Summer Training is an optional part of the Air Cadet Program. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a variety of summer training opportunities throughout their career. Summer training courses offer more in-depth study and experience in a variety of different subject areas and builds off of the training that is conducted at the Squadron. Air Cadets may apply for courses in physical fitness, drill and ceremonial, aviation, aviation technology, air crew survival, marksmanship and music. Summer courses progress in scope and difficulty, and the intermediate and advanced level courses require pre-requisites of completing certain training levels.
Summer training opportunities are dependent on the cadet's training level. There are two types of Summer Training programs, the Cadet Activity Program (CAP) and Summer Courses held at Cadet Training Centres (CTC).
CADET ACTIVTY PROGRAMS (CAP)
CAPs are decentralized summer day camps that augment the corps/squadron’s program for all first-year and second-year cadets. The dynamic citizenship, fitness, and CAF/Canadian Cadet Organizations familiarization activities offered will leverage CAF and community facilities to provide an elevated experience linked to the Cadet Program aims and objectives.
CAP Yr 1: 5-day experience that allows cadets opportunities to build confidence and meet other cadets through participation in fun, safe, challenging, and well-organized activities in their local areas. Cadet participants are generally aged 12-13 and are about to enter their second year of training at a corps/squadron
Richmond : 3 July 2023 to 7 July 2023
CAP Yr 2: 9-day experience that allows cadets opportunities to build leadership and interpersonal skills through participation in fun, safe, challenging, and well-organized activities in their local areas. Cadet participants are generally aged 13-14 and are about to enter their third year of training at a corps/squadron.
Richmond : 16 August 2023 to 24 August 2023
CADET TRAINING CENTRES (CTC)
Cadets that have completed Proficiency Level 3 will have opportunities to attend Cadet Training Centers in 2023. There are no costs to attend summer training, with transportation, lodging and meals being provided by the Department of National Defence. Cadets will be paid an allowance for each week of training in order to cover their incidental expenses.
All CTC courses are offered either 100% Virtual or through a hybrid model
Hybrid (EL + IH) : A course that is composed of a virtual training component and an in-house training component. (Training Bonus only applies to the in-house training component. All hybrid courses involves 1 week of virtual training prior to either 2 or 3 weeks of in person training, depending on course)
Virtual : Training will be completed online with no in person component
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMI)
Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCI)
Music Course (Military Band)
Advanced Aviation (AA)
Survival Instructor Course (SI)
Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSI)
Cyber Training Course - eLearning
Cadet Correspondent Course - eLearning
Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant (CASA) - eLearning (Level 4+ Only)
If interested in attending CAP or CTC in Summer 2023, please completed this form by Monday April 10, 2023 : https://forms.gle/SLnZKEj8UsUxDvmT9
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