Junior Leadership Development Academy 2023 will be August 7-10. JLDA is an awesome experience where young men grow and develop their leadership skills. More information about this year’s JLDA can be found in the Summer Camps Packet.
Merit Camp is for any boy who has graduated 4th grade, but not yet in 7th. This year we are planning to cover the following 5 Blue Skill merits: Fishing, Air Gun Safety, Astronomy, Pioneer Lore and TBD.
Ranger Training Camp (RTC) is a district leadership training event for boys who have graduated the 4th grade but not yet in the 7th grade. RTC prepares boys to serve as junior leaders in a boy-led, adult-facilitated outpost. RTC can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue.
Junior Training Camp is a district training event for boys who completed 6th grade or above. JTC focuses on leadership development in the local patrol and group. JTC can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue. JTC is a required event for the Trial of the Saber Award.
Advanced Junior Training Camp is a district event for boys who have completed 7th grade or above. AJTC focuses on leadership development by serving in group and church leadership roles for young men. AJTC can be offered in a camping, retreat center, or church venue. AJTC is a required event for the Trail of the Saber Award.
Shooting Sports Action Camp is designed to give boys (who have completed the 8th grade or above), leaders and dads is designed for those who wish to learn about shooting sports. You will learn basic shooting and firearm safety. Much of the instruction is based on the Green Air Rifle merit and the silver, Smallbore Rifle, and Trap Shooting merits. Archery and black power training will not be covered. You will also learn the process for participating in the Royal Ranger Postal Shooting Events. The camp is also open adult men leaders and dads.
Survival Action Camp is designed to give boys (who have completed the 8th grade or above), leaders and dads is designed to give training and experience in survival in the backcountry. Much of the instruction is based on the requirements from the silver Wilderness Survival merit. The time will be divided between instruction and application. You will learn skills, such as advanced fire craft, primitive beds and shelters, how to find food and water, outdoor cooking, and first aid. Teams will construct and live in survival shelters. This is also a great opportunity to draw closer to God and grow spiritually.
Junior Academy is designed to prepare men and young men to serve as leaders/instructors at RTC, JTC, AJTC, Action Camps, and further equip them for service in the local outpost and the local church. JA has a strong focus on mentoring and staff training. JA is a two-stage process.
*Junior Academy starts a day early, on August 6th.
Registration for any of the JLDA camps can be completed online. Click here to register.
Required JLDA Form Packet – Includes permission forms, medical release, adult clearance, equipment checklist, camp directions, and pre-camp meals.