Squad STX Boys Camping

Adventure Camp:
Assorted Adventures, Backpacking, Leadership, Wilderness

Overnight Camp

Camp Address
1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
USA
(903) 883-6398

Squad STX is a unique alternative to traditional summer camp and Boy Scouts. We offer overnight team camping, hiking and leadership courses designed and run by former US Army infantry officers to help train boys for a stronger future and expand their leadership potential. Boys learn the basics of building shelters, reading maps and terrain, day and night hiking, knife handling, patrol planning, staying hydrated, foot care, and other outdoor skills. Our sessions are for motivated boys age 11-15 interested in less kumbaya and more hooah! Learn more at our website or give us a call.

Squad STX Boys Camping Camp Picture
Squad STX Boys Camping Camp Picture

Camp Video

Camp Facilities

Squad STX Boys Camping is conducted inside Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas. 

Camp Staff

Squad STX is run by a team of former US Army infantry officers that are passionate about imparting basic but very important leadership lessons often overlooked outside of the military. The skills that our team works to instill in participants represent a combined 30 years of leading and training young men on five continents.

Camp FAQs

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Squad STX is for boys age 11-15 interested in less kumbaya and more hooah — such as roughing it outdoors, carrying heavy loads, navigating to points on maps, practicing teamwork and leadership, and cleaning up after themselves.

DO YOU HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY SESSION?
No. Attend as few or as many sessions as you want. Prices are per camper per session.

WHERE IS THIS HELD?
2018-2019 sessions are held at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas, with camping in the northern hike-in primitive campsite area.

HOW BIG ARE THE SESSIONS?
Each session consists of ten to twenty boys and a cadre of three to six veterans and ROTC cadets.

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
Squad STX allows young men to practice hands-on leadership using time-tested concepts used in the military such as squad competitions, assigning roles and duties that rotate daily, and a focus on personnel and equipment accountability. Instructors draw on years of experience designing squad competitions in the US Army that have been adapted to this setting to provide a fun and adventurous experience. The result is a mix of “self-directed” and instructor-led training that allows students to engage in meaningful leadership experiences while learning the basics of getting around in the wilderness.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE COURSE?
Our goal is to provide boys a mix of traditional summer camp and scouting, with a focus on hands-on leadership and general wilderness skills, as well as on students gaining new insights on how to work within teams, solve problems, and realize their leadership potential. Our staff are all Army veterans or ROTC cadets, so many service-oriented principles influence our outlook on life, but we generally just think the outdoors is a great place to learn leadership!

IS THIS A BOOT CAMP?
No, Squad STX is a fun but challenging course for young men that want to practice outdoor leadership and learn or refresh some basic wilderness skills. It is for motivated boys age 11-15 not there because their parents are making them. We are not in the business of straightening out delinquent kids. Attendees must want to be here.

WHAT DOES “STX” MEAN?
Situational training exercises (STX) are scenario-driven, mission-oriented exercises designed to train one collective task or a group of related tasks.

CAN YOU BRING A FRIEND?
Refer a friend and you will both receive a 10% discount and you will both be put in the same squad. Email us (subject: bring a friend) to arrange.

Camp Sessions

Camp Season: September 28, 2018 to September 1, 2019
Multiple camper discounts available

Camp Location

Click "Camp" marker on map to get driving directions to Squad STX Boys Camping.