Learn, Master. Teach.
Summer Training provides cadets with the opportunity to pursue intensive courses designed to teach new skills and knowledge, have cadets master those new abilities and then teach their fellow cadets what they have learned. Cadets have a variety of courses that they can take depending on their own interests and goals. There are four different streams of activities that take place during the summer.
Cadet Activity Programs (CAP)
The Cadet Activity Program or CAP for short, is a localized day program that is delivered during the summer. Green Stars participate in a five day training program and Red Stars participate in a 10 day program that includes a weekend overnight activity. This program has been designed to augment these experiences and provide a collaborative and engaging environment for cadets to participate in.
Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Training
Courses offered to cadets who have completed their third year of training, or higher, hosted at Cadet Training Centres (CTC). Courses range in length from 2 to 7 weeks and take place at CTC locations across the country. Information about the courses and locations available to cadets is published yearly. Selection for these courses is based on merit (based on attendance, training results, behaviour, etc.).
Cadet Advisory Council (CAC)
The Cadet Advisory Council is designed provide the opportunity for the Commander and senior staff at the headquarters to engage directly with a group of senior cadets from across the country on a variety of cadet program related topics.
Staff Cadet Opportunities
Cadets sixteen years of age or older may apply for positions as staff cadets at either CAP and CTC locations. The positions available include those primarily focused around training, support roles or other essential activities needed to deliver the CAP or CTC program. Cadets employed as Staff Cadets are paid a competitive daily wage.