New England

A life changing Adventure in the legendary White Mountains

Preparing for an Adventure

The Basics About the Trip

Looking for Adventure?  Great!  Come along with us!

Our New England Adventure will take place in the White Mountains on the Maine/New Hampshire border. The dates of the Adventure are Thursday afternoon, June 23rd (arrival) through Monday morning, June 27th (departure). The trip will feature hiking Adventures, meaningful times of worship, a service on Sunday morning, passionate mini-sessions, campfire talks, morning devotions, great food, and even better fellowship. Space is limited to 20 registrants for this trip, so you'll want to act fast! You can secure your slot by filling out the online registration form and submitting your payment. (A link can be found immediately to the right, as well as toward the bottom of the page if viewing on mobile.)

The registration rate for this Adventure is $495. Registration will end on June 9th.

Your registration includes 4 nights of campground registration, all camp meals (including campfire snacks), as well as event registration.

Use the form on the Contact page if you have questions or need additional information. After registration, all pertinent, trip-related information will be sent to the registrant via email no later than 120 days prior to the start of the Adventure. We're super excited to have you join us on this Adventure!

8/20 slots have been filled on this Adventure.


The graph above illustrates how full the trip is, and how many Adventure slots are still open.

Basic Adventure Info


Curriculum - Tier 1
Difficulty - Moderate
Type - Drive-up Camping (tents)
Where? - White Mountains, Maine/New Hampshire. (click for map)
When? - June 23 - June 27, 2022
How Much? -
Registration rate is $495.
Registration cost is securely paid online via credit/debit card or bank account. Registration isn't complete until full payment has been processed.
Registration ends on June 9, 2022.
Who? - All Man Up Adventures are open to men ages 16+. If a father brings his son (or a father-figure brings a mentee), the age limit for the son/mentee is lowered to 12.

Your Accommodations


We will be basing our New England Adventure out of Cold River Campground in White Mountain National Forest. Although campground registration costs will be covered for this Adventure, you will need to provide your own tent.

Also... please note that the Cold River Campground is primative. While potable water and vault toilets are available at the camp, there are no running water or shower facilities. Bring body wipes to clean up with.

Important Additional Info


This section is designed to give you the proper information in order to be prepared to make the most of your Adventure. There are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Check in starts at 2:30pm on Thursday, June 23rd and, for those who would like to stay as late as possible, check-out is no later than 10:00am on Monday, June 27th.
  • The average high in the White Mountains during the time of our Adventure is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average low around 55. (great for campfires). The White Mountains receive more precipitation in June than any other month. Please utilize this information to pack weather-appropriate clothing like rain gear and base layers.
  • We will be eating our supper together on Sunday evening in Conway, NH. The cost of this meal is NOT covered in the registration costs. Estimated cost of this meal is $20 - $30.
  • Cold River Campground is a National Forest fee area. The cost of the campground IS COVERED in your registration.
  • Tents & sleeping pads are NOT provided. Each participant will need to bring their own tent and sleeping pad.
  • Cold River Campground features "drive up" camping. Meaning, you will be able to offload your camping gear straight from your vehicle.
  • Each registrant attending is responsible for their own transportation to and from our Cold River Campground meeting place. For those interested in flying to our Adventure, Portland Internation Jetport in Portland, ME, Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, MA or the two closest viable airports to our Adventure destination.
  • After your arrival, there will be brief times of traveling to get to some of our Adventure locations. We will need registrants to volunteer to drive their vehicles in a manner that is best conducive to carpooling.

What We Provide


  • Campsites
  • Guided Adventure
  • Life-changing Teaching
  • All Camp Meals
  • Campfire Snacks
  • Great People
  • Fresh Air
  • Amazing Scenery
  • Unforgettable Memories

Packing Necessities


  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad/Air Mattress
  • Pillow
  • Good Hiking Boots/Shoes
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Camping Chair
  • Weather Appropiate Clothing
  • Bible
  • Large Case of Water
  • Extra $ for meal in Conway  ($20 - $30 recommended)
  • Rain Gear
  • Bug Spray
  • Journal

Extras You May Want


  • Trekking Poles
  • Extra Snacks
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Chap Stick
  • Sun Screen
  • Coffee/Tea Mug
  • Body Wipes

Physical Recommendations


This is VERY important. The New England Adventure features two days of moderate to strenuous hiking. Our first day's Adventure features approximately 2000ft of vertical elevation gain and 7 miles of roundtrip hiking. While Man Up Adventures always pledges to maintain a safe trailside environment, we also acknowledge that keeping a steady hiking pace is most advantageous for the group as a whole. Because of this we ask that all participants undergo the necessary training prior to the Adventure.

While our goal is not to exclude men from participating in our Adventures, for the sake of group dynamics and the respect of your fellow Adventurers, we strongly encourage each participant to honestly evaluate their level of physical fitness prior to registering.

While we are not licensed medical professionals, we reserve the right to ask you not to participate if we feel that your health is at risk.

Registration & Cancellation Policy


Registration Policy

There is a $50 non-refundable processing and registration fee included in the cost of your Adventure/Campfire registration.

Cancellation Policy

We offer a full refund (minus the $50 processing and registration fee) to those who cancel anytime up until 90 days prior to the Adventure/Campfire.

Due to the up-front costs involved in preparing for such trips, cancellations that occur at, or within 90 days of the trip date are non-refundable. Due to the need for mutual commitment, this policy is extremely firm. When registering for one of our trips, each participant signs off that they've read and understood the above Cancellation Policy.

Because every Adventure needs a Guide*

Your New England Adventure Guides*

Let's not kid ourselves, we know that when it comes to the adventure of manhood, God is the greatest guide. There's no greater adventure than the journey towards the discovery of the man inside. God's formation of great leaders (more often than not) led them outside - into the wilderness. Moses found himself and his God on the backside of nowhere. It was the God-ordained wilderness experience that inaugurated a young David into an influential king. Even Jesus launched his ministry immediately after a time in the wilderness. The bottom line: The wilderness makes you Man Up. As your Adventure Guides, let us lead you into the wilderness on a similar journey into authentic Biblical manhood.

Galen Thompson


Adventure Guide*
Louis Brown


Adventure Guide*

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Register for your Adventure

We've planned it, prayed over it, and set it up. Now all that's left is for you to make it happen! Click the button below to register! There are only 20 slots available for this Adventure! You can ensure your spot by filling out the registration form and by submitting your payment using the button below.
This is where your Adventure begins!

* Man-Up Adventures does not provide liability or any kind of insurance for protection of individuals, groups, organizations, or others who may participate in a Man-Up Adventure.

In consideration for your participation in Man-Up Adventures, you hereby release and forever discharge Man-Up Adventures from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in Man-Up Adventures.

While we are very familiar with the geographical terrain that our group will be Adventuring over, We (Nathan & Galen & any other person representing Man Up Adventures in an official capacity) reserve the right to use the term "Guide" loosely. We are not associated with, nor do we represent, the State of Maine, the State of New Hampshire, White Mountain National Forest, or any of its entities, and are not registered outdoor "guides" with any lodge, company, or outfitting group.