What is Men's Advance?
Camp outside. Build fires. Lots of meat will be cooked. Laugh. Compete. Tell Stories. Make friends. Talk to God. Trust us, you'll be glad you came.
When: April 26 & 27
Where: Cool Springs, 9412 IN-64 Velpen, IN 47590
Who: 16 or older. If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by an adult.
Check In: Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
Dismissed: Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.
*Register by March 31 and receive a free Advance T-Shirt!
What should I pack?
*Indicates optional/if you have it
Tarp*, Poles*, Stakes*, and Mallet*
Sleeping Pad/Camp Air Mattress*
Personal Supplies (Keep things as condensed as possible)
Clothes for the day
Clothes that can get dirty
Durable shoes/boots for camping
Extra socks, shoes, other extra clothing
Bible, Notebook, Pen
Snacks (Though many snacks will be provided)
What if I’ve never camped before?
No problem. We get it, there are things like indoor plumbing and temperature control, man has evolved. But there is something cool about sleeping outdoors, and we’ll have plenty of guys around to help you set up. A big part of the weekend is teamwork, so whether you’ve camped for decades or don’t own a tent we’ll make sure you’re set up well.
What if I physically can’t camp but want to participate?
While we’re asking everyone to come prepared to stay the whole time, we do understand there are exceptions. If you need to sleep at home we’ll miss you but we understand. You will be responsible for your own transportation.
What if I don’t know anybody?
Perfect! You’ll make friends in no time. Everyone will be assigned to a group with other other guys. You’ll do a large portion of the event with your group: get outfitted, make food, set up camp, compete and generally solve problems. You are going to be good friends with your unit by the time this trip is over.
What do I need to bring?
Prior to the event, we’ll send you a full survival guide. But the short version is: One duffel bag and one backpack — filled with camping gear. Also, a tent, a chair, a flashlight, dry clothes and snack food.
How long is it?
We’ll start check in Friday at 5:30 P.M. and finish up Saturday at 6:30 P.M.
What if I have to leave early?
The event is designed for you to be there throughout and we really encourage you to do that. However if it’s not possible you can leave when you need to.
What if it rains?
Then we’ll probably get wet. It’ll be a little inconvenient, but we’ll look so tough in the event pictures.
What if there is inclement weather?
Don’t worry, we have that taken care of with Cool Springs.
Can I buy a block of tickets for my buddies?
If you want to pay for someone else to attend, you are certainly allowed. In fact that may be the best way to get someone to attend with you. However, everybody has to sign the waiver, so they will have to do that part themselves. Also, it is non-refundable, so if your buddy backs out at the last minute, take it up with him.
What is the age restriction?
You must be 16 years or older. Any one under 16 has to attend with an adult.
What if I sign up, and then cancel at the last minute?
Tickets are non-refundable. If you cancel, we’ll give your spot to someone else.
What if I want to go, but don’t have the money?
Don’t let the money hold you back. Contact LG Lance for more information.