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CAMP DETAILS

100% Outdoors, team focus

alternative to Boy scouts

Less KumBaya, More Hooah

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CAMP ACTIVITIES

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

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

WHO

Squad STX is for boys age 10 to 18 interested in camping, wilderness skills, ROTC or just outdoor adventures. Father & son camps are also available. Instructors are former infantry officers and ROTC cadets. 

WHAT

100% outdoor overnight primitive camping and hiking. Five-day sessions and weekend sessions both available. No cabins, no tents, and no air conditioning. Can be physically and emotionally exhausting.

WHEN

Our main five-day overnight summer camps are conducted in June and July, with three sessions to choose from. Weekend camps are also available in the spring & fall.

WHERE

Camp is held at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.

CAMP SESSIONS

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BOYS SUMMER 5-DAY

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS (Wed-Sun)

Sessions from May to July

Wed 4pm - Sun 10am

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FATHER & SON CAMP

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS (Fri-Sun)

Sessions all year long

Fri 4p - Sun 10am

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TOUGH, FUN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Campers experience primitive camping, day & night hiking and small group leadership in a 100% outdoor overnight environment. Boys learn techniques to setup tarp shelters, read contour maps, navigate to places around the park using terrain association, cook meals with propane and campfire, keep track of squad mates gear, and take care of their feet. 

BACK TO BASICS

Squad STX is different from traditional scouting trips and summer camps. We focus on basic leadership principles using situational training exercises (STX), and leadership positions rotate daily within squads to give everyone experience making decisions to accomplish squad objectives. Campers must be motivated to attend, because we are not a boot camp for troubled teens, and we don't cancel for rain!

5-DAY OVERNIGHT CAMPS

WEEKEND OVERNIGHT CAMPS

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Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas

Located Between Fort Worth and Austin

Safety
*PHYSICAL ADVISORY NOTES*

Campers will hike 4-8 miles a day and 35-50 miles total. Campers must have the stamina and outdoor fitness capacity for hiking in hot Texas weather. We mitigate the heat by swimming at the river around 2-4pm each day, but pre-camp heat conditioning is a must! Campers will be in a Texas state park sleeping out under the stars and tarps (not in tents). Heat exhaustion is the main risk, even in fall & spring sessions, so please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more info regarding necessary pre-camp heat conditioning

CAMP SAFETY

Squad STX is directed by former U.S. Army infantry officers trained in wilderness operations, and squad instructors are ROTC cadets personally recruited from Texas universities with background checks. All activities are conducted inside Dinosaur Valley State Park in coordination with park safety protocols. First aid kits are kept on the campers at all times.

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