Academy FAQ's

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.

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.

Ranger Kids (K to 2nd grade) have a family camp-out once a year where an adult male has to accompany them. Boys 3rd Grade and up can attend Summer Camp with leaders from their outpost. Academy and Frontiersmen camping is for the older boys; Adventure Rangers and up.

Camp Wilderness has modern flush toilet and private hot shower facilities available to all campers, including Frontiersman Campers. Bring your own towel and toiletries.

  • Purchase a handbook for your son and review it with him.
  • Set goals with your son and praise him as he achieves awards and merits
  • Help him complete any missed lessons and assignments
  • Ask him what he learned in Rangers and practice with him
  • Add all events to your calendar and ensure your son is signed up in a timely fashion. The easiest may be to sync your calendar with the Rangers calendar. Follow directions on the calendar page.
  • Pray and read the Bible every day with your son and incorporate any memory verses and required reading into your quiet time
  • Always be ready to help Ranger leaders at events and camp-outs. Leader’s are not experts in every merit, volunteer to help teach a merit you know a lot about.

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.

JTCAugust 10 – 13, 2017

Arrive Thursday 10am, graduate 9am Sunday

Camp Wilderness, Waupaca
$125. Registration closes July 31

  • Guys 11 and older
  • Learn to be a leader
  • Overnight campouts, camping equipment provided!
  • Outdoor skills training like cooking on an open fire
  • Lash your own camping gadgets
  • Make buddies for life
  • All attendees have to sign up online. You will be given the option to pay online or mail in a check.
  • Camp fee includes all food, 2 camp t-shirts and a hat
  • Arrange your own transport to and from camp
  • Download your GEAR LIST here.


Welcome to the Academy of Men

At eleven, a Ranger is ready to start an adventure in leadership that will equip him for lifelong ministry. By joining the Junior Leadership Training Academy, he will embark on a journey that will teach him the outdoor and leadership skills necessary to equip him for Academy Action camps that will test his ability and endurance.

He has to start with Junior Training Camp (JTC) where, under the watchful eye of trained Adult Leaders, he will camp in a patrol of his peers, preparing his own meals on an open fire. He will be taught how to lash together a dish washing station, food prep table, and other useful camping gadgets to make his life easier. He will learn to use a compass, how to apply first aid and how to pack a backpack before setting out on a hiking trail – all essential skills needed to be competent in the outdoors.

One year later, the Ranger will return to the Academy to complete Advanced Junior Training Camp (AJTC) where the emphasis is on teamwork. Together, the Rangers will build a 30-foot tower, rope bridge and zip line. Techniques in Pioneering and Orienteering are also taught to prepare him for the Action camps.

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