Early Bird Price (ends May 31st): $199 Standard Rate (ends June 30th): $350 Late Registration: $399 INTRO: $250 Fathers: $150 Location: North Carolina (specifics to follow) CHALLENGE Basic is for ages 13-23. See age requirements at bottom of page.*
This world is not a place for shallow Christians of soft character.
Our Lord is looking for strong men who are tested, proven disciples ready to defend life and to live life to the fullest in the process.
CHALLENGE Basic is a six-day course in which the recruits are placed into squads of 4-6 members. They will work together during this boot camp style setting to be successful. The core skill-building events of the CHALLENGE program are rappelling, land navigation, firearms safety, self-protection, medical, and survival) At the end of the week, the recruits will navigate a 24-hour land-navigation course in which they will utilize all of the training they received early in the week. They learn the values of the Timothy Group: Godliness, Duty, Courage, Humility, Strength, Faith, Teamwork, Discipline, Sacrifice, and Leadership.
The Mission of CHALLENGE:
The mission of Challenge is to present a tool to the parents, specifically the Fathers, to strengthen and encourage our young men on their journey to manhood. Challenge seeks to reinforce the godly principles of the home but in an outdoor setting while enduring physical and mental activities.
Challenge is not a military camp, but it is a program based on the military fundamentals of teamwork, courage, selflessness, attention to detail and a sense of urgency. All of these fundamentals used in harmony with participating fathers and a strong staff team helps reinforce manly ideas and strengths to the young men.
The Challenge motto is: “I will either find a way or make one.” This motto applies not only during Challenge week when the student is required to complete a mission with limited resources, but it applies in the work force, at home and in our Christian walk. This is the foundation behind Challenge; motivating young men to “find a way or make one”, to not be comfortable in the status quo but to be prepared to give their whole heart into their mission.
Motivated, Dedicated, Teamwork.
Our purpose as Timothy Group men is to educate our young men in the truths found in God’s word. Through our training programs, competence and commitment are instilled. The practical application of these spiritual truths is experienced in various forms: missions planning, rescue missions, community service, and leadership roles. Come prepared to be pushed and proven; to be mission-ready; to show the redeeming love of Christ to those in need. If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors in a small team setting, learning unique skills such as high angle rappel, land navigation, firearm instruction, leadership training and small team tactics, then you will enjoy CHALLENGE! If you do not shy away from discipline, character, and a humility that comes from tough training, then show up and allow God to prepare you for your future.
We believe hardship is a tool that God uses to build character in a man (Hebrews 10:32-34)
INTRO: Ages 8-12. INTRO is an introduction to CHALLENGE. It is much less intense but still focuses on practical application of spiritual truths and emphasizing the CHALLENGE values. It is fun week in the woods where we focus on building personal relationships with the young boys preparing them for the next step: CHALLENGE.
Opportunities you will receive at Basic include:
- Tactical Firearms instruction- Receive quality instruction in basic handgun and carbine
- Medical training
- Bonding with squad members during an over-night obstacle course
- Tactical Squad Movements
- Leadership training
- Land Navigation- Receive instruction on the use of map/compass navigation. Use your pace count to accurately determine distance. Learn how to navigate known/unknown distances
- Team building in a small team setting
- Survival training
- High-angle Rappelling and knots- Learn rappelling skills from certified instructors
All activities will be performed entirely in the outdoors in all weather conditions.
*The ages for CHALLENGE Basic are 13-23, divided into age-appropriate squads. Ages 20-23 and 17-19 will be required to lead and perform at higher levels.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
What is the specific location?
You will receive the address to the property in North Carolina where CHALLENGE is located after registration.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What do I bring with me?
You will receive a packing list after registering.
Can I bring my Dad?
Yes! Dads are encouraged to stay for as many days as they would like. The Dads make up the Dad Squad and are welcome to participate or observe as they choose. Although dads are highly encouraged to attend CHALLENGE, we understand they have commitments. Approximately 75 percent of the young men attending Challenge will be without their fathers. So please do not hesitate for your son to attend CHALLENGE.
I will be flying in, will someone meet me at the airport?
Yes. We offer a free shuttle from the Atlanta, GA Airport for most events.
Can girls attend?
The Timothy Group is designed to minister to the needs of males.
I am registered. How should I begin preparing?
SPIRITUAL: Pray that God will use this week to mold each of us into Godly men for the service of Jesus Christ and that nothing would distract us from hearing God’s mission for our lives. Pray now that God would prepare your heart for the important leadership training you will receive.
PHYSICAL: Commit to working out on a regular basis and being in good physical shape prior to CHALLENGE. Begin today to set up a work out routine. Be accountable to someone. START HYDRATING NOW. Every day drink one ounce of water for every two pounds you weight. If you weight 100 pounds, drink 50 ounces of water every day.