For Completed 1st-6th
make summer matter

positively fun, absolutely valuable

What is Base Camp?

Base Camp is an overnight camp experience where 1st-6th graders get the opportunity to say “yes” to Jesus’ invitation of life abundant and to build the foundation of truth that will guide their journey with Him for years to come.

We believe in transformation. Our college coaches serve with us because they believe in transformation. Parents send their kids to camp because they believe in transformation. We know and believe that Jesus is the one who transforms lives.

Base Camp Highlights:

  • Sunday – Saturday
  • Ropes course, blobs and more
  • Bible study and theme nights
  • 5:1 camper to coach ratio
  • Air-conditioned cabins with electricity
  • Packing list and summer information here

 

If you have already registered for camp, the Summer Camp Resource page has lots of information available about camp this summer.  Check it out!

Summer Camp Resources

 

Kids come for an epic week of fun — zip lining over trees, bouncing off pool blobs, playing games with friends, and experiencing outdoor adventures. But they get so much more than that! While your children are playing, our coaches and staff are helping them develop character, self-esteem, confidence, integrity, independence, and a relationship with the Lord. At T Bar M, we play with purpose.

 

  • 2021 Base Camp Session 1

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from sports camp to base camp

We’re making this transition from Sports Camp to Base Camp to better portray who we are and what we are doing with this ministry platform.

Sports Camp began in 1981 with high-level sport instruction from D -1 athletes and sports were the medium which we shared the gospel.

Over the years, we have not continued to provide the same level of athletic instruction, and there is a large demographic of campers who do not have a preference for sport instruction. This transition helps clarify who we have been and who we are going forward.

Will there still be sports at camp? Absolutely! Base Camp is as much a tribute to our roots as it is a vision for the future.

base 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

 

 

don't waste fun

A Typical Day at Base Camp

7:45 AM - Flag

Start the day in a high energy way as the entire camp gathers under the flag pole!

7:55 AM - Girls at Breakfast, Boys at Cabin Clean-Up

The Chuckwagon is a favorite gathering place because this is where all the food action happens … it’s a yummy camp experience. Cabin Clean-up … parents, you can thank us later! And just so you know … points are awarded each day so it’s a competition!

8:30 AM - Boys at Breakfast, Girls at Cabin Clean-Up

The Chuckwagon is a favorite gathering place because this is where all the food action happens … it’s a yummy camp experience. Cabin Clean-up … parents, you can thank us later! And just so you know … points are awarded each day so it’s a competition!

9:00 AM - Bible Study

Small group time where campers dive deep in God’s word to set the perspective of the day. This message will be the “Think Twice” in all they do showing how God’s word is lived out practically

9:50 AM - Activities

12:10 PM - Lunch, Camper Free-time

1:40 PM - FOB

Feet On Bunk is time spent in the cabin to rest.

2:30 PM - MAC/WOG

MAC … Men After Christ – A devotional for the boys at camp about being godly men. Boys at Lunch”]WOG … Women Of God – A devotional for the girls at camp about being godly women.

3:00 PM - Sports Challenge

Activity Challenge is when campers are divided between Alpha and Omega teams and compete in various activities where all physical and mental skills are challenged!

3:25 PM - Cabin X (Extravaganza)

Cabin X is when cabins rotate through different varies cabin activities earning points toward Cabin of the Week.

4:05 PM - FUAGNEM

Fired Up And Going Nuts Every Minute – Camp shines during these crazy fun competitive games.

4:15 PM - Snack

Time Out is a short break when campers get a snack … and who can’t resist a fun snack!

4:30 PM - Camper Time

Camper Time is chance for cabins to decide for themselves what to do around camp. Some choose to swim while others choose to craft … so many fun activities to choose from!

5:45 PM - Dinner, Clean-up for Theme Night

7:15 PM - Theme Night

Amazing theme parties where campers get to dress up and play unique activities as a cabin.

8:05 PM - Cabin Huddle

Cabin Huddle is a time for campers and coaches to talk about the day, what they learned, and pray.

