Camp Wilderness
Aug 10 - 13, 2023

  • $130 - Early Bird rate until three weeks before camp
  • $145 - camp rate after Early Bird discount deadline 
  • Registration must be paid in full by 7/20 to keep Early Bird discount
  • $25.00 Non-refundable deposit if you have to cancel registration
  • Arrive by 10 am Thursday

    Please be on time!

    Graduation 10 am Sunday

    Parents are encouraged to attend


    For AJTC graduates. BAC is a nine-mile, two-day adventure designed for those who want to spend time on the trail learning and developing backpacking skills with classes, such as

    • trail equipment
    • Low impact camping
    • Emergency first aid
    • Map and compass
    • and rescue techniques.

    Instruction is based on the Green and Silver Backpacking merits. Trail teams will camp and work together. Participants will carry their gear and food in backpacks and will share in tasks and leadership responsibilities. They will live in tents and prepare their meals. They will be given many opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned about living in the backcountry.


    1. Register on Campwise. Registration closes two weeks ahead of camp.
    2. Pack all the items on the kit list yourself! That way you know where to find it.
    3. Be ready to check in at camp at 10 am on Thursday
    4. Arrange for your parents to attend your graduation at noon on Sunday, you go home with them after that.
    5. Make sure your Commander gives you credit for any merit requirements you achieved at camp (Backpacking, Compass).
    6. Staff have to be approved by the Camp Commander before registering on Campwise and need to get the Pastor reference form signed and turn it in at camp registration. This needs to be filled out once a year.


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    Remember, think in ounces, not pounds. Pack your pack and weigh yourself. Add 6 pounds for community gear. Your pack should not weigh more than 33% of your body weight.


    • 1 Hat (Royal Rangers or other)
    • 1 Poncho or raincoat with hood
    • 3 T-shirts (Royal Rangers camp or other)
    • 2 pr. Jeans (military-type fatigue; cargo; or other work-type trousers)
    • 1 pr. Boots (or shoes) for hiking, worn and ‘broken in’ before camp to ensure that they do not cause blisters, etc.
    • 1 pr shoes (athletic)
    • 4 pr. Socks (wool or nylon for hiking, NO Cotton)
    • 4 Underclothing
    • Swimsuit
    • Sleeping gear (Pajamas or other)


    • Your Backpack is the most important gear needed for this camp. You will be carrying all your gear (with community supplies) in your pack throughout the camp; and a well-fitting pack will enrich your camp experience. The pack should be 5000 = 18 in. wide x 10 in. deep x 28 in. high (or similar dimensions) and have a waist-belt.
    • Lightweight tent (paired w/ other person)
    • Compass, baseplate (Silva-type)(must have)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Sharp pocket Knife or multi-Tool (w/sheath)
    • Whistle
    • "Mess" kit (1 fork, 1 spoon, 1 bowl)
    • Cup
    • Water Bottle or Canteen
    • Bandanna
    • Toilet paper in zip-lock bag
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap & shampoo (body wash)
    • Body powder (GoldBond or equal)
    • Deodorant
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen or Sunblock
    • Insect repellent
    • Pencil and Pens (2 ea.)
    • Small Bible


    • 1 light jacket or sweatshirt
    • Pillow
    • Bag for dirty clothes
    • Personal First-aid kit
    • Sleeping pad
    • Ditty Bag to carry small items
    • Wristwatch
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Tissues
    • Fingernail Clipper
    • Lip Balm (chapstick)

    All prescription medications must be checked-in with the Camp Medical Officer at registration! NO Electronic Devices allowed at camp.