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An 18-Hour Event for Men!

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Man Up!

At Man Up! you’ll hit the pause button on your daily grind and recharge spiritually with other men who are excited about serving Christ.

Man Up! is on the campus of Clarks Summit University, where you’ll eat well, recharge, learn from God’s Word and even help with a service project during this jam-packed experience.

Come after work on Friday, and you’ll get home in time for dinner Saturday—refreshed and ready to Man Up for Christ!

The weekend includes:

  • Man Up! 2023 Featured speaker: Dave Dravecky, former professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. 
  • Dinner, man-sized brunch, sundae bar
  • Recreation Center use including basketball courts and The Crag rock climbing wall
  • Scenic CSU campus including the Creation Walk and fishing in the pond (bring your own gear)
  • On-campus accommodations (optional)

    May 19-20, 2023

    Bring a Group to Man Up!

    Man Up! is a great experience for men’s groups to attend together. With only an 18-hour time commitment and low cost, it’s accessible for church groups, small groups and friends. With activities, excellent food and Bible messages from the world of sports, your group truly will want to experience this event together.

    Build unity and fellowship as you learn and grow alongside one another at MAN UP!

    Man Up! Schedule 


    6–7 p.m.  |  Check-in
    7 p.m.  |  Italian Buffet Dinner
    8:15 p.m.  |  Main Session: Dave Dravecky
    9:30 p.m.  |  Make-your-own Sundae Bar
    10:30 p.m.  |  Optional Activities


    6 a.m.  |  Coffee and Danishes
    7:30 a.m.  |  Work Up! Service Projects
    9:30 a.m.  |  Eat Up! All-you-can-eat Brunch
    10:30 a.m.  |  Main Session: Dave Dravecky
    Noon  |  Head Home

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    Dave Dravecky

    Dave Dravecky has been speaking professionally since 1991, delivering motivational messages to a wide variety of audiences across the country. First thrust into the public spotlight when his career took off as a major league baseball pitcher, he was an All-Star pitcher for the San Diego Padres (’82–’87) and San Francisco Giants (’87–’89). Shortly after realizing this lifelong dream, Dravecky was diagnosed with cancer, a desmoid tumor, in the deltoid muscle of his pitching arm.

    The next years were a whirlwind of surgery, radiation, pain and depression. Eventually, his arm was amputated to stop the spread of the cancer and save his life. Today, Dravecky shares his experiences and what he’s learned in hopes of inspiring others to find encouragement and hope, no matter what life throws at them.

    Watch a short video about Dave Dravecky


    Registration & Cost


    Regular + Full Housing


    Registration open through May 12, 2023

    Friday housing

    Friday housing

    Friday dinner

    Saturday breakfast

    Dave Dravecky session

    Regular (no housing)


    Registration open through May 12, 2023

    Friday dinner

    Saturday breakfast

    Dave Dravecky session


    Where Man Up! Happens

    Man Up! is a ministry of Clarks Summit University. CSU prepares Christ-centered, career-ready graduates through both on-campus and online learning options. Accredited programs span from High School Dual Enrollment to more than 60 undergraduate majors, customizable master’s programs, and Baptist Bible Seminary master’s and doctoral degrees.


    Need help? Just ask!

    Find answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you still need help, please email or call 570-585-9202 and our team will assist you.

    Area Hotels

    Several area hotels are within a very convenient and easy 5–15 minute drive to our campus

    Comfort Inn
    811 Northern Blvd.
    Clarks Summit, PA 18411

    Best Western Plus
    820 Northern Blvd.
    Clarks Summit, PA 18411

    Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
    232 Main St
    Dickson City, PA 18519

    Days Inn by Wyndham
    1946 Scranton Carbondale Hwy.
    Scranton, PA 18508

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    1265 Commerce Blvd.
    Dickson City, PA 18519

    You can view a complete listing of all area hotels including pricing and contact information. Always ask if they offer a Clarks Summit University when you contact hotels.

      Man Up! Cancellation Policy

      A $10 cancellation fee per person is included with each registration. Should you cancel your registration, you will be refunded the amount minus the $10 cancellation fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing of the registration refund.

      You may cancel a registration on or before April 15 by emailing and selecting one of two options:

      * Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, email address and phone number.)
      * Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $10 cancellation fee.

      If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given.

      There are no discounts for late arrivals or partial days. All conference attendees must pre-register.