Fall Camp Theme
Bound to Freedom
“Until We Break Camp” Series
From our earthly home is temporary; our heavenly home, eternal. It is this realization that gives us hope.
We recognize that it is through the gospel that we find freedom from the world. By binding ourselves to Jesus’s finished work, we find our identity, our security, and our orientation for worship. No longer do we need to rely on the world for the fleeting, deceiving, and vain happiness it provides.
We will be persevering, courageous, faithful, and trustworthy men until it is time to “break camp”.
Based on Philippians 1:21-24 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-9
Petit Jean S.P.
Palo Duro Canyon
About Camping Opportunities
We offer spring, summer and fall father-son trips. We also occasionally offer family experiences.
At camp, we seek to creating solid masculine bonds. We do this through community, risk, competition, and ceremony.
We break bread together. Eating together is a basic act of hospitality and one way we can share in something common to all, food. We create an atmosphere where sharing and laughter happen naturally, and where friendships are born or deepened.
We all play our role. Each father has a job to do in order to make camp run smoothly. By each doing their job well, camp models the body of Christ each working together to glorify God.
God’s creation is full of hidden treasures, and it is also at times harsh. We share in risk when we submit ourselves to the elements, and when we push our bodies to the limits in the hope of discovering something beautiful in God’s handiwork. It is in the hardship and discomfort of nature that we develop resilience, find God in new ways, and create bonds between brothers.
We value the competitive spirit. Not everything we do at camp relies on physical performance. We want boys to draw on their creativity, physicality, and mental capacities to learn to work with one another in team activities, and to make each other better in the process, win or lose.
Marking the pathway to manhood is of chief importance. At an early age, it is the father that takes the lead. But as a boy enters adolescence, it is his turn to carve his path with the biblical principles as his guide. Each boy receives and gives back in the process of finding manhood. Our unique rites of passage opportunities pave clear paths for boys to clearly define and embrace their role as men who live virtuously in all areas of life.