8:20 PM - Team Meeting

Team Meeting is when the whole camp comes together for songs, skits, and a short message to wrap-up the day.

9:05 PM - Meds and Beds

9:45 PM - Camper Lights Out!

Get some sleep, and rest up for the next day.

 

Summer Coaches

meet our Coaches

Your Child’s Role Model + Biggest Fan

The minute your child comes through the T Bar M gates, their coach is waiting to greet them!

Giving your child a person of Godly character to look up to, trust, and follow is a crucial part of the camp experience. Coaches are recruited from colleges across the country. They are rigorously vetted, expertly trained, and so excited to serve. Coaches show campers that walking with Christ is fun, rewarding, and contagious. While your child is having the time of their life at camp, coaches are investing in their spiritual growth, helping train their hearts to love God and love others.

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, dads and campers have to say about their experience with T Bar M.

  • T Bar M ... wow, I’m just tearing up thinking about it because my daughter Mikayla, she was so miserable at school and then she went to T Bar M overnight camp. They poured into her life and just said “you gonna get through it. You gonna look back on it later and say this made you stronger.” Everything they did focused back on the Bible. Myself, as a parent, can tell our kids that, but when someone else as a 20-something-year-old says “I walk this same struggle as you” and is pouring that into your child and comes back and says “I can make it!” Oh what a blessing that is.

    Mavis Cantu

    San Antonio, Texas

  • When I think about T Bar M I think of the word life-transforming. The reason why is my experience at T Bar M gave me life. I think about the trajectory of my life, and it’s been changed. It’s been altered. And I think about how my faith, all of a sudden, became real.

    Loren Hsiao

    Dallas, TX

  • Camp gave my son a way to be confident in his faith. God and His promises became a little more real. We know he met Christ at T Bar M. He talks about it. So it’s become this special place for us because we get to relive that with him every time we go back there.

    Cyndea Sampson

    San Antonio, Texas

  • For any parent that is contemplating camp, I will say this, there are a million things that are after our money and time for our children, we look at camp as an eternal investment. Not only are they going to have a great time, they are going to come away changed, mature and experience some independence in a really safe way. You will find a community of people here that will come alongside you as parents and partner with you in pointing your kids to Jesus.

    Lesley Ryden

    Midland, Texas

  • Christ centered adventure at camp is preparing my kids for that Christ centered adventure in life. There is no better teaching than living life 24/7 in a camp setting with young college kids encouraging them every step of the way. My kids experience the good and the hard. That's why they grow at camp.

    Kevin Myer

    Frisco, Texas

  • If I could tell someone to do camp, I would say do it because you will have the best time of your life! It will become your second home like it has mine.

    Kylie – Sports Camp camper

    Houston, Texas

camp resources

Packing list, summer theme, theme nights and MORE!
stay connected

online features for parents

When you register you will have access to several online features. Here are a few:

Friend Request

Want to make sure you and another camper are in the same cabin or group? By making a Friend Request, we can guarantee your camper to be with 1 or 2 friends in their cabin or group. This would be a total group of 3. All friends must be within one grade of each other (ex: 4th & 5th grade could be together). If you want to add an additional friend (4th one out) please put it in the Additional Notes / Friend Request Notes.

To create or accept a Friend Request, login to My Account, select your camper’s registration, then click Friend Request.

Shuttles

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, shuttles are not offered this summer. They will return in Summer 2021!

We offer several shuttles to help your camper get to camp. You will be able to reserve a spot on a shuttle during or after registration.

To reserve shuttle transportation, login to My Account, select your camper’s registration, then click Transportation & Shuttles.

More features include payment options, health profile, photos and Coach notes. In addition, camp parents also have a chance to download the T Bar M App giving you easy access to your profile.

Still have questions?

Base Camp Directors

  • Madi Fuqua

    Base Camp Women's Director

  • Jacob Stevens

    Base Camp Men's Director/Facilities

  • Jacob Overby

    Base Camp Director

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.

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