Summer CTC Training

posted Dec 19, 2013, 3:46 PM by Cadets2525 Admin   [ updated Jun 26, 2020, 12:38 PM ]


June 26, 2020: From Cadets Canada - All cadets age 12-16, 5-weeks of summer training activities.

Cadets will be able to take five weeks of distance learning activities during the summer, for about two to three hours per week. The choice of the 22 activities is the same as those offered on the "Cadet Activities" portal on the Extranet or at the following link:

Registration for these activities will open on Monday, 29 June at 1100hrs EST and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Applications received before this time will not be accepted. In order for cadets to register for these activities, Cadets will need to send an email to with the following information:

• Last Name
• First Name
• Corps Number: 2525
• Corps element: ARMY
• Name of the activity you wish to register for.
• Dates of serial you wish to register for.
• The language you would like the activity delivered in;
• Phone number (will be use as a second factor authentication for your online account)
• A email address that the cadet has access to; and
• Instrument selection for cadets registering for the music course

Cadets must send an email to the following address:

Cadets’ email must be send from their personal email address or an email that they can access. A parent email, that the cadet cannot access, should not be used.

Cadets will be contacted once they are loaded on an activity, and provided instructions on how to log in to the learning tools required to participate in the activity.

Registration for these activities will open on Monday, 29 June at 1100hrs EST and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Applications received before this time will not be accepted 


May 7, 2020: We are proud to announce the launch of new components to our web presence on! These new tools will be available publicly online, without a password, to ensure they are available to as many Cadets and adult supervisors as possible. Today, we are launching a cadet learning portal, an adult learning portal, and a COVID-19 information page as a part of our initial steps towards maintaining engagement. 

Check out the page: Cadet Learning Portal

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2020 ARMY CADET Summer Training Opportunities pamphlet


Application process for 2020 Summer CTC Training courses have commenced. If you have question, please see Capt Barrieau.

All Summer Training selection need to be submitted and are due by February 3, 2020.  If you submit an application after the deadline, you will be at the bottom of the applicant priority list.

Note: This year, the following change has been implemented:  1 week course for General Training at Trenton. Dates for our CORPS have not been finalized.

Dates for 1 Week and 3 week CTC Course will be posted shortly.

For Course Start Date below, please note that it may be plus one or two days prior to the Course Start Date to allow transportation from home to CTC. You will be informed the exact timings for transportation (in the Transportation section).

Summer training courses range in length from 1 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 three Cadet Training Centres (CTCs): Blackdown CTC (at CFB Borden, near Barrie), Trenton CTC, and Connaught CTC (at Connaught Ranges, near Ottawa). Applications for summer courses start and are due by February 3, 2020.  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 2020 course, new cadets must join the cadet program by January 31, 2020. As a general guide, cadets normally progress as follows:
  • General Training (GT) Course (1 weeks: 1st-year cadets who are aged 12 to 13 during the summer
  • Basic Drill & Ceremonial  (DC) Course (3 weeks): 1st-year cadets who are aged 14 to 15 during the summer
  • Basic (DC, EXP, F&S, Mark, P Band BM) Courses (3 weeks): 2nd and 3rd-year cadets
  • Instructor (DC, EXP, F&S, ARM, P Band IM/AM, FBM) 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.