Summer Encampment

All California Cadet Corps Cadets are invited to attend the 100-year old tradition of

Summer Encampment 

Encampment is the culminating event in the life of a Cadet.

The 2018 Summer Encampment Rosters have been published. 

To view pictures of the 2018 Leadership Encampment visit




Advanced Encampment Transportation Plan (note:  the Transporation Plan will be updated with Encampment departure times for 20 July 2018 at a later date. )



Adult Summer Camp Assignments -  Cadet Unit Assignment Roster  - - Advanced Camp Welcome Letter and Packing list

Bussing Assignements are above.


More Info
Summer Encampment 2018
Camp San Luis Obispo
Leadership Encampment 16-23 June 2018
​(ADVON: 13-16 June)

Advanced Encampment 13-20 July 2018  (ADVON: 10-13 July)Must attend or have attended a Leadership Encapment Unit in order to attend Advanced Encampment
Sign Up Here

Pay Here

1) WARNO for Leadership Encampment 

2) WARNO for Advacned Encampment

3) Adult Application 

4) Transportation (Updated 8 June):

a) Bus/Van Assignment
b) ADVON Bus Assign.
c) Bus Schedule
d) Van Schedule

Note: Times annotated on the bus/van schedule are DEPARTURE TIMES; arrive early to ensure you can get on the bus


  • Application Portal Opens on 11 February 2018
  • Application Portal Closes on 15 April 2018


  • $125 regular registration for single Encampment if received by 15 April 2018

  • $200 regular registration for both Leadership and Advanced Encampment if recevied by 15 April 2018
  • Individuals or Schools paying by check should send it to:

​​    LEAD Foundation

    PO Box 2151

    Concord, CA 94521

  • Cadets with financial need may apply for a $50.00 scholarship by emailing COL Edinboro at  Request must state the need, give parent and Commandant contact information along with the Cadet's name, rank, unit (school), and which programs the Cadet is signing up for. Apply by 15 March 2018. Scholarships will be granted by 1 April 2018. If any funding is remaining, we will announce it here.

Summer Encampment Units

Leadership Encampment will cosist of the following Units: BST, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Officer Candidate School, and Leadership. 

Advanced Encampment will consist of the following Units:  Survival, Law Enforcement, Marksmanship, Mountaineering,  Drill Instructor, Drill and Ceremonies, Medic, and Cyber. 


Summer Encampment Promotional Video

Summer Encampment Posters:

OCS Poster

Medic Poster

Senior Drill Instructor Poster

Marksmanship Unit Poster

Mountaineering Poster

Cyber Unit Poster

Cyber Unit Poster

Law Enforcement Unit Poster

Survival Poster










  • Experience a little bit of everything
  • Drill and Ceremonies
  • Bivouac & Orienteering
  • Obstacle Course
  • Leadership Reaction Course
  • Marksmanship
  • Alpine Tower
  • High Ropes Course​ and Rappelling
  • Leadership Reaction Course
  • Drill Competition
  • Xtreme Team Challenge
This unit is for Cadets who are currently a RCT, a CDT or a CFC and are interested in obtaining the rank of C/CPL by the end of summer camp.  BST includes a comprehensive experience of Cadet training

NCO Academy

  • Prepare to be an NCO Leader
  • Managing Formations
  • Physical Training, Obstacle Course
  • ​Leadership Reaction Course
  • Manegement
  • Leadership Styles
  • ​Conducting Inspections
  • ​Bivouac, Land Navigation, Marksmanship
This unit is for Cadets who are current or aspiring NCO.  This course will focus on small unit and direct line leadership and skills necessary to hold squad leader, platoon sergeant or company first sergeant positions. These skills are paramount for successful leadership at all echelons.  There are no rank or grade level prerequisites for this course.

Officer Candidate School

  • Prepare to be an Officer Leader
  • Leading large groups
  • Teamwork (LRC + XTC)
  • ​Managing a Staff
  • ​Prepare for Command
  • Leadership skiils, theories, and more!
This unit is for Cadets that are a C/SSG and currently in grade 7 or above and are interested in service as a Cadet Officer. Cadets may be be commissioned as a C/2LT.  


  • Become a CACC Medic
  • First Aid
  • First Responder
  • Earn the Cadet Medic Badge
Cadets must be at in grade 9 or above in the current school year with at least a cumulative H.S. GPA of 2.0, not had any serious disciplinary infractions in the past two years, and have no unexcused absences in the past year. Cadets interested in this unit must complete online course IS-100.b at OR IS-100.SCa at and send in the certificate with the application.



Minimum number of slots available: 20
Maxiumum number of slots available: 25

Drill Instructor

  • Become a CACC Drill Instructor
  • Drill and Ceremonies
  • Make your school more competitive in drill competitions
  • ​Become the expert at your school
  • Earn the Cadet Drill Instructor Badge
This unit is open to Cadets currently in grade 7 and above who are interested in a focus on Drill and Ceremonies. Upon arrival at Summer Encampment there will be an initial practical examiminiation that must be passed in order to participate in this Unit. Those that do not pass will be transferred to Drill and Ceremonies School. Cadets who complete this course will be prepared to teach Drill and Ceremonies at thier school, and will earn the Cadet DI Badge.

