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ManHood Camp Oakland 2017

06/16/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 06/17/2017 @ 4:30 pm

Youth workers, we invite you and your young men to take the ManHood challenge and join this Rites-Of-Passage journey.

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.

Every man needs skills! Skillshops are designed to give you a hands-on lesson for things every guy should know how to do. Check out the various Skillshops and get skilled!

– Auto Shop 101
Whips, Rides, American Muscle, Import Racing, Rarris and Lambos.  We get it, you like cars, then it helps to know your way around one. Learn how to change a tire, jumpstart a car, check the oil and brakes. Gentlemen, start your engines!

– The Dapper Gentleman
When it comes to interviews and making a first impression it takes skill to dress to impress. In this skillshop, you’ll learn how to tie a necktie, dress for an interview and make a first impression.

– Fit Challenge
Beast MODE, Gainz, and Do You Even Lift Bro? It’s impressive to see professional athletes do amazing physical feats, but every pro still needs to master the basics. Come out to test your fitness and learn the fundamentals of getting fit.

– Working with Tools & Becoming aHandy Man
This skillshop will teach you the basics for being a handy man around the house, from working with tools, to fixing a faucet to changing an electrical outlet. Come challenge your skills to becoming a craftsman.


– Hang Time with Jesus by Tommy Nixon
Come learn how to have an actual relationship with God and how that fits into your everyday life. Walk out with a plan on how to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ.

– Keeping Your Chill: Navigating The Bomb Site (Anger Management) by Eric Vasquez
In this workshop we’ll discuss 3 areas surrounding Anger. React, Remorse, Rebuild
React (Proverbs 15:18): We’ll explore our triggers and discuss our buttons that are frequently pushed. Here we’ll hit on the ways we react that are unhealthy and ungodly.
Remorse (2 Sam. 12) (Isaiah 55:8-9): We’ll touch on remorse “guilt” and begin to introduce the idea of forgiveness (a Christ-like forgiveness). Youth don’t always see the lasting results of their anger.
Rebuild (2 Sam. 12): We’ll begin to equip the young men with tools to rebuild their brokenness due to anger. 

– Lust & Porn: When Sex Becomes Unsexy! by Jose Rodriguez
It feels good to indulge, but what happens when it becomes an addiction versus a God given gift. We will have a talk as real men, dealing with real issues. We’ll discuss the lies, the truth and what God has to say about it all. Let’s explore ways to fight against our failing flesh.

– How to Treat a Woman by Tommy Nixon
As men, we are bombarded with conflicting messages that shape our ideas of how women should be treated by men. In this workshop, we will address some of these messages, examine the various ways these messages are sent to us and consider our response to it all in light of God’s Word. We will equip you to more fully understand and more full walk our your call as Christian men.

– GRIT: How to Live with Discipline by Eric Vasquez
There is a battle you face with yourself on a day-to-day basis. How do you prepare each morning to win that battle? You need GRIT. Grit is the ability to grow in your strength of character. In this workshop you’ll learn 3 strategies to living with discipline so you can overcome daily challenges, grow in our character to be successful and learn to control and express our emotions.

– Entourage: Who Are You Surrounding Yourself With? by Jose Rodriguez
Whether you see it or not, most people have an entourage around them that influences them to some extent. The difference in people’s entourages can often times determine the course of your life. Who you surround yourself with is a very important aspect to your well being in life. Chances are people are around you, but are they the right people?

– From da Hood Life to da Good Life by TBD
Fatherless-ness, drugs, gang life, teenage parenting, and incarceration, sounds like a movie, right? This is the reality for many young men growing up in the hood. So how can you go from the Hood life to the Good life? In this workshop you will learn how to experience the freedom and peace following Jesus gives to all who are willing to make the commitment. 

– INTEGRITY – what is it? by D.A. Horton
Our World is in desperate need of Godly men who will lead with integrity by confessing their sins to God, confronting their shame with the gospel, in order to model compassion to the godless.

–  Our Words are the #Hashtags of our Hearts by D.A. Horton
A man’s words and actions reveal what’s in his heart.

Guys Ministry: Restoring Manhood, Breaking the Fatherless Cycle (Youth Workers Only) by Larry Acosta
One of the greatest priorities in youth ministry should be your ministry to build up young men. We have to do what we can to help kids heal through their father wounds and to give them the tools that will begin to prepare them for life, marriage and family. Come and learn the core elements for shaping a guys’ ministry and gain practical resources for helping guys transition to healthy, God-honoring Manhood

1:00pm – 5:00pm – Registration & Camp Set-Up
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Skillshops
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Skillshops
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Dinner (provided)
7:00pm – 8:30pm – General Session #1
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Transition to Camp
9:00pm – 11:00pm – Team Building Sports Activities
11:00pm – 12:00am – Showers

6:00am – 7:00am – Showers
7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast (provided)
9:00am – 10:30am – General Session #2
10:45am – 11:45am – Workshops
11:45am – 12:45pm – Lunch (provided)
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Activity
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Workshops
3:15pm – 4:30pm – General Session #3

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 and dads to evaluate the maturity of the middle schoolers.

Camping Overnight

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

Meals:  All meals are included.

Mandatory Waiver Form: Every attendee (youth and adult) must have a signed waiver form.  Student forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please download and fill these out in advance.
Print Liability Form

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

Don’t have a tent? Some sporting goods stores rent them.  We never want anyone to miss out because they don’t have access to a tent, so we will have a limited number of tents available to borrow. Email Eric Myhre, ericurbanlife@gmail.com to inquire.


Cancellations & Transfers

  • There is no refund for cancellations after Tuesday June 13.  You may change the attendees within your group, or add more attendees at the door.


06/16/2017 @ 1:00 pm
06/17/2017 @ 4:30 pm
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Urban Youth Workers Institute


Sequoyah Community Church
4292 Keller Avenue
Oakland, CA United States
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