Will there be alcohol at this event?
Yes. While it is certainly not the focus, alcohol will be present.
How much is it?
MAN CAMP is $99.99.
How old do I need to be to attend MAN CAMP?
The minimum age for MAN CAMP is 18. We know there are lots of 15 year old men (and 40 year old boys), but the law of our state says you're an adult at 18 (and 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 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 9 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 Crossroads?
Cool! You'll still love it. Tons of other guys who don't call Crossroads home will be there. MAN CAMP is powered by Crossroads 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 1600-1830. If you arrive early you'll be directed to a staging area until 1600. As long as you are inside the gate by 1830, 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. Roasting pigs. 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.
Is this event tax-deductible?
Can I register for my buddies?
Nope. Each man needs to commit (because that’s what men do) to this and reserve their own spot. 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?
You will not be refunded after registration. 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.
What if I can’t sleep without a CPAP?
Can’t is a pretty strong statement. We know that is a reality for a few of us. We don’t have any electricity available and portable CPAP options are crazy expensive. We have had men use this portable battery pack to power their units and it has worked well for the entire weekend. They recommend turning off any extra features on your machine to conserve the battery. If you truly cannot sleep without a CPAP, and you can’t justify buying a battery pack, MAN CAMP probably isn’t a good choice for you.