Please fill out the form below to register for the 2015 Father-Daughter Gathering at Ghost Ranch. This form is ONLY for those who will be registering online and paying with a Credit Card or PayPal. There is a separate printable form available for those who want to send their registration in and pay by check. Please click here to leave this page and directly access that printable registration form.

For those applying for scholarship assistance, please go back to the Gathering web page (use your web browser’s back button or click on 2015 Father-Daughter Gathering) and read the scholarship section; it will help with the fairly simple procedure used to apply for a scholarship. If you are applying for a scholarship do not use this page for registration. You will be advised how to complete your registration after the scholarship application process is complete.

A form and payment must be completed for each person participating in the Gathering. This means that if a father is registering for himself and his daughter he will need to go through this procedure twice, once for each participant being registered. If registering for your daughter (or vice versa), please be sure to include her (his) Email address (and other contact information) in the registration (not yours) so that she (he) will receive the appropriate communications prior to the Gathering.

When you have completed filling in the form, you will be directed to a secure payment page that will transfer the payment amounts selected so you can complete the payment on line via a variety of credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) or directly through PayPal (if you have a PayPal account). When the process is completed you should receive two Email confirmations: one for the registration and one for the receipt of payment. This will be your registration record.

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Clicking the “Submit” button will send your registration information as entered above to a secure PayPal payments page where you will make the appropriate online payment based on your entries above with your Credit Card or through PayPal.  The amount on the page will be the sum of the entries for registration and scholarship donation.  When payment is completed your registration will go to the Father Daughter Gathering leaders, you will receive an Email confirmation to you at the Email address entered above.

Prior to the Gathering, you will receive more information via Email with details about the gathering, the accommodations at Ghost Ranch and other things that you will need to know before the gathering starts on Friday, May 22.

Please fill out the form below to register for the NMMW Spring 2015 Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp.  This form is ONLY for those who will be registering online and paying with a Credit Card or PayPal.  There is a separate printable form available for those who want to send their registration in and pay by check. Please click here to leave this page and directly access that printable registration form.

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BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON, please make a note of the registration option you have chosen (and the amount) and any scholarship donation that you have indicated.  WHEN YOU PRESS THE SUBMIT BUTTON, you will be transferred to the payment page from which you will complete your payment.  Your registration is not complete until you have entered your credit card on our secure system made your payment.  If you have chosen to make a scholarship donation PLEASE do not forget to add it to your payment.



Loving the Man in the Mirror

14th Annual New Mexico Men’s Wellness Spring Retreat

April 10-12, 2015

Registration is now open for this year’s Spring Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp just north of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. David Chittak Caldwell and Rees Bevan are leading this year.

Photo: Uwe Schroeter

Photo: Uwe Schroeter

OVERVIEW: We cordially invite the men of New Mexico Men’s Wellness to the 2015 NMMW Spring Retreat, Loving the Man in the Mirror.  Many of us have believed the messages from our parents, our peers, our televisions, that there is a specific way we should look, feel, act, and think…. and we don’t measure up.  This brings us self-judgment, separates us from ourselves, and isolates us from others.  How much sweeter life can be when we treat ourselves with compassion, understanding, and love.  Having the self-acceptance and courage to share with others who we are, warts and all, brings us connection, depth, and true friendship. The goal of this weekend is to give participants knowledge, tools, and opportunities to grow in self-compassion and love.

Photo: Joseph Woods

Photo: Joseph Woods

Please join us in sharing your wisdom, challenges, experience and thoughts on this topic in the gentle environment of the Hummingbird Music Camp. The Retreat will also allow time for the exploration of nature, reflection, conversation, meditation, music, and games. The accommodations at Hummingbird are simple but comfortable and meals are provided.

REGISTRATION: This year we have an all-online option for registration (linked here) where you can fill out a form to register and pay with a credit card or PayPal.  You may also register (as always) by filling out a registration form (click here to download) and sending it with a check in the mail.  Both methods include various options related to accommodations and meals that are explained there.  Registration is first come, first served based on when your payment is received. Due to space limitations, we have allowed for 30 participants with a waiting list beyond that.

