OCTOBER 21ST - 22ND, 2022

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What is Watchmen?

Watchmen is a retreat where men leave feeling inspired, encouraged and motivated to live out the life God has called them to.  Men who attend the Watchmen retreat will be inspired to try new things and participate in activities designed just for men.  They will be encouraged by a community of men to tear down walls, set aside pride and follow Jesus.  Our desire is that each man is motivated to return home to invest in his family’s spiritual health, restore broken relationships and be a ‘watchman’ over his brothers and sisters in Christ.


This retreat is for men.  Teenage boys are welcome to attend with a father, grandfather, or mentor.


Speaker Info

Speaker: Scottie Johnson

Bio: Scottie Johnson is the lead pastor and church planter of Outdoor Church of Arkansas. Scottie grew up in Little Rock Arkansas. Scottie surrendered to vocational ministry in June 1990 at Super Summer Arkansas the summer after he graduated from high school. 3 weeks later Scottie was serving in his first ministry role as a student minister at a small church outside of Little Rock. Through that experience and several others God reveled to him that student ministry was the area God was calling him to serve. He has been married to Allyce Johnson since December 1994. They met at Ouachita Baptist University where they attended and graduated college. Scottie and Allyce have 2 boys, Henry 19 and one Fisher 11. For 32 years Scottie worked in student ministry. He loves to hunt and fish and the outdoors. December 2012 Scottie and his family moved to Conway to plant a church to reach the outdoor community. April 2014 Scottie and a group of like-minded believers launched Outdoor Church of Arkansas in Conway Arkansas. Scottie wants to see men and their families come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. He believes that OCA will be a step in the right direction. Scottie believes everyone deserves to hear the gospel. Scottie also served on the Evangelism and Church Health Team at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention as a Student Ministry Specialist for 3 years. Scottie is also the interim Student Pastor at Heber Springs Baptist Church and has served there as the interim student pastor. In addition to serving in various ministry roles and speaking engagements, Scottie is also a professional crappie fishing guide and guides all over the state of Arkansas. His Facebook page is Crappie Coach and LiveScope Lessons.

Worship Leader Info

Worship Leader: Frankie Shepherd

Bio: Frankie is an avid storm chaser and worship leader. He attended Williams Baptist University. Frankie serves as the full-time worship leader at Lakeview Baptist Church. He also served as a staffer during Camp Siloam in 2016. Since 2014, Frankie has lead worship at various camps and retreats. His heart is for men to lead out and sing in worship. Frankie’s love for weather started in childhood and has been chasing storms since 2018. He is a part of the Vortex Chasing team based here in Arkansas.

Who is Watchmen for?

  • Watchmen is for men and boys age 12+.

When is Watchmen?

  • October 21-22, 2022

How much does it cost?

  • The cost is $75
  • This includes all the meals, lodging and activities for the duration of the retreat.

Here’s what a typical schedule looks like:

Friday, October 21

1:00 PM Check-In Begins Free Activities Open

3:00 PM Paintball (Far Rec Fields) 

6:00 PM Check-In Closes

6:30 PM Dinner (Cedar Hall)

8:00 PM Session 1 (Worship Center)

9:30 PM Group Discussion

10:30 PM Fellowship & Fire 

Saturday, October 22

7:00 AM Coffee & Quiet Time

7:30AM Breakfast (Cedar Hall)

8:30 AM Session 2 (Worship Center)

9:30 AM Group Discussion

10:30 AM Free Time Shooting Sports Open Two Canoes Open (camp store) 

12:30 PM Lunch (Cedar Hall) 

1:30 PM Breakout Sessions OR Q&A Time OR Demonstrations

2:30 PM Free Time

4:00 PM Session 3 (Worship Center)

5:30 PM Load & Leave

What should they bring?


  • Shirts (short/long sleeve, weather dependent)
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Coat or Jacket
  • Raincoat or Umbrella


  • Sleeping Bag or Twin Sheets & Blanket
  • Pillow


  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shower Shoes
  • Towel
  • Washcloth

Must Haves:

  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil

Please do not bring:

  • Cell Phones (see policies)
  • Music Players
  • Handheld Gaming Devices
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Recreational Drugs
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Fireworks
  • Two-piece swimsuits (gals)
  • Speedo swimsuits (guys)
  • Pets

How do I apply for scholarships?

Visit our scholarship application webpage Here