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Summer CTC Training

posted Dec 19, 2013, 3:46 PM by Cadets2525 Admin   [ updated Nov 22, 2018, 10:41 AM ]


Mandatory Summer Training Information Night for all Parents/Guardians and Cadets:

Monday January 7, 2019 @1900hrs in the Pickering High School Cafeteria


Application process for 2019 Summer CTC Training courses will commence at our mandatory Summer Training Information Night on Jan 7, 2019 (@1900hrs in the Pickering High School Cafeteria).

All Summer Training selection need to be submitted and are due by Jan 21, 2019.  If you submit an application after the deadline, you will be at the bottom of the applicant priority list.
  • Summer Course List 2019 <Awaiting for document and will be posted shortly. Please check back later>
Summer training courses range in length from 2 to 7 weeks. Individual courses focus on drill and ceremonial, fitness and sports, marksmanship, music, and expedition training. Courses for #2525 cadets are primarily held at two Cadet Training Centres (CTCs): Blackdown CTC (at CFB Borden, near Barrie), and Connaught CTC (at Connaught Ranges, near Ottawa). Applications for summer courses start and are due in January.  Selections start to be announced in April, on a rolling basis. Most cadets who apply are selected for summer courses, but due to limited availability, not all cadets may be selected. Cadets are selected on the basis of attendance, cadet level, previous courses, and training performance.

Summer Training Opportunities
All courses and prerequisites are outlined in the document below. To be eligible for a summer 2019 course, new cadets must join the cadet program by January 31, 2019. As a general guide, cadets normally progress as follows:
  • General Training Course (2 weeks): 1st-year cadets who are aged 12 to 13 during the summer
  • Basic Drill & Ceremonial Course (3 weeks): 1st-year cadets who are aged 14 to 15 during the summer
  • Basic Courses (3 weeks): 2nd and 3rd-year cadets
  • Instructor Courses (6 weeks): 3rd and 4th-year cadets
  • Advanced Courses, Staff Cadets, and Exchanges (3 to 7 weeks): 4th-year cadets and up


Cancelled Applications
Cadets who do not provide sufficient notice about cancelling their participation in a summer course or who no-show on the day of departure will be placed at the bottom of the priority list for the next year's summer training applications.