536 NE 168th Ave, Old Town Florida 32680
**We can accomodate late arrivals and early departures.
SCROLL DOWN this website is about a mile deep
We recommend reading Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
This retreat is far more than the book,
and if you like the book you will love the retreat.
Here is an audio interview with men who experienced the RTG Boot Camp in 2022
Click here to listen
Why should I attend this?
Cabins sleep 6-8. We hope to provide mostly bottom bunks so you can expect 3-4 per cabin. >>Bring sleeping bag or linens and blanket, pillows, and towels.!<< Six RV sites (full hookups) are available for extra $30 per night, send email to [email protected] if interested.
We will ensure you have power outlets
On site, managed by Anchored camp. There is an excellent arena with logs boards walls and obstacles.
Guided trip in Canoes on Suwanee River. Must have a minimum of 20 max of 40. Transport upstream, put in canoes, and paddle with the current back to Anchored Camp. Depending on interest level we will choose 45 min or 2 hr trip or swap on Fri/Sat
Descriptor same as above
There will be 3 hour, 45 minute free time period on both Friday and Saturday set aside specifically for activities but thats your free time to do with it as you choose.
As a special treat, free helicopter rides will be offered as an activity on Friday and Saturday. Dwight Bell is bringing his bird! Limited slots are available so men will be selected through a random drawing. Just fill out your lottery ticket upon check in if you are interested. Winners will be announced on Thursday night. Activity fees will not be refunded. And you may not get your activity on the day you requested.
Anchored Camp has all kinds of pastime games for free: Basketball, Gaga Pit, Sand Volleyball, Corn Hole, Large Chess, Checkers, Jenga and Connect 4. Inside the pavilion is billiards (pool), Ping Pong and Foosball
Swimming Pool will be open Friday and Saturday during free time (hours TBD) no lifeguard provided.
If you want to play golf? http://www.chieflandgcc.com/ Chiefland Golf Course is 17 miles away.
Bring your own boat or kayak or watercraft! Boat ramp is onsite. Plenty of canoes are provided seems no point in bringing one of those. Note you are not allowed to leave watercraft in the river overnight.
Fishermen! Fishing poles are provided but I bet if you are serious then you would bring your own.
Check out local spring attractions: Crystal clear and cold water springs are available in the local area for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Check out https://hartsprings.com/ and https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fanning-springs-state-park
A special roundtable discussion (Saturday Night) on the topic of how the 12 steps and The Larger Story are synergistic, i.e. they fit, support and magnify each other. Optional but open to anyone who is interested.
Late arrival or early departure?: No problem, we can accomodate you. After you register send an email to [email protected] with your needs. This is stated again in your confirmation replies.
Do you need financial assistance? It is available. Email [email protected] with your request.
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"Written on every man's heart is a yearning for adventure, battle, and a beauty"
~ John Eldredge
A man needs a deeper understanding of why these longings govern him—and why God made him just like that. These desires are good and natural and were placed in your heart by God. And he needs a deeper understanding of why women long to be fought for, to be swept up into adventure, and to be the beauty.
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives"
~ William Wallace in Braveheart
Wings of Grace Ministries Helicopter flown by Dwight Bell offers rides by lottery
Learn more about Wild at Heart mission and messages at wildatheart.org
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Questions? Would you like to pay by check? Are you in need of financial assistance? Email us at [email protected]
Return to Glory Ministries exists to proclaim Jesus' message of restoration - The Heart of the Gospel - to all men. Our Board of Directors includes Bill Harper, Eric Stogner, D. Scott Gines, John Meade, and Terry Bartell. Furthermore, we are connected with like minded men, with common purpose, throughout the United States such as Wildmen Ministries in Tampa, the FIRES Network and WildatHeart.org. You may read more about us in these documents and links: RTG Mission, Vision and Values Bill Harper bio Bill Harper LinkedIn John Meade bio John Meade LinkedIn Eric Stogner bio Scott Gines bio Scott Gines LinkedIn Terry Bartell bio
Camp Anderson ANCHORED, on the Suwanee River is a spacious relaxing campus. Activities include canoe trips, laser tag, hiking and all kinds of games both indoors and out. The pool or river is available to cool off if it gets hot. The auditorium is situated on the bank of the Suwannee River with garage doors that slide up for an open air yet sheltered experience. Its 116 miles down through Perry, about 2 hours from Tallahassee. In the city of Old Town Florida.
Main camp area looking SW
Main camp area looking NE
Standard rooms in the cabin. Some have 4 bunk beds but we will get all bottom bunks
Testimonials from RTG April 2023
I cannot express to you and your team how much I received from the retreat. I am very encouraged and strengthened by all I learned. I am dedicated to continue the journey I began through this new understanding I gained about the spiritual warfare we fight. The one most important part for me I learned was about the agreements I made both consciously and unconsciously throughout my life. Now, I know where they came from and how to make corrections to those agreements that have caused me to take and make choices against the goals I wanted for my life through Jesus. I can see now the evil that Satan wanted my participation in. I am now dedicated to an understanding of how to battle against Satan through my Savior and Lord, Christ Jesus. I know that there is more to come. I keep composing sermons in my head from all I learned at the retreat. I will be reading and learning more from John Eldridge's team and programs they and you have created for men. God continue to bless you and your life as you continue to move forward with your goals. He will give you the encouragement, strength and perseverance through His Holy Spirit. I sincerely and earnestly thank you. ......Doug Knowles
I don't even think words can explain what that camp did for me! It was amazing to be around other believing men just learning and healing together. There was just a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that I gained from this experience with the Lord Almighty. Even that night when I ended up playing pool with the guys ALL night. I didn't know I needed that so much. It was like water to a man in the desert. I used to be in a pool league. I was on a couple of teams. The men and women became family. I had to forsake them and follow Jesus. So it was the Lord saying I know son but remember you gave that up for me.. I'm crying as I just wrote that. He sees my sacrifice and gave me a night of fellowship with some amazing guys! We laughed and danced. It was the cherry on top of the Sunday. He resurrected me there. He is still rolling stones!! Empty graves my friend. Empty graves where we once were!! ..... Tony Vasquez
I will absolutely be encouraging other men to attend in 6 months. It is so awesome to see that this last weekend is not only making a difference in my life but my companions' life as well. He could not stop talking about how glad he was I invited him. God spoke to me this weekend through my quiet time. My last quiet time on the dock, the waves were really kicking up with no boats around and I felt strong wind in my face. I really felt the presence of The Holy Spirit. Thank you for literally saving me. Long way to go but I am being aware of where I am still looking for my validation and promptly denouncing it. Same with all the agreements that are from the enemy. Great first step with many to go. Lord willing, I will see you in 6 months along with Bob and a few other men. Every man needs this!!! .... John Bertic