2017 Father/Daughter Gathering May 26-29


NMMW Father/Daughter Gathering for 2017

Mr. Edward Bear (Pooh) cordially invites you to:

“Have a Little Faith in Me”

pooh Now We’re All Grown Up, What Can We Give To
& What Do We Need From Each Other?

 The Annual Father/Daughter Gathering

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

May 26-29, 2017

When your back’s against the wall
just turn around and you will see
I’ll be there to catch your fall
so have a little faith in me

The New Mexico Men’s Wellness Father/Daughter Gathering offers a safe environment for Fathers and Daughters to explore their special relationship away from the distractions of day-to-day family dynamics and all-round busy-ness.

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, honor, celebrate, and grow in their unique relationship.

As we approach the 12th Gathering, one topic has come up over the years: how can father and daughter best support each other? As our father-daughter relationships mature, and we face, or prepare to face, a variety of challenges, such as – just to name a few – overcoming past differences, distance (physical or emotional), finding time for each other, the aging process, health issues, how can we help one another? Or ask for the help we might need? What gets in the way of giving or asking for help? How will we handle a possible role reversal in caring? What sort of support can we offer? Emotional? Physical? Financial?

Winnie-the-Pooh and his collection of friends seem to know plenty about how to support one another, in spite of their widely differing personalities. Some of their tales will form a loose “jumping off point” for exploring and evaluating the areas where we might need support, the ways we think we want to provide support, and the means to communicate our needs to one another.

This year’s Gathering is scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend, running from late Friday afternoon May 26 through Monday morning, May 29. This three night framework allows time for both structured events and for relaxing.  The registration fee will include three nights lodging in simple yet comfortable accommodations, all meals  from Friday evening through Monday morning, all gathering activities related to the conference, and access to all of the hiking trails, library, museums and other Ghost Ranch facilities.


Registration is open. If you’d like to attend, please register by the registration deadline March 20th.

The cost for the Gathering is $310 per person and includes 3 nights lodging in simple but comfortable accommodations, 8 meals (Friday evening through Monday morning), all gathering activities and a  T-shirt designed just for this year’s Gathering.  Access to all of the hiking trails, library, museums and other Ghost Ranch facilities is also included.  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).

Registration is open. There are two registration options – online and mail-in.

To register online, please click here to go to the registration page where you will be able to enter your information, and pay by credit card, debit card, or your personal PayPal account.

For mail-in registration, click here 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.  Please fill out one form for each person attending.  Then, mail the forms with your check. Address information is on the form.

Registration is first come, first served based on when your payment is received.  Due to space limitations, we have allowed for 30 participants (15 fathers and 15 daughters) with a waiting list beyond that.

lunch-2015-RHEarly sign-up is encouraged (and greatly appreciated) to facilitate planning and logistics.  We will send details about location, directions and facilities (via Email) after your registrations are received.


Scholarship assistance is available for those in need of financial help. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please complete and send in both a NMMW Scholarship Request Form (available now – click the link), and a Mail-in Registration Form (coming soon, not yet available).  Both of these forms may be downloaded, filled out, saved, and sent in as e-mail attachments (or printed out and mailed) to Charles Fisher at cfisher50@gmail.com. They may be optionally printed and mailed to the address on the registration form.  Applicants may delay payment until the scholarship is approved. You are encouraged to send everything in as far in advance of the retreat as possible.  Early submission will improve your chances of receiving assistance.

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

Charles Fisher at cfisher50@gmail.com

Abi Fisher Lewis at abi.fisher@gmail.com

Jan Unna at janu1@me.com

Kate Unna at kate.unna@gmail.com




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