What is BOOT CAMP?

Wild at Heart BOOT CAMP is John Eldredge’s Colorado Boot Camp led by Jared Dufrene and his team through session format in your area. Firestarters Ministries is pleased to bring this event to the South Eastern Appalachian mountains.

Hi my name is Brian Dufrene, most know or call me BJ. Just like every other guy, I get distracted in my walk. But when I come together with my brothers at a retreat, it lights a fire back into my life… bonds I have built then help me in my everyday life. When I am struggling, my brothers are there to pray and battle for me. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to come and experience this! 

Ecc 3:11 God has set Eternity in the heart of every man.  Come and awaken it! 

Brian James

Why do I need this?

A man needs a deeper understanding of why these longings govern him—and why God made him just like that. And he needs a deeper understanding of why women long to be fought for, to be swept up into adventure, and to be the beauty.

What if? What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the lives we were meant to live? God gave us eyes so that we might see; he gave us ears that we might hear; he gave us wills that we might choose; and he gave us hearts that we might live. The way we handle the heart is everything. A man must know he is powerful; he must know he has what it takes.

This is not a retreat about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy.” It is a four-day quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given him by God. It’s an invitation to rush the fields at Bannockburn, to go West, to leap from the falls and save the beauty. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man, if he is going to find a life worth living, love a woman deeply, and not pass on his confusion to his children, he simply must get his heart back.

Join us at a beautiful retreat center in the Appalachian mountains. You will spend the weekend re-connecting with your heart alongside like-minded men. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey—even if you are doubting or struggling in your faith—you will find an environment free from guilt, shame, and manipulation. There will also be space for downtime, to enjoy nature, and to connect with others around the campfire. Adventures will be included. Lodging will be bunkhouse-style.

Important Details

Total Cost: $275 (includes lodging, meals and activities)
Activity:  Cataloochee Ski 
Deposit of $125
Funds will be reimbursed in the event of an illness.


Event Begins: 6:00pm on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
Event Concludes: 11 am on Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
Location: Maggie Valley, NC

Nearby Airports: Atlanta and Asheville, NC


This event is designed for men ages 18 and older. College students welcomed.

Final payment due by Feb 4, 2021.

Questions? Send us a message.

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