Summer Training

Summer training offers an opportunity for cadets to travel to new areas and meet other cadets, while learning skills for personal development. Courses available for application are primarily based on the cadets completed training level, by the end of the training year.

2023 Courses List

Summer training courses for this year are outlined in the following file.

Apply for Training

The following items are the pre-requisites common to all training courses: 

  1. Submitted your annual validation (applicable for level 2 and up);
  2. Have their medical conditions validated on file;
  3. Must be recommended by their Sqn CO;
  4. Pass their level by June 30;
  5. Cadet must have no participation limitations that would preclude them from participating in the training of the course; and,
  6. Some courses may have additional requirements for eligibility, see the Orderly room for information.

87 Eagle cadets looking to apply should download the 2023 CTC Opportunities PDF file above, and then complete the following form:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of each course?

The dates for each course are listed in the Opportunities PDF as well as on the application form.

How much does it cost to attend?

There is not cost to apply or attend summer training courses. The following is covered: meals, transportation to and from, training supplies, and a small weekly training bonus given to the cadet for canteen purchases.

What does CAP and CTC mean?

CAP stands for Cadet Activity Program and is offered to Level 1s and 2s. See What can cadets expect for CAP? below.

CTC stands for Cadet Training Centre and refers to courses offered to Level 3s, 4s, and 5s and up. Training centres are located across the country. See What can cadets expect for CTC courses? below.

How will my cadet get to and from the training location?

Local CAP-1 and CAP-2 may have transportation to and from the site just like Summer 2022. CAP takes place in a local Niagara based location, and the transportation site would be closer to or located in Welland.

CTC courses for Level 3 and up will have transportation provided to and from the course, most likely from the Pen Centre.

What can cadets expect for CAP?

The CAP (Cadet Activity Program) is a summer day program for Level 1 and Level 2 (CAP-1 and CAP-2 specifically) and is delivered locally. Transportation is normally provided to and from the training site daily, unless the training site is in Welland. For more information, see the Opportunities PDF or speak with a senior cadet.

What can cadets expect for CTC courses?

CTC (Cadet Training Centre) courses are offered to cadets in Level 3 and up. Cadets will be arrive at the CTC location usually on Saturday or Sunday before the course start date (Monday). For most summer CTC experiences, Cadets stay at the CTC location in barracks, will eat with other cadets in the Mess hall, will train daily between breakfast and dinner, and will have free time during the evenings to spend time with friends. For more information, see the Opportunities PDF or speak with a senior cadet.

Can my cadet attend a different course that what is available to their level?

Summer Training is organized based on age groups, which correspond to the Cadets level. Cadets can only apply to the course that matches their level.

Is summer training mandatory?

Summer training is an optional experience for Cadets. Summer training provides a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with learning, challenge, friendship, and exciting opportunities. Although it is not mandatory, Cadets that successfully complete summer training may have a higher chance of being accepted to more advanced summer training courses in the future, and will have more knowledge and specialist skills to bring back to their local unit.

Can families visit cadets at CTC?

Normally, families are invited to attend the graduation ceremony day at the end of the summer training course. They may optionally choose to bring their cadets home with them at that time as well instead of having the cadet use the provided transportation. There are no other opportunities to visit your cadet during their course.