Camp Wilderness
Available August 2026

Arrive by 10 am Thursday

Please be on time!

Graduation 10 am Sunday

Parents are encouraged to attend


For AJTC graduates, Canoeing Adventure Camp is a two-day expedition on the Mecan River learning and developing canoeing skills.

  • Canoeing equipment
  • Emergency flotation devices
  • Canoe and paddle care
  • Carrying & launching a canoe
  • Canoe paddling strokes
  • Rescuing swimmers with a canoe
  • Navigating river hazards

You and your canoe buddy will canoe and camp together.  You will learn to pack your gear in waterproof bags in the canoe and safely navigate down a river.  There will be opportunities to practice emergency water situations.

Instruction is based on the (green) Canoeing Merit.



  1. Register online on Campwise. Campers should register at least two weeks in advance in order to secure a spot. Camp equipment that may have been included in your registration is not guaranteed to late registrants.
  2. Pack all the items on the Equipment list yourself! That way, you know where to find it.  Contact the Camp Commander with any questions you have about the equipment or gear for this Camp.
  3. Be ready to check in at Camp at 10 am on Thursday. Please be on time! All prescription medications must be checked in with the Camp Medical Officer when you arrive at Camp.
  4. Arrange for your parents to attend your graduation at 10 am. on Sunday; you may go home with them after the ceremony.
  5. Inform your Outpost Commander of the merit requirements you achieved at camp. Also, tell your Commander and others of your great Adventure.

--Camp is NOT responsible for electronic devices.--

Camp Staff must be approved by the Camp Commander before registering on Campwise; and must have the online Pastoral Reference form submitted. This needs to be completed only once a year.

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Canoeing Adventure Camp Personal Equipment Checklist


  • 1 Cap [Bring Academy cap from JTC]
  • Sweatshirt
  • Poncho or raincoat with hood
  • 1 pr. Long pants, quick-dry (to be used as an emergency floatation device).
  • 1 pr. Long pants (military-type fatigue; cargo; or other work-type trousers).
  • 1 pr Water Shoes (or shoes that can get wet). [NO flip-flops]
  • 1 pr. Shoes for camp wear
  • 1 swimsuit (2nd swimsuit is optional)
  • T-shirts
  • 4 pr. Socks
  • Underclothing
  • Sleeping wear (Pajamas or other)



  • Personal Floatation Device (life jacket)
  • Water-proof Pack or Dry Bag for personal equipment & Clothing (REQUIRED)
  • Tent (could be paired w/another camper)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight
  • Water Bottle or Canteen
  • Sharp Pocket knife or Multi-Tool (w/sheath)
  • "Mess" Kit (1 fork; 1 spoon; 1 bowl)
  • Water Bottle (32 oz Nalgene, wide-mouth)
  • Toiletry Kit: (Zip-Lock bag) [Travel-size toiletry items are preferred.]
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap & shampoo (body wash)
    • Deodorant
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen or Sunblock
    • Insect repellent
  • Pencil and Pens (2 ea.)
  • Small Bible


Additional Items

  • Sleeping pad (air mattress or foam pad)
  • Pillow
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Camp Chair, folding-type w/ carry bag
  • Lip Balm (chapstick)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • If you wear glasses - Glasses strap