Join Our Camp!

The Man Up Camp will compel you to bring your best self forward.

Over 2 intense days, tutors, mentors and instructors will guide you through a full on immersive experience designed to get you in touch with your deeper, better self.

From military training to mindful whiskey tasting the Man Up Camp will attune you to yourself in a way that could alter your life path forever.


Camp Programme

Expect surprises during this weekend but nonetheless here is a skeleton schedule to get you oriented.

Day 1

What is success FOR YOU?

What is your goal? What is your IKIGAI? What does success mean for you?

These are questions that you will answer in your application process to the weekend. Such answers will help us tailor the weekend activities and processing in a way that helps you make the most out of this weekend.

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Sat 5th - Sun 6th Dec

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Jan

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Feb


If you’re doing just fine, but want to take life to the next level, this is your natural home.

If you’re in a rut right now, that’s fine also. We will help you climb out and set you on the path to meeting a version of yourself you never even thought existed.

Man Up helps men reconnect with themselves, with other men, orient themselves better in the world and become of greater service to themselves, their families and their communities. There are many ways in which a man can engage with his own masculinity in the modern world but certain virtues remain at the core of what it takes to make a man great.

Reliability, competence, honesty, commitment, courage, sacrifice, empathy, patience and diligence are chief among those.

Our goal is to help create better fathers, brothers, sons, lovers, husbands, entrepreneurs, friends and role models for the betterment of our societies.

It’s time to MAN UP!

Matthew’s Personal Statement

Jon’s Personal Statement

Man Up Team

Matthew Bartolo

Matthew Bartolo is a counsellor, psychotherapist, mentor and supervisor, but his actual learning came from his work with people from all walks of life. Be it people with all sorts of addiction, social and financial issues, asylum seekers, and people with sexual problems. They all taught Matthew how when people have the willingness to get better they do. No matter where they are and what resources they have at their disposal. Humans have an innate ability to survive. All he needs to do is help them tap into that ability.

He himself has managed to start several businesses from the ground up. These businesses range from an online store to human services. Each business has taught him a lot about human behavior and how when you push people, and give them the right environment they will grow and flourish into a version of themselves that they thought they can only dream of. Imagine you surround yourself with people who push you in ways that help you become a better version of yourself, in all aspects of your life. This is possible. This is Man Up Malta.

Matthew Bartolo

Jon Mallia

From working extensively with inmates and troubled youths to his own struggle with ADHD and self-destructive behavior, Jon has honed and embraced a number of key skills that have fueled a positive and radical change within himself and those that have incorporated them into their lives.

Jon believes in following your blisters rather than your bliss, in looking to continually tread the border between order and chaos and in pursuing excellence as a mode of being.

Jon Mallia

Keith Marshall

Keith Marshall loves to live life large. Galavanting across the planet has been put on hold as of late but it hasn't halted his other loves, not by a longshot.

He's got big plans for his fledgling SiGMA Foundation with fund raising trips up Kilimanjaro and Toubkal in the pipeline as well as the Camino de Santiago, offering some really interesting prospects for prospective candidates. Of course, trekking will always stand its ground (pardon the pun) and you'll find him bouldering along Maltese shoreline most mornings. Make it count!

Keith Marshall

John Spartan

Spartan has been teaching gymnastics since he was 16 years old and studied to become a personal trainer. He has always been passionate about physical / mental strength. All his life he has been challenged by situations that others may fall into in despair.

He is determined to help others grow no matter what they are currently facing. He believes that everyone has it in them to build and grow physically and mentally. Spartan is a certified trainer. He was also active within the US Navy service, from which he got honorable discharge.

Jon Spartan


During his 25 year military career, Nick served with specialist military units and amongst other duties, participated in humanitarian missions in Kosovo, protected vulnerable vessels transiting through pirate infested waters off the coast of Somalia and worked in post-revolutionary Libya.

Now retired, he lectures on leadership, communication, alternative analysis methods and is a procurement consultant for various EU military units operating in the African Sahel region. Years of traveling and living with what can be comfortably carried on his back, has taught him to strip away the excess layers of mental and material baggage of the modern world and focus on the basics of what we actually need in life.

Throughout history and by studying various cultures, we learn that humans generally carried the same essential items in order to survive. These were reliable tools that evoked a simpler more sustainable existence. Knowing how to use and maintain these tools, together with an adventurous mindset will inevitably lead to a better understanding of oneself and one’s real potential.


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