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2018 Army Cadet Summer Training Information

posted Dec 19, 2013, 3:46 PM by Cadets2525 Admin   [ updated Aug 14, 2018, 5:43 PM ]

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==>Bus timings for all returning Cadets for all Locations are:

From Blackdown CTC:  Friday August 17th, 2018  at 1200hrs.   Location: Landmark Cinemas Whitby(on Consumers Rd West of Thickson Rd/SE corner of the parking lot behind Pro Life Hockey beside Chuckie Cheese. Bus # 5132A

From Connaught CTC: Friday August 17th, 2018  at 1350hrs.   Location: Landmark Cinemas Whitby(on Consumers Rd West of Thickson Rd/SE corner of the parking lot behind Pro Life Hockey beside Chuckie Cheese. Bus # 6413A

From Trenton CTC:  Friday August 17th, 2018 at 1545hrs.  Location: Centennial Recreation Complex, 1967 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON.  Bus#8137A

Important Notice to all Parents/Guardian and Cadets with Food Sensitivities or Non-Food related Anaphylaxis:




  1. Recent events and experience indicate that the previously used parental waiver form "Participation by a Cadet with Food Allergies" regarding cadets with food sensitivities, does not fully meet the medical and legal realities oftoday's society. Regarding cadets with food sensitivities and other life-threatening allergies, the Canadian Cadet Organizations have adopted the following new forms:


    1. Participation of Cadets with Food Sensitivities;


    2. Participation of Cadets with Non-Food  Related Anaphylaxis;


    3. Anaphylaxis Consent Form for the CanadianCadet Organizations; and


    4. Anaphylaxis EmergencyPlan.


  2. The aim of the new forms is to provide parents and guardians with the necessary information to allow an informed decision to be made about participation  in cadet training and activities where exposure to allergens can occur. In addition, these new forms will ensure that Staff member who supervise these cadets are aware of cadets with life-threatening allergies allowing them to react effectively in the event of an emergency.


  3. If a cadet has a severe allergic reaction, decisions regarding the cadet's continued participation in any cadet activity are scrupulously made by our medical staff. A cadet who has a severe allergic reaction will be carefully examined by our medical staff and could be returned home if the cadet has been evaluated as unfit to continue their training or activity.


  4. Regardless of any previous forms you may have completed, the enclosed new forms, must be completed for a cadet with food-related sensitivities or non-food related anaphylaxis to attend a Cadet Training Centre this summer. Commanding Officers will ensure that the previous forms are destroyed and replaced with these new forms.


  5. Our goal is to ensure that as many cadets as possible are able to attend summer training and profit from the activities offered in a safe manner. We have first and foremost, the health and safety of all cadets in mind; it is of prime importance when conducting cadet training and activities.

Joining Instructions
A - Those cadets attending Blackdown CTC, click here Blackdown_CTC_Joining_Instructions 

B - Those cadets attending Connaught CTC, click here Connaught_CTC_Joining_Instructions 

C - Staff Cadet Joining Instructions 

The joining instructions contain all the forms, informations, etc... regarding Summer Training.

Please note that every cadet must be in possesion of  the following three mandatory items in order to board the bus:

  • their signed Offer, and   (note: if you don't have a copy, we will have a copy of the signed Offer to provide to the cadet when they board the bus)
  • transportation form, and
  • their health card
  • In addition, if cadet has Food Sensitivities or Non-Food related Anaphylaxis, see above for which additional forms you require.

 *Transportation Form MANDATORY - Must be handed in when boarding the bus to advise if your cadet will be returning on the bus or will be picked up at camp after graduation.

*Personal Articles Log (optional) - to record personal items brought with Cadet (ie. ipod, etc).  Remember the CTC nor the 2525 Cadet Corps will be held responsible for items lost or stolen.

*Over the Counter Prescribed Medication (only if required) - Prescriptions MUST be in the original prescription bottle with the cadets name on it and only contain enough for the duration of the camp. 

*Leave Consent and Parential Direction (optional) - complete this form if someone other than a parent will be picking up the Cadet from camp.


D - When leaving for Summer Camp : 

  • Cadets are to arrive in SHORT ORDER DRESS C2A (no tunic or tie, so do not bring them to camp).  
  • Bring your field training uniform (FTU) and boots (if you do not have an FTU and/or boots, one will be provided to you at camp).  


E - Bus Timings
      1) Bus Timings for Cadets attending Connaught CTC

All Departures (and Returns) and bus pick up's will be from the Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby on Consumers Road West of Thickson Road in the south east corner of the parking lot behind Pro Life Hockey beside Chuckie Cheese.

Click here for Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby map.

Leaving and Return timings will be confirmed closer to the date of departures/arrivals.
Have a healthy lunch before arriving for the bus.

