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ManHood Camp LA 2019

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - August 3 @ 4:00 pm

Who are the ones that got your back?  The Bible says there are friends who destroy each other but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.  At Manhood we are looking at what it takes to build a brotherhood to strengthen you for the challenges to come and how to grow into the man that God intended you to be. If your youth are ready for the challenge come and build a brotherhood.

We invite you and your young men to take the ManHood challenge and join this Rites-Of-Passage journey. UYWI in partnership with Rescue A Generation (RAG) organization presents Manhood Camp 2019.

ManHood Camp is an event designed for youth workers to bring their high school & middle school guys to gain practical wisdom, inspiration, and tools for becoming the men God created them to BE. Learn from dynamic speakers who will keep it real and share valuable insights that they wish someone would have taught them when they were in high school.

Our Speakers:



taught by Eric Vasquez
Young men live day by day. They lack the planning and discipline to live full and intentional lives. Without discipline, youth are tossed back and forth by the waves of life. They open the door for the enemy to rob them of purpose and calling. In this workshop, we will prepare you to develop self-discipline. We will unpack actionable ideas to control desires and impulses so that you have an increased focus to achieve the God-given dreams for their lives.

Keep Ya Head Up
taught by Adrian Greer
Being a man from urban America has its challenges. With so many young men coming form opposition and trauma-filled lives, it can be hard to have any confidence at all. In this workshop, we will talk about how to have the confidence you need to thrive in a world that can sometimes seem against you. We will discuss practical steps to understanding your identity and being proud of who God has called you to be.

Weather the Storm
taught by Brandon Allen
This generation is bombarded with stereotypes about men and emotions. With mental health being such a hot topic, what is the proper balance? How do you maintain healthy emotions without looking weak or soft? In this workshop, we will discuss how to be in tune with your emotional health. How to be aware of your current emotional state and where God is in the middle of your emotions.

Dream Chasin’
taught by Nohan Cruz
We live in a society where everybody wants to go viral overnight but few people ever do. Many young people would love to end up at the top one day but have no real plan or direction on how to get there. In this workshop, we will discuss dreams and visions for these student’s life. We will help young people create a compass that helps guide them to their future by having a clear vision for what their future will look like.

Pain = Best Friend
taught by BJ Sims
Sometimes life sucks. We tend to be hit with all types of events that cause deep pain in the hearts of young men everywhere. What we do with that pain could determine how destructive of a life we end up living. Addictions, abuse, and so many other things are all byproducts of pain. In this workshop, we will discuss how to properly process pain. We will help young men to properly process the pain that they deal with to make sure they have healthy outlets and do not become victims to their own pain.

Gang Gang
taught by Jose Rodriguez
We live in such an isolated world. Unfortunately, isolation is not just in the world but in the world of ministry as well. It was never God’s idea for us to live life outside of real community and brotherhood. In this workshop, we will unpack the importance for us as leaders to be engaged in community and to model this for this generation.  The disciples did not just do life with Jesus alone, they did life with each other. The more we model this brotherhood the more our students will live in and through brotherhood.


3 on 3 Basketball
Gather your team of 3 and get ready to bring your game. Tournament will be held inside the Biola Gym, rules will be announced on-site.

Smash Brothers
If you think you have what it takes and your video game skills are ready for head to head competition, then prepare yourself for THE SMASH BROTHERS TOURNAMENT! Love Thy Nerd is bringing us the tournament of tournaments and we will see who will take the championship!

Night Swimming
Bring your swim trunks & towels and get ready to jump off the diving board at the Biola swimming pool.

Capture The Flag
Four teams, four colors, four flags, and one goal in mind: who will walk away as the reigning capture the flag champion! Bring your speed, agility, tactics, and team play to take captive every flag and reign supreme!



1:00pm – 5:00pm – Registration & Camp Set-Up
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Team Building Activities
5:00pm – 5:15pm – Youth Leader Meeting
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Dinner (provided)
6:45pm – 8:15pm – General Session
8:30pm – 10:30pm – Late Night Recreation
10:30pm – 11:30pm – Showers
11:30pm – Lights Out

6:30am – 7:00am – Showers
7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast (provided)
9:00am – 10:30am – General Session
10:45am – 11:45am – Workshops
11:45am – 12:45pm – Lunch (provided)
12:45pm – 2:30pm – Team Games
2:45pm – 4:00pm – General Session
4:00pm – Camp Cleanup & Pack-Up

What is Manhood Camp? Young men will be challenged to overcome the pain of their father-wound and to dare to allow God to re-write their future. We envision young men learning the core competencies for becoming leaders worth following, men of integrity, discipline, and purity and one day…loving & faithful husbands and dads!

Who’s Invited?  Urban Young Men (High School & Middle School) along with male youth workers, mentors and dads.  Please be aware that ManHood  Camp will involve some mature conversations about topics that young men face growing up.  It is best suited for high school students and mature middle schoolers.  We rely on the youth leaders to evaluate the maturity of the students.

Camping Overnight

  • Bring tents, sleeping bags and flashlights to camp out.
  • Bathrooms & Showers will be available.

Meals:  All meals are included.

Location and Directions / Where to Park

  • Biola University:   13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639 Map
  • Park in Lot A upon arrival and go to Sutherland Hall to check-in.  Then move your vehicle to Lot C to set up camp.
Campus Map for Manhood Camp

Mandatory Waiver Form: Every attendee (youth and adult) must have a signed Liability Release form. Students’ forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please download and fill these out in advance, and save time by completing info-cards advance.

Waiver Form

Adult Leaders:  All youth must be accompanied by a male adult leader. We recommend bringing at least one adult leader for every 5-8 youth.

What to Bring for Camping: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Flashlights.  Shorts, T-shirts, Swimsuit, sweatshirt, Bible, notebook & pen, towel, toothbrush and snacks. Camp on the lawn with your group!  Bathrooms and Showers will be available.

Don’t have a tent?  Ask around your church.  Also, some sporting goods stores rent them, including REI.

Cancellations & Transfers

  • There is no refund for cancellations after Tuesday prior to the event.  You may change the attendees within your group, or add more attendees at the door.

Interested in Volunteering at Manhood Camp [ Sign Up Here ]


August 2 @ 1:00 pm
August 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639 United States


Urban Youth Workers Institute