Conscious Father Retreat

Join in a brotherhood of like hearted fathers who are ready to deepen their consciousness and purpose as a man, father, and human.


AUGUST 17 - 19, 2018

Summer Lake hot Springs



This unique gathering of men and fathers in Central Oregon creates an opportunity for community with the intention of helping fathers and fathers-to-be thrive emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. A space where men can come fully as they are, be seen and accepted in that place while leaning into the places they are ready grow. We recognize that men are ready to step into a higher level of consciousness, but most don’t have a safe gathering place where they can safely learn how to do so.

During this weekend together, we will co-create a space for exploring questions, issues, joys, triumphs and challenges in order to maximize one of our greatest callings, fatherhood. This retreat will give you an expanded support network and a greater awareness for evolution into your best expression of a man and father.

The awakened man has stepped away from living a life ruled by his mind and ego-self and is consciously connected to his heart. He is not embarrassed to reveal his true colors. He is redefining age-old beliefs of what a real man is, and by his example, calling other men to wipe the sleep from their eyes.
— Daniel Nielsen


To help men build community around becoming the highest expression of who they truly are. A safe space will be created where men can explore the light and dark parts of their journey. This exploration will lead to open hearted discussions where men will discover their truth. Showing up, being seen, and sharing our highest truth will yield a more open hearted and conscious man, which will radically impact his family and community.



• Meditation and yoga classes
• Art and writing exploration
• TRE and breathwork classes
• Hike through the Great Basin
• Circles and ceremony

• Organic meals provided by professional, whole foods chef, Katie Hill
• Time to relax and rejuvenate in Summer Lake Hot Springs


Accommodation & Rates

Join us at our first ever Conscious Father Retreat in Paisley, Oregon at Summer Lake Hot Springs. This is a gathering place for 20 men who are ready to step into the next level of consciousness. This is a weekend of connection and growth through art, circle time, yoga, ceremony, hiking, and nutritious food.

Summer Lake is one of the most unique, picturesque landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. It is among the few truly unspoiled places on earth, part of the Great Basin region of the United States. Lake County is home to numerous large alkali lakes. At the south end of one of these, Summer Lake, lies ancient artesian hot mineral springs.

Please note, registrants must call or book online at Summer Lake Hot Springs to secure accommodations.  Lodging is not included in retreat registration. Summer Lake offers a variety of accommodations,  from tent campsites to cabins as well as 50 amp full-hookup RV sites.  Accommodation prices range from $20-$200.  You can reach Summer Lake Hot Springs by phone at (541) 943-3931.



Prepare for your retreat

We hope the details below will help you prepare for your retreat. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

What to bring

  • Tent (if camping)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Camp chair
  • Firewood
  • Matches
  • Shade covering (beach umbrella or awning)
  • Bath towel, beach towel, and washcloth

  • Toiletry items

  • Weather appropriate clothing and shoes

  • Shoes for hiking

  • Sandals

  • Bedtime clothes

  • Swimsuit (optional)

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

  • Journal and pens

  • Yoga mat

  • Water bottle

  • Large jug of water

  • Camera

  • Coffee creamer if you don't drink half and half

  • Snacks or treats for between meals - You will have access to a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.

  • Pillow, blanket, or floor chair to comfortably sit on the ground (optional)

  • Watch (optional) - We ask that phones remain packed away for the duration of the retreat.


What to leave at home

  • Alcohol
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Firearms
  • Flammables
  • Pets
  • Perfumes and anything heavily scented 

Contact Information

Cell reception is spotty at best.  Please give your loved ones the hot springs landline to use in case of emergency: (541) 943-3931


Address/Check in

Summer Lake Hot Springs
41777 Highway 31
Paisley, OR 97636 

Check in between 3-5pm on Friday

Check out at 12pm on Sunday



You will receive five home-cooked and locally sourced meals, unlimited coffee and tea, and a number of offerings, including guided meditation, breathwork, yoga, hiking, art activities and writing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to share with and hear the experiences of other fathers while building community through ceremony. These experiences give participants a chance to unplug from the craze of daily life, to reconnect with themselves, to expand their awareness and growth, and to experience a sense of community with like-minded men.

For full booking terms and conditions please click here.


  • 75% refund before July 18
  • No refund July 18 or later