For Backpacking, Canoeing & Elite. Young men 11+ are encouraged to join the Junior Leadership Training Academy. Once he has competed his two Leadership camps plus three Advanced camps of his choice, he will be awarded an Academy Saber and inducted into the Ranger Elite.
Build lifelong friendships as you spend Memorial Day weekend living like a frontiersman in the late 1700's! Allow us to host you and your family as we provide you with a fully-immersive old-world experience packed with games, competitions and unforgettable fellowship.
Boys 9 to 11 will gain confidence in camping skills, learn how to work as a patrol and rely on the unique abilities of every individual in the team. This event is jam-packed with leadership skill tests, fun and games, and team building activities.
LeaderCon17, April 2018
Every year, our adult leaders (and their families) join together to collaborate, learn and recognize what God has done through the Royal Rangers ministry in our local churches over the past year. Attendees leave inspired and full of new ideas. Conference is followed by Academy Banquet.
- Guys 11 and older - Learn to be a leader - Overnight campouts, no adults needed! - Outdoor skills training like cooking on an open fire - Lash your own camping gadgets - Make buddies for life
Welcome to the Academy of Men.
JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP
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 Adventure camps that will test his ability and endurance.
- Guys 12 and older - Experience the power of a team - Build a rope bridge - Construct a 30ft tower - Fly along a zip line
Leadership in Action.
Advanced JR TRAINING CAMP
The Ranger has to start with Junior Training Camp (JTC).
One year later, he 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 Adventure camps.
- AJTC graduates - Over 9 miles of exhilarating adventure - Map your course, prep your own food - Camp along the trail
Trek Through the Wilderness.
Backpacking Adventure CAMP
Backpacking is a challenging yet highly rewarding experience. Essentials of hiking – including equipment, first aid, cooking, navigation and how to pack a backpack are covered before you hit the nine-mile trail for a two-day backpacking adventure. You will carry all your gear in backpacks, filter all your drinking water and cook freeze-dried food over backpacking stoves.
- AJTC Graduates - One survival kit - Two guys - Three days - Survive!
Only one requirement: Survive.
Survival Adventure CAMP
This adventure is not for the feint-hearted. In fact, most guys complete this camp last to be sure they are fully prepared for the challenge of living off the land for three days. You will build your own shelter, trap your own food and filter your water as you experience survival in the wilderness.
Once the Ranger has completed five Academy Camps he may be invited to serve on Elite Staff at one of the camps. This completes the requirements for earning the coveted Academy Saber, which is awarded at a formal ceremony attended by parents and Rangers across the district.