Just North of Creed, Colorado June 23-25, 2023

Cost: $225 per person plus lodging.

  • Lodging for three nights is $125 for a bed in a cabin (11 spots available)
  • $50 for a spot on a cabin floor (Up to 6 spots available. BYO airbed)
  • $60 per tent or camper if camping on site
  • $0 Camp for free in the National Forest (can shower at cabins)
  • $$$ San Juan, RC, and Freemons cabins are 15 minutes away if you want to “upgrade” your lodging
  • Includes breakfasts and dinners. (Leftovers are fair game for lunches or snacks.)

Limited to 24 men (Beds on site for 11, rest will need to camp or find other lodging)

  • Cabins are primitive but clean with two full size beds, a wood stove, and a light from dusk until 10PM. Ranch provides drinkable well water, but not running water. Bring your own bedding, flashlights and a drinking water container.
  • There is an outhouse between each cabin and a common shower house. (BYO towel, soap, etc.)
  • All spaces are on a first paid, first reserved basis. You can reserve a specific cabin & cabin mates. Each cabin can decide if they are willing to share their floor space with a third person.

Recovery: What Work Will We Do?

  • Five Tribe sessions
  • Three large group sessions depending on weather
  • Sunday morning worship

“Tribe Sessions” will be two-hour blocks you spend in your assigned group of four to six men. In these sessions you will share your story, share Immanuel connections, and learn from one another’s recovery journeys. One tribe session will be with Darrell doing a “Structure” and another will be with Brad doing “Heart Sync.”

“Structure” is a dramatic process where Darrell Brazell will help an individual recreate his most significant relationships in a group setting. The participant will ask different members of his “Tribe” to take on the roles of parents, siblings, spouse, teachers, coaches, etc. to work through unresolved issues. Our structure will also include an Immanuel (God with us) connection as a way of hearing Jesus’ perspective and receiving His transformational presence in difficult places. You can read about “Structures” in chapter 18 of Bessell Van Der Kolk’ book, The Body Keeps The Score. You can find an Immanuel Prayer example Here. Following the structure, we will process things that came up for others in the group as watching someone work through their story always brings up issues from our own story.

“Heart Sync” explores the heart (and brain) dynamics that empower us to walk out the wholehearted life we were created for. Heart sync explorations unveil the dynamics that prevent us from walking out our wholeheartedness. These dynamics often keep us in destructive patterns that steal our peace and harm our relationships. Specifically, we will look at the places within us where our pain resides as well as the protective systems that keep that pain inaccessible to the redemption and freedom Jesus has purchased. Having explored those dynamics–for those who are ready to dive deeper–we will invite Jesus to minister into the places where our pain has been trapped so that we can experience a deeper level of freedom, joy, and relational wholeness.


  • Friday
    • Arrive anytime before 5PM. Cabin #2 will be available to unload if your cabin isn’t ready.
    • 6PM Dinner
    • 7PM Large group session
    • 8PM Tribe Session #1 “My Story”
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • 7AM Breakfast available (followed by worship on Sunday)
    • Free to enjoy the mountains until 3PM
    • 3PM Tribe Session
    • 6PM Dinner
    • 7PM Tribe Session
    • 9PM Large group fireside session
  • Monday
    • 6-8AM “To Go” Breakfast available
    • 10AM “Check Out” deadline

Free Time Opportunities

  • Hiking/exploring (lots of trails, public land every direction. Creede has a cool mining history)
  • ATV & Mountain Bike Rentals available in town or you can bring your own
  • Horse Back Riding (Rent or bring your own)
  • Shooting (We will set up a shooting range for pretty much anything anyone wants to bring)
  • Fishing
    • Headwaters of Rio Grande run through the area and the North Clear Creek runs right behind the cabins.
    • Numerous mountain lakes are within a short drive. (Cabins are below the Continental Reservoir & there is a small private lake across the road we are allowed to use)
  • Darrell will bring the following for shared use
    • Two-person boat with trolling motor
    • 2 Belly boats (Fishing tubes)
    • Large ice chests for communal food.
    • Will have some extra room on trailer if anyone has a kayak, paddle board, etc.
  • Looking for cooking volunteers & clean up volunteers. New Hope will provide/pay for the food, just need volunteers to heat up and clean up. Darrell will have a sign-up sheet so we can all chip in and it not be a burden for anyone.
  • Bring your own snacks, drinks & lunch food. You can also go the area eating places. Freemons is about 15 minutes away, (Great burgers, fries, ice cream, milk shakes, etc.) Creede & Lake City (30 minutes & 45 minutes) have additional restaurants

You can apply to be part of the workshop by sending Darrell an email through our contact form or by calling or texting him at 785-331-HOPE (4673). Please share a little of your journey and why you think this workshop would be beneficial for you.

Payment by cash, check or Paypal. (Use the donation button but be sure to put “2023 Mountain Trip” in notes.) Refunds will depend on being able to replace you.

Darrell will arrive on Thursday, June 22nd and is open to others joining him. Lodging cost for an extra night is $90 for a two-bed cabin.  (Can split two or even three ways)