Man Camp is designed to encourage men to get away from everyday life, hear Biblical teaching on what it means to be a man of God, to be challenged, to be vulnerable and to hear from the Lord. As a church, we know that men are called to be the spiritual leaders of their homes and our communities. As men are equipped and deployed as disciple-makers, families and communities for generations to come are changed forever.
At Man Camp, we want men to realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and that God brings healing, along with instruction on how to walk out his direction for their life. Man Camp is time where pastors and attendees get real and raw about struggles. It’s also where we are all encouraged and challenged to grow as men.
Each year, we play hard, laugh, make incredible memories and leave with great next steps to grow the Kingdom of God.
HISTORY OF MAN CAMP:
In 2009, a group of 40 men were invited to Cabin 9 at Riverbend Retreat Center for a 24-hour experience that would change their lives. These men knew they were gathering to learn from pastors and church leaders on how to be the spiritual leaders of their family and warriors for the Kingdom. What they didn’t know, is this first Man Camp would be the catalyst for 14 more years of Man Camp events impacting over 4,000 men and counting.
Man Camp has been held at Riverbend Retreat Center and Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX. Man Camp may have started with a small group at the first event, but today, over 700 men gather each year to be equipped and deployed to grow the Kingdom.
Through the years, numerous speakers, topics and crazy events have impacted the men of StoneWater Church and partner churches wanting to launch their own Man Camp event. You could expect anything from dodgeball, to skit characters, to launching eggs lit on fire and everything in between. Men laugh, develop lasting relationships, pull hamstrings and cover every topic you could imagine. Nothing is off limits when it comes to growing as men, and no one leaves without being challenged by both leaders, and Jesus. Man Camp is known for being a real and raw environment where men do business with the Lord and leave changed for the better.