March 27-28, 2020 | Glen Rose, Texas

WHat is man camp

StoneWater Church MAN CAMP is a Friday and Saturday built for guys to unplug from their daily responsibilities in order to connect with God and other men. It’s not church camp and it’s not a business conference. It’s a challenging environment where leaders get real, share wisdom and challenge men to be the spiritual leaders of their family and their community. You’ll hear gripping testimonies and teaching from gifted communicators on hard hitting topics you’re facing every day. All men of all ages in all seasons of life will find something specifically designed for them.

And on top of all of this, we have a ton of fun with lots of laughs. Check out our schedule, speakers and exhibitors for a great snapshot of all MAN CAMP has for you. 

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”–James 4:17

Man Camp is for YOU! It is a Friday and Saturday built for guys to unplug from their daily responsibilities in order to connect with God. When you take the time to do this, you will find that God really does show up! All men of all ages in all seasons of life will find something specifically designed for them.

And on top of all of this, we have a ton of fun with lots of laughs. Check out our schedule, speakers and exhibitors for a great snapshot of all Man Camp has for you.

Speakers & Guests

About John Elmore:

I have the joy of serving as the Director of both Community and re:generation at the Dallas Campus. It’s a dream job for me because I get to walk with people who are humbly seeking (and getting!) health and growth from a daily walk with Jesus – in community and re:gen – leaving behind the pain of the past, places where they’re stuck (places I myself am all too familiar with) and moving forward into life and peace! As a recovering alcoholic (my last drink was on 12/21/05 and my next drink will be at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb – you can help hold me to that!), I know firsthand the wreckage that comes from living a life disconnected from God and isolated from His people. But much more than that, I now know that Jesus’ promise of a new, full, abundant life in Him is better than I ever dreamed life could be – and it is my life’s purpose now to point people to the Healer, Redeemer, Creator and Deliverer. I’m just one beggar telling another where to get the Bread (John 6:35).

I was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and got to Texas via Baylor University. After eight years in advertising, sales and reckless, foolish living down in Austin, I found myself walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, following a family intervention in 2005. At the age of 30, I surrendered my life and will to Jesus and He began changing everything. Addictions, hopelessness, anxiety and depression quickly turned to freedom, purpose, peace and joy. I enrolled in the Kanakuk Institute to be discipled and learn the bible and earned an MA from John Brown University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary – while serving with ministries in Dallas, Haiti and Sudan along the way. I love (and like so much!) my wife and best friend, Laura. We believe the quality of our marriage rises and falls, not on circumstances or feelings, but based on our daily abiding with Jesus (Jn 15.5). She is God’s tangible grace to me and we are having a ball raising our three children.

About Jeremy White:

Lead Pastor of StoneWater Church, not very good poker player, a good football coach and a better husband and father to his wife Misty and two kids.

About Joey White:

Church Planting Pastor of StoneWater Church, better than his brother at poker, a good duck hunter and better husband and father to his wife Lisa and six kids.

About StoneWater Worship:

Guys that love to worship and lead others in worship.

About Jason Earls:

Jason Earls is on a mission. The comedian from Virginia’s Eastern Seaboard doesn’t live to make you laugh; he makes you laugh to help you live. A husband and the father of six children, Jason’s got a thing or two to say about how to navigate life. His warm personality and impeccable comedic timing has made him a favorite at comedy clubs, churches, businesses, and in front of students and members of the Armed Forces. Jason has performed throughout the country and abroad, and when he’s not on stage, he’s most likely with his wife, Terri, at one of their amazing kid’s ridiculous sports events in his home city of Dallas, TX. Step into a room where Jason commands a stage, and you will certainly experience something special — a refreshing brand of humor that really does help you live.

About Todd Mayo:

Two Ton Folk was born in late 2011, under the warm California sun. Todd Mayo, a homegrown Texas boy, and Cheyne Renner, a breezy Malibu native, came together to create honest, heart-felt music. They twisted together elements of country, folk, roots, and rock music to produce something truly unique and inspiring. The boys gathered more friends and began to criss cross California for the next few months.
In January 2012, after a series of personal events, Todd moved back to the Lonestar State to rest, recharge, and reevaluate. Todd continued to write music true to his family, his friends, and himself, but Two Ton Folk remained on hiatus until the summer of 2014.

