If your Ranger is eleven and older he is encouraged to join the Junior Leadership Training Academy. Once he has competed two Leadership camps plus three elective Adventure camps, he will be awarded an Academy Saber and inducted into the Ranger Elite.
The leadership camps as well as the Outdoor Survival, Backpacking and Canoeing Adventure Camps are all held on the same weekend in August. The Winter Survival adventure is held in January and the Frontiersman adventure is in May. Check the event calendar for details.
Below, we have split these camps into sections to guide you.
JTC + AJTC + 3 Adventure Camps = Academy Saber.
All campers are expected to find their own way to and from camp. We suggest parents car pool or arrange to use their church van.
You have to start with Jr Training Camp (JTC) and then one year later attend Advanced Jr Training Camp (AJTC). From there you can elect three more adventure camps to earn your saber.
Ranger Training Camp is recommended for 5th graders. Once you are 11 or older you can attend any of our Academy camps, but the Survival camp is really challenging so do that camp last if you can.
Camp Wilderness has modern flush toilet and private hot shower facilities available to all campers, including Frontiersman Campers. Bring your own towel and toiletries.
Ask your parents to:
Due to low demand, GPH no longer carries the dress uniform or the formal uniform blazer. Alternative sources for these items are available upon request from the National Office. Call 417-862-2781 Extension 4181.