Departures for Camp:

            • For Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor (339303), For Fullbore II (337314) Sunday July 8th, 2018 @ 1219hrs (Bus leaves @ 1319hrs)) / Bus #1623A  for Connaught CTC
                                                                  • For Basic Marksmanship: (337302b):  Sunday July 29th, 2018 @ 1235hrs (Bus leaves @ 1335hrs)) / Bus # 1605A for Connaught CTC
                                                                     Return from Camp:
                                                                                                  • For Basic Marksmanship:  xxxxxxx, 2018 @ xxxxhrs  Bus#xxxx
                                                                                                  • Returning from Connaught - Fullbore Marksmanship Phase 2 : xxxx, 2018  @ xxxxhrs   Bus#xxxx


                                                                                                          2 ) Bus Timings for Cadets attending Blackdown CTC

                                                                                                  All Departures (and Returns) and bus pick up's will be from the Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby on Consumers Road West of Thickson Road in the south east corner of the parking lot behind Pro Life Hockey beside Chuckie Cheese.
                                                                                                  Click here for Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby map.
                                                                                                  Leaving and Return timings will be confirmed closer to the date of departures/arrivals.
                                                                                                  Have a healthy lunch before arriving for the bus.
                                                                                                  Departures for Camp:
                                                                                                  Note: All General Training (GT) Cadets will be attending Serial #C (August 6th - August 16th)
                                                                                                        • Instructor Level Training (6 weeks): Saturday July 7th, 2018 @ 1115hrs (Bus leaves @ 1215hrs)) / Bus #2544A  for Blackdown CTC
                                                                                                        • Basic Level Training (3 weeks): Sunday July 29th, 2018 @ 0900hrs (Bus leaves @ 1000hrs)) / Bus # 2522A for Blackdown CTC
                                                                                                        • For GT Serial #C (2 weeks):     Sunday August 5th, 2018 @ 0730hrs (Bus leaves @ 0830hrs)) / Bus # 4534A for Blackdown CTC

                                                                                                            Returning back from Camp:

                                                                                                        • Basic Level Training (3 weeks): xxxxxx, 2018 @ xxxxhrs  Bus#xxxx
                                                                                                        • Instructor Level Training (6 weeks): xxxxxx, 2018 @ xxxxhrs   Bus#xxxx
                                                                                                        • General Training (2 weeks) (Serial #C): xxxxxx, 2018 @ xxxxhrs   Bus#xxxx
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                                                                                                              F - Graduation Ceremony

                                                                                                              The graduation ceremonies for all courses are located in the joining instructions (see page A-2/3)..  

                                                                                                              G- COURSE DATES (Exclusive of travel)
                                                                                                              1- Blackdown CTC
                                                                                                              COURSE TITLE                                                                 BEGINS               ENDS
                                                                                                              General Training (Duration 2 Weeks)
                                                                                                              General Training (Serial C)                                                 6 Aug                   18 Aug

                                                                                                              Specialized Training (Duration 3 Weeks)
                                                                                                              Basic Expedition (Serial B)                                                    30 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Basic Fitness & Sport - Tri-Service (Serial B)                       30 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Basic Drill and Ceremonial – Army (Serial B)                       30 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Military Band: Basic Musician - Air and Army (Serial B)     30 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Pipes & Drums: Basic Musician - Air & Army (Serial B)      30 July                 18 Aug

                                                                                                              Instructor Training (Duration 6 Weeks)
                                                                                                              Drill and Ceremonial Instructor                                           9 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Expedition Instructor                                                             9 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Fitness & Sports Instructor                                                    9 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Military Band: Intermediate Musician - Tri-Service           9 July                 18 Aug
                                                                                                              Military Band: Advanced Musician                                      10 July                 17 Aug
                                                                                                              Pipes & Drums : Advanced Musician                                      10 July              17 Aug
                                                                                                              Pipes and Drums, Intermediate Musician - Air and Army    10 July              17 Aug

                                                                                                        2- Connaught CTC
                                                                                                        FullBore  II (6 weeks)                                                                     9 July                17 Aug
                                                                                                        Basic Marksmanship  (Serial B)                                                  30 July                17 Aug    
                                                                                                        Advance Marksmanship Instructor  (6 weeks)                            9 July                17 Aug 
                                                                                                        Voyage in History                                                                           9 July                28 July                                                                    


                                                                                                        Summer COOP Program



                                                                                                        Cadets can earn High School COOP Credits through their Cadet Summer Training. 2 credits can be earned between July 3rd - August 10th. This is open to all Ontario High School students accepted into cadet summer training programs.


                                                                                                        Open this link from Upper Canada College for more details and registration information Or Call Toll-Free: 1-866-615-1233. When you open the website, the cadet co-op program information is found at the bottom of the page.


                                                                                                                                                                          Keeping in touch
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                                                                                                                                                                          We will be hosting a parent/guardian information evening on a Monday night January 15th, 2018 in order to provide you an overview of the Summer Camp program and the overall registration process.
                                                                                                                                                                          We will be meeting @ 1930hrs (7:30pm) in the Pickering High School Cafeteria.

                                                                                                                                                                          This is an important session for all cadets and parents to attend, as it gives everyone an overview and update of the summer training opportunities that are available to cadets, as well as the criteria and application process.

                                                                                                                                                                          Registrations will takeplace on January 15, 22, and 29, 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                          Hope to see you all there.

                                                                                                                                                                          More Information will be posted as it becomes available.


                                                                                                                                                                          In the meantime, please click here for general information regarding the 2018 Army Cadet Summer Program.