2019 Father Daughter Gathering

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Registration is now open!

May 31 – June 2, 2019


Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM

If We Had a Time Machine . . .

The Father/Daughter Gathering has been held since 2005, and has become one of NM Men’s Wellness’ core events. The mission of the Gathering is to enable Fathers and Daughters to gather together, honor, celebrate, and grow in their unique relationship in a safe place away from their daily lives.

Our theme this year “If we had a time machine… ”, invites us to look back on our memories, express gratitude for our present, and dream up our future relationship.  Come prepared to have fun, learn, grow, and connect. This will be an opportunity to get to know one another in entirely new ways!

Over the course of three days we will share in large and small group settings, explore topics and questions in “fishbowl” style (always a favorite) and enjoy a father-daughter lunch outing.  We will also hike and explore Ghost Ranch together, gather around a campfire and create an art project.

This year’s Gathering is scheduled from May 31-June 2nd, starting at 3pm Friday afternoon through Sunday at 1pm. The registration fee will include two nights lodging in simple yet comfortable shared accommodations, all meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning, all gathering activities related to the conference, and access to all of the hiking trails, library, museums and other Ghost Ranch facilities. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who need it.  We hope you will consider being a part of this special gathering.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open.  If you’d like to attend, please register by the registration deadline April 30th.  Early bird discount of $25 per person if you register by April 15. (we have extended the Early Bird discount!)

 The cost for the Gathering is $260 per person ($235 with early bird discount) and includes lodging, meals, activities, and a T-shirt designed just for this year’s Gathering.  Daughters must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the gathering; any exceptions to this policy must be cleared in advance by the gathering leaders (see contact information below).

There are two registration options – online and mail-in.  For mail-in registration, click here (or on the graphic to the left) to download the mail-in registration form.  Once you download the form, you can type in your info with Adobe Acrobat Reader and print it out, or just print the blank form and fill it out by hand.  Then, mail the forms with your check to the address on the form.  For online registration (paying with credit card or PayPal) please click here click here (or on the graphic at right) to go to our online registration page.  Regardless of how your register, please complete a registration for each person attending. 

Registration is first come, first served based on when your payment is received.  Due to space limitations, we have allowed for 24 participants (12 fathers and 12 daughters) with a waiting list beyond that.

Early sign-up is encouraged (and greatly appreciated) to facilitate planning and logistics.  We will send details about location, directions and facilities after your registrations are received.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for those in need. Please email kurt@tierraconceptssantafe.com to request a scholarship or if you have other questions.

We also encourage those who can contribute to the scholarship fund to do so to support those who need it.  Since registration costs are kept to the bare minimum (largely controlled by the cost of our host facilities) and we do not have any endowments for scholarships, we rely on donations to the scholarship fund to make scholarships available.   NMMW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation, and all donations to the scholarship fund or other activities of the organization are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of the law. 

CONTACTS

For more information or for news of the Gathering, please contact:

FLYER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS

We have prepared a 4-page flyer that includes information about the Father and Daughter Gathering gathering that can be shared with people you think would be interested in participating.  Click here to download it.  This can be sent as an Email attachment and can be used to learn about the Gathering and register.  Please share! 

Some comments from participants in previous Father & Daughter Gatherings

It was fun, it was challenging, and it led to a break-through in our relationship that has brought us closer together.”

 

“Spending three days with my adult daughter was just a wonderful experience of getting to know her and appreciate her in an entirely new way.”

“It opened windows into a different way of seeing and being with each other and has changed the dynamic of our relationship completely!”

 

“The father daughter gathering was a special opportunity to grow closer to my father, sharing our feelings and our hopes for moving forward, conscious of the relationship that we want to build with each other.”


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