We offer two types of camps:

Father/Son Camps –Father/son camps combine outdoor activities, practical skills instruction, service projects, and Bible teaching to turn the hearts of the sons to their fathers. Winter camps require extra gear, while service camps feature reduced fees in exchange for service at the camp facilities. Click on the gray tab below for dates and locations.

Leadership Training Corps (LTC) Camps – LTC camps equip ALERT Cadets, who hold the recognition of LTC or higher rank, with leadership training and specialized skills, so that these young men can assume greater leadership responsibility in their units and pass on the skills they have learned. Fathers are strongly encouraged, and in some camps required, to participate with their sons. Click on the gray tab below for dates and locations.

Eligibility & Registration

To participate in all ALERT Cadet Camps, you must have completed the ALERT Cadet Basic Training Manual (BTM) before the camp. The BTM can be completed in 2 to 4 weeks.

To participate in LTC Camps you must also:

  • Be a member of an ALERT Cadet unit, with up-to-date membership paperwork, membership fees, and uniforms (this includes the remote families serving in 3rd Delta Units).
  • be at least 13 years old.


Click on the gray tabs above to read about each event or to register.

Schedules and packing lists are updated approximately one month before the beginning of each camp.

Medical Release Forms

Medical Information-Release Form – Son

Medical Information/Release Form – Father

General Liability and Model Release Form

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to prospective ALERT Cadet campers. To apply for a scholarship, up to 50% of the cost of a camp, please download the Scholarship Request Form.

South Central Father/Son Camp

Buffalo River Canoe Camping Trip
Begins: May 13, 2019
Ends: May 18, 2019
Location: Marshall, Arkansas

Open to Cadets age 8 and older and their fathers

Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? This may be it. Fathers and sons will be spending a week on the beautiful Buffalo National River near Marshall, Arkansas. This trip will be in the wilderness. The men and boys will be primitive camping out of canoes, navigating their way down the river. There will be no campsites, no restrooms, no Wal-Mart runs. However, there will be plenty of wildlife and wilderness to explore. This is the type of trip that would be difficult to do on your own. We will be benefiting from the men of Unit TX6D who have made this trip several times and have agreed to act as guides. There will also be men from ALERT who will be sharing several outdoor skills such as river crossing, wilderness survival, etc. Some hot meals will be provided; others will be packed in the canoes. There will be limited room on this trip, so if you want to secure a spot, be sure to sign up quickly!


Eastern Father/Son Camp

Begins: May 23, 2019
Ends: May 26, 2019
Location: Fairwood Bible Institute, Dublin, New Hampshire (fairwoodbible.org)
Cost: $55 per family plus $33 per person

Our service project will be harvesting wood for heat: bucking, splitting, hauling, and stacking.  The focus of our fellowship will be putting relationships first.
Our time together will be filled with listening to the Holy Spirit, PT, prayer, formations, group devotions, father and son debriefing, meaningful meals with testimonies, room inspections, marching drill, campfires, organized games/sports, hot showers in every room, and free time to hike Mt. Monadnock.

Cadet leaders from LTC’s to Sergeants have a great opportunity to develop and use their leadership skills, as they are given much of the responsibility for directing the activities that occupy the sons throughout each day.

Camp starts with supper at 1830 hours on Thursday, May 23th, and ends with lunch on Sunday, May 26th. The fee for this camp is $55 per family plus $33 per person, however, no one has permission to stay away from this camp solely due to finances.  For scholarship beyond what you may obtain online, contact CMaj. Doug Dagarin at [email protected] or 413-575-4560 before you register for the camp


North Central Father/Son Camp

Begins: July 24, 2019 (6pm)
Ends: July 28, 2019
Location: Kohler Andrae State Park, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

The camp will be held at Kohler-Andrae State Park located at 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. For driving directions: https://maps.google.com?daddr=43.67822,-87.7179 or use the Wisconsin State Parks website.

Check In begins at 3pm and the camp will start at 6pm Wednesday with dinner, July 24 and end at 10am after breakfast on Sunday, July 28.

This is an open-to-all who are interested in Cadets camp.  Non-Cadet families should be hosted by an active Cadet family. The sites are tent restricted. Camping attire or duty uniform is the dress code. No chambrays are needed.

Check the WI Parks website regarding park rules and campground policies at: https://Wisconsin.goingtocamp.com

Cost of camp is $234 (Father/Son) and $50 for each additional son. If there are any dietary restrictions, and the camper will not be taking their meals with the unit, we will refund the cost of the meals.

There is a Park access fee that will be paid by the F/S upon check-in that is not included in the cost for the camp. The fee is based on resident/non-resident status.

Please go to Event Calendar to register

Eastern LTC - Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

  • Strath an De’ Farm

October 7-12, 2019

The October 7-12, 2019, Eastern Region LTC Camp will be held at Strath an De’ Farm (Scottish Gaelic for “God’s Valley”) belonging to Jim and Barbara Butler in Waynesburg, PA, with staff reporting for briefing on Sunday the 6th.
Each activity is designed to develop the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical parts of your being as you acquire or advance skills in wilderness survival, orienteering, sawyer safety, and personal emergency preparedness, (which will satisfy the requirements for these elements of the Crisis Response Training Award).

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South Central LTC Camp - Big Sandy, Texas

October 2-5, 2019

Older Cadets (ages 13-17) who are ready and willing to be stretched spiritually, physically and mentally, are invited to come to the South Central LTC Camp in Big Sandy, TX.  The camp will focus on advanced challenges and technical skill sets that build camaraderie and brotherhood among the participants.  The primary emphasis during these camps is to encourage each cadet to further develop his relationship with God and others through training in servant leadership.

Register Here

ALERT Cadet regional and international camps assist ALERT Cadet fathers by:

  1. Serving as tools to motivate their sons and encourage them toward love and good deeds.
  2. Providing opportunities for training in specialized areas that might not be available at home.
  3. Allowing their sons to travel to different places, create lifelong memories, and spend time in God’s outdoor learning environment.


There is no substitute for spending both quality and quantity time with our children, and LTC Camp provides the opportunity for both.  I was able to be fully focused and involved all week with my boys with activities that included bible study, character development, useful skill training, and team building.  We laughed, played, worked, and learned together and came away with great memories shared, as well as, hopefully, a keener vision for Godly manhood.

Cadet Captain Brett Whitaker