 6 people) room, and want to bunk with someone specific, please email with the names of those bunking with you.

Can I bring my own food or snacks?

Meals are provided as part of the retreat package. Outside food may not be necessary, but participants are welcome to bring personal snacks if they have specific dietary preferences or restrictions.  We discourage snacks in the bunk areas to help reduce unwanted guests.  

Is there a cancellation policy for retreats?

Yes, we have a cancellation policy in place. Details about cancellations, refunds, and any associated fees can be found while registering.

What is included in the registration price?

The registration price includes lodging, meals, and all activities.  There is a camp store for merchandise and a snack shop for coffee, sodas, and snacks.  Please bring cash or a major credit card for those purchases.

Are there any special requirements for the activities?

While most activities suit a wide range of participants, some may have specific requirements or restrictions. Please check the activity details for any prerequisites or limitations.

Are the retreats suitable for all fitness levels?

Yes, our retreats are designed to accommodate a range of fitness levels. Activities can be adapted to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Can I request a special accommodation for dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. We strive to accommodate dietary restrictions or special requests. Please provide details when registering, and feel free to email our director of food service at

Do I need to bring linens for the retreat?

Hotel-style rooms come with provided linens. For dorm-style accommodations, participants need to bring twin-sized bedding and a towel for showering.

What is the schedule like for a typical day during the retreat?

The daily schedule includes a mix of activities, teachings, praise and worship, breakouts, meal times, and free time. A detailed itinerary will be provided closer to the retreat date.

Is transportation provided to and from the retreat location?

Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat location.

Can I come alone or is the retreat only for church groups?

Whether you come with a group from church or venture solo, prepare for an unforgettable time filled with community and connection.