About Us

The Men and Mission behind Man Up Adventures

A word from the Founders...

Driven by a deep passion to minister to men in a revolutionary way, my father Galen and I officially launched Man Up Adventures in 2013. As an organization that focuses on ministering to men, our purpose is to guide men into the fulfillment of authentic Biblical manhood. We do this through experiential learning and adventure in a wilderness setting.

Trips (We call them "Adventures") entail 3 day, 4 night excursions into the wild where an emphasis is placed on key Biblical principals that are taught trailside, and reinforced later during fireside small group sessions.

During the trip we use adventure (2 days of challenging hikes), team-building techniques, experiential learning (studies show that most men learn best this way), powerful devotions, and times of heartfelt worship to drive home the principles that are being delivered. We cap this off with a ceremony where men are required to recite the principles they've learned in front of their peers, and then are validated for having successfully navigated the "Man Up Adventure." This rite of passage ceremony has proven to be a spiritually powerful evening each time we've facilitated it.

Since our initial Adventure in the Spring of 2012, these trips have triggered a tremendous response from those who have participated, confirming what we all already knew: Men are desperate for a chance to be empowered to spiritually lead their families in a society that is hell-bent on tearing down the Biblical family unit and its leader - the man.

The following paragraphs detail the core values of Man Up Adventures as well as our Mission and Vision statements.

To get a more in-depth look at the long-term vision of Man Up Adventures, click HERE.


Organizational Statements

The creed and vision that fuels Man Up Adventures

Our Mission is simple, yet profound. We want to guide men into the fulfillment of Authentic Biblical Manhood.

Our Vision: Experienced, passionate, and principle-centered leadership, committed to equip and empower today's man to successfully navigate manhood - Conquer fear, foster faith, develop confidence, and build character - through experiential learning in an adventurous, rugged, wilderness environment.


Our Values

The values that are upheld by Man Up Adventures

Trust – Assuring an environment of accountability and responsibility through visionary leadership, biblical principles, and excellence.
Strength – Being strong in faith, mind and body; Conquering, enduring, and standing courageous.
Integrity – Doing what is right at all times.
Honor – Upholding a good reputation through noble actions, honesty, and fairness.
Respect – Esteeming the excellence in self and others.
Love – Showing compassion, kindness, and forgiveness towards others.
Loyalty – Always being true to faith, family, and community.