Dates and Times:

September 2-5

Program Cost:

$625- $790*

*Not including housing. $100 deposit due at registration. Please read note below.

* A Note About Sliding Scale & Fees

There are two costs for this conference. One is a program cost, which uses a sliding scale based on income (see chart below).

The second is a meals and housing cost, which includes meals and accomodations for the whole progam and is based on the type of housing you choose. For full details about the housing costs, which may be paid at any time up to arrival on-site, please visit our Conference Rates and Cancellation Policy page. These prices will also be listed on the registration.

At the time of registration, a $100 deposit is due. The balance of your fees will be due upon arrival at Rowe for the start of the conference – we prefer payment by cash, check or money order, but we also accept most major credit cards. You can also pay online up until arrival.


Income Level Program cost
< $25,000 per year $625.00
$25-50,000 per year $660.00
$50-75,000 per year $710.00
$75-100,00 per year $750.00
> $100,000 per year $790.00

The Rowe Center understands that many factors outside of gross income impact an individual’s ability to pay including family dynamics, job stability, housing, number of dependents, immigration status and level of debt. We encourage you to weigh those factors when determining your payment level.

We want this retreat to be as accessible as possible. We offer payment plans and scholarships. You may apply for a scholarship here or reach out to to discuss a payment plan. Please reach out directly if you have concerns about the deposit amount. All requests will be kept strictly confidential.

This Year’s Theme: Finding Your Whole

The theme for this year ‘s retreat is “Finding Your Whole”. It’s a playful invitation to explore our lives through the lens of balance and wholeness. In a world that is often far from balanced, and a society with expectations of how and who you “should” be, maintaining our physical, mental, and spiritual health and bringing your whole self is challenging.  

At Rowe Labor Day, we encourage you to bring all the parts of yourself, the broken, the healing, the joyful, the frightened, the playful, the sexy and the lonely. We welcome every part of your whole!

The weekend is both a celebration of your whole self and an invitation to step further into your authentic fullness and new possibilities.

You’ll find workshops for body, mind, and soul, small and large group interaction, yoga, hiking, Enneagram work, ritual, games, dancing, recovery groups, a talent show, great food, and the companionship of other Men Who Love Men.

The Rowe Labor Day Retreat is an experience created over decades by thousands of men like you. Each of us puts in one piece—ourselves—and we get back a whole community unlike any other, anywhere.

Join us for our historic 38th Labor Day Retreat for Men Who Love Men in the stunning mountains of Western Massachusetts.

Bring your piece; find your whole. Rowe Labor Day 2022.

About Rowe Labor Day Men’s Retreat

Now in its 38th year, the Rowe Labor Day Retreat is one of the longest running gatherings of men who love men in the United States.

Rowe is a place of transformation, providing emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual nurturing experiences that support us on our journey. For new participants, Rowe is a safe place to explore coming out, to spread your wings, and to make real friends. For those returning, Rowe offers a real connection with men who value spirituality and personal maturity. This nourishing experience offers a bridge to a more connected view of the gay community and the world. See and feel beauty in yourself and in other men. Expect the unexpected.

We strive to maintain our Rowe traditions and to create an environment where you feel welcomed and supported. We invite you to come and check out our program with workshops led by skilled facilitators. It is thoughtfully created to provide opportunities to explore relationships, body work, art, dating, theater, singing, meditation, spirituality, movement, and much more. You’ll get to laugh, play, dance, grow, and maybe even shed some tears of release.

Year after year we see happiness and love in the faces of men, as life-long friendships and sweet memories are formed. Please join us.


You are welcome here!