2023 U.S. Special Operations Chaplain’s Retreat


2023 U.S. Special Operations Chaplain's Retreat

For Active-duty and Reserve Chaplains currently or previously (in the last 3 years) assigned to NSW, MARSOC, USASOC, AFSOC, or JSOC

JUNE 7-11 | Kootenai River | Libby, MT | $2,250

Special Operations Forces (SOF) Chaplains play a unique role in the life of our country’s elite military personnel who are daily faced with many challenges, demands, and dynamic situations. As chaplains, we understand the investment you make in others and the many facets of ministry that demand your attention each day.

What is often missing from the list of needs is the time and attention needed for your soul's health and well-being. Is it time for you to give yourself the critical gift of devoted time away for rest, renewal, and re-imagining life and ministry from the place of a healthy soul?

Altar Fly Fishing has had the privilege to serve Navy SEAL's, SWCC's and CSS through spiritual resiliency trainings. Now it is your turn. Join Altar on a unique adventure and renewing experience with other SOF Chaplains. When you are at your best, everyone else wins around you.

"The intentional combination of outdoor environment, structured review of content, and unstructured time for reflection and decompression was extremely effective."

–Navy SEAL Officer

"The Altar team, the outdoor context, the conversations, and the quality facilities, combine for an extremely engaging time of spiritual growth and reflection–a most worthy investment of time and resources!"

–Naval Special Warfare Chaplain


Isolated in the northwest corner of Montana the Kootenai River lies off the beaten path of the more traveled, popular “big name” rivers of Montana. Providing a truly uncrowded setting the Kootenai River maintains a high quality trout fishery.

The Kootenai River, emerging from Libby Dam, is Montana’s newest tailwater fishery. Cradled between the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and the Purcell Mountains, it contains a wide array of insect life to support prolific hatches throughout the season.

The Kootenai and its tributaries are the only waters in Montana to contain a native strain of rainbow trout, called Columbia Redbands.
- Courtesy of Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler


4 nights/3 days at Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler situated on the bank of the Kootenai River in Libby, MT. Enjoy fresh breakfast, lunches on the river and delicious home-cooked dinners all prepared at their River Bend Restaurant.

The Retreat

We make time for rest and reflection. You will engage in Altar's retreat materials, take part in teaching sessions with Altar 's team, enjoy great conversations and return to your "home waters' equipped for the next season of your life.

The Fishing

Your retreat includes 3 days of guided float fishing on the beautiful Kootenai River. All gear (as needed) and guide fees are included. All skill levels are welcome!

Booking Details

- The cost of your adventure is $2,250.
- 50% deposit due at time of registration.
- You are responsible for travel expenses to and from the Kootenai Angler Lodge.
- We hope to raise additional funds through the generosity of those who support our military personnel to offset some costs for this retreat.

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Don't Miss out on your adventure!

Book your 2023 Altar Fly Fishing experience today and look forward to the adventure you need and deserve!