Summer training (referred to as “summer camp”) occurs at one of 23 cadet summer training centres across Canada. Selected cadets have the opportunity to attend a 2 to 8 weeks long summer course. Selection to attend summer training is based on their attendance, behavior, and other attributes that they had demonstrated throughout the cadet training year. This is a great opportunity to travel, learn new topics, make lifelong friends, and experience something totally different from regular life. Cadets will learn to manage their time and become more responsible, under the supervision of Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) Officers, senior staff cadets, and specialists in a field.
There are two types of summer courses, Regional and National. The main difference between these two types is more advanced courses at the National level (such as pilot scholarships and international exchanges), and a more competitive application process because cadets are competing nation-wide. National course application requires a written narrative from the cadet, a squadron Commanding Officer (CO) letter of recommendation, and a board interview (and written exams for pilot scholarships).