ManDown Weekend 2019
Dates & Times
Oct 18-19, 201918:00 - 20:30
What is ManDown?
ManDown weekend is an opportunity to gather with other men to link arms in the pursuit of a life of service to Christ. We have a simple formula that we believe will make for a great weekend.
Teaching Sessions: We will gather together for Biblical Teaching on Authentic Masculinity. This year we will explore the message of 1 Corinthians as it is summarized in the words of 1 Corinthians 16:13–14, Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love. (ESV)
Recreational Excursions: There will be a variety of outdoor and recreational opportunities on Saturday to include but not limited to hiking, fishing, golf, canoeing, shooting range, sleeping, sitting, and more.
Friendship: The weekend will provide many of you the opportunity to see old friends within our network of churches as well as the opportunity to forge new ones. It is our hope that our churches would be marked by strong friendship and brotherhood and weekends like this are a way to make that possible.
Northern Virginia 4-H Center
600 4h Center Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center is situated on 229 acres of land nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, only minutes away from the historical town of Front Royal and 70 miles from Washington, D.C. The Center sits at the gateway to Shenandoah National Park in Warren County, a county that is rich with Civil War history, busy with community celebrations, and full of small-town camaraderie.
The facility offers a complete line of services including lodging, meals, wireless internet, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and recreational facilities.
Schedule of Events
The event is intended to be informal and enjoyable for those who participate but here is a rough idea of what we'll be doing throughout the weekend.
Friday, October 18th
2-6:00pm - Check-in and Setup (arrive when you can)
6:00pm - Event Kickoff: The Beast Feast
7:30pm - Teaching Session #1
9:00pm - Excursion Planning, Relaxation
Saturday, Oct 19th
7-8:00am - Breakfast
8:00am - Teaching Session #2
9:30am-4:30pm - Excursions
4:30 pm - Breakouts
5:45pm - Dinner
6:30pm - Teaching Session #3
8:00pm - Event End
The event has been planned by a few participating churches from Northern Virginia/DC area; Pillar Church of Dumfries, Stafford Baptist Church, Pillar Church of DC, Pillar Church of Woodlawn, Foundation Church, and IBGE. If you have stumbled upon this site and would like to attend but are not a part of one of these fellowships you are welcome to sign up and attend.
The ManDown event is open to men ages 13-114 years old.
The cost for ManDown is $65 and includes lodging, three meals and event programming. The only meal not provided is lunch on Saturday during the excursions. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 15th.
There will be several different recreational activities offered on Saturday afternoon. Some of those activities (i.e. sleeping, hiking) will be no additional charge. Some of the activities offered that day will include an additional cost. The excursions will be organized and communicated via e-mail following registration.
Linens & Towels
Linens and towels are NOT provided at the NOVA 4H campground.
We will be staying in Congressman J. Kenneth Robinson Hall, often referred to as "Congressman Hall", which features heating, air conditioning, and a private bath in each of it's 24 lodging rooms. Every room has outside access so guests can enjoy the breathtaking mountainside view that the 4-H Center is famous for. Built at the top of the mountain, Congressman Hall's back deck and porch are a perfect place to watch the sun set or a thunderstorm roll into Harmony Hollow, or just enjoy a quiet moment reading or reflecting.
The rooms each have 4 beds and participants will be arranged to lodge with other participants from their local church.