Action Camps are training events in which both young men in grades 9-12, and adult men can attend. Together they will learn exciting skills like backpacking, canoeing, survival, winter camping, etc., to take back to the local outpost. These activities can be ideal for a father and son to attend together. Boys do not need to complete JTC or AJTC prior to attending an action camp. The following Action Camps are being offered by the NY Royal Rangers Ministry Network.
Canoeing Action Camp is for those who want to learn basic and advanced canoeing skills as well as how to conduct canoe trips. Topics to be studied include water-related first aid, swimming safety, canoe safety, waterproofing of gear, canoe care, and portaging. After attending some important training classes, trainees and staff will set out on a water expedition. Much of the instruction is based on the requirements from the green Canoeing merit. Canoeing rivers and lakes can be a fun and adventurous way to explore nature.
Shooting Sports Action Camp is 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, Small-bore Rifle, and Trap Shooting merits. Archery is another option that may be available. 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.
No black powder shooting.
Survival Action Camp is designed to give training and experience in survival in the back country. 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.
Winter Survival Action Camp is for those who wish to learn more about winter camping. You will receive instruction in the fundamentals of cold weather camping/survival. Classes and activities include winter shelters, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and avalanche safety. Much of the instruction is based on the requirements from the Silver Winter Camping merit.
Backpacking Action Camp is designed for those who want to spend time on the trail learning and developing backpacking skills with classes, such as trail equipment, low impact camping, emergency first aid, map and compass, and rescue techniques. Instruction is based on the Green and Silver Backpacking merits. Trail teams will camp and work together. Participants will carry their gear and food in backpacks and will share in tasks and leadership responsibilities. They will live in tents and prepare their meals. They will be given many opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned about living in the backcountry.
Missions Action Camp is designed to give boys, leaders and dads training and experience in missions activities.. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for the green Emergency Preparedness Merit. The time at MAC will be divided between instruction and application. Training will be headed by Chaplain Donald Snyder the Compassion Care Ministries Director of the New York Ministry Network. Trainees will learn skills that will be useful in an emergency. Time will also be spent on the proper way to minister and witness during an emergency. MAC is open to Royal Rangers who have completed the 8th grade, JTC and AJTC completion is desired but not required. Trainees are to be recommended by their Commander. The camp is also open adult leaders and dads.