Senior Drill Instructor Course:  This couse is open to Cadets that have successfuly completed the Drill Instructor Course and desire to achieve the Senior Drill Instructor qualificaiton.  During this course the Drill Instructor will teach Drill and Ceremonies to both the Drill and Ceremonies Course and the Basic Drill Instructor Course.  Cadets who successfully complete the Senior Drill Instuctor Course will be prepared to teach and supervise Drill and Ceremonies at their schools and wear the Campaign (DI) Hat. 



Minimum number of slots available: 20
Maxiumum number of slots available: 50


  • Get your Marksmanship Badge
  • Discipline and Responsibility
  • Relaxing under stress-Breath control
  • Error Recognition and Correction
  • Air Rifle
  • EST-2000 (Simulator Training)
  • .22 caliber
This unit is open to Cadets who are at least at 15 years of age in the current school year and are interested in learning intermediate / advanced marksmanship skills on the .22cal smallbore rifle, the .177cal air rifle and on the Army simulator (EST 2000). Cadets will strive for qualification at Marksman, Sharpshooter or Expert level on those weapons.



Minimum number of slots available: 20
Maxiumum number of slots available: 30


  • Get your Mountaineering Badge
  • Rappelling / Belaying
  • Knots and Anchors
  • Mountain Rescue: Low Angle/High Angle
  • Limited visibility Rappel
  • Climbing
  • Instructing Rappel
This unit is for Cadets who are currently in the 8th grade or above in the current school year and are interested in learning the skills of both ascending and descending mountains. Cadets may earn the Mountaineering Qualification Badge if they successfully complete the course.



Minimum number of slots available: 15
Maxiumum number of slots available: 25


  • Get your Cyber Badge
  • Cyber Patriot Competition
  • ​Ethical Hacking
  • California Cyber Training Complex
  • Learn high-demand job skills


This unit is open to Cadets regardless of grade level who are interested in learning defensive cyber skills through the application of offensive cyber techniques.



Minimum number of slots available: 5
Maxiumum number of slots available: 15

Law Enforcement

  • Get your Law Enforcement Badge
  • Arrest,Search & Rights
  • Forensics, Fingerprinting
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Traffic Control, Breathalyzer
  • Scenario Training
  • Ride Along Patrols
  • Coast Guard Boat Patrol
  • Mounted HMMWV Patrol
  • Tactical wharehouse simulation
  • Earn the Cadet Law Enforcement Badge
This unit is open to Cadets who are currently in grade 8 or above and are interested in exploring the military/civilian law enforcement career field.  Cadets who sucessfully complete this course will earn the Cadet Law Enforecement Badge.



Minimum number of slots available: 20
Maxiumum number of slots available: 30


(Basic & advanced)

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  • Get your Red Beret
  • Will to Survive / Survival Psychology
  • Wilderness First Aid & Hygiene
  • Foraging, Hunting, & Gathering food
  • ​Water Purification
  • ​Shelter, Protection, and Avoiding Risk
  • ​Signalling and getting rescued
  • ​Field-based, scenario-driven experience
Basic STX: This is a mentally and physically challenging course requiring cadets to maintain a high level of motivation and perseverance. This training is available Cadets who are currently 9th grade or above who have maintained a CUMULATIVE HIGH SCHOOL GPA of 2.0 or better, not had any serious disciplinary infractions in the past two years, and no unexcused absences in the past year. Verification of GPA, discipline and attendance are required. Cadets successfully completing the Survival Training course will be authorized the right to wear the red beret.

Advanced STX: Be an Assistant Intructor at Basic STX. Must have completed Basic STX and be a high caliber individual with a passion for survival. Earn your Advanced Flash.



Minimum number of slots available: 20
Maxiumum number of slots available: 80

Drill And ceremonies school

  • Learn how to properfly perform Drill and Ceremonies
  • Close Order Drill
  • Squad Drill
  • ​Platoon Drill
  • Company Drill​
  • Properly conduct PT and PT formations
This Unit is open to all Cadets who have completed Basic Camp/BST.  It will focus on how to properly perform Drill and Ceremonies and PT per TC 3-21.5 and FM 7-22.  Cadets who complete this course will be ready to be drill experts at their school, compete in the unit drill team, and move on to the Cadet Drill Instructor Course.


  • Learn to Lead
  • Unit Leaders
  • Encampment Leadership
  • Hands on leadership development training
Serving as leadership for the BST and NCO Unit from the Platoon level through Battalion level. Provides practicial experience in leading a unit, buidling esprit de corps, and performing time mangement. This is your chance to lead at Summer Encampment and bring those leadership skills back to your school!  Those serving in leadership positions will be eligible to wear the black leadership beret. 



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January 2019