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Sea cadets have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of summer courses. For WALLER cadets, most of those courses are run at HMCS QUADRA, a cadet training centre on Goose Spit in Comox, BC. Cadets over sixteen are able to apply for staff cadet roles at QUADRA and other fdacilities, depending on their skills and qualifications. As with training at the corps, cadets are able to gain high school credits for taking part in summer training.

 

Some cadets have the opportunity to attend courses at HMCS ONTARIO in Kingston, ON, Vernon, BC, Cold Lake, AB, or elsewhere in Canada.

 

Finally, international exchanges and deployments on Navy and Coast Guard ships offer additional opportunities for senior cadets.

 

To apply for summer courses, staff cadet positions, exchanges, deployments, and other opportunities, please download and fill out this form, for submission to your DPO.

 

During June, July, and August, please click here for summer contact information.

Divisional Petty Officer: a senior cadet, usually in their fourth year as a cadet, in charge of a group of junior cadets.

 

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GENERAL TRAINING

This two-week course is intended for cadets 12-14 years of age who have completed their first year of cadet training. It introduces the cadet to life at a training centre with a focus on the opportunities available through Sea Cadet summer training. Activities include: seamanship, team-building, air-rifle range, sail, tours, recreational sports, swimming, music training, general knowledge and citizenship. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Phase I.

 

Prerequisites Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Phase I.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

DRILL

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BASIC DRILL & CEREMONIAL

The aim of this three-week course is to provide 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. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadet to a variety of followership, teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue leadership training at the Corps and on the Drill & Ceremonial Instructor course.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase II.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

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DRILL & CEREMONIAL INSTRUCTOR

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor for drill and ceremonial activities. The aim will be accomplished by further developing instructional techniques, leadership and drill and ceremonial related specialist skills and knowledge that will allow them to perform the duties of a specialist instructor for ceremonial activities. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of drill and ceremonial opportunities, this course will prepare the cadets to assume a specialist parade position at the Corps and CTCs.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–17 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase III.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

SEAMANSHIP

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BASIC SEAMANSHIP

The aim of this three-week course is to provide 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.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase II.

 

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SHIP'S BOAT OPERATOR

The aim of this six-week course is to provide 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.

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit.  Cadets applying for this course should be 14–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase III.

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

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BOATSWAIN MATE

The aim of this six-week course is to provide 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) or ORCA Class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) Vessel within the Sea Cadet Program. Activities include rope work, marine navigation, ship’s operations and damage control.

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, be SCOP 1, 2, & 3 qualified as well as have First Aid and completed Phase IV.

 

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MUSIC

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BASIC MUSICIAN

The aim of this course is to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps music programs and related music activities. Course 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 as well as some aspects of Sea Cadet training to help them in their future course selections of the Sea CTC program.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase II.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

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INTERMEDIATE MUSICIAN

The aim of this six-week course is to raise the cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level (level 1 or 2). This training is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their Corps bands and related music activities. Instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also learn some Instructional Techniques relating to music. Other course activities include first aid, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. 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 III.

 

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ADVANCED MUSICIAN

The aim of this six-week course is to raise the cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level (level 3-5). This training is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their Corps bands and related music activities. During this course, instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also refine their Instructional Techniques relating to music.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. 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 IV.

 

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SAILING

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BASIC SAIL

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets an opportunity to develop basic sail skills and build on knowledge learned at the corps.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to pursue sail training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase II.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

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INTERMEDIATE SAIL

The aim of this six-week course is to provide cadets an opportunity to develop more advanced sailing and basic power boating skills. Activities include first aid, sailing and small craft operator training.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to pursue sail training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association White Sail Level Three Qualification, be 14–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase III.

 

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SENIOR SAIL

The aim of this six-week course is to provide cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sailing skills, become a qualified safety boat operator. Activities include advanced sailing techniques and small craft and safety boat operation.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to pursue sail training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Can Sail 3, Small Craft Operator Program Modules 1 & 3, and a Standard First Aid Qualification, be 15-17 years of age and have successfully completed Phase IV.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

 

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ADVANCED SAIL

The aim of this six-week course is to provide cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sail and racing skills.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to pursue sail training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Canadian Yachting Association Can Sail 5, Small Craft Operator Program Modules 1 through 4 and have successfully completed Phase IV.

 

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FITNESS

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BASIC fITNESS & SPORTS

The aim of this three week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fitness and recreational sports training, building upon what has been experienced at the Corps. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of ethical sports conduct, sportsmanship and teamwork. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of fitness and recreational sports opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue fitness and recreational sports training at the Corps and on the Fitness & Sports Instructor course. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Corps fitness and recreational sports training program.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to increase personal fitness. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Two.

 

Training Centre Vernon

 

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FITNESS & SPORTS INSTRUCTOR

The aim of this
six-week course is to develop a 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, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CTC. The aim of the course will be accomplished by providing dynamic and challenging training that includes ample opportunity for practical application. The cadets will learn theoretical and technical skills required to deliver the Corps physical education and recreational training program as specialist instructors. This course will ensure that the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Corps and as Staff Cadets at the CTCs.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and have achieved the overall fitness incentive level bronze, Cadets applying for this course should be 14–17 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase III.

 

Training Centre Albert Head

 

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AIR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR

The aim of this six-week course is to develop individual air rifle marksmanship and summer biathlon specialty skills while reinforcing and further developing the leadership and instructional techniques skills preparing the cadets to support these two specialty activities at the Corps, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CTC. The cadet will be provided with the necessary theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to monitor and instruct other cadets during marksmanship training at the Corps.
Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically fit and be motivated to pursue marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase III.

 

Training Centre Vernon

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SHIPWRIGHT

The aim of this six week course is to provide 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.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit. 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 IV.

 

Training Centre HMCS QUADRA

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MARINE ENGINEERING

COURSE CURRENTLY INACTIVE

 

The aim of this eight-week course is to provide an opportunity to develop skills related to the operation and maintenance of shipboard systems, including propulsion, electrical generation, steering, etc. on board RCN ORCA-class vessels.

 

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SUMMER STAFF

Staff cadets are the NCOs of the Training Centres. They undergo advanced training which includes being mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets.  A staff cadet provides leadership, instruction and supervision of cadets, or might be tasked in an administrative or logistical support role. Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation by the staff cadet during CTC training constitutes advanced training.

Rank and pay for staff cadets depend upon the position; this is usually determined during a pre-course training and evaluation period. A staff cadet applicant must be at least 16 on January 1 of the year they are to be a Staff Cadet. 

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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EXCHANGES

The aim of these two to three-week exchanges are to introduce cadet to the training in the Sea Cadet programs around the world, as well as providing cadets an opportunity to participate in cultural activities and touring.

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:

  1. Bermuda,
  2. Japan,
  3. Hong Kong,
  4. Netherlands,
  5. Sweden,
  6. United Kingdom; and
  7. The United States of America.

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, must be 16 by the start of the exchange, have no participation limitations which may preclude them from participating in training activities in remote locations overseas, and have completed Phase IV.

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DEPLOYMENTS

Trips of varying lengths on Naval or Coast Guard vessels.

 

Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have no participation limitations which may preclude them from participating in activities at sea and in arduous conditions, and have completed Phase IV.

 

 

 


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