Summer Training

Summer Training is held at Cadet Training Centres across the country.  Selected Cadets are provided the opportunity to attend a number of Summer Training Courses throughout their Cadet careers.  Courses are designed to expand on the knowledge learned at the Squadron.  Each course expands on a specific area and often Cadets who have attended summer training courses will be used as subject matter experts at the Squadron upon their return.

Cadets will have the opportunity to train alongside other Cadets from across Canada.  In addition to the excellent training opportunities Cadets will often make friendships with peers from across Canada that will last them through their entire life.

The Canadian Forces provides all transportation, meals, lodging and special equipment.  Cadets are trained by Cadet Instructor Cadre Officers, other Canadian Forces members and Senior Cadets with knowledge and experience in these specialized areas.

Only a select number of Cadets will have the opportunity to attend Summer Training courses each year.  Interested Cadets will be subject to both local and regional selection processes that look into a Cadets attendance record, involvement in optional activities, school grades and community involvement.


Check out the course descriptions for each level below:

Level 1 Courses Level 2 Courses Level 3 Courses Level 4 Courses
**Graduation dates are available in the Joining Instructions for each training centre or by visiting the Facebook Page of the training centre.

Level 1 Training Courses Top of Page
General Training Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Aviation, Aerodrome Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Aerospace, and Aircrew Survival.

Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Proficiency Level One.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 2017-07-21    


Level 2 Training Courses Top of Page
Basic Aviation Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The Basic Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aviation. Activities include radio communication, a familiarization flight, meteorology, and air navigation.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18 


Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Gimli Cadet Flying Training Centre

The Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Activities include aerospace, aerodrome operations, and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18 


Basic Survival Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The Basic Survival Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search and rescue.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18 


Basic Fitness and Sports Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The Basic Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in fitness and sports activities, and to develop knowledge and skills on how to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Assistant. Activities include following a personal fitness routine, leading warm-up and cool-down sessions, assisting with the Cadet Fitness Assessment and assisting with recreational sports.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18 


Basic Drill and Ceremonial Vernon Cadet Training Centre

The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Air) Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the squadron, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18 


Military Band - Basic Musician HMCS Quadra Cadet Training Centre

The Military Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band.

Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-31 2017-08-18


Level 3 Training Courses Top of Page
Glider Pilot Scholarship Gimli Cadet Flying Training Centre

The Glider Pilot Scholarship is a six or seven-week training program that results in successful candidates graduating with their Transport Canada Glider Pilot Licence.

Cadets applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship must be 16 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken, must successfully complete Proficiency Level Three by the end of the training year, must achieve a mark of at least 50% on the Canadian Armed Forces qualifying exam, must have completed Grade 9 or equivalent (Secondary 3 in Quebec and Senior 1 in Manitoba) by the nomination deadline, must obtain a valid Category 3 Medical Certificate from Transport Canada, and must meet the minimum and maximum height and weight limitations. The physical limitations for height and weight are: minimum height of 152.4cm and a maximum height of 190.5cm, and a minimum weight of 40.82Kg and a maximum weight of 90.72Kg.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 2017-08-18* 

*Barring weather delays

Survival Instructor Course Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The Survival Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as 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. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, survival and field training, and ground navigation.

Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    

 2017-07-10 2017-08-18 


Fitness and Sports Instructor Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre

The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports.

Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 2017-08-18 


Military Band - Intermediate Musician Course Albert Head Cadet Training Centre

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band.

Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level 3.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    

 2017-07-10 2017-08-18 


Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course Vernon Training Centre / Whitehorse Training Centre

The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, and to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching.

Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.


Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 
 2017-08-18

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Vernon Cadet Training Centre

The Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become an instructor and team leader during drill and ceremonial activities. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership.

Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    

 2017-07-10 2017-08-18 


Advanced Aerospace Course St Jean Cadet Flying Training Centre

The Advanced Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aerospace activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, astronomy, orbital mechanics, and model rocketry.

Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-03 2017-08-13 


Advanced Aviation Training Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre

The Advanced Aviation Course provides cadets 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 within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation.

Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-26 2017-08-11


Advanced Aviation Technology - Airport Operations Canadore College, North Bay, ON

Advanced Aviation Technology – Airport Operations is a six-week course that introduces Cadets to the various components of operating an airport. Cadets will learn about airside operations, meteorology, navigation, air traffic services, ground services, and safety. They will also examine some of the history and advancements in the aviation industry and explore employment opportunities.

Cadets applying for the Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance course must successfully complete Proficiency Level Three by the end of the training year.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    

 2017-07-10 2017-08-18


Advanced Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance Canadore College, North Bay, ON

Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance is a six-week course that provides Cadets the opportunity to learn aircraft maintenance skills through a set of practical, hands-on training activities, such as installing and removing rivets used in aircraft metal structures, performing a landing gear retraction test on a fixed wing aircraft, assembling an input driveshaft from a turbine powered helicopter.

Cadets applying for the Advanced Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance course must successfully complete Proficiency Level Three by the end of the training year.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 2017-08-18


Level 4 Training Courses Top of Page
Power Pilot Scholarship Steinbach, MB / St Andrews, MB

The Power Pilot Scholarship is a seven-week training program that results in successful candidates graduating with their Transport Canada Power Pilot Licence.

Cadets applying for the Power Pilot Scholarship must be 17 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken, must successfully complete Proficiency Level Four by the end of the training year, must achieve a mark of at least 50% on the Canadian Armed Forces qualifying exam, must have completed Grade 10 or equivalent (Secondary 4 in Quebec and Senior 2 in Manitoba) by the nomination deadline, must obtain a valid Category 3 Medical Certificate from Transport Canada, and must meet the maximum weight limitations. The maximum weight for a student pilot is 111.13Kg (245lbs).

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-03     2017-08-18* 

*Barring weather delays

Military Band - Advanced Musician Vernon Cadet Training Centre

The Military Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique.

Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
  2017-07-10 2017-08-18


International Air Cadet Exchange

As part of the Air Cadet Program there are numerous opportunities to be involved in a variety of summer training programs and some are even conducted outside of Cadet Training Centres

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) jointly sponsor an International Cadet Exchange Program with Air Cadet Organizations around the world. As such, Canada is a member country of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Association (http://www.iacea.com/) Select senior cadets are chosen from air cadet squadrons across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits.

The following is a list of countries that partake in these training opportunities:
  • Australia;
  • Belgium;
  • France;
  • Hong Kong;
  • Netherlands;
  • New Zealand;
  • South Korea;
  • The United Kingdom; and
  • The United States of America.

Dates: 
 Arrival Date    Start Date End Date Departure Date    
       
 2017-07-18 2017-08-02 



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