National Training Events

The national Royal Rangers ministry oversees the operation of numerous national training events that equip leaders to successfully fulfill their roles at various levels of Royal Rangers leadership.  The following events are conducted at various locations around the country. For a complete list of camps currently scheduled, or to register for a camp, please visit out National Training Schedule page.

National Rangers Ministry Camp

NRMC provides instruction in leading exciting outpost activities. Each man will be introduced to the following activities: archery, art, air rifle, contemporary camping, computers, drama, music, team building initiatives, trades, and Ranger Derby. Additionally, participants experience what it means to be a boy-lead, adult-facilitated outpost, using the team/patrol system. Most importantly, participants are challenged spiritually to live a life of godly manhood and servant leadership. Every leader will be able to answer the question, “Do I have what it takes to be a godly man?”

National Elementary Education Conference

NEEC is an interactive event that gives men and women leaders training in various techniques and methods to effectively teach and mentor boys. Leaders will explore the development and needs of the elementary age group, with Ranger Kids as the main focus. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the needs and characteristics of boys so you can better relate and connect with them.

World Class Outpost Seminar

The WCO seminar is designed to expose the outpost leadership team to a successful set of practices, methods, strategies, and tools that will enable them to develop into a World Class Outpost. The greatest benefit of this event is achieved when the outpost/church leadership attends and completes this event together as a team.

Johnnie Barnes Excellence Initiative

The JBEI seminar will stretch you and your leadership team. You will be challenged to embrace new leadership behaviors and attitudes. Though counter-intuitive, you will discover freedom by embracing limits that lead to greater influence and effectiveness. You will also receive tools to continually improve upon past performance and reach new goals. District leaders are encouraged to ask potential or new organizational leaders to attend this seminar shortly before or after appointing them to their first post of service.  All organizational leaders should attend the seminar every 5 years to refresh their knowledge on current leadership topics.


Royal Rangers instructors play a central role in the success of the program by providing valuable training on both the national and district levels to equip leaders for success in their various areas of responsibility.  See the Instructor Training page for more information.

Training Academy

TA prepares graduates to teach in the Rangers Ministry Academy and is a prerequisite for attending all other academies. This training will be offered by each region in partnership with their districts.


National Academy

NA is a national seminar designed to train recommended leaders to become instructors and staff members for national training events.

Advanced Academy

AA is a national seminar designed to equip recommended NA graduates for the specialized leadership roles (Camp Director, Senior Patrol Leader, Coordinator, Chaplain, and Audio/Video Technician) for NRMC & NEEC.