The cadet program offers the opportunity to attend various camps across the country and participate in various courses of their choosing during the months of July and August of the year. Course cadets are given a training bonus at the end of their course as well, meaning they get to paid to attend and learn new skills! Staff cadets also receive training bonuses at higher rates depending on the rank they hold at the CTC they attend. Attending these courses are a life changing opportunity where cadets will learn many life skills, practical skills, and will gain many lifelong friends. Attending summer training is an opportunity that is unique to the cadet program and we highly encourage every cadet to apply. Below you'll find an explanation of all the courses that are offered, and the Summer Training Centers cadets can attend!
GENERAL TRAINING (GT)
Length: 2 weeks
About the course: This course is the introductory course to the other courses we offer in our program. Cadets will get the chance to go sailing, engage in seamanship activities such as whaler sailing, learn about various instruments and how to be a drum major, and participate in flag drill/field gun drill and ceremonies! A ton of fun for the youth.
Basic Sail: 3 week course
Intermediate Sail: 6 week course
Senior Sail: 6 week course
Advanced Sail: 6 week course
This course provides the Sail Canada CanSail program to our cadets for no cost. As cadets progress, they will learn various sailing skills and will participate in local, provincial, and national sailing regattas. You'll also get the chance to learn about power boat operation, boat rescue, and much more! If you like being on the water, then this is the course for you!
Basic Military Musician: 3 week course
Intermediate Military Musician: 6 week course
Advanced Military Musician: 6 week course
The Military Musician course teaches cadets how to play a wide range of instruments at their choosing, and music theory. They have the chance to achieve music levels 1-5. This is a challenging and fun course for cadets who have an interest in music. Even if you have never played an instrument, this course will teach cadets how to play them! They also will get the opportunity to participate in local parades, and ceremonial performances! Cadets will also be given the chance to learn how to instruct music theory and to teach other cadets how to play their instruments.
Basic Seamanship: 3 week course
Intermediate Seamanship: 6 week course
Chiefs Boatswains Mate Course: 6 week course
The seamanship course provides cadets with the opportunity to gain various qualifications and participate in on-water activities. Activities include, whaler sailing, knot tying, rigging a gyn and sheers, firefighting, Naval vessel training, navigation and more! Cadets will also be given the opportunity to learn how to teach the seamanship program to other cadets as well.
DRILL & CEREMONIAL
Basic Drill & Ceremonial: 3 week course
Drill & Ceremonial Instructor: 6 week course
Drill & Ceremonial is a course that teaches cadets about the various forms of drill within the Canadian Forces and the Sea Cadet program. They'll learn standing drill, marching drill, flag drill, rifle drill, field gun drill, cutlass/sword drill, ceremonial drill and more! They will also be taught how to become instructors of their course.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Basic Sports & Fitness: 3 week course
Sports & Fitness Instructor: 6 week course
The Sports & Fitness course offers cadets the opportunity to learn how to be physically fir properly. Healthy eating habits, creating an active lifestyle, consistent workouts, and continuous physical activities are a few activities cadets will participate in! Cadets will also learn how to instruct the sports & fitness course to junior cadets at home or when they become staff cadets.
AIR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR (ARMI)
Course Length: 6 week course
ARMI is a course that teaches cadets how to become professional marksman. The cadets use a Daisy 853C air rifle and continuously use their training time to perfect and better themselves at their marksmanship. They have the opportunity to achieve their Marksman proficiency levels 1-4. Cadets will also be taught how to run a range and the steps required to ensure maximum safety is adhered to. They will also learn how to coach and instruct cadets to become better marksman.
Advanced course length: 7 weeks
Being a staff cadet is one of the most important experiences a cadet can go through. Intended for cadets who are 16 or older, this is an advanced course where cadets are given the opportunity to lead the courses mentioned above, and even the summer training centre as a whole. Staff cadets use their skills that they've learned over the years and now pass it down to junior cadets who are learning about the various courses. Staff Cadets are given the responsibility to lead junior cadets, instruct, motivate, mentor, and inspire their juniors to complete their courses. Staff Cadets work alongside the adult staff to teach the course they're in and gain valuable lessons regarding leadership and instruction. Staff cadets can hold Divisional Petty Officer positions, Cadet Heads of Department (CHOD) positions, and even have the chance of being the coxswain of the Cadet Training Centre.