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SUMMER TRAINING

     Summer Training is an opportunity for cadets to travel, meet new friends, and learn new material that can advance their cadet career. Transportation, meals and uniforms are covered free of cost to the cadet and their families. While away at camp, cadets earn a weekly salary. Successful completion of a summer course, allows a cadet to move onto the next advancement of course for the following summer. Basic and Intermediate level courses are taught CPR and First Aid while at camp.

1ST YEAR CADET SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

GENERAL TRAINING

     This two week course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Adventure training, sports and swimming.

2ND YEAR CADET SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

BASIC DRILL AND CEREMONIAL COURSE

     This three week course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the corps, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. The cadets participate in activities such as; commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training.

BASIC FITNESS AND SPORTS COURSE

     The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fitness and recreational sports training, building upon what has been experienced at the Corps. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of ethical sports conduct, sportsmanship and teamwork.

BASIC EXPEDITION COURSE

     This three week course provides cadets with the fundamentals of expedition training. Cadets participate in activities in a dynamic learning environment. Cadets will be exposed to aspects of a multi-day long expedition.

BASIC MARKSMANSHIP COURSE

     This three week course provides cadets an opportunity to develop their skills in a safe and practical manner. This course promotes the development of marksmanship competition, sportsmanship and teamwork. Cadets will be exposed to a variety or air rifle marksmanship opportunities to inspire them to pursue further Marksmanship courses

BASIC PIPE BAND COURSE

     This three week course provides cadets the opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities. Cadets will maintain a primary instrument, learn music theory, and execute drill as a member of a band while performing ensemble music. Cadets can participate in the MBC as a member of a pipe band.

3RD YEAR CADET SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

DRILL AND CEREMONIAL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

     This six week course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. Cadets will be prepared to assume a specialist parade position at their home unit. The cadets participate in activities such as; advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership.

FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

     This six week course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities . The activities the cadets will be participating in are: personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports.

EXPEDITION INSTRUCTOR COURSE

     This six week course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for Expedition training conducted at the Corps. They will learn the theoretical and technical skills needed to deliver an Expedition and face a challenging multi-day Expedition.

MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR COURSE

     The aim of this six-week course is to develop individual air rifle marksmanship and summer biathlon specialty skills while reinforcing and further developing the leadership and instructional techniques skills. Sportsmanship and discipline while safely handling rifles are important skills taught on this course.

INTERMEDIATE PIPE BAND COURSE

     This six week course raises cadets' musical skills to the next proficiency level and builds on the skills learned in the Basic Musician Course. Cadets can participate in the IBC as a member of a pipe band.

4TH YEAR CADET SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

ADVANCED PIPE BAND COURSE

     This six week course raises cadets' musical skills to the next proficiency level and builds on the skills learned in the Intermediate Musician Course. Cadets also learn some instructional techniques relating to music.

STAFF CADET

     Staff cadets are the NCOs of the Cadet Training Centres. Staff cadets gain valuable leadership, teamwork and instructional experience. A staff cadet can assist the officer staff with the instruction and supervision of cadets, or might be tasked in an administrative or logistical support role. Rank and pay for staff cadets depend upon the position; this is usually determined during a pre-course training and evaluation period

MAPLE LEAF EXCHANGE

     The aim of these six-week exchanges are to introduce cadets to the training in the Army Cadet Force in the United Kingdom in Wales, Scotland and England as well as providing cadets an opportunity to participate in cultural activities and touring.