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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!

May 17-18, 2024

Bring a Group

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



6–7 p.m.  >  Check-in
7 p.m.  >  Italian Buffet Dinner
8:15 p.m.  >  Main Session: Mike Jarvis
9:45 p.m.  >  Make-your-own Sundae Bar
10:15 p.m.  >  Optional Activities *

* laser tag, corn hole, The Crag climbing wall, acoustic worship time


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: Mike Jarvis 
Noon  >  Head Home

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Mike Jarvis

Mike Jarvis is a legendary basketball coach, author and speaker. As head coach, he guided Boston University, George Washington University, St. John’s University and Florida Atlantic University to 14 NCAA postseason tournaments including two trips to the Sweet 16. Coach Jarvis was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, worked for ESPN and Fox Sports, was named “National Coach of the Year” by the Black Coaches Association and “Father of the Year” by Ebony Magazine. He coached high school All-Americans Patrick Ewing and Rumeal Robinson and NBA Draft Lottery picks Yinka Dare and Ron Artest. Residing in Florida, Coach Jarvis and his wife Connie have two children and five grandchildren.


Registration & Cost


Regular + Full Housing


Friday housing

Friday dinner

Saturday brunch

Main sessions

Regular (no housing)


Friday dinner

Saturday brunch

Main sessions


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 570-585-9196 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 (temporarily closed)
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.