Vineyard Men: Man Camp
Pastor Stephen Van Dop
May 4-6, 2018
Guys, pack your bags, grab your tents and let’s get ready to camp in the grand outdoors!! This will be a time to laugh, compete, tell stories, make pals, and talk to God!
Questions and Answers about Man Camp
How much is it?
MAN CAMP is $60.00.
How old do I need to be to attend MAN CAMP?
The minimum age for MAN CAMP is 18. (MAN CAMP is an adults only adventure).
What if I’ve never camped before?
No problem. This trip is all about getting outside your comfort zone, alongside other men. We’re here to challenge you and encourage you, whether you’ve camped for decades or don’t own a tent. When we trade convenience, comfort and security for the great unknown, we’re pretty much guaranteed to grow.
What is the schedule?
While we do have a loose schedule for a full weekend experience with God and other men, it is not our intention to be run by a schedule. We want to give enough room for flexibility and for God to move as He desires, so no schedule will be posted. Just come, relax, have fun and go with the flow.
What food should I bring and will any be provided?
We will provide lunch for everyone on Saturday. Each unit trip captain will coordinate with his unit and they will determine what they will be eating and who will bring what. Basically, each camper will be responsible for his breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
What if I don’t have a tent?
No worries, we’ve got you covered. Let your trip captain know you will need a tent to sleep in and he will arrange for you to sleep in a tent provided by another man in your unit.
What should I bring?
Once you sign up you will be provided with a list of items you need and a list your unit will need. You will be contacted by your trip captain to coordinate the items your unit will need and arrange food. If you don’t have some items that you need and are not able to borrow or purchase them, then let your trip captain know and others in your unit may be able to help out. Yes, you will be bringing your own chair to sit around the fire.
What if I don’t know anybody?
Perfect! You’ll make friends in no time. Every man camper will be assigned a unit: a group of 6 other guys, led by a trip captain. You’ll do everything with your unit: get outfitted, bring food, set up camp, compete and generally solve problems. You are going to be good friends with your unit by the time this trip is over.
What if I don't go to Vineyard?
Cool! You'll still love it. Tons of other guys who don't call Vineyard home will be there. MAN CAMP is powered by Vineyard but the movement is way bigger than that.
What do I need to bring?
Once you’re signed up, we’ll send you a full list. But the short version is: one duffel bag and one backpack, filled with camping gear, a chair, dry clothes and food.
How long is it?
From Friday evening to around 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
What time do I need to be there on Friday?
Ingress will be available from 4:00-6:30pm. If you arrive early you'll be directed to a staging area until 4:00. As long as you are inside the gate by 6:30, you're good. Your entire Unit must be present to begin the hike in.
What if I have to leave early?
You’re in for the whole deal if you go. The entire event is a communal experience.
What if it rains?
Then we’ll probably get wet.
What if it snows?
Snow is a lot like rain, but colder.
What are we doing?
Sleeping outside. Building fires. Laughing. Competing. Splitting wood. Drinking malted beverages (if we’re old enough). BYOing pretty much everything. Testing our strength. Telling stories. Making pals. Talking to God. Doing life together.
Will there be alcohol at this event?
Yes. While it is certainly not the focus, alcohol will be permitted.
Is this event tax-deductible?
Can I buy a block of tickets for my buddies?
Nope. Each man will have to commit (because that’s what men do) Plus, everybody has to sign the waiver electronically. Do you trust your buddy to sign your life away? (Just saying.)
What if I sign up, and then cancel at the last minute?
Tickets are non-refundable. If you cancel, we’ll give your spot to someone on the waiting list.
What if there’s an emergency at home while I’m gone?
We’ll have a way for your family to reach you (and you them) if there’s an emergency. And by emergency we don’t mean the cable goes out or Buster wins his football game.