for all ages
Reflect. Reconnect. Renew.

all-inclusive summer family camp

Ready, set, connect at summer family camp.

Leave your hustle at home, and come to Summer Family Camp at T Bar M. A stress-free, memorable vacation for all ages. Play in nature, sleep in comfort, and enjoy delicious meals (that you’re not cooking) with your family.

Are you tired of planning a summer family vacation?

We understand how hard it is to plan, execute, and ENJOY a summer family vacation. Our staff directors handle the planning and execution, so you can enjoy your vacation. Stop worrying about screen-time and schedules, and start creating memories because nurturing relationships, and having fun is what summer family camp is all about.

“Our family spends way too much quality time together. I wish we were busier.”
– said no parent ever

Spend your four-night, five-day vacation reflecting, reconnecting, and renewing your relationships with each other and with God.

Have you ever taken a vacation where your expectations didn’t match the reality: You wanted relaxation and fun but got traffic, crowds, schedules, and stress? We’ve been there!

Family Camp is a vacation you don’t have to recover from.

No cooking. No cleaning. No planning. You show up and we do the rest. Our staff takes care of your family, our college coaches help plan your activities while your campers build community and develop friendships.

 

Summer family camp offers activities for all ages, and your experience can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. Swim in one of our pools, tackle the high ropes course, get crafty, play games, or take naps. 

At the end of each day, your family has the opportunity to worship together and grow in the Lord.

What happens at T Bar M creates memories that last a lifetime. 

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your all-inclusive vacation

Pricing includes everything you need during your stay: lodging, meals, programming … even family t-shirts!

A $50 deposit per attendee (ages 2+) is required to hold your spot. This is non-refundable after April 1st. Full tuition is due one month before the event. Payment plans are available.

All-inclusive pricing varies per session.

Pricing for Sessions 1, 4, 5 and 11

Adults (13+): $495/adult
Children (2-12): $445/child
Infants (0-1): $50/infant

1 Lodge Room: $550
Pack and play: Free of charge

Pricing for Sessions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5

Adults (13+): $335/adult
Children (2-12): $265/child
Infants (0-1): $50/infant

1 Lodge Room: $375
Pack and play: Free of charge

family camp speakers

We have these trusted speakers leading our adults.

Session 1: Steve and Cindy Graves

Steve is currently serving as the senior pastor of First Baptist DeRidder, LA. Prior to that, he pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana. Cindy and Steve invested in Baylor students in a variety of ways after graduating from Baylor and Truett. These days, they invest in their kids’ lives through coaching their sports teams and other activities, and they homeschool. They are advocates for foster ministry in their church and community.

We love Family Camp! For our family, it has been a great balance of fun family time together, great time for our kids to be poured into by college students, and time away for us to hear great teaching and reassess where we are as a family. Not only do we see the incredible value as parents, but our kids would choose family camp over a family Disney vacation or something like it every summer. We are already looking forward to our week at T Bar M this summer.

Session 2: Chief Parrish

 

Chief Parrish serves as our Senior Director of Camps at T Bar M.

Session 3.0: Dudley Callison

Dudley Callison serves as the President of T Bar M Camps and Retreats.

Session 3.5: Greg Ligon

Greg has twenty-eight years of ministry experience, loves people, and loves camp! He’s married to our Family Camp Director, so he has a unique perspective on family camp and all it can mean in the lives of our campers. A former speaker for Family Life, Greg loves to encourage healthy, biblical relationships between spouses and between parents and kiddos. He never wastes fun, and is always up for a game of tennis or frisbee, or to cheer on his Baylor Bears.

Session 4: Chad Warren

Chad and his wife, Shanon, have three kiddos, Truett (11), Jayne (10), and Titus (8). They live in Georgetown, TX where he serves on the pastoral team at First Baptist Church of Georgetown. He leads the FBG church family in living on mission, helping them to leverage where the Lord has placed them for the spread of His name, from neighbors to the nations. He studied philosophy at Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) and graduated from Knox Theological Seminary.  

What Chad values about Family Camp.

What I value about camp, is the environment for people to step out of the normal rhythms of life and draw near to the Lord. Summer camps, especially T Bar M, creates a space for both fun and reflection centered on Christ. Family camp is especially unique. It creates opportunities for families to draw closer together and reflect on what the Lord is doing in their midst, and gives parents the tools to continue this focus when they get home. 

Session 5: JR Vassar

JR Vassar serves as the Lead Pastor of Church at the Cross in Grapevine, TX. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and holds a Th.M. from Dallas Seminary, and is the author of Glory Hunger: God, the Gospel and our Quest for Something More (Crossway, 2015).

JR also served as the founding and lead pastor of Apostles Church in New York City. He and his wife, Ginger, live with their four children and two dogs in Grapevine, TX. JR and his family enjoy camping, hiking and board games.

