Texas Baptist Men

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-15th, 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.

Winter Backpacking Trip

Dates: December 26th, 2019 - January 1st, 2020

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.  

Contact Dwight Bridges or Stan Smith for more information concerning the Winter Backpacking Trip.


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 (I Basic)
  • Challengers (II Advanced)
  • Frontiersman
  • Outdoorsman
  • License to Carry ($50 LTC instruction fee)
  • Hunter’s Safety
  • Fishers of Men (bring your own fishing equipment)
  • Water Purification
  • Customized Camp Gear
  • Ham Radio
  • Historical Camping
  • Resource

Camp Schedule

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

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

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