for all ages
Reflect. Reconnect. Renew.

all-inclusive summer family camp

Ready, set, connect at summer family camp.

Leave your hustle at home, and come to Summer Family Camp at T Bar M. A stress-free, memorable vacation for all ages. Play in nature, sleep in comfort, and enjoy delicious meals (that you’re not cooking) with your family.

Are you tired of planning a summer family vacation?

We understand how hard it is to plan, execute, and ENJOY a summer family vacation. Our staff directors handle the planning and execution, so you can enjoy your 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.

“Our family spends way too much quality time together. I wish we were busier.”
– said no parent ever

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.

No cooking. No cleaning. No 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.


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. 

At the end of each day, your family has the opportunity to worship together and grow in the Lord.

What happens at T Bar M creates memories that last a lifetime. 

register today


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

  • 2023 Summer Family Camp 3

    • Loading...
  • 2023 Summer Family Camp 4

    • Loading...
  • 2023 Summer Family Camp 5

    • Loading...
  • 2023 Summer Family Camp 11

    • Loading...
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.

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

family 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




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.

    Gaby Bradford

    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!

    Rachel Shelton

    Dallas, TX

  • 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.

    Kate Williamson

    Midland, Texas

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 schedule

8:00 AM - Breakfast

Start the day with an awesome breakfast in Buckboard dining room!

9:00 AM - First Thing

A time for the whole family to get together and worship the Lord…first thing in the morning!

9:30 AM - Free Time

Pick Your Own Adventure! Ropes Course, Blob Pools, Craft Time, etc.

12:00 PM - Lunch

Time to refuel for the rest of the day’s adventure

1:15 PM - Downtime

Does your family want to kick back at the Oasis pool, play some ping pong in the Sports Center, or rest up in the Lodge? Then this is a perfect time for you!

2:30 PM - Teaching Time

A designed time for age appropriate, Biblical teaching. Family Camp is for all ages and it is incredibly important that everyone gets an opportunity for spiritual growth.

4:30 PM - Think Twice

An intentional time for parents and kids to chat about what they learned!

5:30 PM - Dinner


6:45 PM - BFG

It’s BIG FAMILY GAME time! Get ready for some competitions that will pit moms and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents and babies….EVERYONE has fun at BFG…it’s in the game!

7:30 PM - Worship or Theme Nights

Time to end the day with your people with either a worship night or dress up for a theme night

8:00 PM - Last thing

Families have a chance to grab a treat at the end of the day and talk about their highs, lows, and WHOAs.

experience the fun

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 by logging into your account. Please view our Cancellation and Refund Policy for each camp’s payment deadlines.

family camp directors

  • Chris Ogren

    Family Camp Men's Director

  • Rachel Ligon

    Family Camp Director

Still have questions?

Follow us!

book a family camp today!

Register Now