2023 Summer Camp Presentation/Présentation des camps d’étés 2023:
Summer Camp Application Form/Formulaire d’application pour les camps d’étés:
All cadets applying for air cadet summer training must be medically fit and submit an application for summer training. These applications are submitted using the FORTRESS – The National Administration System of the Canadian Cadet Organization, and are completed for cadets by the Sqn Administration Officer.
Applicants must have parent/guardian consent, and must be recommended by their Commanding Officer (CO). The cadet must have successfully completed the required training level, and also meet any other prerequisite(s) specific to the course(s) for which the application is made. In all cases, the cadet must have demonstrated an interest in, and aptitude for, further air cadet training.
Below you will find a list of the different summer training courses, as well as their length.
Summer Training Categories
- Summer Training can be divided into three categories:
- Cadet Activity Program for Levels 1 and 2.
- Advanced Specialty Courses train cadets in a specialty, after which they are expected to return to the Squadron as instructors and activity organizers in their field.
- International Exchanges reward cadets for their years of service and their contribution to their Squadron and to the Cadet Movement in general. They last about 2 weeks.
Staff Cadet Employment. Every Cadet Summer Training Centre employs Staff Cadets as instructors or support personnel. These Staff Cadets are basically the equivalent of senior cadets at the Squadron, except that they get paid!
Level 1 Course:
Level 2 Courses:
Advanced Specialty Courses (Level 3+)
Drill & Ceremonial Instructor Course (LCIC)
This course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor for drill and ceremonial activities.
Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSIC)
This course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports instructor.
Survival Instructor Course (SIC)
This course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air cadet program.
This course provides an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation.
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)
This course develops individual air rifle marksmanship while reinforcing and further developing leadership and instructional techniques skills.
Staff Cadet Positions – PREREQUISITES
Age: Staff cadets selected for advanced training must be 16 years of age as of the first day of January of the year of advanced training and must not be 19 years of age before the end of the employment.
Level: Staff cadets selected for advanced training must have reached and passed Level 4.
Required documents: Each staff cadet must provide:
- A copy of his/her social insurance card;
- The CDT-130 form (direct deposit request); and
- Annex A of CATO 13-28 (agreement on advanced training).
Pilot Training Courses (includes Scholarships)
1. Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)
This six-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings.
Prerequisites: Must not hold any TC pilot licence. Must turn 16 by 1 Sep, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Three training by 30 Jun and grade 9 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain height and weight restrictions are made necessary by the gliders used: Height minimum 5’1”/152.4 cm, maximum 6’3”/190.5 cm; Weight minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg
2. Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS)
This seven-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Pilot Wings.
Prerequisites: Must be 17 by 1 Sep, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by 30 Jun and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam.
International Exchanges and Trips
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Three training, and be admissible as a visitor to the USA.
3. International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)
The purpose of the IACE is three-fold; to promote friendship and goodwill among Air cadets of the participating countries, to encourage participants to develop an interest in international affairs and to reward those Air cadets who have rendered outstanding services to their Sqns over a period of years. The IACE is intended only for outstanding senior cadets who will represent Canada with distinction. Exchange cadets visit air bases, centres of industry, world landmarks, universities, cultural centres and museums, plus they experience private hospitality with families in their own homes. Host countries include: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkey, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America.