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Virtual Summer Camp Dates

Course/Activity Language Start Date End Date
Staff Cadet (Virtual) English 28-Jun 14-Aug
Virtual Basic Aviation English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Advanced Aviation English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Aerospace English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Airport Operations English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Survival English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Introduction to Fitness & Sport English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Coaching English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Instructional Techniques English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Military Band - Basic English 05-Jul 23-Jul
Virtual Pipe Band - Basic English and French 05-Jul 23-Jul
Virtual Military Band - Intermediate English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Military Band - Advance English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Pipe Band - Intermediate English and French 05-Jul 13-Aug
Virtual Pipe Band - Advance English and French 05-Jul 13-Aug
Effective Communication English 05-Jul 13-Aug
Cyber Training Course English 12-Jul 23-Jul
Virtual Pipe Band - Basic English and French 26-Jul 13-Aug
Cyber Training Course English 26-Jul 06-Aug
Virtual Pipe Band - Basic English 26-Jul 06-Aug
Virtual Military Band - Basic English 26-Jul 13-Aug

 

Following Course's are all held at 6 different times for a one week period

Virtual Pleasure Craft

Virtual Restricted operator - Maritime

Virtual Correspondence Course

5 Jul - 9 Jul

12 Jul - 16 Jul

19 Jul - 23 Jul

26 Jul - 30 Jul

2 Aug - 6 Aug

9 Aug - 13 Aug

Summer Training

There is a wide variety of virtual training courses that are being offered for 2021. With a combination of instructor led, and self paced courses, cadets will be able to earn qualifications, learn new skills, and connect with friends across Canada. All of the courses will be operated on CADET365.

Not all course are for Air Cadets as some are for Sea and Army only.

Advise Maj Marsh or OCdt Eldridge if you would like to attend any of these courses

 

Virtual Basic Aviation

The Virtual Basic Aviation course is an opportunity for cadets to experiment with fundamentals of aviation through a series of activities. It will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15 ideally in years 1 or 2 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Advanced Aviation

The Virtual Advanced Aviation course is for cadets to wish to develop as a specialist in aviation. They will practice the skills required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. This program will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program, including applying for Glider or Power. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Aerospace

The Virtual Aerospace course promotes an interest in aerospace careers by introducing aspects of astronomy, history and aerospace technology through engaging activities in cosmology, rocketry and research projects. Cadets will complete a series of activities and projects as they explore aerospace. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Airport Operations

The Virtual Airport Operations course is designed to develop a specialist cadet with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for airport-operational activities within the Air Cadet Program and to stimulate an interest in roles in airport operations in the aviation industry. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Survival

The Virtual Survival course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an assistant instructor and syndicate leader for survival activities and serve as an opportunity to further prepare for survival training within the Air Cadet Program. Cadets will have an opportunity to apply practical skills and participate in a backyard FTX. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 1, 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + self-directed activities

Virtual Restricted Operator's Certificate (M)

The Virtual Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the ROC(M) qualification. Course content includes Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, regulations and policy and Digital Selective Calling. Cadets applying for this course should have the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency qualification, be 14-16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency

The Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency (PCOC) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the PCOC qualification. Course content will include description of applicable regulations and policies, personal safety when on board a vessel and recognising navigational aids. Cadets applying for this course should be 14-16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Military Band - Basic

The Military Band – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory and demonstrating rhythm skills. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

3 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Military Band - Intermediate

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be between the ages of 13 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Military Band - Advanced

The Military Band – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’/squadron music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums - Basic

The Pipes and Drums – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

3 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums - Intermediate

The Pipes and Drums – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums - Advanced

The Pipes and Drums – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Cadet Correspondent

The Cadet Correspondent virtual workshop is a 5 session course where the cadets learn the basics of supporting Public Affairs. The modules include how to effectively use social media, take a great photo, and become a storyteller the unit / squadron. The cadets will require a device to capture imagery, this does not have to be a fancy camera, it could be a phone or tablet. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 17. The training will be a combination of instructor and self-guided content.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

1.5 hours of instruction with self-guided work

Introduction to Fitness and Sports

The Virtual Introduction to Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to perform the duties of a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + self-directed activities

Virtual Coaching

The Virtual Coaching course will provide cadets the opportunity to perform coaching skills within the Cadet Program. Topic areas covered within the course will include the SMART approach to goal setting, the GROW model for coaching, and coaching skills required to coach within the cadet marksmanship and biathlon programs. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Virtual Instructional Techniques

The Virtual Instructional Technique course will provide cadets an opportunity to perform the skills necessary for Classroom Instruction, Drill Instruction and Virtual Instruction. Topic areas covered within the course will include, how to complete a lesson plan, how to create and utilize training aids, communication techniques for face to face instruction and virtual instruction. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

Effective Communication

The Effective Communication program will allow cadets to develop communication skills, focusing on attributes necessary for effective leadership and encouraging cadets to challenge themselves through competitive and motivational speaking. Cadets applying for this program should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the cadet program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

 

Cadet Cyber Training

The Cadet Cyber Training Course will be conducted over the course of 2 weeks. Cadets will be immersed into the work of Cyber Security, learning, and securing multi-platforms operating systems (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and interact with CAF/COATS Cyber Educators. Training provided will help cadets develop the Cyber Defence skills required to compete in an online competition with other groups from across the world at the end of the week. Successful participants will acquire the skill set to lead and support cadets in virtual and cyber activities within the CCO.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

2 weeks

5 days

4 hours

"Regular" Camp Applications

Cadet will Require CADET365 in order to join virtual cadet summer training.

