What makes our ministry different from other “adventure trips” are our campfire talks. The trips themselves instill confidence and capability in the teens but equally if not more important are the Campfire Talks.
The Campfire Talks are ministry-led discussions about Christian masculinity that occur throughout the trip. They’re designed to help the teen answer the following questions:
While these obviously can’t be fully answered in the few days of the trip, these talks will plant the seeds for Christian manhood answers.
The talks are based upon 2 Christian books:
Wild At Heart – Discovering the Secrets of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge. The book asserts that a man needs to be or feel 5 things:
4 Pillars of a Man’s Heart by Stu Weber. The book asserts a man has 4 roles in life:
The final campfire of the trip will involve music, food, reflection, and a simple ceremony marking the boy’s transition to manhood. Each teen will be presented a knife with their name inscribed on it.