You will be acquiring or advancing your skills in First Aid with CPR, land search and recovery/rescue, map reading and compass, sawyer safety and use, Incident Command System, and two-way radio use, protocol, and care (which taken together satisfy all the requirements for the Crisis Response Training Award). More than ever you will appreciate that team success depends on the success of each member.
LTC members: You will be tested to think, communicate, and act under pressure. You will refine your ability to calmly and efficiently collect facts, discern outcomes, evaluate risk, make decisions, develop plans, re-evaluate decisions, make course corrections, clean up your mistakes, process criticism, and debrief in order to thoroughly learn from your experiences.
Dads: You are going to partner with your sons in order to observe, protect, evaluate, advise, and enjoy them. You will instruct, re-enforce progress, and learn new things about some skills and about your sons. Come prepared to see your sons challenged and stretched and then take home refined parenting skills that will benefit all your children as you disciple them in critical thinking and other skills. You dads hold the positions of greatest influence as you collaborate directly with your sons to integrate the purpose of each devotion, teaching, training, briefing, scenario, and debriefing.
We will be staying in cabins. There are rustic showers, and all mealtime food will be supplied. Note that the packing list (not yet posted) will require neither a multi-day backpack nor any special uniform or equipment purchases.
No one has permission to stay away from this camp due to finances. For scholarship information contact Lt. Col. Doug Dagarin at [email protected] or 413-575-4560 before you register for the camp.