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.

Texas Father/Son Camp

Begins: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ends: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location: Angelina National Forest,   Lake Sam Rayburn, Broaddus, Texas

Join us for a father/son hiking and camping adventure! We will be hiking through the Angelina National Forest a short distance (approximately 1 mile) and camping on the shore of Lake Sam Rayburn, the largest lake in Texas. After setting up camp, we will be placing some trot lines in the lake in hopes of catching catfish. There will be various stations where character and life skill classes will be taught by different fathers/young men. This camp is designed to give fathers and sons plenty of time to relax and explore the woods together.

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New Hampshire Father/Son Camp

Begins: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @6:30pm
Ends: Sunday, May 27, 2018  – noon
Location: Fairwood Bible Institute/Mt Monadnock, New Hampshire
Cost: $55 per family plus $30 per person

Our annual New England Father and Son Service Camp is moving from Cape Cod to Fairwood Bible Institute (fairwoodbible.org), near Mt. Monadnock and Dublin, NH. As usual, it will be held on the three days preceding Memorial Day, which this year is May 24-27. Our service project will be harvesting wood for heat: bucking, splitting, hauling, and stacking. The focus of our fellowship will be developing the soul to deepen relationships.



High Adventure Dive Camp

Begins: August 19, 2018
Ends: August 25, 2018
Location: Big Sandy, Texas

Would you like to learn the amazing skill of Scuba Diving while Diving Deeper into Biblical Manhood? Join us at the International Alert Academy in Big Sandy, TX August 19-25, 2018 for a High Adventure Dive Camp! The focus of this camp will be growing as men of God as we learn underwater diving. The National Association of Scuba Educators (NASE) Certified Dive Instructors will be ALERT Officers and Sgt.’s (also former ALERT Cadets) who lead and teach the Dive Program at the International Alert Academy. In addition to comradery with fellow Cadet fathers and sons, each attendee will have the opportunity to earn their Open Water Diver Certification and explore the underwater world at a nearby Dive Park.

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Wisconsin Father/Son Camp

Begins: July 25, 2018
Ends: July 29, 2018
Location: Devil’s Lake State,  Baraboo, WI

Details coming soon!

Southern LTC - Big Sandy, Texas - August 19-25, 2018

The world is in desperate need of men who will answer God’s call from Isaiah 62:10 to “Lift up a standard for the people.” A Standard is a banner or flag which stand’s for something, like a country or state flag. Before modern electronic communication devices, armies used flags to identify and rally troops. In battle, the Regimental Standard Bearer would hold the flag high to direct troops according to the Commander’s orders. God’s banner displays His love and offer of salvation in Christ. It also lifts up the wisdom of His ways. If it is held high by God’s people loving as He loved us and living according to His ways, people will be drawn to the Him.

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Eastern LTC - Mt Monadnock, New Hampshire

Fairwood Bible Institute

October 15-20, 2018

The Camp will be held at Fairwood Bible Institute (fairwoodbible.org) in Dublin, NH, with staff reporting for training and briefing on Sunday the 14th.

This camp will be focused from the time you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night.  Every activity will develop the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical parts of your being as you acquire or advance skills in outdoor survival, orienteering, sawyering, Personal Emergency Preparedness, and Incident Command Structure (which will satisfy the requirements for these elements of the Crisis Response Training Award).

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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