2024 Soul of a Ministry Leader | MN Driftless



OPEN to Pastors and Ministry Leaders

JUNE 12-16, 2024 | Driftless Region, Minnesota | $1,500

As pastors ourselves, 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's staff brings over 75 years of vocational ministry experience and a deep understanding of the life of a pastor or ministry leader. 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/ministry leaders by covering their retreat costs and follow up soul care and leadership investment for continued transformation for a greater life and ministry.


In the middle of fly over country sits an ancient landscape that stand out for its unique geology and incredible trout fishing.
During the last ice age, glaciers surrounded the Driftless Area but never plowed up and deposited materials (known as drift) as they receded. This left the area with fractured limestone and sandstone. Water percolates through this rock into the ground and is filtered, cooled, and given an excellent PH level. The water then comes out as springs and seeps and gives it incredible and abundant trout fishing.


4 nights/3 days lodging in the Minnesota Driftless Area. All meals provided by our in-house chef including hearty breakfasts, great lunches on the stream, and delicious home-cooked dinners around the table together.

The Retreat

An Altar retreat is a unique blend of rest, intentionality and adventure. You will engage 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 ahead.

The Fishing

Your retreat includes 3 days of fishing the famous Driftless Region in addition to stream-side instruction including complimentary flies made specifically for the Driftless Region. All gear (as needed) and guide fees are included. All skill levels are welcome!

Booking Details

- A $250 Deposit at the time of registration reserves your spot.
- Your balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat. As needed, the Altar team can 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.
- Participants are responsible for travel expenses to and from lodge.

Faded for Mobile
3 on retreat


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 and leaders in ministry. It is Altar’s mission to invest into pastors/leaders like you who are investing so much of their time, energy and resources into others. The problem? Many pastors/leaders 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's 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
adventure you need and deserve.

"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