An annual event for men to renew their strength in Christ


BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Since 1997, men of all generations and from across denominations have taken time out together to hear God speak. Each year, men have encouraged each other to run the race with their eyes fixed on Jesus.

Choose the format that works for you: 

  • a six-hour recharge in Sydney;
  • an overnight weekend retreat in the Mountains; or
  • join us online from wherever you are!


5 August 2023

Mountains & Online

11–12 August 2023


Our 2023 Theme

‘Boys don’t cry.’

One of the many toxic and damaging principles of a past era.

A call to suppress our tears in fear of being labelled as a lesser man.

A truth producing men with unprocessed grief…until it finally explodes in anger or anxiety.

We feel ashamed of our sadness, so we channel it into madness, causing further damage to our relationships with God and one another.

At BASECAMP, we recognise that this culture needs to change.

Planning + Highlights

Watch Highlights from BASECAMP 2022

What a joy it will be to be back together again in the city and mountains! Save the date and start planning your journey to BASECAMP. Here’s a reminder of some of our favourite moments from 2022:

BASECAMP 2022 Highlights

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Contemporary culture would have men think that ‘standing on their own two feet’ is the way to be man, whereas I find it incredibly powerful to see so many Christian men, by their mere presence at BASECAMP, stand and say that relying on Jesus is God’s way to be man.”

— Phillip


Latest updates from our blog.

What if boys cry? Unravelling emotions at BASECAMP

BASECAMP men’s conference will return in August 2023 to help men unravel their emotions with God and one another.  ‘Boys don’t cry.’ One of the many

We’ve saved you a seat in 2023!

Choose your weekend, and get a group of mates together! No images? Click here     Choose a weekend, and get a group of mates

This is Refuel. Edition 2. Read | Reflect | Sing | Pray

One life-giving ritual is listening to the morning readings and prayers from the Lectio365 app. When I jump in the car to go to work I

Ministry Partners

Thanks to our 2022 Ministry Partners


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