During the summer the air cadet program offers summer camps to cadets. Transportation, housing, food and training is provided by the Department of National Defense (DND) at no charge. There are a number of different camps ranging in duration from two to six weeks for which cadets can apply if qualified. Successful graduates of a senior course can apply for employment at select summer camps.
There are plenty of choices so cadets should discuss their possibilities with an officer to help ensure a successful career path. Summer camps include basic, junior leaders, junior instructors, aircrew survival, air studies, band, physical and recreational training and lifeguard. The senior camps include introduction to aviation, senior leaders, survival instructor, athletic instructor, gliding or powered flight scholarship courses, air traffic control, international exchange and technical training including electronics, photography or airframe maintenance.
Summer camp choices must be submitted early in the year so cadets should review their options early.