The adventure begins when the barge is loaded at the mainland with the children and troopers, and heads toward Trooper Island.
When the barge touches the island, campers make their way from the boat dock up a small hill. At the top the youths are divided into groups of eight.
Each day begins early, with the raising of the flag.
Various informational and educational programs are scheduled between breakfast and lunch times.
Campers learn about: accident and fire prevention, first aid, conservation, hygiene, good citizenship, drug abuse and leadership.
The volunteer instructors come from many state agencies and adjacent communities.
Afternoons are spent in enthusiastic physical activity and once the evening meal is completed movies, campfires, games, and other planned activities await the campers.