The Men’s Fest is a men’s weekend retreat sponsored by the Ithaca Men’s Network to explore the changing nature of what it means to be a man. It has been celebrated annually since 1984 in central New York State, USA.
During the weekend, from dinner on Friday at 6:00 pm until Sunday at 2:00 pm, we will have a chance to talk, play, cook, eat, process, learn, grow, challenge, sing and dance with other men. This all takes place at Camp Arnot, south of Ithaca, in the midst of hundreds of acres of state forest land. Camp Arnot has 5 heated cabins (accommodating 40 men), 8 unheated cabins, and a large lodge. There are places to camp out in the surrounding forest.
Our intentions for the fest are to create a safe, confidential, and supportive space for honest and clear communication, breaking down barriers and gender roles, challenging homophobia, celebrating mendom and having fun.