Texas Baptist Men

Outdoors is an ideal environment to become aware of the Creator and all that has been created. Camping provides a unique opportunity for men to learn and share about their relationship with Christ and is a vital tool for reaching and equipping people to be on mission with God. Campcraft training opportunities occur during the spring and fall and during the Leadership Training Camp each June.

Visit the events calendar for exact dates and to schedule a Campcraft training course, email Keith Mack at keith.mack[at]tbmtx.org.

Campcraft Outdoor Living Skills is a manual for RAs, Challengers and adults that teaches campcraft skills with spiritual applications. 


Outdoor Cooking is a resource for cooking outdoors that has over 200 recipes.

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Royal Ambassador Campcraft

Designed to teach age-appropriate skills to boys in 1st through 6th grades that includes properly tying shoelaces for hiking and conducting safe overnight campouts. 

Challengers Campcraft

Designed for young men 7th through 12th grades begins by teaching basic outdoor skills and offers instructions to prepare for and conduct extended campouts. Advanced students learn backpacking, trip camping and even skills to rough it in primitive camping.

Adult Campcraft

Introduces adults to camping skills in order to increase their personal knowledge, abilities, and comfort levels with experiences in outdoor living. The levels are progressive and require satisfactory completion of the prior level for advancement. This program is also designed to prepare adults to teach the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and other adults campcraft skills.

Frontiersman Level - This introduction into the adult campcraft program focuses on basic camp skills and prepares adults to teach all RA Campcraft levels and the Challengers Pathfinder level.

Outdoorsman Level - This intermediate campcraft level teaches intermediate camping skills and prepares adults to teach the Challengers Adventurer and Backpacker levels.

Voyager Level - This level focuses on advanced campcraft skills necessary for extended campouts that prepares adults to teach the Challengers Trip Camper and Primitive Camper levels.

Trip Leader Level - Teaches the skills necessary to lead others safely into extended wilderness trip camping experiences.

Instructor Level - These levels are designed to prepare adults to teach the various levels of the Adult Campcraft program.