Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Summer Training 

Summer Training / Cadet Training Centres (CTC)

Summer training is commonly referred to as summer camp by cadets. The 23 Cadet Summer Training Centres across Canada offer a variety of exciting and dynamic training courses. Some are located in unique settings such as the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, north of 60° in Whitehorse, Yukon and the Pacific coast in Comox, British Columbia. Others offer specialized training. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, for example, offers an introduction to aerospace course and the Centre of Excellence for Marksmanship in Ottawa, Ontario offers advanced training in marksmanship.

Regardless of where a cadet goes for summer training, he or she is certain to have a fun and rewarding summer. Summer training offers, for some, an opportunity to travel internationally while for others it means meeting new people from across Canada while learning.

CTC Transport Details / Forms

Travel Orders

All cadets must meet the following criteria to be allowed on the bus.  There are no exceptions:

  • Be In C-1 Uniform;
  • Be packed according to the Kit List (located in the Joining Instructions);
  • Have your original PROVINCIAL HEALTH CARD;
  • Have your original OFFER OF PARTICIPATION FORM; and
  • Have your original CADET TRANSPORTATION FORM.

Travel Orders

All departures/returns will be from 221 Glendale Ave., The Penn Centre (north-east corner by old Target Store-Chestnut Entrance),  St Catharines, ON

  • Click on date for travel itinerary

DEPARTURES

  • Staff Cadets: 2018 TBD
  • HMCS ONTARIO-6 Weeks: 2018 TBD
  • HMCS ONTARIO – 2 Weeks: 2018 TBD
  • HMCS ONTARIO-3 Weeks: 2018 TBD
  • HMCS ONTARIO-Return: 2018 TBD

Summer Training Courses

  • GENERAL TRAINING (2 weeks) – 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, Sail, and Seamanship. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Phase One.
  • BASIC SAIL (3 weeks) – The Basic Sail course provides cadets an opportunity to develop basic sail skills and build on knowledge learned at the corps. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two.
  • BASIC DRILL AND CEREMONIAL (3 weeks) – The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Sea) Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the corps, 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, naval field gun drill and marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two.
  • BASIC SPORTS AND FITNESS (3 weeks) – 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.
  • BASIC SEAMANSHIP (3 weeks) – The Basic Seamanship Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on seamanship skills learned at the corps and to participate in advanced seamanship activities. Activities include rope work, small craft operation (whaler) training, a day sail on a Sea Cadet Training Vessel, and naval communication. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two.
  • BASIC MUSIC (3 weeks) – 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.
  • DRILL AND CEREMONY INSTRUCTOR (6 weeks) – The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (Sea) Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three.
  • SHIP BOATS OPERATORS (6 weeks) – The Ship’s Boat Operator Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop more advanced seamanship skills and obtain the qualifications required to operate various small craft used within the Sea Cadet Program. Activities include first aid, rope work, marine navigation, and small craft operator training. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three.
  • BOATSWAIN MATES (6 weeks) – The Boatswain’s Mate Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced seamanship training and obtain the knowledge and skills required to act as Boatswain’s Mate onboard a Sea Cadet Training Vessel (SCTV) within the Sea Cadet Program. Activities include Activities include rope work, marine navigation, ship’s operations and damage control. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, have successfully completed the Ship’s Boat Operator Course (or equivalent) and Phase Four.
  • SHIPWRIGHT (6 weeks) – The Shipwright Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop skills in repairing small boats, and carrying out fibreglass and ships carpentry work. Activities include rope work, workplace safety training, and small boat repair. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, have successfully obtained Small Craft Operator Program Modules One and Four, hold a valid standard first aid qualification and have successfully completed Phase Four.
  • MARINE ENGINEERING (6 weeks) – The Marine Engineer Course provides cadets an opportunity to obtain a Reserve Marine Engineering certificate, which qualifies them to engineer on a Sea Cadet Training Vessel. Activities include ship’s engine mechanics, marine navigation and Sea Cadet Training Vessel safety. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, have successfully obtained Small Craft Operator Program Modules One and Four, hold a valid standard first aid qualification and have successfully completed Phase Four.
  • INTERMEDIATE SAIL (6 weeks) – The Intermediate Sail Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop more advanced sailing and basic power boating skills. Activities include first aid, sailing and small craft operator training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association White Sail Level Three Qualification, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three.
  • SAIL INSTRUCTOR (6 weeks) – The Sail Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sailing skills, become a qualified safety boat operator and a trained sail instructor. Activities include advanced sailing techniques, instructional techniques, coaching, and small craft and safety boat operation. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Four Qualification, Small Craft Operator Program Modules One and Three, and a Standard First Aid Qualification, be at least 16 years of age as of December 31 of the year to which they will be participating in the course and have successfully completed Phase Four.
  • ADVANCE SAIL (6 weeks) – The Advanced Sail Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sail and racing skills. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Five Qualification, have successfully completed the Intermediate Sail Course, and have successfully completed Phase Four.
  • FITNESS AND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR (6 weeks) – 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.
  • INTERMEDIATE BAND (6 weeks) – 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.
  • ADVANCE BAND (6 weeks) – 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.
  • INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE (Various lengths) – Sea Cadet ExchangesWhere in the world would you like to have dinner?As part of the Sea Cadet Program there are numerous opportunities to be involved in a variety of summer training programs and some are even conducted outside of Cadet Summer Training Centres.Select senior cadets are chosen from sea cadet corps across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits.  The following is a list of countries that partake in these training opportunities:
    • Australia,
    • Bermuda,
    • Japan,
    • South Korea,
    • Netherlands,
    • Sweden,
    • United Kingdom; and
    • The United States of America.
  • STAFF CADET (7 weeks) – Staff Cadets undergo advanced training which includes being mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets. Staff Cadets provide leadership, instruction and support to course Cadets at a Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC). Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation by the staff cadet during authorized CSTC summer training constitutes advanced training. Advanced training staff cadets are divided into two distinct categories:
    • Type 1: Training; and
    • Type 2: Training Support.

    Examples of staff cadet assignments include recreational sports staff, division / platoon / flight staff, and administration staff.  Staff cadets receive an advanced training allocation ranging from $71.00 to $95.00 per day depending on their rank.  Cadets applying for staff may not be less than 16 years of age as of the first day of January of the year of advanced training.