Each spring Army Cadets at our unit can apply to attend Army Cadet Summer Camp. This program is provided free of charge to the participants. Cadets are selected to attend camp based upon attendance, participation and general behaviour.
Blackdown Army Cadet Summer Training Centre, at Canadian Forces Base Borden, is one of four Cadet Summer Camps located within Ontario. Each summer Army Cadets have the opportunity to take part in courses related to expedition, music, drill and ceremonial, marksmanship or sports and fitness.
In their initial summer Army Cadets can attend a General Training course for 2 weeks.
In their second summer Army Cadets can attend a Basic Training level course for 3 weeks.
And subsequent summers Army Cadets can attend an Instructor level course for 6 weeks.
After Army cadets have completed an Instructor level course additional opportunities may become available to qualified cadets to attend National level programs such as Expedition focused Leadership Training and the Canadian Forces Parachute Course.