Texas Baptist Men


Outdoor Living Skills

Campcraft – Outdoor Living Skills is a vital tool for reaching and equipping adults, youth and children to be on mission with God. Living outdoors is the ideal environment to become aware of the Creator and all that he has created. Camping provides a unique opportunity for men to learn and share about their relationship with Christ.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”  Proverbs 27:17

Campcraft - Outdoor Living Skills is a manual for Royal Ambassadors, Challengers and Adults. This manual contains campcraft skills and spiritual applications related to outdoor living. This manual is a great resource for adults that work with RAs and Challengers. Click here to download a copy of the Campcraft manual. Click here to order a printed copy of the Campcraft manual.

Outdoor Cooking is a resource that provides additional information related to cooking outdoors and has over 200 recipes that have been used for year by leaders who work with Royal Ambassadors and Challengers.  Click here to order a printed copy of the Outdoor Cooking book.

Campcraft training opportunities for adults occur during the spring and fall in addition to Leadership Training Camp each June. Check the Events Calendars concerning dates for campcraft training opportunities. To schedule a Campcraft training course, contact Keith Mack at keith.mack@texasbaptistmen.org.


Campcraft Programs

Royal Ambassador Campcraft - The Royal Ambassador Campcraft program is designed to teach age appropriate skills to boys in the first through sixth grades. The skills range from learning your address and tying shoe laces to planning and conducting safe overnight campouts.









Challengers Campcraft - The Challengers Campcraft program, for young men in the seventh through twelfth grades, begins by teaching basic outdoor skills and offers instructions to prepare for and conduct extended campouts. Advanced students learn backpacking, trip camping and even skills to “rough it” in primitive camping.









 Adult Campcraft - The Adult Campcraft program introduces adults to camping skills in order to increase their personal knowledge, abilities and comfort levels with experiences in outdoor living. The levels are progressive requiring satisfactory completion of one level prior to advancing to the next. This program is also designed to prepare adults to teach the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers and other adults, campcraft skills.


The Frontiersman level is the introduction into the adult campcraft program. It focuses on basic campcraft skills and prepares adults to teach all Royal Ambassador Campcraft levels and the Challengers Pathfinder level. 






The Outdoorsman level focuses on intermediate campcraft skills. It prepares adults to teach the Challengers Adventurer and Backpacker levels.





The Voyager level focuses on advanced campcraft skills necessary for extended campouts. It prepares adults to teach the Challengers Trip Camper and Primitive Camper levels.





The Trip Leader level introduces the skills necessary to lead others safely into extended wilderness trip camping experiences.

The Instructor levels are designed to prepare adults to teach the various levels of the Adult Campcraft program.