Operation Bootcamp

Old Mill Point October 10-13, 2024

OBC 2023 Group Photo

Operation Bootcamp is a weekend military family retreat experience specifically designed for military families – from all branches of military services and statuses. This retreat strives to validate military families’ experiences they have faced and continue to face during the uniqueness of military life. This shared experience is sure to strengthen existing bonds, as well as begin new friendships with others in various phases of military life - active duty and veterans alike!

When registering, please choose your preferred accommodation and list the name of the primary sponsor. Then, register all additional family members as guests you'll be bringing with you. If you have attended this event in the past, please use the same email address you've registered with previously.

For any special needs/requests: Contact 906 484-2294 or [email protected]

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Guest Speaker: Army Chaplain (MAJ) Brian Hargis

Brian enlisted as a paratrooper in 1991, stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, and deployed to Egypt. In 1997, he graduated Special Forces and served as a Green Beret in the USARNG. As a civilian, he was an honor graduate of the Dayton Police Academy (Ohio) and served as an officer.

In 2002, Brian deployed to Hungary, Kuwait, and Kosovo. During deployment, he answered the Lord's call to preach. Upon return in 2003, he was ordained and entered full-time ministry. Simultaneously, he became an infantry Drill Sergeant in the USAR and was the honor graduate. Brian returned to SF in 2005 and trained Soldiers to become Green Berets, many of whom are serving in Special Operations today.

Brian commissioned as a Chaplain and entered active duty in 2009 and has been full-throttle bringing God to soldiers and Soldiers to God. His passions are preaching, equipping marriages with tools to excel, and inspiring others to identify their strengths and live their passions for the Lord.

Brian is a Doctor of Theology, author of "Marriage is a Four-Letter Word", and an outdoor adventurist.

Brian Hargis Photo 2
Brian Hargis Photo 2

OBC is underwritten by generous business and personal donations and is offered at no charge to military families.

DEPOSIT: $100/Family is required with each registration and will be fully refunded upon arrival/check-in. This deposit is not transferable and non-refundable upon cancellation.

Weekend value for a family of 5 - $1,035

Housing Options

  • Family Cabin (sleeps 6-8)
  • Cabin Guest (sleeps 2-4)
  • Lodge Room (sleeps 4-6)
  • Point Cabin (sleeps up to 8)

See Facilities descriptions for specific accommodation info. First come, first serve. Cedar Bay reserves the right to finalize housing arrangements according to event attendee needs.