all Boys • age 10-16

100% Outdoor • Overnight

Camping • Hiking • wilderness skills

Land Navigation • lasertag missions

Tactical camping for BOYs !

OUR MISSION IS TO EQUIP BOYS WITH SKILLS TO BECOME CONFIDENT LEADERS!

summer overnight Boys CAMP

+ father & son overnight camp

+ SPRING BREAK overnight CAMP 

+ jrotc/rOTC Prep 

Squad STX is an overnight primitive camping, hiking, and orienteering program for boys designed by U.S. Army infantry officers as an alternative or supplement to traditional summer camp and Boy Scouts. Camping with a military twist — not a boot camp! We help boys develop stronger leadership skills through squad competitions, time-tested military training methodologies and situational training exercises (STX).

PRACTICAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR YOUNG MEN

Our intent is to facilitate exercises that are mostly 'self-directed' by the campers. One of the primary methods we use to reinforce leadership lessons is rotating leadership roles twice a day so everyone takes turns leading squad missions.

Campers learn basic camping, survival and leadership skills. Activities include setting up tarp shelters, reading contour maps, navigating using terrain association and compass azimuths, night hiking, knot tying, knife handling, cooking with propane stoves and campfires, capture-the-flag with top-of-the-line laser guns and constantly keeping track of personnel and gear—the finer aspects of leadership! 

 

Perfect for either outdoor rookies with no experience, camping experts that want to try something different or JROTC cadets seeking basic overnight field experience or preparation for college ROTC. Our course is tough, but it is not a boot camp for troubled teens. Camping experience or military aspirations are not required, but motivation is!

ALTERNATIVE TO BOY SCOUTS

Shelter Planning • Day & Night Hiking • Camping • Map Reading • Land Navigation

Swimming • Cooking • Lasertag missions • Knife Handling • Survival Skills

Squad STX is a mix of traditional summer camp and boy scouting, organized according to time-tested military principles. Our courses teach young men practical outdoor leadership and are run by ROTC cadets and newly commissioned lieutenants. Includes camping, hiking, land navigation, team competitions, lasertag missions, and situational training exercises (STX). Less kumbaya, more hooah!

LOCATION

DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas

Located Between Fort Worth and Austin

Less Kumbaya, More Hooah!