Tactical camping for BOYs
all Boys • ages 10-16
100% Outdoor • Overnight
Camping • Hiking • wilderness skills
Land Navigation • lasertag missions
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!
DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK
1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas
Located Between Fort Worth and Austin