12 minutes | Jun 4, 2023
Intro to Season 4
Season 4 of the Man Camp Podcast is here! Our Host Zack Curry sets up the theme of this season “The Pursuit” and also shares some new additions to the podcast. Releasing every other Friday. Check out the video version on Youtube
47 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
The Spirituality of Adventure
Taking care of your heart and soul is not selfish, it’s strategic and spiritual. Adventure is something often with an unknown outcome. It requires faith, risk and trust. All elements that help us grow personally and fight complacency. This interview was captured with alive audience at a men’s conference. Zack sits down with Jason Graves for this special summer episode to talk more about the spirituality of adventure.
41 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Finding Beauty in the Wilderness: Brett Miller
Brett Miller has a rich and diverse history and story. He has been a firefighter, a member of the Army Reserves, a construction worker, learned the guitar, and at a young age, was on a trajectory to become a professional racing driver, when God changed his story significantly. Brett is now an incredible worship leader and songwriter, amateur surfer, and is on staff with our team at Jesus Culture San Diego. He is a dreamer, pioneer, poet, and relentless in fighting for the promises of God for his own life, family, and others. Brett overcame divorce and fatherlessness and settled into his identity as a son in relationships with Jesus. His story is a reminder that God is even more passionate about our purpose and dreams than we are.
49 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
The Identity Exchange: Jamie Winship
Jamie Winship has decades of experience bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world’s highest conflict areas working alongside governments, intelligence agencies, and more. After a distinguished career in law enforcement in the metro Washington DC area, Jamie earned an MA in English and developed a unique process called the Identity Method. His unconventional efforts to bring about societal and racial reconciliation led him to Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, and now Seattle. Jamie has worked with leaders in professional sports, business, education, law enforcement, government, non-profit and other sectors. Jamie and his wife, Donna, are co-founders and the corporate arm, providing training and consulting in the transformative power of living fearlessly in your true identity. The stories Jamie shares are amazing, but even more than that he has a way to bring people into a place of discovering or remembering their true identity.
37 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Chosen: Peter Mutabazi
Peter Mutabazi is a businessman, influencer, Foster Dad, Ambassador for World Vision, and has an incredible story. As a child, Peter ran away from an abusive home in Uganda to live on the streets of Kampala, and was helped by the kindness of strangers. As an adult, he found himself able to help foster children. He began taking children into his home years ago, to give back what was so freely given to him. Today, he is an advocate for foster agencies and runs a successful business flipping homes. Peter is an overcomer, and is on a mission to help kids who have been overlooked and forgotten to live a life of overcoming.
41 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Embracing the Process: Brock Shinen
Brock Shinen is an attorney, author, and consultant with a love for people, strategic perspective, and a zeal to help his clients succeed. Brock is the founder of the Law Office of Brock Shinen, Inc., which represents most of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. His client list is literally a “Who’s Who” of leaders, ministry organizations, churches, worship leaders and songwriters, and Christian business leaders. His business expertise has been recognized by Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC, to name a few. Brock has written three Amazon #1 bestselling books. He is a man of many talents, is known for helping people, and someone you want on your team. Not only has he overcome many different challenges in his own life, but he is an amazing example of someone who helps others overcome. Overcome and help others do the same; this is is the goal, and what success looks like. Brock loves going on adventures with his wife and two children and loves to cook. Be inspired as you listen, to take what you have to overcome in your own life, and then help others.
38 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Radical Discipline = Radical Freedom: Zac Ernst
Zac Ernst is a waterman. Formerly a Seal Beach Lifeguard, surfer, spearfisherman, and long-distance Stand-up Paddler. A few years ago, he paddled solo across the Channel, from Catalina to Seal Beach. Professionally, Zac is an entrepreneur in Fintech & Payments and is passionate about bringing the Kingdom of God to the marketplace. He is also an amazing father and husband. For the past six years, he has led a beach workout program for men called PURSUIT (formerly Savage Seals). PURSUIT is a holistic men’s program designed to give you everything you need to pursue physical, mental, and spiritual health. Over the last 6 years, this beach workout has changed guys lives. People have met Jesus, overcome fear, broken addictions, become better dads, and saved their marriages. All from one dude inviting some guys to work out on the beach. Enjoy this conversation with Zac Ernst.
