Summer Courses

The following cadets have their applications in. If you do not see your name and you submitted your form see Capt Conway.
If your name is on the list is does not mean you are going to camp. Names are only of those cadets who submitted applications. Offers for camp will be issued at a later time.
 
Staff Applications IN                     National Camps
Sgt Bellion                                     WO2 Choi J
WO2 Boccengelle                         Cpl Cross
F/Sgt Dela Cruz                            Sgt Housefather
WO1 Han                                      F/Cpl Kim
WO2 Yao                                      F/Cpl Meng
                                                      F/Sgt Percy
                                                      F/Sgt Stone
                                                      F/Cpl Sternberg
 
"Regular" Camp Applications
LAC Allen                                       Cpl Abukar, Abdikarim                LAC Attarde                                 
F/Cpl Beier
 
F/Cpl Chiriac                                 Cpl Choi                                       Cpl Cui N
Cpl Dam                                        Cpl D'Silva                                   LAC Fernando
Cdt Fyfe                                        Cpl Hiddema                                F/Cpl Hu
Cpl Narula                                     Cdt Li, Lenna                               Cdt Ong
F/Cpl Osbourne                            Cpl Qui                                         Cdt Ramnarain
Cdt Richardson                             Cdt Richardson                            Cpl Son
Cpl Song                                       Cpl St Louis                                  Cpl Sternberg
F/Cpl Sun                                      LAC Tang, Justin                          LAC Vasa                                     
Cpl Xiao
Cpl Zhou                                       
 
 
     
 
 
 
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.
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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 :
 
These are the approximate dates of the actual courses, please allow 1 or 2 days before and after the course for transportation.  Buses usually leave on the Sunday (sometimes Saturday) for cadets going to course.
For cadets returning home, the buses usually arrive in Toronto on the Friday or Saturday at the conclusion of the course.
 
General Training (2 Weeks)
22 July 2019 to 2 August 2019
 
All three-week Trenton camps (Advanced Aviation, Basic Aviation, BATA)
8 July 2019 to 26 July 2019
 
All three-week Blackdown (Borden) camps (Basic Sports, Basic Drill, Basic Survival, Basic Band)
29 Juy 2019 to 16 August 2019
  
Six-week camp for Trenton or Blackdown or Connaught
Survival Instructor, Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor, Drill and Ceremonial Instructor, Intermediate Musician, Advanced Musician
8 July 2019 to 16 August 2019
 
2 Week (French Language) Bagotville, Quebec  
General Training (French)
6 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
 
3 Week (French Language) Bagotville, Quebec  
Basic Aviation (French) Advanced Aviation (French), Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace (French), Basic Survival (French)
30 July 2019 to 17 August 2019
 
3 Week (French Language) Valcartier, Quebec
Basic Drill and Ceremonial (French), Basic Fitness and Sports (French)
30 July 2019 to 17 August 2019
 
6 Week (French Language) Bagotville, Quebec
Survival Instructor (French)
9 July 2019 to 19 August 2019
 
6 Week (French Language) Valcartier, Quebec
Week Drill and Cerimonial Instructor (French), Fitness and Sports Instructor (French)
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instruction (French)
9 July 2019 to 17 August 2019
 
 
 

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 the list below and it will advise you of where your camp will be. All French camps in Quebec are to use the Eastern Region joining instruction (JI).

Cadets and their parents are reminded to send Capt 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.

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