Photo: Joseph Woods

Photo: Joseph Woods

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

SETTING AND LOGISTICS: Hummingbird Music Camp is located a couple of miles north of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. We will have the north campus to ourselves:  a large meeting/gathering room, covered outdoor space, and dorm style double rooms.  The main campus, including the dining room where we share our meals with the other guests, is a ten minute walk from our headquarters.  The lively Jemez River runs through the camp, and the nearby forested mountains and dramatic red rock cliffs provide ready opportunities for hiking, bird watching and exploration. Relaxing hot springs are a short drive from the camp.


Photo: Joseph Woods

Meals (included with several registration options) provided by Hummingbird are simple but substantial and begin Saturday morning through noon on Sunday.  For those men choosing to bring their own food for meals, full kitchen facilities (including refrigerator, stove, microwave and coffee makers) are available on site.  There will be a potluck supper Friday evening between 5:00 and 6:30pm before the opening session at 7:00pm.

More detailed logistical information about the Hummingbird facilities, the Friday potluck and traditions of this retreat will be sent to all registrants via Email in advance of the retreat, but one “head’s up” is that it is best for men to bring their own bedding (or sleeping bag), pillow and towell(s) since these are not automatically provided by Hummingbird.

spr08-fireQUESTIONS?  As always, we welcome all men, including first timers, to the retreat. If you know of
someone who might have an interest or could benefit, please direct them to this web page at  or have them contact Chittak or Rees (contact information below). Included here is a printable Acrobat PDF flyer (that we encourage NMMW members to share with friends and colleagues or post for others to see and read) as well as a downloadable print-ready registration form that can also be shared and used to register.  

If any new men or existing NMMW members have questions about any aspects of the retreat, please contact Chittak or Rees. We would be happy to answer questions and discuss the retreat with them.

David Chittak Caldwell
Phone: (505) 690-3054

Rees Bevans
Phone: (505) 263-6810

Come and be part of the magic at Spring Retreat 2015!

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Although NMMW works very hard to keep registration fees as low as possible, we do have some funds to provide partial or (almost) full sponsorship for those men who are eager to attend and in need of financial assistance. Those applying for scholarship assistance will need to use the Printed registration form and scholarship application form and are encouraged to contact David Chittak Caldwell (see previous section) as far in advance of the retreat as possible.

If you need to download Adobe’s Free Acrobat Reader (very useful for lots of things including reading flyer, registration form and stuff we will send before the retreat) please click on the logo below which will take you to Adobe’s site and assist with getting it installed:

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This is the page on which you make your online registration payments.  Please select the registration type you have selected from the “Pull-Down” below and add it to the cart. Doing this will take you to your secure Shopping Cart.  If you have chosen to make a scholarship donation then you must choose to “Continue shopping” in your shopping cart so you will be returned to this page to add your chosen scholarship donation amount.  If your registration is your only transaction, you may then enter your contact information then check out and pay with a variety of credit cards (or PayPal if you choose to use it).

(Note: Payments may also be made here if you have been given the address of this page to finish an incomplete registration.  The same instructions apply.)

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Donations to the scholarship fund enable those less financially fortunate than ourselves to participate in NMMW events.  If you can make a contribution, please choose an amount from the “pull-down” below and add it to your Shopping Cart.  Should you wish to contribute more than a designated amount, you can return and make multiple additions until the amount you want to donate is reached.

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Thank you for being a part of New Mexico Men’s Wellness.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Spring Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs.  If you have any questions about the retreat, please contact the leaders:

David Chittak Caldwell (; (505) 690-3054
or Rees Bevan (; (505) 263-6810

If you have any questions about Online Registration or Payments, please contact NMMW Webmaster Jim Connolly via Email to  It ain’t perfect yet but we’re getting there . . .