Center for Christian Growth / T Bar M Camps

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T Bar M Camps is a non-denominational Christian camp, retreat and conference center located in the beautiful Texas Hill country. From overnight camps for 1st through 11th graders, to day camps for K-5th graders, it is our joy to give campers and families the experience of their lives. Camp is about relationships, and with each summer that passes, we find ourselves more committed than ever to the power of play, the value of sports and the healing benefits of nature.

Contact information

Mailing address:
T Bar M Camps
2549 Hwy 46
New Braunfels, TX 79132


Phone: 830-620-4263


Organization details

EIN: 751671920

CEO/President: Dudley Callison

Chairman: Paul Marsh

Board size: 11

Founder: Jack Turpin

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


T Bar M is where the love of God meets the love of being together. Kids are invited to play their hearts out, families are invited to connect, and adults are invited to relax and recharge, all in a Christian camp and retreat experience with new discoveries at every turn. We believe that if we train each heart, the body will follow.

Mission statement

The mission of T Bar M Camps & Retreats is to present Jesus Christ, teach His ways, and represent Him through an exciting, enthusiastic and encouraging camp and retreat experience.

Statement of faith

While we're not affiliated with any one church or denomination, our staff does hold to a common statement of faith. Individuals from all types of faith backgrounds are welcome. In our camps and retreats, campers and families will hear the good news of Jesus Christ presented thoughtfully and lovingly each week. For those enjoying our property for a business meeting or conference, we desire to serve you following the example set by Jesus.

All scripture is God breathed. The words of the sixty-six books of the Bible were written by men of God and moved by the Holy Spirit. The whole Bible is without error in the original manuscripts and therefore authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and these three are the one God. (Matthew 28:19, Deuteronomy 6:4)

Man was originally created by God in His own image. Through sin, man fell and lost his spiritual life, becoming dead in his sin and subject to the power of Satan. Thus man is in need of salvation. (Genesis 1:27, 3:1-24, Ephesians 2:1-2)

In response to man's need, God the Father sent Jesus into this world to make atonement for sin. His substitutionary death on the cross and His bodily resurrection from the dead provide the basis for salvation. His atonement is sufficient for all, yet effective only for those who believe. (John 3:16-17, 1 Timothy 2:3-6, Mark 10:45)

Salvation for man comes only by grace through faith in Jesus and His provision on the cross. Since salvation is a gift from God, a believer is secure forever. (Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 11:29)

The Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the time of conversion. His baptism unites all believers to Christ in one body. He is the believers' source for all acceptable worship and service. (1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:7-16, 5:19-20)

It is God's will for believers to live a holy life in cooperation with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit while putting to death the deeds of the flesh. God, the Father, does discipline His children. (1 Thessalonians 4:3, Romans 8:13, Hebrews 12:4-11)

The primary purpose in the life of the believer is to glorify God in everything and to make Christ known to the unbelieving world. (Colossians 3:23-24, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

That God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis. 1:26-27)

That God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. (Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) That all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Psalm 139)

This belief statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Center for Christian Growth's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Trustees is Center for Christian Growth's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating412 of 99915 of 23
Fund acquisition rating509 of 100114 of 25
Resource allocation rating736 of 100122 of 25
Asset utilization rating122 of 9995 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$362,985$348,377$370,920$345,978$253,908
Short-term investments$1,153,002$800,630$1,249,651$1,878,703$3,911,458
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,780,449$1,740,010$1,854,836$2,392,125$5,045,102
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$13,737,461$14,088,880$14,071,288$13,852,288$11,171,733
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$13,737,461$14,088,880$14,071,288$13,852,288$11,171,733
Total assets$15,517,910$15,828,890$15,926,124$16,244,413$16,216,835
Payables and accrued expenses$140,382$75,086$88,572$107,720$376,573
Other current liabilities$8,247,825$8,450,343$8,692,351$9,040,681$9,263,992
Total current liabilities$8,388,207$8,525,429$8,780,923$9,148,401$9,640,565
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$211,547$277,401$341,951$0$0
Total liabilities$8,599,754$8,802,830$9,122,874$9,148,401$9,640,565
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$6,806,312$6,925,276$6,648,678$6,959,859$5,810,616
With donor restrictions$111,844$100,784$154,572$136,153$765,654
Net assets$6,918,156$7,026,060$6,803,250$7,096,012$6,576,270
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$937,973$1,042,517$508,654$851,722$975,077
Program service revenue$8,802,898$8,476,571$8,476,505$7,482,457$7,838,685
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$93,989$24,616$62,495$85,029$84,458
Other revenue$248,995$712,792$333,778$878,564$388,303
Total other revenue$9,145,882$9,213,979$8,872,778$8,446,050$8,311,446
Total revenue$10,083,855$10,256,496$9,381,432$9,297,772$9,286,523
Program services$7,778,865$7,603,887$7,468,207$6,698,251$6,061,717
Management and general$2,321,500$2,317,317$2,144,006$2,050,710$2,256,542
Total expenses$10,191,759$10,011,670$9,686,643$8,829,106$8,387,655
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($107,904)$244,826($305,211)$468,666$898,868
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($107,904)$244,826($305,211)$468,666$898,868


W Dudley CallisonCEO/President$150,250
Leighton Cole AdamsSr. Dir. of Fin. & Admin.$107,944

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/18/2021. To update the information below, please email:


We started T Bar M in 1981 as a way to connect people more deeply to the love of God, through good old-fashioned play in the midst of the beauty of His creation.

Three decades and change later, we may have grown to over 350 summer staffers, added 120 more acres on Lake Travis (and more paint balls than we can count), and draw campers from Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and states across the nation, but we haven't strayed one bit from that mission.

Program accomplishments

Over 30,000 people experience T Bar M every year with their group, company, school or though our kids summer camp.