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2017 NMMW Summer Gathering July 13 -16

Wild at Heart


 Ben Clark, Gathering Leader

“If a man is going to ever find out who he is and what he is here for, he has got to take that journey for himself. He has got to get his heart back”. …Your heart may feel dead and gone, but it’s there. Something wild and strong and valiant, just waiting to be released.
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

The men of New Mexico Men’s Wellness cordially invite you to an exploration of what truly calls to your heart. From the time we were boys, we had a heartfelt desire for adventure. Although our “wild heart” may have been tamed by our culture and the responsibilities we have accepted as adults, the need for adventure still burns within our hearts.

Please join us as we explore this aspect of ourselves in the pristine, cool and green setting of Jack’s Creek campground high in the Pecos mountains. We will participate in deep conversations, and on Saturday a “Two Circles Walk”, an ancient ceremony that was done at times of great change. The process involves working with the circle to weave together individual and community wisdom. The gathering will also allow time for the exploration of nature, a sweat lodge, meditation, Qigong, music and games. The accommodations are your tent or trailer (no RV hookups available). We will have a potluck dinner on Saturday evening.  Please bring the rest of the food you will need.

Please send in your registration as early as you can. Both mail-in and online registration is available on this web page; please see the links below. We reserved camp sites starting Thursday, July 13 at 3 PM with an official gathering start on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 PM and ending on Sunday, July 16 at noon. Jacks Creek is at approximately 9,000 feet elevation. There are modern outhouses and good drinking water is available.  Be prepared for possible monsoon rains. More detailed information for registered men will be provided prior to the Gathering. We look forward to seeing you at Jack’s Creek!


Registration is open.  To register online click here where you can fill out a form and pay with a credit card or PayPal. If you’d rather register by sending your contact info and a check by postal mail, click here instead.  Please get your registration in by no later than July 7th. 

Gathering Leader Contact Information:

For questions, comments, or other inquiries (such as scholarship requests), please contact:

Ben Clark
(443) 745-8863
benaclark2@gmail .com

If you have any questions about online registration or website-related questions, please contact the NMMW Webmaster Jim Connolly at

Recommend the Gathering to Others:

Please help spread the word to friends and associates who you think might be interested in participating in the Summer Gathering.  We have a downloadable two-page flyer (information sheet and registration form) that is suitable for sharing with colleagues, friends, and family who might have an interest in the Gathering and its topic.  Click Summer 2017 Gathering Flyer to download it.

Please note that NMMW has Scholarship funds to support registration fees for men need help to participate in our events.  If you are in need, please contact Ben Clark by phone or Email as soon as possible.  His contacts are listed above.

Jack’s Creek Logistics:

We have prepared basic logistical information about the gathering including the basics of what to bring and directions to Jack’s Creek and the group campground.  Please click on What to Bring and Directions to view a printable one-page Acrobat PDF with this information.  Additional, detailed information will be sent to those who are registered just before the gathering via email.

(Most of the photos on this page were taken by Joseph Woods.)

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To register online for the Summer Gathering please complete the form below.  When you “submit” the form, you will be directed to a payments page to complete your registration.  When the process is completed you will receive two email confirmations: one for the registration and one for the receipt of payment. This will be your registration record.

Follow this procedure ONLY if you’d like to register and pay online.  If you would prefer to register and pay with a check via postal mail, please click here to print or download a “mail-in” registration form. 

Special note: If you would like to request a scholarship do not complete an online registration.  Instead, please contact Ben Clark at the Email address on the Gathering web page.

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Clicking the “Submit” button will send your registration information as entered above to a secure PayPal payments page.  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 Gathering leaders, and 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 and other things that you will need to know before the gathering starts.