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Night Ops: Camp Onawa – Trail Life Weekend

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 28 @ 2:00 pm


Who can attend:

  • Trailmen ages 11+
  • Registered TLUSA Adult Members


  • Youth:$25 per youth,
  • Adult: $25 per adult


  • Registration Deadline: August 23rd

This is a troop event, not a family event. All attendees must be registered with Trail Life USA.

Adults are asked to volunteer for a variety of positions including manning the stations during the night. We have added several new volunteer positions as well. See the Adult Volunteer Information page for more details.

Everyone is expected to be quiet during the night event and to avoid walking through campsites. People are sleeping (non-participating youth & adults). (Obviously, it’ll be difficult to avoid at night, but try to avoid walking through campsites.)

Rules and Guidelines: All troop should review the Camp Rules with their youth to ensure that the rules are followed. This includes the rule of a 3-person buddy system.

Registration and payment: Scroll to the bottom of the page to read the updated registration information; payments are offline – mail a check or request a PayPal invoice to pay by credit card. We strongly prefer to not receive payments when you arrive at camp but we understand that it is sometimes necessary.

Troops are responsible for maintaining 2-deep leadership throughout the weekend at their campsite. 

Troops are responsible for providing FOOD, tents, etc. The event fee covers the cost of the campground, our supplies for the event, an event patch for every participating youth and adult, and awards.

Troops are expected to treat the property with respect and to assist in keeping the common areas clean. Don’t use or play with Night Ops equipment. Do not clog the toilets, throw trash where it doesn’t belong, etc.

If you have questions or concerns, you should contact Jared Bonebrake, the event coordinator, via the contact form on this website or via the information you may otherwise have.


The schedule fluctuates depending on various factors but this is the general idea:


  • Troops may start arriving in the afternoon. You must let us know when you are arriving.
  • All patrols must complete their event packet after arriving and before taking part in the event (identifying stations on map, providing name, contact info, etc.)
  • All patrols and adults should plan on gathering in the general area of the command tent by 7:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) so that we can get started.
  • (9pm roughly) Adult volunteers are sent out first after receiving instructions.
  • (10pm roughly) Final instructions are given to patrols before being sent out.


  • (3am) The last patrols return to the command tent to check-out before heading to bed.
  • (11am) – Award/Debriefing ceremony at the bonfire pit. Patrols must be present to win.
  • Troops can leave after the award ceremony.  If troops need to leave prior to awards ceremony, they must notify the staff for accountability purposes.
  • Additional events may be added as they become available. We are open to volunteers organizing service projects or other events on Saturday afternoon.

For health & safety, no one may leave the camp until 7am Saturday morning. 
In order to win awards, patrols must stay for the award/debriefing ceremony.

Campsite, Facilities & Bathrooms​

Your troop will be assigned to a campsite based on the information you provide us concerning how many individual are coming and whether you prefer hammock camping, tent camping or a mix.


  • 2 cabins will be open for restroom use only, located near main campsites; these can be used by anyone.
  • The pool area has bathrooms for adult men/women (depending on the weekend) and bathrooms and showers for youth.
  • Unmarked buildings are off limits.

Required Information

Here is a list of the paperwork required from your Troop in order to participant in Night Ops:

  • Every registered adult’s member ID card in PDF form should be emailed us prior to the deadline.
  • Every Adult is also required to wear their lanyard throughout the event and will be required to show their lanyard at check-in.
      • Anyone who is not a registered member of Trail Life USA will not be allowed on the property. This includes parents dropping off their youth.  There will be an area for drop off and the gate will be closed prior to event start.
    • Troop Trip Overview in PDF form sent by the deadline.


TrailLife USA and AHG National have different requirements for the paperwork that you need to have in order to go on an outing of this nature. It is your responsibility to submit that paperwork in a timely fashion.

This is not intended to be a complete list of all paperwork that you need to complete to attend. Please check with your group to make sure you’ve submitted all the necessary paperwork for your group (TrailLife and AHG may require different things).

Trail Life USA’s Child Safety Youth Protection Policies

Each non-Trail Life Member will need review Trail Life USA’s Child Safety Youth Protection Policies document.

Click here to view.


Only Troop Leaders to register their youth and adults for Night Ops.


  1. Fill out the google RSVP form and wait to hear back about if we have available for your group
  2. Gather the information that you need in order to register your group:
    1. Full Name of every attendee
    2. The email address of every adult or family email of every youth
    3. Cell phone numbers of every Adult
    4. Adult Member ID Cards for every Adult
    5. Permission Slips for each attendee – youth AND adults.
  3. Go to the registration page (we’ll email you the link) and add your group members with their data.
  4. Send payment by check or request a PayPal invoice to pay by credit card.

We will also need a copy of the health and medical form for each participant (youth and adults) to keep on file. You can upload a copy when registering if you so chose; otherwise, a paper copy MUST be provided at check-in.


WAIVERS! I forgot to add to the above video that after you register your group, each attendee will need to have their waiver completed online:


This event is not possible without volunteers.

Please use this google form to volunteer for a team/station.


September 27 @ 4:00 pm
September 28 @ 2:00 pm
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AHG\TLUSA Troop AL0125
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Camp Onawa
302 CO RD 383
Billingsley, AL 36006 United States
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