43 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Finding Hope and Purpose: Jake Freels
Jake Freels is a contractor, businessman, football coach, avid hunter, missionary, rodeo competitor, video producer, used to compete in motocross events, runs a men’s ministry, mentors young men and is an amazing Dad and husband. The most incredible thing about Jake though, is not all of the things he does, but the story of how he overcame the tragic loss of his dad when he was a kid. This loss sent him spiraling out of control from ages 9 to 19. He then found hope, life, purpose and healing when he met Jesus in college. Today, Jake is helping hundreds of men overcome, because God stepped into his story.
37 minutes | May 24, 2021
Overcoming Setbacks and Obstacles: Josiah Deguara
Josiah Deguara just finished his rookie season as a tight end for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted in the third round with the 94th overall pick. While his first season didn’t go the way he would have planned, with a season-ending ACL tear, Josiah is no stranger to setbacks and obstacles. He overcame injuries and setbacks in his freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of Cincinnati. He didn’t give up and went on to have two breakout years. Josiah’s story is a reminder that setbacks and obstacles are not the end; that even in the midst of delay, you can still overcome.
47 minutes | May 10, 2021
Bodyboarding, Surfing, Drugs and Jesus: Michael Dotts
Michael Dotts is a father, business owner, missionary, and former professional bodyboarder. If you were to meet Mike on the streets, or see him with his beautiful family in the community or at church, you would probably never guess that he lived in the drug culture as a user and dealer for over 8 years. His addiction began at 14 years old, and at his lowest point, he was addicted to OxyContin and Heroin, living homeless and suicidal. Michael’s story of overcoming is inspiring and points to the truth that nothing is impossible with God.
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Adoptive Love: Andy Byrd
Andy Byrd is one of the most authentic, inspiring, and real leaders we know. Andy is part of the leadership of the University of the Nations in YWAM Kona and has been with YWAM for 22 years traveling all over the world. Andy and his wife Holly have SIX children and continue to open their home to children in foster care. In this episode, we sat down with Andy to talk about family, treks to the Himalayas, foster care, adoption, and our call as men to walk in adoptive love.
45 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Overcoming Temptation and Death: Sean Smith
Sean Smith has been traveling, speaking and impacting people’s lives for over 3 decades. In this episode, Sean shares about the earlier years of his life. On many accounts, he shouldn’t be here today…! Sean shares his powerful story of how God met him when he didn’t want to live anymore and helped him overcome significant obstacles and loss and found a life of hope and overcoming that he now helps others discover. This is our conversation with Sean Smith.
46 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Overcoming Odds and Adversities: Derek Carr
Derek Carr is widely known for his success as a NFL quarterback with the Las Vegas, Raiders. Who he is as a man and leader is much more than just a football player. He said it best himself when he said, “Being a Quarterback is what I do but it does not define who I am. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ…” We had the privilege of sitting down with Derek to hear more of his journey, the obstacles he has faced and what he did to overcome them. Here is our conversation with Derek Carr.
11 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
We are all overcomers and we all have things we still need to overcome; lies, past hurt, fear, pain, addiction…Join Zack Curry and guests for a brand new new season of Man Camp. Join us as the hope found in these stories move us to action, to risk, find courage, step out again and embrace our call as overcomers.