On a whim, Todd entered into a radio competition known as ‘Ranch Factor’ (95.9 The Ranch). Through the competition, friends old and new came alongside Todd to form what could be called the “Texas-era” of Two Ton Folk. Though carried on by new members, Two Ton Folk still holds the same values as before; to be honest, to be true, and to enjoy life.

We could not be more thankful for where we all have come from, where we are, and where we might end up in the future. We owe it to you, our family, friends, and strangers who continue to support us on our journey.

  • Regular Registration

    $85

  • Late Registration (After March 14)

    $99

  • Overnight Bed at Riverbend

    $20

Register Now

Exhibitors

Pre-Event Activities

  • Golf
    $50
    Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose is hosting a 4-man scramble for StoneWater Church on Friday, March 27th. We’ll have a shotgun start at 7:30am. Cost is $50/man and includes Hammonds BBQ Lunch at the course. You can assemble your team once you arrive, or be placed on a team if needed.
  • Fly Fishing
    $32
    Fish with the pros from Fatties on the Fly as they guide and teach on fly fishing. We’ll be fishing at Riverbend Retreat Center down on the Brazos River on Friday, March 27th at 9:00am. Cost is $32 (including lunch). Equipment will be provided by Fatties on the Fly for beginners, or you will be welcome to bring your own equipment. Space is limited.
  • Mountain Biking
    $5
    Enjoy an adventure mountain biking with other men at Solavaca Ranch in Glen Rose. Tackle rugged terrain for the beginner or expert on Friday, March 27th at 9:00am with a cost of only $5. Check out Solavaca.com for more information about the ranch.
  • Skeet Shoot
    $40
    Blow some clays out of the air at Lone Start Sporting Clays in Glen Rose. We’ll be blasting away at 9:00am on Friday, March 27th as we traverse a 10-stand sporting clay course. Shoot 100 clays for $40. More information about the course at LoneStarSportingClays.com.
  • Motorcycle Ride
    $0
    Want to take the bikes out on a cruise before Man Camp. Meet up at 9:00am on Friday, March 27th at the Granbury Campus.

The Schedule

Friday

  • 7:30am

    Golf at Squaw Valley Golf Course

  • 9:00am

    Recreation

    Fly Fishing on the Brazos

    Mountain Biking at Solavaca Ranch

    Skeet Shoot at Ungle Georges

    9:00am

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch

    With your group

  • 4:00pm

    Registration / Man Camp Opens

    4:00pm

  • 6:15pm

    Dinner

  • 7:15pm

    Main Session 1

    7:15pm

  • 9:00pm

    Night Activities

    Man Cave Opens

Saturday

  • 7:15am

    Pastor Roundtables

  • 8:00am

    Breakfast

    8:00am

  • 9:00am

    Main Session 2

  • 10:15am

    Campus Groups

    10:15am

  • 11:00am

    Breakout Session 1

  • 12:00pm

    Food Truck Lunch

    Man Cave Opens

    12:00pm

  • 1:00pm

    Main Session 3

  • 2:15pm

    Breakout Session 2

    2:15pm

  • 3:15pm

    Breakout Session 3

  • 4:30pm

    Campus Groups

    4:30pm

  • 5:15pm

    Main Session 4

  • 6:00pm

    Dismiss

    6:00pm

StoneWater Podcast

Hear from pastors and leaders on what God is doing in their lives and how they are praying about their next steps.

Give

Every year, StoneWater men express generosity by giving financially to ensure that no man makes finances an excuse to not attend Man Camp. So many men have been blessed by the generosity of others, and go on to support other men by giving to Man Camp. Please consider supporting the on-going ministry of Man Camp by giving to cover registration fees for other Man Camp men. All men who receive financial assistance to attend Man Camp complete an application process and meet with a StoneWater Pastor.

Next Steps

We believe all men want to be better men. Our desire is for you to grow in your faith and look more like Jesus as you walk away from Man Camp. That’s why we’re challenging every attendee to be intentional about taking a next step. Continue to check back as we update you with opportunities to be part of as you leave Man Camp 2020.

Serve

StoneWater men understand that they are built to serve. We value every man who takes ownership in serving our attendees at Man Camp. Our Man Camp Crew is what makes the difference because they are willing to see and serve everyone who attends. Man Camp 2020 has the potential to be bigger than ever before, and that’s why we need you to make this unique experience impactful for every man. We want to invite you to join the Man Camp Crew. On our Man Camp Crew registration page, you’ll be able to choose from a long list of opportunities to lead and serve.

