Led by spiritual trail guides, Gary Meagher and Dean Barbian, the day was a rich experience of nature. Nearly the whole event was outdoors. Men were lead in meditation with Mother Earth, given time in silence to connect with spirit, and small group time to share insights. In the afternoon the venue shifted to Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve just 5 minutes from the Carmelite Spiritual Center. Men were encouraged to hike and wander in the forest and find a sacred space to reflect and pray. A final ritual with water from a nearby creek helped men connect with the day's themes.