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Summer Family Camps in Texas

Are you tired of planning a summer family vacation?

Leave your hustle at home and come to Summer Family Camp at T Bar M. Family camp is a stress-free, memorable vacation for all ages. We understand how hard it is to plan, execute, and ENJOY a summer family vacation. It’s why we created family camp! 

Find your week

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.
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Are you registered for summer 2023?!

Visit our Get Ready for Camp page for everything you need to know. Packing list, friend requests, account information and more!

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T Bar M Family Camp Activities


Families’ Say So!

“My favorite thing about family camp is having the opportunity to spend time with family, do fun activities, be in the Word and of course…don’t waste fun!

– T Bar M Family Camp Dad

“My favorite thing about T Bar M Family Camp is there’s something to do for everyone. My kids are very different and there’s activities for them and for us, parents.”  

– T Bar M Family Camp Parent

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.

Want to see a sample schedule? Check out a day of Family Camp

Day Activities

Night Activities

What makes family camp unique? Coaches!

Here at T Bar M we call all our summer staff, Coaches. These college summer staffers are here to invest in your family and be an extra pair of hands for parents!

You’ll have a Coach just for YOUR FAMILY all week long!

These Coaches quickly become a part of your family. Instantly your kiddos have a cool, responsible older sibling they can look up too.

Coaches are one of THE TOP things our families rave about!

Find your week

What is family camp? Talk with our directors to find out more!

You can also send our directors an email and they’ll be happy to call you or answer any questions.


2023 family camp speakers

We have these trusted speakers leading our adults.

Session 1: Robert Parrish

We’re excited to have our former Senior Director of Camps, Robert “Chief” Parrish, with us for Session 1!

Session 2: Ken Hicks


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. 

Session 3: Adam Griffin


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.  

Session 4: John Elmore


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!

Session 11: Tyler Briggs

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

fun activities for the whole family!

“20 years from now, we’ll look back and some of our fondest memories will hands down be family camp.”

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!

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No cooking. No cleaning. No planning.
You show up and we do the rest.

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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

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