37 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
22 Years in Africa: Peter Fretheim
Peter Fretheim has been a missionary in Nigeria for over 22 years. He has seen God do the miraculous and the hardest warlords and child soldiers transformed by Jesus. We first heard about Peter from Phillip Ward and Brent Theobald who have been on previous episodes of Season II of Man Camp. We also had him on our weekly Men’s Mission Zoom call. As shared about his journey as a leader, father and husband looked like, we knew more guys needed to hear his story. His passion for Jesus and people is moving and convicting. We can’t wait for you to hear our conversation with Peter Fretheim.
32 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Let The World See You: Sam Acho
Sam Acho is an author, a public speaker, podcaster, a humanitarian and a committed Christian. He also has been a linebacker in the NFL for close to 10 years. He played college football at the University of Texas and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2011 and played four seasons as a linebacker with the team before signing with the Chicago Bears before the 2015-16 season. In this episode we sat down with Sam to talk about his new book, “Let the World See You”. Most of us hide. We play small and don’t live up to our full potential. when we try to become someone we’re not. After many years of hiding himself, the person he had become had no connection to the real Sam. Only when he lost a friend and a mentor did he realize he was doing it all wrong–just like many of us do, when we try to become someone we’re not. All the while, we ignore the unique gifts and talents and personality we truly possess. We are really excited for you to hear this conversation with Sam Acho and believe that it will challenge you and free you to be who God created you to be.
28 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Breaking Addiction: Dan Matteson
Dan Matteson is a business man and is a part of JC Sacramento. He has a growing appliance repair company he started years ago, he is a great Dad, husband, loves Jesus and has a huge heart for helping men and discipling them. Looking at him you would never know that he struggled with drug addiction for 23 years. A couple years ago Dan shared his journey at the JC Sacamento Men’s Community in Sacramento and we knew more guys needed to hear it. In this episode you will hear Dan’s story of transformation and freedom from addiction. It is our prayer that you will be reminded again that nothing is impossible with God, that no matter what you are facing there is hope and freedom. Here is our conversation with Dan Mattison.
40 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Dads & Daughters
In this episode we sat down with Lauren Hasson to talk about Dads & Daughters and how important the role of a father is to a girl growing up. As a Dad of 3 girls (Zack here) the reality of this is in front of me every day. Lauren shares first hand from her own life how her Dad was instrumental in building and imparting confidence, identity and value that she lives with today. How what he modeled and taught her opened doors in her life and empowered her to be all that God created her to be. For all the Dad’s out there this conversation is a must listen. Lauren’s account of what her Dad did and modeled for her is something we all can learn from. One of the greatest measures of success is what we can invest in our children. The good news is that doing this is practical, simple and attainable. You are always leaving a legacy wether you know it or not. The question is, what kind of legacy will it be. Here is our conversation with our friend Lauren Hasson.
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
A 500 Year Prison Sentence: Ron Adkins
Jesus Culture has had the honor of being a part of an incredible prison ministry in Texas. Several people from our team have gone into the prison to minister and be a part of the incredible work going on there. There have been countless stories of redemption, transformation and we have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people. Zack first met Ron Adkins in Dallas Texas at a hotel, where we were filming his story for our JC Sacramento Easter service. We were able to meet Ron and his wife Dawn who also has an amazing story. Together they lead a ministry called Radical Restoration. We have stayed in touch over the years and have been able to hear him share his testimony several times. Every time we hear it we are moved and reminded again that nothing is impossible with God. Ron was serving a 500 year prison sentence when he had a radical encounter with God. What God did from there you will hear about today. Here is our conversation with Ron Adkins.
45 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Restoring Broken Marriages: Robert Burhans
Robert Burhans is a part of the Jesus Culture team and is a great leader, father, friend and has an incredible story of redemption in his marriage. It’s a story of pain, disconnection, restoration and healing. Many men listening to this podcast are facing what seems like a hopeless situation in your marriage. Rob’s story points to the goodness of God and his ability to heal what seems to be impossible. Rob is real, authentic and vulnerable as he shares his story, we believe it will release hope to many men and their marriages. Here is our conversation with Robert Burhans.