Massachusetts Men's Gathering (MMG) is a participant-organized and participant-led weekend that happens twice a year at a year-round camp/ retreat center. Like similar format retreats throughout New England and in several other states, MMG does not hire "experts" to run workshops or provide the entertainment, but trusts in the abilities of whoever shows up!
The MMG Organizing Committee (OC) plans and sustains the framework for the spring and fall weekends, but not the content. Each participant brings his piece, his truth into the framework to make the content rich. Whether we are offering a workshop, talking over coffee for hours with a new-found kindred spirit, or just exploring the peaceful country setting, we are MMG.
For twenty years now, men have been using the wide-open format of the weekend to take chances and be good to themselves -- by leading a workshop, receiving applause during talent show, sleeping incredibly late, playing Frisbee or Scrabble, hiking to the waterfall, talking around a campfire, going back for a third helping of chow...
Weekends are held at Camp Elliott Joslin in Charlton, MA, a rustic, private and masculine-feeling camp where we have freedom and space to grow.
MMG is inclusive of all men, regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion.
The membership of MMG is not really represented well in this meetup group, a weekend event typically has between 40 and 50 men attending.
The next MMG weekend is September 21-23, 2012.
MMG 47: September 21-23, 2012
MMG 48: May 31 - June 2, 2013
MMG 49: September 20-22, 2013
Please note, we have a new reduced rate (1/2 price) for first time MMG attendees.
Income Level: Your fee: First Time Attendees:
Under $10,000 $95 $47.50
$10,000 - $19,999 $120 $60.00
$20,000 - $29,999 $140 $70.00
$30,000 - $49,999 $175 $87.50
$50,000 or more $215 $107.50