Summer training is commonly referred to as summer camp by cadets. There are several Army Cadet Training Centres (CTCs) across Canada offer a variety of exciting and dynamic training courses. Some are located in unique settings such as HMCS Quadra on the Vancouver Island, Comox Valley and north of 60° in Whitehorse, Yukon. Others offer specialized training, such as Connaught CTC where the training center’s focal point is 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.
All cadets applying for Army cadet summer training. These applications are reviewed by the Training Officer and Commanding Officer. The CO will review all applications and either recommend them up the chain of command or decline them for not meeting criteria or being an unsatisfactory applicant.
Due to the remote location of some Cadet Summer Training Centres (CSTCs), cadets with severe allergies or other medical conditions that may require rapid medical attention may be precluded from attending certain courses. As well as cell phone reception.
Applicants must have parent/guardian consent and must be recommended by their Commanding Officer (CO).
The cadet must have successfully completed the required training level, and also meet any other prerequisite(s) specific to the course(s) for which the application is made.
A cadet’s 19th birthday must occur after the return travel date.
In all cases, the cadet must have demonstrated an interest in, and aptitude for, further Army cadet training.
Cadets who report for summer training and are found not to meet course prerequisites may be re-coursed or returned to unit, at the discretion of the CSTC CO.
A training bonus of $10 per day is paid to every cadet for each day of training they complete (to a weekly maximum of $60, and a course maximum of $360). Depending on the course and CSTC, this may be paid upon completion of the course, or portions of the bonus may be paid during the course.
Staff Cadets are paid a daily rate, varying depending on their rank, starting at $93/day and up to $114/day.
Staff cadets must be 16 by the first day of pre-camp.
Staff Cadet Pay Rates
If you are 16 by the first day of the summer contract, you are able to be a staff cadet. You will be paid for everyday on your contract with the rates below. Ranks at CTC's start at Sergeant.
CANCDTGEN 008/23 - These rates become effective 1 June 2024