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, running shoes) are issued by 180 Sqn in the spring.
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 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.
April 16, 2018 Update
Please check the "List of Summer Camp Applicants 2018" document below. Everyone on the second page (labelled "OFFERS NEED TO BE COMPLETE") needs to see Captain Marsh.
March 25, 2018 Update
If you have applied for summer camp, please check the bulletin board at canteen to ensure that Captain Marsh has your application. While the deadline has passed, further applications will still be accepted, but you will be placed lower on the priority list.
Approximate course dates for 2018:
GT intake 2 (limited spots available)
July 22 - August 4
All three-week Trenton camps (Advanced Aviation, Basic Aviation, BATA)
July 8 - July 28
All three-week Blackdown (Borden) camps (Basic Sports, Basic Drill, Basic Survival, Basic Band)
July 29 - August 17
July 8 - August 17
Cadets on GT and three-week courses - make sure you speak with Captain Marsh if you have a preferred intake.