2023 Summer Training Opportunities

Summer training offers an opportunity for cadets to travel to new areas and meet other cadets while learning skills for personal development. Courses available for application are primarily based on the cadet’s completed training level, by the end of the training year.

Opportunities include virtual training, the locally delivered Cadet Activities Program, several courses delivered at Cadet Training Centre’s across Canada, employment as a staff cadet, and a ship deployment. These programs and courses range from 4 days, up to 7 weeks in duration. They are designed to be fun and challenging, while encouraging the cadet’s professional development.

The Cadets are certain to have an engaging and rewarding summer at any of the locations they may end up.

The following items are the pre-requisites common to all training courses:

  1. Have a complete annual validation on file;
  2. Have their medical conditions validated on file;
  3. Must be recommended by their Corps/Sqn CO;
  4. Meet proficiency level training requirement by Jun 30;
  5. Cadet must have no participation limitations that would preclude them from participating in the training of the course.

Some courses may have additional requirements for eligibility, check with your unit staff for more information. Please note that each course has its own prerequisites, please make sure that you are eligible before applying.

For a quick overview, if you are a:

Level 1 Cadet –> You will be taking part in the Cadet Activity Program Year 1 (CAP-1). This will be a 4-day in-person experience where you’ll get to interact with cadets around the area between the ages of 12-13 years old. This will be a day experience and will take place in York Region (exact location TBA) from 2-Aug-23 to 5-Aug-23. Please note that you are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the location.

Level 2 Cadet –> You will be taking part in the Cadet Activity Program Year 2 (CAP-2). This will be a 7-day in-person experience that includes a 3-day 2-night overnight component where you’ll get to interact with cadets around the area between the ages of 13-14 years old. This will be a day experience and will take place in York Region (exact location TBA) from 17-Aug-23 to 23-Aug-23. Please note that you are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the location.

Level 3+ Cadet –> You are eligible to apply to Summer Digital Learning Courses and Cadet Training Center (CTC) courses. Please review the prerequisites for the courses that you may be interested in, which can be found in the Summer Training Overview Guide.

Level 4+ Cadet –> You are eligible to apply to Staff Cadet positions and International Exchanges. Please review the additional prerequisites for the courses that you may be interested in, which can be found in the Summer Training Overview Guide. You may apply for a staff cadet position at CAP and/or CTC. If you want to apply for staff to both CAP and CTC, please make sure that the dates do not overlap.

For your convenience, I have attached a Summer Training overview guide that contains all the pertinent information that you may need to make your decision, such as course information, dates, and locations.

For more information, please visit the links below or contact your flight commanders.

Please note that you will need to submit your application through the Google Forms link by the following due dates for the following courses, applications submitted after these due dates will not be considered:

  • International Exchange, Staff Cadet, National Cadet Advisory Council – Due Friday, February 10th at 2359h
  • Cadet Training Center (CTC) courses – Due Friday, February 17th at 2359h
  • CAP Opportunities – Due Friday, March 17th at 2359h

Summer Training Application Form (must log in with @bradfordaircadets.ca email address)

Summer Training Overview Guide (must log in with @bradfordaircadets.ca email address)