Welcome to Base Camp. It is the best place to get to know each other and where most people find us first. It’s about building relationships. Base Camp is a group of casual gatherings and adventures serving as great connection points with men just like you around the kind of things guys love. Base Camp is filled with laughter, good food, encouragement, and a theme on living the masculine journey.
Here are a few examples of our ongoing Base Camp activities:
New 4RMations’ bonfires offer a massive fire, a cool demonstration, awesome food, lighthearted conversation, a possible cigar, and a short teaching on the masculine journey. We hold a couple of bonfires a year in the Upstate, and partner with some friends in Rutherfordton, NC, The Forge, a couple more times a year. Demonstrations include things like:
- Disc Golf Lessons
- Fly Casting Lessons
- Fire Starting Skills
Check our calendar for the next Men’s Bonfire.
These theme-based adventures, offered two to three times a year, take place over a long weekend, providing a great opportunity to reconnect with God and creation, to learn a new skills, relax, unwind and restore the heart. These trips change every year, but are usually within a few hours drive of the Upstate. These include things like:
- Hiking Trips
- Camping Trips
- Fishing Trips
Check our calendar for the next Seasonal Adventure.
These meetups take place over part of a day; morning, afternoon, or evening. These events serve to gather like-minded men while learning new skills, refining rusty ones, or just hanging out. These include things like:
- Outdoor Expos
- Firearms & Archery
- Movie & Card Nights
Check our calendar for the next Casual Meetup.
Enjoying Base Camp? Ready to go a little deeper? If so, it is time for a Band of Brothers.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
This was a great Spring Adventure. The trip was well organized with a relaxed environment that fostered open and honest discussion regarding God and how we see ourselves in our relationship with Him. We were also challenged to look inside ourselves with some very interesting questions which opened up the group and enabled us to have some great discussions. The weekend was very enjoyable and well worth the time.” – Steve Bratt, Gaffney, SC
Charlie Vensel and Tim NcNamara from New 4RMations exemplify what a Christian man truly is. They laugh easily, care deeply and seek out other men who desire true relationship and Freedom in Sonship. Blessed to be a part of their lives.” – Jim Tate, Willow Springs, NC
Have you ever said or thought, ‘I could sure use some HOPE right now?’ I know I have. There’s been many times in my life too where I thought, ‘I want to be more like him or them!’ Tim McNamara and Charlie Vensel have answered both of those questions in my life. They’ve given me HOPE through their encouragement, instruction, love and friendship and they also do so very well at modeling what it is like to be free and strong men! When I grow up, I want to be like them! I want to encourage anyone reading this to hang out with the New4RMations guys and attend their events! I promise you’ll never be the same and you’ll draw closer to Christ in environments that men really like to be in!” – Greg Sailors, Durham, NC