men will be men
— and do all the adventurous, competitive things bound to strengthen the father-son relationship built upon a foundation of faith in Jesus.
Some say “boys will be boys”, but we say “M.A.C.s will be M.A.C.s”, that is a ‘Man After Christ’, and this weekend pretty much sums up what it means to be one. From real talk and Bible Study to manly competition, wildly fun farkles and adventures galore, it is our hope (and joy) to facilitate this weekend for fathers and sons to get away from day to day pressures, create lasting memories built on Truth and enjoy one another as father and son, but more like best buds.
New Braunfels property
Adult: $215/per person
Child: $100/per person
Friday: Arrive between 6:15pm – 7:00pm
First Activity starts at 7:00pm
Saturday: Activities and teaching
Sunday: Depart between 10:15am – 11:00am
Two-night shared cabin lodging
Fun activities & a gift
Excellent biblical teaching
Fathers and sons will stay in cabins together with other families by age. Due to COVID-19 adjustments, cabins will only be booked to 50% capacity so parents and kids can spread out. If you have a request for someone you would like to room with, log into your account and complete a roommate request one-week prior to your retreat.
Lodge rooms can be reserved for an additional $125 per parent/child (one room). You must call to add a lodge room to your reservation. We have a limited amount of Lodge rooms available and they are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Hosting 4000+ campers this summer made us experts fast! And we are putting all that experience into hosting your weekend retreat.
Our first goal is to stop COVID-19 BEFORE it starts at camp. To do that, we are partnering with YOU, the parents! The information below will give you insight to adjustments made to help make your weekend a healthy and safe environment for everyone.
We are asking all families to participate in a 14-day increased social distancing and a 7-day temperature check BEFORE your weekend begins. Every family will be asked to complete a Health Screening form showing they have met these requirements.
Upon arrival, the state requires our staff to conduct an onsite Health Screening and temperature check in addition to the completed Health Screening Form. You will also be asked if any family member has been tested for COVID-19 within those 7 days or been exposed to anyone with a positive test.
If you have any questions about this, please email [email protected]
What does practicing good social distancing look like?
By practicing good social distancing, we mean avoiding large crowds/gatherings and limiting unnecessary travel. When unable to social distance, we ask families to wear a face mask per CDC recommendations.
All participants and staff will be required to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible on our property. This is a mandate by the Texas government. Although this is not ideal, it will not keep us from having fun!
Although we need to wear face coverings, there are times where masks are NOT required to be worn:
• while actively eating or drinking in the dining halls or on breaks
• outdoor activities where we can control physical distancing of 6 feet apart
• engaged in swimming activities
• while brushing teeth, showering and sleeping in cabins
• if a person has a medical condition or a disability where a mask is not able to be safely worn
Once families are medically cleared to enter camp, families will be divided into larger FAMILY GROUPS (the state calls them “cohorts”), identified by colored wristbands. During large group gatherings, families will be required to stay within their family groups. Family groups allow us to quickly and methodically contain and/or limit the potential exposure of COVID-19 among staff and guests. Our programming will make it easy for you and your family to stick with your FAMILY GROUP while still having an awesome weekend retreat with your child.
Even though families are medically cleared before coming to camp, you will still notice some adjustments in our programming.
First, no off-property excursions: We ask that you do not leave our property once you have been screened. If you need anything, please let us know and we can help you. One of the keys to preventing an outbreak at a weekend retreat is keeping our guests “quarantined together” which also means not allowing outside guests to visit our families while a retreat is in session. We look forward to lifting these restrictions next year!
Secondly, added margin for keeping things clean: Who says good hygiene has to be boring! We have built into our schedule plenty of time to make sure good healthy practices are followed before, during and after every activity.
Last, theme night fun: Themed nights are sure to make the memory books while also allowing good social distancing between family groups. Despite these adjustments, these nights are going to be a BLAST! Be sure to check out the packing list to see if you want to pack a few extra items!
Guest Speaker: Greg Ligon
Greg Ligon grew up all over Texas and has served as a pastor in Texas for over 25 years. He and his wife Rachel met at Baylor and both graduated from Baylor and Southwestern Seminary. They have two kids Tanner and Libbie. Tanner is 21 years old and serving on the Timothy Team at TBarm this year. Libbie is 19 and a freshman at the University of Arkansas.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the absence of self. When you begin to live for something greater than yourself, then you begin to live courageously .”