you're invited to family camp
You’re invited to join us for T Bar M Family Camp!
Join us in the Texas Hill Country for T Bar M Family Camp!
Not sure what “family camp” means? Basically it’s a vacation where you get to focus on the family and our staff gets to focus on the planning.
Summer camp doesn’t have to be only for the kids. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles need a place to unwind and relax too! Our families come from all across Texas including, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Midland and San Antonio.
Leave your hustle at home, and come to a stress-free, memorable vacation for all ages. Play in nature, sleep in comfort, and enjoy an all inclusive experience with your family.
“Our family spends way too much quality time together. I wish we were busier.”
– said no parent ever
4 Days and 5 Nights.
Spend time 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!
T Bar M Family Camp is a vacation you don’t have to recover from.
No cooking, cleaning or 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.
What makes Family Camp stand out?
Easy, our college coaches! What makes family camp different from your normal vacation is our summer college staff. Imagine having an extra set of hands during meals, playing with kids and helping you get from one place to the next. Your kids will have Godly influencers and a new big brother and sister.
Start Creating Meaningful Memories.
We understand how hard it is to plan, execute, and ENJOY a summer family 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.
If you would like more information connect with our Family Camp Director!
10 things parents say about family camp
10 benefits of choosing family camp.
Your kids will thank you for choosing T Bar M Family Camp. You’ll be sharing stories around the dinner table for years to come!
Hear from our camp families about why they keep coming back to summer family camp and how a week of camp will launch your family into a new school year.
family camp highlights
Load up the car and join us for a family vacation you’ll remember for a lifetime!
No cooking. No cleaning. No planning.
You show up and we do the rest.
2023 Summer Family Camp 1
May 28, 2023 - June 02, 2023 /
2023 Summer Family Camp 2
June 04, 2023 - June 07, 2023 /
2023 Summer Family Camp 3
June 11, 2023 - June 16, 2023 /
2023 Summer Family Camp 4
June 18, 2023 - June 23, 2023 /
2023 Summer Family Camp 5
June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023 /
2023 Summer Family Camp 11
August 06, 2023 - August 10, 2023 /
your all-inclusive family vacation in New Braunfels, Texas
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 when full payment is due. Payment plans are available.
Pricing Sessions 1,3,4,5 and 11
Adults (13+): $525/adult
Children (2-12): $475/child
Infants (0-1): $50/infant
1 Lodge Room: $580
Pack and play: Free of charge
Pricing Session 2
Adults (13+): $360/adult
Children (2-12): $290/child
Infants (0-1): $50/infant
1 Lodge Room: $400
Pack and play: Free of charge
2023 family camp speakers
We have these trusted speakers leading our adults.
Gary and Lisa Thomas have been married for 37 years and have three children and two grandchildren.
Gary is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and won numerous awards. His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation.
Gary has been a part of numerous family camps through the years and has reveled in the stories of multi-generational memories. He says that there’s something about a special shared place and time that sticks with a family and becomes part of its lore and history that is really precious and profound.
Ken & Rita are celebrating the 26th anniversary of God’s blending of their family together this year. They have 3 daughters (Alex, Sammi & Sarah) and one grand-daughter, sweet Amelia Rose. They have served together as God’s under-shepherds in churches in Texas and Arkansas and currently celebrate Jesus at Heights Community Church in San Antonio where Ken serves as the lead pastor. Ken is also the Founder & CEO of 360 Enrichment Group, which proactively partners with companies to build Healthy Marriages thru the workplace, and currently is a partner in a Home Remodeling & Construction company as well.
Ken is always willing to talk about his beloved Baylor Bears if you’re so inclined. Sic ‘em! If you even ask Ken about family camp, he will immediately encourage you to come and experience life-giving fellowship, and an amazing week learning to enjoy Jesus together.
We are thrilled to have Adam Griffin join us at camp this year! He and Chelsea been married for 12 years. They have three busy boys – Oscar, Gus, and Theodore (10, 8, and 6). Adam is the lead Pastor at Eastside Community Church in Dallas. And, he is the host of the Family Discipleship Podcast.
The Griffins absolutely love the adventure of camp! They love to focus all of their attention on Christ as they take a break from their regular routine. They’re excited about the opportunity to play as a family and to enjoy our time together.
John Elmore (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary / MA Youth and Family Ministry, John Brown University / BBA Baylor University) is the Teaching Pastor & Senior Director of Pastoral Care at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas. He is married to his best friend Laura and they have three children: Hill, Penny, and Judd. Their family enjoys kids’ sports, hiking, road trips, fishing, and making intentional memories together.
For the Elmores, family camp is a highlight of the year to bond deeper as a family without any distractions, schedules, unplugged from devices and work demands. It’s so much different than a usual vacation because of the purposefulness of Family Camp – they love how it provides a chance to be away together, while also having shared experiences and growth in the LORD.
Session 5: Yancey Arrington
Dr. Yancey Arrington is the Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church, a multi-campus congregation of 5,000 in the Bay Area of Houston, where he has served since 1998. He is passionate about and coaches others on gospel-centrality, preaching, theology, leadership, and church planting. He is the author of Preaching That Moves People and Tap: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You. Yancey holds a BA in Religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Seminary. He is husband to Jennefer and father to three boys, Thatcher, Haddon, and Beckett. Yancey has written for The Gospel Coalition, the Acts 29 Network, Christianity Today’s ‘Preaching Today’ and others.
A note from Yancey:
I’ve had a high value for T Bar M ever since I was a coach the summer after graduating from Baylor in 1993. I saw how sincerely the staff wanted to help kids be better followers of Jesus. I knew when my own children were of age that Jennefer and I would send them to T Bar M. We did, and our kids experienced the same kind of Christ-centered care and love I witnessed 30 years ago. I have never come away from an experience at T Bar M where I wasn’t grateful to God for what took place in my children!
Tyler grew up in the small town of Bridge City, Texas with great parents and two brothers that are still some of his closest friends. He graduated college from Lamar University in the spring of 2006 and began a career in the health and fitness industry. Tyler and his wife Lindsay were married in the summer of 2007 and now have two beautiful daughters. “God invaded my life in 2010 when a health club member and local pastor shared the gospel with me. I trusted Jesus as my Savior and everything began to change.” In the fall of 2012 the Briggs family moved from Beaumont to Dallas where Tyler was trained in ministry leadership at the Watermark Institute. In the summer of 2014 they moved from Dallas to become a part of Watermark Fort Worth.
Find your week
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.
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!
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.
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 directors
Family Camp Men's Director
Family Camp Director