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Educational Camp Courses

We firmly believe that children should never stop learning, even if it is summer time. Read on to learn about some of the topics that are covered at camp in our camp classroom.

  • Anger / Stress Management

Stress is a fact of life. How we handle stressful situations can mean the difference between obtaining positive results or negative ones. This course helps recruits to understand and control their anger and stress levels. They will learn how to de-escalate potential hot spots and maintain peace and order, even in challenging situations.

  • Code of Conduct

Recruits learn the code that all servicemen and women swear and live by in the Armed Forces. As with all military units, the Code of Conduct is used as a guideline to act with honor, integrity and courage under the most demanding, stressful and seemingly grave situations. This is a skill that can certainly be beneficial to recruits when they are back at home.

  • Confidence Course

Recruits confront and overcome fears and potential barriers through a series of obstacles designed to challenge both the mind and body. An alternate approach to traditional learning, the confidence course, long proven by militaries world wide, provides a challenging platform on which fears can be confronted in a safe and controlled manner. This activity is known to have an “I can do it!” effect on our recruits.

  • Drill and Ceremonies

The discipline learned and achieved through precision marching and drill is invaluable. There is no better way to build teamwork and Esprit de Corps, and look good doing it. Recruits will begin learning basic positions and marching, and continue to expand on their skills base, as they learn more challenging drill maneuvers throughout the course of camp.

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol abuse among adolescents has reached epidemic proportions. This program teaches recruits the physical, emotional, and social hazards of using controlled substances. Upon completion of this course, your recruit will be able to identify all of the risks involved with using controlled substances and how to avoid them at all costs. He will also learn why experimentation is dangerous, and how to say “No”. Any recruit that has ever mustered the strength to tell their parents “No” should certainly be able to do the same to their peers when they need to…. right?

  • Environmental Awareness

This course takes the topic of Environmental Awareness and uses it as a delivery system for a larger and broader message. Recruits learn the values and hazards of their surrounding environment and the resources available to maintain safety and awareness. Environmental preservation and respect for surroundings is a necessary lesson that will ensure a bright future for our children.

  • Future Planning

Emphasizes the importance of planning for the future and helps recruits select a career field. In this class, the recruits are guided through the necessary steps towards planning for their vital upcoming years. From colleges to careers, the campers learn how to plan and prepare for a prosperous future.

  • Goal Setting

Goal Setting teaches your child how to analyze tasks or missions and break them down into smaller, more attainable goals. recruits learn how to apply these skills towards common everyday tasks, such as chores, homework and their family life.

  • Land Navigation

Recruits are taught how to navigate through open terrain with a compass and a map. Along with receiving some extra exercise, your child will learn the valuable skill of successfully maneuvering his way around unfamiliar territory.

  • Leader Quick Reaction Course

Recruits learn to take initiative and responsibility by rotating through leadership positions in a variety of challenging situations. The LQRC is an effective tool in teaching some of the most basic, yet vital leadership skills. Analytical thinking, sound decision making, and gathering intelligence are just a few skills learned in this class.

  • Map Reading

The ability to understand where you are and how to get where you are going is important in order to stay safe. Map Reading teaches children basic map reading on standard topographical maps, brushes up on math skills and promotes analytical thinking.

  • Military Customs and Courtesies

Today’s Military Customs and Courtesies are built on millenniums of past traditions. Your child will learn our most important customs and where they originated from. Bugle calls, salutes and ceremonies all teach respect for authority and enforce discipline.

  • Military History

Recruits learn about some of our world’s greatest leaders, their accomplishments and the character traits that defined them. From Alexander the Great to Napoleon, and from Theodore Roosevelt to General George Patton, campers will finish this course with new knowledge of our country’s history.

  • Parents as Leaders

Remember when honoring your parents was a responsibility, and not a request? Our recruits are given a (loud and) clear explanation of why they must honor and respect their parents as their leaders, and the difficulties that evolve when they don’t. This is a message that is repeated often throughout their stay at camp, an important message that goes unspoken all too often.

  • Peer Pressure Proof

Generations ago, the school bully was demanding milk money. Times have changed, and our new “bullies” have altered their traditional manipulation tactics, now coaxing your recruit into illicit drugs and encouraging their participation in illegal behavior. Our recruits learn how to cope with today’s society and the pressure fellow youth place on each other on a daily basis. Our recruits learn the difference between positive pressure and negative pressure and will leave camp armed with the knowledge to be Peer Pressure Proof.

  • Phonetic Alphabet

Recruits learn the military codes for our alphabet and numeral system. The Phonetic alphabet is vital to conducting military operations, as its primary purpose is to eliminate misunderstandings on military radios caused by the intense background noise during battle. Visit our Learning for New Recruits area on our web site to give your recruit a head start on this class.

  • Principles of Fitness

Good health and physical fitness are a winning combination for growing adolescents. When your recruit is in good health and maintains a high level of physical fitness, he will be less fatigued in school and have increased mental alertness; thus having a higher capacity for learning and knowledge retention. Recruits learn how to achieve their desired fitness levels while participating in a safe and rewarding physical fitness program. We encourage our recruits to maintain some type of fitness regiment upon their return home, to maintain optimum health. This is a great supplement to our camp physical fitness sessions, conducted each morning, bright and early.

  • Social Skill Development

Did you ever wonder if your recruit was living with wolverines while he was supposed to be learning proper social skills and etiquette? You know you’ve taught him better, he must have just forgot…. This course covers polite conversation through table manners, and consideration of others through speaking out of turn; everything he needs to carry himself as a polite young man.

That’s a lot of learning! We also have a lot of fun activities to help keep our recruits motivated. You can find out more about our trip to the Grand Canyon, or playing paintball, or going swimming. These activities help ensure that our program is well rounded and keeps our recruits motivated.


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