7TH ANNUAL ADVENTUREFEST 
The greatest campfire cookin, salty meat, Jesus praising weekend EVER



WHAT IS ADVENTUREFEST?


AdventureFest is an annual multi-church, non-denominational men’s ministry camping (tailgate style) weekend at Agape Farm near Raystown Lake.  With over 285 secluded acres of woods and field, there is more than enough room to get our Adventureman on!  


It’s not a retreat, it’s not a conference, it’s more like a weekend away with the guys spent outside with good food, big campfires, worship, preacher/speakers, and lots of fun and adrenaline, or rest if that's what  you need the most - the choice is yours.  


We give you all day to do whatever you want on Saturday then when you’re whooped and ready to settle down for the evening we eat, sing praise, and hear stories from ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  


We have a church service on Sunday morning with water baptisms in the lake Adventure Man-Style.  We have lots of fun, but most importantly we draw closer to God and come home better men.  Prepare to experience Christ through outdoor adventure.  



Speakers for 2018

Joey graduated Zion Bible College in 2008.  He currently serves as The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Philadelphia Christian Center as well as Directing Philadelphia Masters Commission Since 2009.  Joey was our Friday speaker for 2017, but God had other plans and gave him a bueatiful new born baby girl named Mia. Joey is a crazy Wildman preacher for God and will surely be kicking off the weekend with Spirit and Fire this year.


Bobby is our key-note speaker for the weekend who is a very unique, powerful speaker/preacher for God.  He grew up in the ministry being a third generational Pentecostal preacher. Having begun his education in Mining Engineering in southwest Virginia, receiving a full scholarship, God began to deal with his heart leading him out of the mining industry and began ministry at age 19. He then entered Southeastern University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry.

During this time he traveled as an Evangelist throughout the Appalachian district and upon graduation, joined Rockville Assembly of God in the Potomac District, as Associate and Youth pastor. After over four years of ministry there, Bobby accepted the call to be the Lead Pastor at Hayfield Assembly of God, a congregation he served for 17 years with marked growth and support for Missions.  During the time he also served as Men’s Director for the Section, then Light for the Lost Director for the Northern region of the district and then in 2009, was asked to become the Potomac District's first full-time Men’s Director where he oversees Men’s Ministries, Potomac Royal Rangers, Extreme Makeovers, and the Media Ministries for the District. He has ministered overseas in several countries, lead numerous construction projects and has preached throughout the Potomac and Appalachian districts.

Bobby lives outside of Winchester, Virginia with his wife, Gina, of over 28 years and their four sons. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, motorcycle riding and most of all seeing God change lives.


Del has been the lead pastor of Faith Assembly since March 2017. He graduated from Central Bible College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.  Pastor Del has a consuming desire to preach and teach the Bible in contemporary and creative ways. He is passionate in leading the church to become a place where people discover God and experience His power in life-changing ways!  Del will be leading our Sunday church service and will be the guy wrapping the weekend up.  We can’t wait to hear the delivery of God’s word.  

Learn more about our history and past speakers.

Do you know of a good speaker for one of the sessions?  Or maybe you are interested in speaking?  If so please review our guidelines for more information.


PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
This promo video is available for download by clicking here. Additional promo material and forms are attached to the bottom of this page.

2018 AdventureFest Promo.mp4



WTAJ TV (central PA) did a couple segments on AdventureFest - 2017 and 2016.



REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Due to strict PA Child Safety Laws all attendees must be 18 years or older.

  • Limited electric sites
  • Unlimited tent and RV space, no limitations.  We can fit 30,000 people!
  • Warm showers and restrooms

THREE OPTIONS FOR REGISTRATION

1.) PURCHASE TICKETS SECURELY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

2.) PRINT REGISTRATION FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (AFRegistrationForm.PDF)

3.) PAY AT THE DOOR - cash, no discounts, except groups of 10 or more.


Ticket Prices Below: (Pay ONLINE or pre-register with form below)

  • General Admission @ the Door: $50 per man
  • Early Bird Special Online: $35 per man before May 13th, 2018
  • Church Group Rate (8 men or more) $35 per man.
  • Day Pass: $10 per day - NO OVERNIGHT STAY.
  • Agape Hotel Rooms: $40 per night per man (does not include admission to AdventureFest). Call Agape to reserve - (814) 447-5659

ELECTRIC and RV HOOKUP

Additional Costs for full hookup and electric, first come first served. Medical needs will take priority - call 412.515.0916 to reserve for medical needs.

  • $20- per electric connection. RV (10 total) sites with electric only.
  • NEW - we now offer a power generator area for enclosed generators and RV's at no additional cost.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2018: Scholarships are available for those in military recovery programs, drug/alcohol programs, or those who can't afford to attend,. Simply complete the application at the bottom of this page and mail it in. We will do whatever it takes to help you get there! NO MAN WILL BE LEFT BEHIND! Call 412.515.0916 with any questions.


Vendors are welcome to setup a booth, but must be pre-approved. Call 412.515.0916 for pre-approval and more information.