Session 11: Adam Tarnow

After graduating from Clemson University with an accounting degree, he spent ten years as a CPA working with Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Neiman Marcus Group and finally BKD CPAs & Advisors.

The next ten years of his career were spent working at Watermark Community Church. While on staff, he had stints leading in the marriage ministry, college ministry, and ended his time at Watermark as the Directors of Arts.

After 10 years on staff at Watermark and in the midst of a global pandemic, Adam thought it would be a good time to start his own consulting business. In June 2020 he launched Tarnow & Company, a communication consulting firm. He works closely with churches and businesses helping them solve their internal or external communication related issues.

Adam has been married since December 2003 and has two boys. Free time in the Tarnow house typically involves playing, watching, or talking about some type of sport (especially baseball & basketball). Family Camp 2021 will be Adam’s fourth summer speaking at camp!

 

family camp highlights

see what He has done

summer 2020 impact report

“Camp CAN Open!”

Never have these words been so wonderful to hear! By God’s grace, we saw many campers – and their parents – respond with overwhelming enthusiasm over coming to camp.

  • 3,389 campers this summer
  • 489 (14%) received some financial assistance
  • 378 campers trusted Jesus for the first time
  • 887 campers re-dedicated their lives to Christ
  • 1074 campers wanting help reading the Word
  • 1427 (42%) campers committed to read daily

Read our 2020 Summer Impact Report and see what the Lord did at T Bar M!

 

2020 summer impact report

 

 

Testimonials

see what everyone has to say

Did you know 86% of our campers come because someone they know recommended T Bar M.

So don’t take our word for it. See what moms and dads have to say about their experience with T Bar M.

  • When I think of T Bar M, I think of family and unity. The things that T Bar M provides, they bond our family. I tell my husband that all the activities and all that stuff is amazing … but the icing on top is the firm foundation of all of us together digging in God’s word. All that we learn and practice at Family Camp goes home with us. That’s what we value and that’s why I will continue to send them to camp.

    Gaby Bradford

    New Braunfels, Texas

  • My kids can’t stop talking about camp. The blob. The coaches. The river. Mister Universe. The dang stuffed animals they got at the camp store. Ha ha. And Chris and I can’t stop talking about camp either. The conversations we had. What a ball we had as a family. How much we love that place and the people!

    Rachel Shelton

    Dallas, TX

  • It sounds crazy to say we bonded as a family. I mean being that I’ve shared a bed with my husband for 12 years and carried the 2 children in my body for 9 months. But it is true. And we came home more aware of what kindness and serving looks like. And most importantly, with a burden lifted that nothing we can measure on earth matters. For kids about to start school with 2 parents with jobs that are heavily influenced by what happens this November, it was a good reminder to set our priorities straight.

    Kate Williamson

    Midland, Texas

lodging and dining in style

Retreat in nature, sleep in comfort.

Playing hard during the day is a lot more fun when you know you will be resting in comfort at night. Families can choose from a variety of lodging options. King beds, queen beds and adjoining rooms feature all the comforts and modern amenities of home, while preserving nature’s beauty.

Dining with you in mind.

This won’t be your typical camp dining experience. We have extraordinary chefs catering to your heart’s and stomach’s desire. You’ll be dining buffet-style with help from your family camp coaches. Our desire is to make family meals relaxing, delicious and something to look forward to!

 

family camp schedule

8:00 AM - Breakfast

Start the day with an awesome breakfast in Buckboard dining room!

9:00 AM - First Thing

A time for the whole family to get together and worship the Lord…first thing in the morning!

9:30 AM - Free Time

Pick Your Own Adventure! Ropes Course, Blob Pools, Craft Time, etc.

12:00 PM - Lunch

Time to refuel for the rest of the day’s adventure

1:15 PM - Downtime

Does your family want to kick back at the Oasis pool, play some ping pong in the Sports Center, or rest up in the Lodge? Then this is a perfect time for you!

2:30 PM - Teaching Time

A designed time for age appropriate, Biblical teaching. Family Camp is for all ages and it is incredibly important that everyone gets an opportunity for spiritual growth.

4:30 PM - Think Twice

An intentional time for parents and kids to chat about what they learned!

5:30 PM - Dinner

Delish!

6:45 PM - BFG

It’s BIG FAMILY GAME time! Get ready for some competitions that will pit moms and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents and babies….EVERYONE has fun at BFG…it’s in the game!

7:30 PM - Worship or Theme Nights

Time to end the day with your people with either a worship night or dress up for a theme night

8:00 PM - Last thing

Families have a chance to grab a treat at the end of the day and talk about their highs, lows, and WHOAs.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full tuition is expected on or before due date to guarantee your spot for camp. Payments can be made by check via mail or credit card by logging into your account. Please view our Cancellation and Refund Policy for each camps payment deadlines.

family camp directors

  • Rachel Ligon

    Family Camp Director

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