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  • Camp Type: Overnight
  • Age of Campers: 13 - 18
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 2014
855-962-2267 855-XMC-CAMP

Extreme Military Challenge! (XMC) is for young people ages 13-18 who are motivated to experience what a military environment is like and who want to see if they have what it takes to succeed.

We operate on the beautiful location of Camp Liberty ( in Battleground, Alabama.

We are a program for good kids, so please keep that in mind. We are also the program with the best cost/experience ratio available, and we aren't a summer camp that is only intended to get the attendees to enroll into a military high school like most similar programs are.

Our mission is to give young people the chance to have amazing experiences to include rappelling, marksmanship training and field survival without being pressured into something more. Attending our program gives young people a chance to test themselves and to prepare for their future. We do not push our cadets to go into the military, we simply provide to them the highest caliber of training and experience to give them the ability to make an informed choice on whether the military is right for them.

Please visit our website for more information and for enrollment information.


Cadet Basic Training (two weeks)

Cadet Basic Training (CBT) is a two-week, high-adventure, introduction to military life.   You will train, sweat and find your inner-strength with other young people from around the world.

Recruits are led by seasoned Drill Sergeants, officers and NCOs who instill a high level of personal pride, self-discipline and internal confidence in each recruit.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience the military lifestyle as a primer for the possibility of future military service or attendance at a Service Academy.

Highlights of CBT include marksmanship training, rappelling, taking on a confidence course, with a full Graduation Ceremony as the final event.

Cadet Field Leader Course (two weeks)

Success in the military, academic or corporate environment is largely based on teamwork and communication skills.  These are the fundamental traits of any good leader.

The Cadet Field Leader Course (CFLC) is a two-week basic leadership program, based on the Army's Warrior Leader Course.  Cadets are exposed to leadership traits and principles, while also working to develop an awareness of how they fit into a team.

This is a heavily field-based program, with teamwork exhibited in a fire team, squad and platoon environment.

Cadet Basic Training and Cadet Field Leader Combined Course (four weeks)

The Army trains Soldiers based on the philosophy of CRAWL- WALK - RUN.  In order to run, you must know how to walk.  To walk, you must have learned to crawl.

Cadets learn to "Crawl" in Cadet Basic Training.  The basic skills and experiences are built upon through the Cadet Field Leader Course where it's time to "Walk."   Most learn best when the two courses are attended back-to-back, for a total of four weeks.

Approximately 70% of our Cadets will attend this option. Recommended for age 15+

Cadet Recon Course (four weeks)

There are those who have no choice but to push themselves harder, longer and further than those around them. The Cadet Recon Course (CRC) is meant for those hard-chargers.

The four-week CRC is the toughest and most intense of our programs.  This training is reserved for young men and women, age 16 and older, who are driven to excel within a military training environment.   Cadets and Explorers of other military style programs, who have completed a 10-day or longer recruit training program, may apply to attend.

Statistically, 35% will NOT graduate from this program.  Not everyone "wins a trophy."  Failure to meet ALL standards will result in transfer to another training program.

Note: At least two females must enroll and meet the standards to have female participation in this course

Recruit to Ranger Program (four weeks)

This is for those young people who think they've got what it takes to master the skills of Cadet Basic Training, while taking on the additional requirements of the Cadet Ranger School.

Recruit to Ranger (R2R) recruits will attend CBT with all other recruits. On day 8 of CBT, the R2R recruits will be administered the Cadet Ranger Course Physical Fitness Test.  You will have ONE CHANCE to pass this test.   If you do, you will complete week two of CBT in a special platoon, led by the Cadet Recon Course instructors.

You will finish CBT in a much more intense environment, preparing for the next two weeks of Cadet Recon Course. If you do not meet the standards, you will be transferred to the Cadet Field Leader Course.

This program is reserved for highly-motivated and physically fit recruits who are age 16+.

Note: At least two females must enroll and meet the standards to have female participation in this course.

Cadet On-the-Job Training

Training Service Support Positions (five weeks)

Not everyone in the Uniformed Services in an Infantry troop.  Even in the U.S. Marine Corps, where "every Marine is a rifleman," there are support personnel to ensure the system moves efficiently.

This is five weeks of on-the-job training, where Cadets are involved in the operation of the camp, including administration, public affairs, operations, supply, etc.

Applicants must be highly-qualified and hand-picked for this program. This course is also ideal for Cadets of other programs (Army Explorers, Civil Air Patrol, JROTC, Young Marines, etc.) who have completed at least three weeks of residential military training and are at least 16 years of age.

Run by camp professionals with years of experience on a beautiful historic college campus.

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My son has been all about military since he was a toddler. I stumbled across this camp looking for a way to get my son into something to prepare and help him decide for sure that military is what he wants. His school does not offer ROTC, so I finding this was amazing. My son has went through cadet basic training, cadet field leader couse his first year. The second year fitness week ojt, cadet scuba, and cadet ranger phase 1. This year he has completed cadet combat engineer and currently in the middle of cadet ranger phase 2. I am amazed at the experience and knowledge he is gaining from his experience at XMC. XMC is the greatest opportunity, experience, and learning camp. I cannot ever express what this camp has meant to my son and me. Most grateful for the dedicated staff and Cadre at XMC!


I can't say enough about this camp! It really is military standard in dress; respect; physical fitness, and leadership. My sons were at the camp in Summer 2015 and we have already signed on for Summer 2016. I encourage you to enroll for a full month since this first two weeks are basic training and then they move into a rank as a cadet and experience even more adventures the second two-week enrollment. My sons got very physically fit and respect driven while there and have continued it at home. Great camp!!!


Fantastic Program, Only Real One Of Its Type. Beautiful Modern Campus and Experienced Staff, Can't Ask For Better!

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