2024 Soul of a Pastor | CRC/RCA Reunion Trip

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AUGUST 5-9, 2024 | The Rio Grande & Rio Costilla Areas | New Mexico | $1,250

As pastors, 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?

This trip is geared toward those pastors that have been on the trip before, who wish to continue their soul-keeping journey, and would like another chance at that fish that got away. Join us again and renew the friendships, enjoy the fishing, and experience further renewal.

Altar's staff brings over 75 years of vocational ministry experience and a deep understanding of the pastor's life. Join us on an adventure that will heal and enliven your life for the sake of others.

Through support from your congregation, friends or personal network combined with Altar's own support efforts, we desire to fully bless pastors by covering their retreat costs and follow up soul care and leadership investment for continued transformation for a greater life and ministry.

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The Rio Grande, the second longest river in the United States, heads in the high mountains between Creede and Silverton. Brown trout swim the Rio Grande in incredible numbers, and fish are found everywhere.

The Rio Costilla is a private ranch in Taos County in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range (the Spanish word meaning "Blood of Christ") offering a variety of fishing experiences including high mountain lakes. These waters will grow you as an angler and offer some breath-taking views of God's creation.


4 nights/3 days at Tres Cuerdas Lodge located near the New Mexico – Colorado border, in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Nestled in a breathtaking aspen grove at the base of the mountains, this location provides unforgettable scenery. All meals are provided including hot breakfasts, stream side lunches and home-cooked dinners around the table together.

The Retreat

An Altar retreat is a unique blend of rest, intentionality, and adventure. You will engage in retreat materials, take part in teaching sessions led by the Altar 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 fishing on the Rio Grande and Rio Costilla areas along with stream-side instruction. All gear (as needed) and guide fees are included. All skill levels are welcome!

Booking Details

- $250 deposit due at time of registration.
- The Altar team will provide you with a Prayer & Support Kit to help you offset the cost of your trip by allowing others to tangibly invest in your soul care.
- Contact CRC retreat captains Jon Hoekema or Kyle Haack with additional questions.

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Altar Fly Fishing was founded as a means to bring healing, refreshment, and long-term impact in the lives of leaders with a special heart for pastors. It is Altar’s mission to invest into pastors, like you, who are investing so much of their time, energy and resources into others. The problem? Many pastors do not have the time or resources to invest in themselves or their future leadership which is leading to personal suffering from burnout and unhealthy souls. I (Eric Camfield - Altar Founder) was in that very place years back which is why I made significant changes in my own life and started Altar Fly Fishing’s various ministries.

The Altar team will work with you, your congregation and your personal community to help support this much needed time for rest and personal renewal. It is our hope that those who know you well will understand the importance of this retreat and be honored to share their resources to make this trip possible for you and countless others in ministry that desire to live out what they have been teaching to so many others. Caring for your soul is not a luxury, it is a vital practice that requires intentional time away.

Reserve your spot today. We look forward to being on this life-altaring journey with YOU!

Don't miss out on your adventure!

Book your 2024 Altar Fly Fishing experience today and look forward to the soul care you need and derserve.

"As a church leader, my soul was more tired than I realized. The unique combination of fly fishing, fellowship, food and faith talks began to refuel my heart and soul. The length of the trip was long enough for refreshment, but short enough to allow me to take the step of faith to free up my calendar."

Kevin | Soul of a Pastor

"The retreat was even better than what I expected. It was like I pushed the "reset" switch spiritually. In addition to helping me become whole again, it increased my awareness of how to better care for my soul. I now have tools to assess the state of my soul so I can sustain healthy soul-care beyond the retreat."

Andy | Soul of a Pastor