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We can’t wait to welcome you to Family Camp!

Below you’ll find all the information you’ll need to get your family ready for the best week of summer!

Where to go
Google Map to T Bar M
What to fill out
Health Screening Form



COVID-19 adjustments

Our 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 Family Camp a healthy and safe environment for everyone.


Medical Screening

Health Screening Form

We are asking all families to participate in a 14-day increased social distancing and a 7-day temperature check BEFORE family camp 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.
Approved activities: sports, bike riding, hiking, other outdoor activities and kids attending Camps following CDC guidelines.

Mask Recommended and/or Required: indoor activities where social distancing isn’t possible, traveling and prolonged close contact with people outside your household.

Face Masks

All participants and staff over the age of 10 yrs old will be required to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible at Family Camp. This is a mandate by the Texas government. Although this is not ideal, it will not keep us from having fun!

For those required 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 in guest rooms with family members
• staff who speak from the stage where others are 6 feet away from the stage
• if a person has a medical condition or a disability where a mask is not able to be safely worn

Family Groups

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 campers. Our programming will make it easy for you and your family to stick with your FAMILY GROUP while still having an awesome camp experience for your family.

Programming Changes

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 love showing off our little town of New Braunfels with it’s beautiful rivers and historic districts; however, we will be programming all of our events on our beautiful property. With this change we also ask our families not to leave property once they have been medically approved. If you need anything, please let us know and we can help you get what you need. One of the keys to preventing an outbreak at camp is keeping our guests “quarantined together” which also means not allowing outside guests to visit our families while camp is in session. We look forward to lifting these restrictions next year along with adding these excursions back next summer!

Secondly, added margin for keeping things clean: Who says good hygiene has to be boring! Come and see how we keep things clean and sanitized … your kids may pick up some good habits to take home with them!

Last, theme night classics: Our Theme Night lineup is 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! There’s more information about our line-up below so you can come prepared to take full advantage of these fun family nights!

If you want more information and details about camp-life at T Bar M, check this page: COVID-19 Response

2020 Summer Theme: BONAFIDE

Our theme couldn’t be more relevant!

Jesus says in John 8:31-32, “if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Parents … we are excited you chose to spend your family vacation in a Christ-centered environment showing your kids you live by the BONAFIED truth of God’s word. In a world where truth is distorted, there couldn’t be a better time for your kids to WATCH you read God’s truth and WATCH you study God’s word. We applaud you for modeling and teaching the younger generation where they can LOOK for truth in an every shifting world. This week you will have plenty of opportunities for you personally to grow in God’s word, talk with other parents facing the same challenges raising a family and huddling up with your kids to talk about important issues. Hurry up and get here!

2020 Theme Nights

Camp would be camp without fun and crazy Theme Nights! This year we are excited to present the following line-up:
Sunday Night
Pool Palooza

Let’s start off camp with a SPLASH! Want to defy gravity? Head to the Big Spring pool and get Blob’d to the moon!  Want to chill and relax? The Oasis pool is just right for you! Either way, let’s palooza by the pools!

What to wear: Your camp appropriate bathing suits

Monday Night
Mission Impossible

Oh no…looks like Dr. Acula has taken all the Camp Directors hostage! We need YOU the T-BARMY to gather enough tokens and find his evil minions. Let’s get those Directors back home!

What to wear: Military style camo or all black

Tuesday Night
Big Family Games

You know we don’t waste fun here at T Bar M, so get ready for a night of competition…family style! This is your chance to show your family pride!

What to wear: Matching outfits as a family! You can go as functional or as crazy as you like!

Wednesday Night
Alpha vs. Omega

It’s a tradition … Alphas and Omegas head to head in competition! Come ready to represent your team for our favorite showdown. It’s red vs. blue. Be there!

What to wear: Alphas wear Red. Omegas wear Blue.

Opening Day

Let’s have some fun!

Opening Day may look a little different because of the virus, but COVID-19 won’t stop us from having fun!

Show everyone on the road how excited, dare we say…FUAGNEM you are about coming to camp by decorating your car for your trip to New Braunfels! Write on the windows, tie on streamers, show some creativity (and safety, of course!) on your vehicle. Is this a competition? You bet it is! The family with the best decorated car will win $50 credit at the camp store!

Arrival Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm

What to expect when you arrive

Please arrive wearing a mask. When you pull into our property, staff will be on the perimeter road guiding you through the check-in stations.

  • Medical Station: Please have your Health Screening Form ready to turn in. Our staff will take each of your family member’s temperature and will ask a quick series of Health Screening Questions will be asked. (see “COVID-19 Adjustments” above for more info)
  • Family Group Bands: Your family will been assigned to a Color Group within camp. Each family member will be given a colored band which will be worn throughout the week.
  • Official Welcome: Meet your family’s Coach and receive your Family Camp Packet with your room keys and schedules and other information you need about the week. Your Coach will be happy to help you unload the car or play with the kids while you get settled in.

Family Camp Speaker

Adam Tarnow
We are excited to have Adam return to speak at Family Camp. We can’t wait for you to meet him and his family.
Adam worked as a CPA for about a decade before joining Watermark Community Church’s ministry staff where he worked for over ten years. This past spring, Adam resigned from Watermark and started his own consulting business (focused on communication, leadership development, team building, and executive coaching).
Adam and his wife Jackie have been married for sixteen years and have two sons Jake and Joshua. The Tarnows love sports and have a set a goal to see every MLB park! Adam and his family love family camp (especially the coaches!) and the lifelong connections and it provides. Their family talks about their camp experiences for the rest of the year!