Texas Baptist Men

Outdoor Adventures

Each year, TBM offers several Outdoor Adventures for Challengers who are 14 and over or have completed the 8th grade and their leaders.

Spring Backpacking Trip

Come and join other men and young men on a backpacking trip each spring. The group will journey to the Big Bend National Park and spend several days exploring various parts of the National Park. Listed below is the general information concerning this opportunity.

Dates: March 10th-16th, 2019

Location: Big Bend National Park

Cost: $100.00 each person

Please click on the links below to view and download more information concerning the Spring Backing Trip.  Contact Keith Mack by emailor phone (214) 275-1123 for more information. We look forward to you being a part of this adventure.

Click on the links below to view and download more information concerning the Spring Backpacking Trip.
Big Bend Video  
Trip Conditions Expected
Emergency Contact Information
Registration Form
Challengers Medical Release Form (Must have for all young men age 14 through 17)
Backpacking Equipment List

Winter Backpacking Trip

Dates: December 26th, 2018 - January 1st, 2019

Location: Wheeler Peak, New Mexico


You are invited to join a group of men and experience a winter backpacking trip to the Wheeler Peak Wilderness area of New Mexico. This trip is open to the first twelve participants who are willing to head to the back country during the winter season. The age limit for participants will range from young men who are currently in the 9th grade (age 14) to men that are still willing to head up the trail for a shared adventure.  Please note that this will be a strenuous adventure and some physical conditioning is advised before attempting this trip.


Click on the links below for more information concerning this trip.  
Winter Backpacking Trip Flier  
Winter Backpacking Trip Registration Form
Winter Backpacking Trip Conditions
Winter Backpacking Trip Equipment Check List (coming soon)
Challengers Medical Release Form (Must have for all young men age 14 through 17) 
Contact Dwight Bridges or Stan Smith for more information concerning the Winter Backpacking Trip.
     Dwight Bridges - 214-460-3666, friarleon[at]gmail.com
     Stan Smith - (940) 627-9871, stan[at]sajsmith.com

Summer Camps

Summer Camps provide a unique opportunity to help shape the life of a young man. It is a rite of passage for a boy to spend time at summer camp learning new skills and spending time with men that will share what it means to be a man of God

Summer Camps are a great adventure for boys and young men that provide life-changing opportunities to grow in a relationship with Christ.

Click on the links below for more information related to Summer Camps for Royal Ambassadors and Challengers.

Summer Camp Information
Summer Camp Listing

Camp Director Report Form

Leadership Training Camp

Resources for Camp: Summer Camp InformationCamp Director Report FormLeadership Training CampHeroes of Faith,(Bible study), Unashamed (Leaders' guide), Unashamed (Campers' book), The Main Event (Bible study), The Main Event (Devotionals), Kingdom Men (Bible study), Kingdom Warrior (Bible study), Kingdom Builder, (Bible study), Man Up (Bible study), Man Up (logo), God's Country (Bible study), God's Country (Devotionals), Ultimate Hunt (Leaders' guide), Ultimate Hunt (Bible study), Ultimate Hunt (Logo), The King's Men (Leaders' guide), The King's Men (Camper book), The Lone Savior (Leaders' guide), Built God Tough (Leaders' guide), Built God Tough (Student pack), Built God Tough (Cabin devotionals), God's Heroes (Leaders' pack), God's Heroes (Student pack)

TBM WILD CAMP 

WILD (Wilderness Instruction & Leadership Development) Camp is a weekend outdoor training event for men and young men to learn camping and leadership skills from skilled leaders in a Christian environment that occurs the second weekend each March.

Click here to download a TBM WILD Camp information packet.

DatesMarch 8-10, 2019 - Friday 5 pm until Sunday noon

Location: Lake Lenamon - Latham Springs Baptist Encampment

Registration Information: Contact Bryan Davis at (254) 541-0975 or Dwight Bridges at (214) 460-3666 for registration information and to pre-register for this training event. 

Camp Cost:  $75 per person for tent camping or $85 per person for the dorm.

Training Courses Offered
·Challengers Base Camp (7th - 12th grades - Challengers Campcraft levels)
·Challengers Advanced Camp (7th - 12th grades - Challengers Campcraft levels)
·Frontiersman Base Camp (Men's Basic Campcraft training)
·Outdoorsman Camp (Men's Intermediate Campcraft training - introduction to backpacking (requires two weekends))
·GeoCashing / Orientation / Land Navigation
·Archery Hunting Basics
·License to Carry Course
·Fishers of Men

Camp Schedule
Friday 
5 p.m.   Camp Begins
6 p.m.   Supper (Camp Kitchen)
7 p.m.   Unit Orientation and Set Up Camp
8 p.m.   First Training Session
Saturday
7 a.m.   Breakfast (In Unit)
8 a.m.   Morning Training Sessions
12:30 p.m.   Lunch (Camp Kitchen)
1 p.m.   Afternoon Training Sessions
5 p.m.   Supper (In Unit)
6 p.m.   Evening Training Sessions
10 p.m.   Campfire Worship
Sunday
6 a.m.   Morning Watch (Sunrise Worship)
7 a.m.   Breakfast (Camp Kitchen)
8 a.m.   Morning Training Session
10 a.m.   Break Camp
11 a.m.   Morning Devotion & Awards Ceremony
12 p.m.   Lunch (Camp Kitchen)
1 p.m.   Camp Evaluation