What is CADET365? 

CADET365 is Microsoft Office 365 deployed for CJCR. It is a cloud-based suite of business tools such as, Word, Excel, OneNote, MS Teams and many others. This solution is being deployed to facilitate work from personal devices, improve collaboration for CCO members, and provide an alternate training delivery system. 

What is Microsoft (MS) Teams?

Microsoft (MS) Teams is a component of Microsoft 365. It is a collaborative toolset to help you and your colleagues communicate. It provides an easy-to-access bridge between those working in a full-time office setting and those working at home or from other remote locations such as Corps/Sqn personnel. You can use Microsoft Teams to hold web conferences (audio, video and chat), to share information and resources. 

Who will use CADET365 and for what purpose? 

CADET365 will be used for CTC(Virtual) for the delivery of virtual training. Following that, CADET365 will be used by all Corps/Sqn for their own virtual engagement requirements (with Microsoft Teams) and also to collaborate and share resources and information among staff, cadets, and parents. 

At some point, staff will have access to their CCO Net email @cadets.gc.ca through CADET365, from their personal asset or mobile device. 

How do I get a CADET365 account? 

The CADET365 team will contact you directly to notify you that a CADET365 account has been created of your behalf. You log in information and the details to activate your account will be email to you once your account has been created. During the initial onboarding period accounts will be provided to those identified as staff and cadets attending CTC(Virtual). Following that the project team will follow a phased approach to roll out accounts to all members and cadets. 

When will I get access to CADET365?

CADET365 will be introduced in a phased approach, with the priority being CTC(Virtual). The onboarding process will begin once staff and cadets have confirmed their availability for CTC(Virtual) 2021. Accounts will be distributed in batches, however we are looking to have all users set-up in advance of the start of contracts/CTC. 

The intent is for all adult staff to be on-boarded throughout the summer of 2021 but onboarding of all cadets should only start after the summer and extend over a certain period of time. Onboarding of parents (as guests) will start at a later date that have yet to be determined.

How do I make sure my account can be created?

For adult staff, ensuring that your CCO Net account is active is the first step in ensuring you will receive your Cadet365 account.

For cadets, they must have an up-to-date e-mail addresses and a phone number entered into Fortress in order to create their accounts. The e-mail addresses must be unique to each cadets, and accessible from the device they intend to use for CTC(Virtual). 

Which web browser should I use?

Microsoft Edge, Chrome or other modern browsers are the recommendation. 

 

Air Cadet Summer Training Program

Every summer, thousands of cadets in Ontario attend various courses (commonly called “camps”) at cadet training centres and other locations across the province. 180 Sqn normally sends around 60 - 70 cadets every year to the various courses.
 
Summer courses range from the 2-week General Training Course (GTC), to 3-week basic courses, and to 6-week advanced and national courses. Aside from GTC, all the courses focus on an aspect of the cadet program, such as leadership, outdoor survival, sports, music and aviation. Most cadets will go to CFB Trenton (2 hours east of Toronto) or CFB Borden (1 hour north of Toronto).
 
Summer courses are free and transportation to all training centres is provided. As well, clothing (hat, shirt, shorts) are issued by the camp.
 
Most departures are from Denison Armouries at 1 Yukon Ln.
Most returns are also to Denison Armouries.
 
Cadets are permitted to be picked up after graduation parades, but must notify Captain Conway or Captain Marsh and receive confirmation from him.
 
Some courses, such as those in other provinces, international exchange, etc., may have other departure locations and dates. More info will follow on the home page.

Details

General Training

The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Aviation, Aerodrome Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Aerospace, and Aircrew Survival. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Proficiency Level One.

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Air)

The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Air) Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the squadron, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Basic Aviation

The Basic Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aviation. Activities include radio communication, a familiarization flight, meteorology, and air navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace

The Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Activities include aerospace, aerodrome operations, and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Basic Survival

The Basic Survival Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search and rescue. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor

The Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become an instructor and team leader during drill and ceremonial activities. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Advanced Aviation

The Advanced Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Survival Instructor

The Survival Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, survival and field training, and ground navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Common to All Cadets

Basic Fitness and Sports

The Basic Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in fitness and sports activities, and to develop knowledge and skills on how to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Assistant. Activities include following a personal fitness routine, leading warm-up and cool-down sessions, assisting with the Cadet Fitness Assessment and assisting with recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Fitness and Sports Instructor

The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor

The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, and to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Military Band – Basic Musician

The Military Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Military Band – Intermediate Musician

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency

The Military Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

French Camps are also available. Must be fluent in French. Speak to Capt. Conway if interested.

Approximate course dates for 2019

Instructions - Read home page for more information and Joining Packages

Cadets must have their signed offer and health card to board the bus. Cadets also need to wear their uniforms but leave their tunics and ties at home. It is recommended to print off your joining package as there are forms that need to be completed and brought to camp (such as the transportation form and code of conduct).

If cadets are not sure which training centre they will be going to, check with Maj Marsh. All French camps in Quebec are to use the Eastern Region joining instruction (JI).

Cadets and their parents are reminded to send Maj Marsh an email to verify their email address. An email stating who the cadet is and what course they are taking will be fine. Please use the email address that you'd like Capt Marsh to send departure and return busing information to.

Cadets should be departing for their camp the day before it starts. For example, GT starts on July 22, cadet should depart Denison on July 21.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL Maj MARSH - captainmarsh@hotmail.com

 
 
See home page for Joining Instructions