Elder Gathering
Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13
Camp Chestnut Ridge
Efland, NC 27243
Arrive: 5pm (camp opens at 2pm)
Leave Sunday noon (lunch on your own)
The building is “Falcon Lodge”

The event is open to all men, young and old, initiated or not. This might be an ideal occasion to bring that friend you’ve been wanting to introduce to MKP.

Arrival/Registration is 5pm on Friday (camp opens at 2pm). All meals will be provided until our departure at noon>on Sunday.

Total cost will be $125 per man.  Includes lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. You can pay the full amount or just a $25 deposit via PayPal at the following URL:

If you need to pay your deposit by check, please make it payable to MKPUSA with a memo noting GCA Elder Gathering Mar. 2016. Mailing address: Larry Rudisill • 527 Jonathan Ln • Greensboro, NC 27406

Bring pillow, sleeping bag (or similar cover for bunk), cup/bottle, pen/pad, talisman,

Questions? Call Jim Schwartz at 336-831-7192.

When you register, please confirm your registration with an email to Larry Rudisill (soaringeagle58@earthlink.net) stating name, who else you might be bringing with you, and any information about dietary restrictions.

In MKP, being an Elder means more than surviving many trips around the sun. Eldership is the active principle of applying long-accumulated wisdom to advance the human experiment. As Elders we accept responsibility for continuing our personal journeys at a life stage when most men begin to coast. And we realize our potential to mentor the next generation (or two) in the ways of mature masculinity.

Camp Chestnut Ridge is just south of I-40, west of Chapel Hill. Here’s a sample of the agenda:

  • “Masculinity” – Darwin Honeycutt
  • “A Good Death” – Jim Schwartz
  • “A Walk on Mother Earth” – Jimmy Thiem
  • Friedman’s Fables – Darwin Honeycutt
  • Ritual Elder recertification
  • Declared Elder ceremony
  • Ample time for recreation and connection.