We offer two types of camps:

Father/Son Camps –Father/son camps combine outdoor activities, practical skills instruction, service projects, and Bible teaching to turn the hearts of the sons to their fathers. Winter camps require extra gear, while service camps feature reduced fees in exchange for service at the camp facilities. Click on the gray tab below for dates and locations.

Leadership Training Corps (LTC) Camps – LTC camps equip ALERT Cadets, who hold the recognition of LTC or higher rank, with leadership training and specialized skills, so that these young men can assume greater leadership responsibility in their units and pass on the skills they have learned. Fathers are strongly encouraged, and in some camps required, to participate with their sons. Click on the gray tab below for dates and locations.

Eligibility & Registration

To participate in all ALERT Cadet Camps, you must have completed the ALERT Cadet Basic Training Manual (BTM) before the camp. The BTM can be completed in 2 to 4 weeks.

To participate in LTC Camps you must also:

  • Be a member of an ALERT Cadet unit, with up-to-date membership paperwork, membership fees, and uniforms (this includes the remote families serving in 3rd Delta Units).
  • be at least 13 years old.


Click on the gray tabs above to read about each event or to register.

Schedules and packing lists are updated approximately one month before the beginning of each camp.

Medical Release Forms

Medical Information-Release Form – Son

Medical Information/Release Form – Father

General Liability and Model Release Form

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to prospective ALERT Cadet campers. To apply for a scholarship, up to 50% of the cost of a camp, please download the Scholarship Request Form.

Cape Cod Father/Son Service Camp

Begins: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @6:30pm
Ends: Sunday, May 28, 2017  – mid-afternoon (with the option to stay until Monday)
Location: Buzzard’s Bay, Bourne, MA
Cost: $35 non-refundable registration fee per family

Following up on our 2016 Camp, we will look at the discouragement that looms when anger and fear are not resolved.

Additional Important Details


North Central Regional Father/Son Canoe Camp

Begins: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ends: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Location: Boundary Waters Area
Rock Ridge Christian Canoe Camp & Outfitters
2851 Camp Easton Rd.,
Ely, MN 55731
Cost: $100 for father/son, additional sons are $30. If additional canoe is required the cost will be $45 more.
Transportation and meals are not included. Bring your own.

This is an open camp for non-Cadet fathers/sons. 

We are planning to meet together in camp at 6PM Wednesday, canoe Thursday thru Saturday, arriving back at original camp Saturday PM. We will dismiss after breakfast on Sunday.

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Southern LTC - Big Sandy, Texas

Sept 19-23, 2017 (REVISED CAMP DATES)


$35 – Registration Fee per family (non-refundable)

Father – $175; Each Son $175 (Early Registration until Sept 1st)

After Sept 1st: Cost –  $200 Each Person

Rise Up Men of God will be the theme for the 2017 Southern Leadership Training Corp Camp held at the ALERT Campus in Big Sandy, TX. Colossians 3:1-17 will guide us as we use several First Responder scenarios (police, fire, rescue), critical thinking and endurance events, as well as daily disciplines to learn what God is calling His men to be during these seemingly godless times.  William Pierson Merrill wrote the song Rise Up O Men of God 116 years ago out of a passion for Christian men to answer God’s call to be leaders in perilous times. That call is ours today and we must be ready to answer. Come prepared to look inwardly and outwardly, to think critically, to learn to live with determination and to act decisively on what God calls us to do.

Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend with your sons! (Fathers are not required to attend in order for sons to participate.) There will be special sessions to teach dads to rise to their calling and train their sons to be mighty men of God. To make it easier for fathers to attend (and their families to be without them) we are shortening the camp to run from Tuesday evening, September 19th through Saturday morning, September 23rd.  The cost of the camp will be measurably reduced not only because of fewer days but through other cost cutting measures. Exact camp fees will be posted soon, along with a packing list.

Pray specifically and discuss with your family about attending the 2017 Southern LTC Camp. It could be your call to Rise UP and become the man God needs you to be!


Eastern LTC - Waynesburg, PA

Oct 9-14, 2017

The October 9-14, 2017, Eastern Region LTC Camp will be held at Strath an De’ Farm (Scottish Gaelic for “God’s Valley”) belonging to Jim and Barbara Butler in Waynesburg, PA, with staff reporting for training and briefing on Sunday the 8th. More details…


ALERT Cadet regional and international camps assist ALERT Cadet fathers by:

  1. Serving as tools to motivate their sons and encourage them toward love and good deeds.
  2. Providing opportunities for training in specialized areas that might not be available at home.
  3. Allowing their sons to travel to different places, create lifelong memories, and spend time in God’s outdoor learning environment.


There is no substitute for spending both quality and quantity time with our children, and LTC Camp provides the opportunity for both.  I was able to be fully focused and involved all week with my boys with activities that included bible study, character development, useful skill training, and team building.  We laughed, played, worked, and learned together and came away with great memories shared, as well as, hopefully, a keener vision for Godly manhood.

Cadet Captain Brett Whitaker