Sixteen years ago, Boys Day Out started at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with 15 boys.
Now it is hundreds of boys and men at Camp Pee Dee.
Boys Day Out is a chance for men and boys to bond through swimming, fishing, canoeing, basketball, football, and horseback riding.
The rules were simple — have a good time, no bullying, no fighting, no cursing, and no sagging pants.
The goal is to help young men become bigger men.
As the guest speaker for this year’s event, Clio native Sterling Leaven talked about having once sat where the young men listening to him were.
He talked about coming from a broken home and having a reading disability. He had to attend special classes for reading.
“Where you start has nothing to do with where you will end up,” Leaven said.