Leadership Training Camps
|Officers and NCOs at the Leaders Reaction Course|
There are many activities within the JROTC program ranging from Drill Team, Raider Team and Rifle Team. Each of these teams participate in at least two competitions throughout the school year. In the summer, 15-20 Cadets get to participate in a leadership camp that tests their ability to lead as well as follow.
Corps Leader's FTX
The Corps leadership accompanied by the Military Cadre and School Leadership deploy to one of the local military installations in order to conduct leadership training and bond the leadership team by fire. All of the cadets are stressed mentally and physically in different situations and scenarios and we re-deploy back to campus with a common experience and newly formed goals for the upcoming school year.
This academy is a two-day hands-on exercise designed to prepare the sophomore and junior leaders for their positions within the Corps. At the end of the two days, these junior leaders will be better prepared to handle the positions of squad leader, platoon sergeant and section sergeants.
JROTC Summer Camp
This is the pinnacle of camps for those cadets wishing to be future leaders in the Corps. The camp is sponsored by the US Army Cadet Command and run by a consolidated group of cadre from all of the Richmond and surrounding schools. This camp has numerous leadership opportunities for the cadets and also stretches their comfort zone by putting them into stressful situations with cadets from different schools. Any cadet wishing to be a sponsoring officer should definitely plan on attending one of these camps and we only get about 20 slots per year.
Middies Outdoor Adventure Camp
This camp is designed to teach students outdoor skills while having fun. Outdoor adventure is taught by our military cadre, who have more than 100 years of combined military experience. Whether it is learning map reading and then putting that new skill into practice or trusting that their newly learned knot tying will not come loose while traversing the one-bridge, the students will be pushed in many areas that they have never done before. The culminating exercise will be an over-night camping experience where they will learn some outdoor cooking and camping skills.