Summer Training Courses

2017 Regional Summer Training Application Form
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Summer courses are divided in to two separate categories, National camps and Quota camps. Information pertaining to each can be found below. Applications can be submitted using the tool below as well.

NOTE: National camp applications and Quota Camp applications are done at different times in the year. National Camps applications are done in the fall and Quota Camp applications are done in the winter. Announcements will be made when applications can be submitted.

After submitting your application, the CO will assign priority to your file based on a merit review process. The following are considered in the process

Attendance to Mandatory Activites
Attendance to Optional Acitivities
Positive Participation
Level Performance
Seniority
Dress and Deportment
Behaviour

Course dates are usually available in late November (National Camps) and late March (Quota Camps).  Cadets should apply even if they are not sure that they will be available for the course. Course dates will be made publically available when they are known through this page and via announcements.

Quota Camps - Overview

Quota camps are summer courses to which the squadron is allocated a certain number of position per course. The squadron then decides which cadets will fill those spots based on a merit review process.

Quota camp applications are usually made available in later February/early March through the squadron website.

Details about each course and requirements can be viewed below


National Camps - Overview

National Camps are summer courses where the squadron submits candidates, usually Level 3 cadets and above. These candidates must then undergo an interview conducted by the region and an exam (flying courses). The cadet's school marks along with a narrative will also be examined by the region. The squadron selects candidates through applications and conducts a merit review process.

Applicants to the Glider or Power Scholarship Courses must participate in the Squadron's Pilot Training Ground School program.

Applications for national courses usually occur in October and cadets can submit an application through the website.

A description and list of criteria for each course is available below.


Quota Camp - General Training Course

General Training Course (GTC)

3 July - 14 July 2017 (Bilingual - Bagotville)

17 July - 28 July 2017 (Bilingual - Bagotville)

  • 2 week
  • Level 1 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Pilot/Aviation

Advanced Aviation Course (AAC)

25 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Bagotville)

9 July - 28 July 2017 (English - Greenwood)

  • 3 week
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.

Basic Aviation Course (BAC)

25 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Bagotville)

9 July - 28 July 2017 (English - Greenwood)

  • 3 week
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Technology & Aerospace

Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course (BATAC)

25 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Bagotville)

9 July - 28 July 2017 (English - Greenwood)

  • 3 week
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Drill & Ceremonial

Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor

9 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Greenwood)

  • 6 week
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.


Basic Drill and Ceremonial (BDCC)

3 July - 21 July 2017 (Bilingual - Valcartier)

  • 3 week
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Survival

Survival Instructor Course (SIC)

9 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Greenwood)

  • 6 week
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.


Basic Survival Course (BSC)

3 July - 21 July  2017 (Bilingual - Bagotville)

  • 3 week
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Fitness & Sports

Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSIC)

9 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Argonaut)

  • 6 week
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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 Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Basic Fitness and Sports Course (BFSC)

25 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Valcartier)

9 July - 28 July 2017 (English - Argonaut)

  • 3 week
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    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.

Quota Camps - Marksmanship

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)

9 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Connaught)

  • 6 week
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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 Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Quota Camps - Military Band

Military Band - Intermediate Musician Course (MB-IMC)

10 July - 18 August 2017 (English - HMCS Acadia)

4 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Bagotville & Valcartier)

  • 6 week
    • Must have Basic music proficiency on one instrument or more
    • Level 3 completed before the summer

      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 Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency

Military Band - Basic Musician Course (MB-BMC)

25 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Valcartier)

9 July - 28 July 2017 (English - HMCS Acadia)

  • 3 week
    • No musical experience required
    • Level 2 completed before the summer

      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 Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Quota Camps - Pipe Band

Pipe Band - Intermediate Musician Course (PB-IMC)

10 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Argonaut)

  • 6 week
  • Must have level 1 music proficiency on one instrument or more
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    The Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, highland dance, 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 Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Pipe Band - Basic Musician Course (PB-BMC)

30 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Argonaut)

  • 3 week
  • No musical experience required
  • Level 2 completed before the summer

    The Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include highland dance, 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 Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

National Camp - International Exchanges & Trips

International Exchanges and Trips

International Air Cadet Exchange

15 July - 2 August 2017 (Bilingual)

(IACE) (website)
Must be 17 years of age or older

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.

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,
Japan,
Netherlands,
Philippines,
Singapore,
Turkey,
New Zealand,
United Kingdom; and
The United States of America.


National Camps - Pilot

Pilot

Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS)

27 June - 14 August 2017 (Bilingual - St-Jean)

  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Level 4 completed before the summer

    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).

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)

3 July - 14 August 2017 (Bilingual - St-Jean)

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.

National Camps - Technology & Aerospace

Technology and Aerospace

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations (AATC-AO)

11 July - 18 August 2017 (Bilingual - Canadore College)

  • Target age 15 years or older
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM)

11 July - 18 August 2017 (Bilingual - Canadore College)

  • Target age 15 years or older
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.

Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC)

3 July - 14 August 2017 (Bilingual - St-Jean)

  • Target age 15 years or older
  • Level 3 completed before the summer

    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.

Military Bands - Advanced

Military Band

10 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Greenwood)

4 July - 12 August 2017 (French - Valcartier)

Military Band, Advanced Musician Course (MB-AMC) 6 week

  • Must have Level 2 music proficiency on one instrument or more
  • Level 4 completed before the summer
  • No interview or examination required

    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.

Pipe Band - Advanced

Pipe Band

10 July - 18 August 2017 (English - Argonaut)

Pipe Band, Advanced Musician Course (PB-AMC) 6 week

  • Must have level 3 music proficiency on one instrument or more
  • Level 4 completed before the summer
  • No interview or examination required

    The Pipe Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps' music programs. Activities include highland dance, 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 Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.