Man Cave

Every man wants his own space to eat, watch the game, relax, hang out with friends and do man stuff. So why should MAN CAMP be any different. We’ve created the Man Cave. This area is located in the center of camp and will be the hub of events, exhibitors, food, music and laughs. Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Huge Tent

  • Exhibitors

  • Live Music

  • Kettle Corn

  • Roasted Peanuts

  • Root Beer on Tap

  • Fire Pits

  • Golf Chipping Range

  • Corn Hole

  • Washers

  • Horse Shoes

  • Giant Smokers Loaded with Food

  • Hatchet Throwing

  • Arm Wrestling

  • Man Camp Merchandise

  • Inflatable Obstacle Courses

  • Guitar Pickin’

FAQs

When and how do I check in?

Check-in at Riverbend Retreat Center begins at 4pm Friday afternoon. If you have registered for any pre-conference activities or events, simply show up at the designated time to those locations. 

Once you arrive to Riverbend, simply follow the signs and allow the parking crew to direct you. You’ll be looking for the Man Cave, a designated tent with snacks and drinks. There you’ll find registration tables for those who have pre-registered, and those who are registering on site. You’ll be given a badge and lanyard. We want to know your name, so please wear this throughout the retreat.

If you haven’t registered yet: 

If the retreat is not sold out, walk-in registration will be available at a higher rate. Simply arrive at Riverbend and visit a check-in station. The walk-in rate is $99. 

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation with me to check in?

No, you do not. We’ll have a registrant list on-site.

If I’ve already completed my registration, but need to make changes or additions, what do I do?

Contact James.Marcum@stonewaterchurch.com with enough detailed information to make the necessary revisions. Please allow 24-48hrs for changes to take affect.

What should I bring?

You should bring your Bible, a pen and clothing suitable for the weather. Although all of our sessions will be inside, we do have some great activities and events taking place outside. Also, recreational activities such as basketball and golf are available.

If you are staying overnight in a Riverbend Bunk house, you’ll need to bring bedding, linens and toiletries. (Don’t forget a pillow and a towel).

Are there any requirements for being a volunteer at Man Camp?

Be a man. Be at least 16yrs old. Be willing to serve. Show up on time. Complete the Man Camp Crew application. You make the difference and we’d love to serve with you!

How can I promote the Man Camp to other men?

All you have to do is send this web link to a buddy (MANCAMP.StoneWaterChurch.com) and have them register. We routinely have leaders from other churches attend and we love it. We even have leaders take MAN CAMP back to their own members in order to equip the men of their community. For any additional information or questions, email James.Marcum@StoneWaterChurch.com.

What is your refund policy?

Registration is fully refundable through March 18th. After that date, no refunds will be processed; however, all registrations are transferable.

What should I wear?

Be comfortable. Wear whatever you want, just wear something.  All teaching sessions will be indoors. Lunch on Saturday will be outside at food trucks. We’ll have outdoor activities both Friday evening and all throughout the day Saturday. Check the weather and plan accordingly.

Who can attend?

Men, ages 12 and older, may attend.

Are group rates available?

We apologize for the inconvenience but no. Each man will register as an individual.

I can’t attend all of Man Camp. Are there evening or day rates available?

Partial registrations are not available. You’re encouraged to register and attend the portions of the Man Camp your schedule allows.

When will I get my confirmation of my registration?

You should receive your registration confirmation as soon as you register. For any problems, please contact James.marcum@StoneWaterChurch.com for assistance. 

Is there a way for my wife to be involved with Man Camp?

Yes, there is! There are many opportunities for women to serve at our Man Camp. Check out the “Man Camp Crew” registration for more details.

How long does each Man Camp session last?

Each session varies in time. The average session lasts between 40 mins to 1.5 hours.

Can I bring my children who are under 12 or bring my daughter(s)?

Due to topics of discussion and our desire to create a safe place for men, we ask that only men 12 years of age and older attend the retreat.

What if it rains?

Then we’ll probably get wet.

What if it snows?

Snow is a lot like rain, but colder.

Can I buy a block of tickets for my buddies?

Nope. Each man needs to commit (because that’s what men do) to this and reserve their own spot.

What if I don’t know anybody?

Perfect! You’ll make friends in no time. We give great freedom for you to not talk to anyone if you don’t want to. But, we work very hard to create even better environments for you to get to know other men. There will be many men who attend who do not know others at camp. We’ve got your back.

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