SPONSOR A MAN - HOST A MAN PROGRAM

We are seeking organizations/people to sponsor inner city men in military recovery programs, and those in addiction groups by making a $100 donation so that they can attend this weekend event. This will buy one man a ticket to the event, an event t-shirt, and some outdoor gear. Our goal is to provide 50 men the opportunity to attend AdventureFest for free in 2017. We are a 401C nonprofit organization, which will enable you to receive a tax credit for this donation. The men who are sponsored will be mentored over the course of the weekend by a hosting church group, and will have the opportunity to learn outdoor skills such how to build and cook a meal over a campfire, set up a tent, and fish. Things that are typically taken for granted are open doors to new adventures in the outdoors for these men and provide a tremendous distraction from the daily grind of recovery. The weekend will not only teach them outdoor skills, but will also allow them to build lasting relationships with other guys and to draw closer to God. We are also seeking churches or groups of men to host up to 10 men for the weekend at AdventureFest. The hosting church would be responsible to get the men to and from festival, help them set up their equipment, provide food (money may be provided by AdventureMen Ministries), mentor, and simply take under their wing for the weekend. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a group at AdventureFest.


An online donation can be made by clicking here, then navigating to tickets and selecting sponsorship. Or checks can be made payable to: PennDel AdventureMen, 224 Mica Ct, Bethel Park, PA 15102


RULES

1. No Drugs or Alcohol. NO POWER GENERATORS in common camp areas.

2. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed and picked up after.


Event will happen rain or shine.  Registration is non-refundable unless event is cancelled. Your registration will cover your camp spot from Friday-Sunday, activities and so much more. You will be responsible to provide your own shelter/tent, food/drink, and firewood (we provide some wood but it goes quickly) necessary for the weekend. Additionally you may also need to bring all equipment necessary to attend activities off the farm (e.g mountain bikes, fishing gear, hiking gear, boats, etc)

AdventureFest is located at Agape Farm near Raystown Lake. Agape Farm offers us 285 secluded acres! 17512 Rapture Street, Shirleysburg, PA 17260

Fly your favorite sports team flag over the weekend!


SCHEDULE

NEW START TIME - Friday Night:  Setup camp, get something to eat, then gather around a bonfire for a "hallelujah hoo-haw" at 10pm.




Saturday:  Activities start at different times through the morning.


  • HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry Ride - loop to be determined.
  • NEW - Ground level obstacle course.
  • Jack MTN 1000 Step Challenge
  • Archery
  • Hatchet Throwing
  • Potato Gun Shooting
  • Mountain biking - self guided
  • Rails to Trails ride at the LowerTrail - self guided
  • Fishing - Fly/spin stream and lake fishing within walking distance to Agape
  • Hiking - so many trails at Agape and nearby.  Are you doing the
  • Bible studies in the woods   
  • Chillin' out around the campfire cookin' or just relaxing.


5PM - AXED!  A campfire chili cook off Saturday night.  Cook it over the campfire, or bring it in a crock crockpot. Electric available in the common area. The best entries win cool stuff with sharp edges.


7PM - Special guest.


Late night - Torch walk to the cross


Sunday: Church service at the lake @ 9:30 AM



Water Baptisms in the lake at 11-11:30am.  Tear down, head home.

Many guys have been water baptized adventure man style. Man up!


Questions about ADVENTUREFEST call 412.515.0916


AdventureFest History


FAQ


Do I need a fishing license if I want to fish?

Not if you are fishing in the little lake at Agape Farm. Yes there are lots of little fish in there!

If you are fishing in Raystown Lake or any other public water you will need a current PA license.


Should I bring firewood?

We will have some delivered to get you started, but there is no telling how long it will last.     There is a lot of local wood for sale at nearby places.


Can I bring some beers?

NO


Is my dog allowed?

Yes, we love dogs they are mans best friend but they are friendliest when leashed.


I have a medical need for electricity, how do I reserve a site.

Call 412.515.0916. Medical needs come first all others can make do.


Can I get a shower over the course of the weekend?

Yes, there are plenty of showers and toilets available.


Can I bring a gun?

We are unable to shoot guns on Agape Farm property at this time. But, there is a local  skeet shooting place nearby.


What am I getting for my entry fee?

A place to setup camp for the entire weekend, speakers, worship, prizes, and lots of Jesus.




USEFUL LINKS AND INFO


Raystown lake Hiking Map


Hotels in Huntington PA (don't worry, we'll only make fun of you for a little bit)

  • Comfort Inn, 100 South 4th Street, Huntingdon, PA (814) 643-1600
  • Days Inn,  U.S. 22, Huntingdon, PA (814) 643-3934
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites, 9970 Shaner Blvd, Huntingdon, PA (814) 643-3672

Boat Rental (rent a luxury boat for fishing and or sleeping)

Seven Points Marina, 5922 Seven Points Marina Drive, Raystown Lake, Hesston, PA

(814) 658-3074

www.7pointsmarina.com

Bike/Kayak/Canoe Rental  (Discounts for AdventureFest.  Ask for Evan)

Rothrock Outfitters

418 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA

(814) 643-7226

www.rothrockoutfitters.com

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