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Joining Instructions

The joining instructions for the Greenwood Cadet Training Centre can be found on the Canadian Cadet Organizations' Extranet site, found at:

http://portal.cadets.gc.ca

Please refer to the directory: Atlantic - Atlantique > Summer Training - Instruction d'été des cadets > CSTC Joining Instructions to download the appropriate document.

Attention: A username and password is required to access this resource. New users can sign up using an email account and password by clicking on "Sign Up". If you have a CCO Net account, you can use those credentials by clicking on "Log in with your CCO Net Account"

Attending Greenwood as a course cadet

Selection to attend a summer training course at Greenwood usually takes place at the local cadet corps or squadron. A cadet, who has the required prerequisites, completes an application form and the cadet corps or squadron staff assess the applications and make their recommendations. Selections for most courses are then made based on the recommendations of the local cadet corps or squadron; however some of our more advanced courses require additional steps (such as interviews or entrance exams) and recommendations before selection is made. Your local cadet corps or squadron can best answer questions on selection processes for any of our courses.

Note: you must currently be a cadet and meet the required prerequisites to apply for and be accepted to any of our summer courses. Your local cadet corps or squadron can best answer questions on the requirements for each course.

Attending Greenwood this summer?

For detailed instructions including traveling information, important rules, and a handy packing list download the joining instructions 

Typical day on course

A typical duty day for a cadet at Greenwood looks somewhat like this:

  • 6 a.m. - Wake up
  • 7 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Morning training begins
  • 10 a.m. - Morning break
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Afternoon training
  • 3 p.m. - Afternoon break
  • 5 p.m. - Supper
  • 6:30 p.m. - Evening recreational activities
  • 8 p.m. - Free time
  • 10 p.m. - Return to quarters
  • 10:30 p.m. - Lights out

All meals and accommodates are provided for. For detailed information on facilities, rules and regulations download the joining instructions

A staff cadet

Attending Greenwood as a staff cadet

There is a number of staff cadet advanced training opportunities at Greenwood. To apply for the opportunity, cadets must first meet the required prerequisites and complete an application at their local cadet corps. Selection is then made based on local corps or squadron staff recommendations, the cadet’s qualifications, and available opportunities. Your local cadet corps or squadron is best prepared to answer questions related to staff cadet selection and can help guide you in your application process.

Note: you must currently be a cadet and meet the required prerequisites to apply for and be accepted to any of our summer training opportunities. Your local cadet corps or squadron can best answer questions on the requirements for each course.

Attending Greenwood as a staff cadet this summer?

Congratulations and welcome to the team! To best prepare yourself for your summer as a staff cadet it’s advised you download the staff joining instructions as well as the cadet joining instructions for Greenwood.

Preparing for your summer as a staff cadet

Advanced training bonus: Staff cadets are entitled to a daily training bonus, based on their job and training centre rank, paid bi-weekly directly into your bank account. You should arrive at staff with enough spending money for two weeks.

Staff cadet leave pass: In order for staff cadets to proceed on an unsupervised pass or visit with relatives or friends in the proximity of the training centre, parental or guardian consent is required as indicated in the application process. The Training Centre Commanding Officer will not grant a pass without parental/guardian consent. Every effort will be made to authorize a pass if it does not conflict with assigned duties.

For additional information on being a staff cadet at our training centre <<download the staff joining instructions as well as the cadet joining instructions for Greenwood.

Typical working day

A typical duty day for a staff cadet Greenwood looks somewhat like this:

  • 6 a.m. Wake up
  • 7 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. Morning training begins
  • 10 a.m. Morning break
  • 12 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Afternoon training
  • 3 p.m. Afternoon break
  • 5 p.m. Supper
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening recreational activities for course cadets begins (you may be assigned as a supervisor or to assist in coordination from time to time)
  • 8 p.m. Free time
  • 10:30 p.m. Course cadet lights out
  • 11:30 p.m. Staff cadet return to quarters
  • 11:59 p.m. All staff cadets lights out

 Meals and accommodations are provided for staff members. For detailed information download the joining instructions.

A parent sending their cadet on training

Sending your cadet to Greenwood

Cadets attending training at Greenwood Cadet Training Centre are provided with most of their needs during their stay with us including three meals a day, accommodations and personal storage lockers to secure their belonging. Other items (such as toiletries) are available for purchase at our canteen which your cadet will have regular access to during their free time. Our canteen also has a selection of healthy snacks and training centre souvenirs available for your cadet.

For more complete details considering downloading the joining instructions and reading through them with your cadet so you both can prepare.

Frequently asked questions

Should I send my cadet with any spending money?

While sending your cadet with a small amount of money isn’t a bad idea, it is not required; a cadet’s basic needs are well looked after, all we ask is that you send them ready to learn, have fun and meet new friends.

You should also know that your cadet will receive a weekly training bonus for each week of training they complete while with us. The value of the training bonus varies by course duration, please check the joining instructions for details.

My cadet requires regular medication / What if my cadet has a medical situation come up?

Our facility comes equipped with a medical clinic complete with trained nursing and medical personnel staff. These clinics are designed to provide for the needs of the cadets participating in summer training which includes administering prescribed medication to those cadets in need, when they need it, according to their prescription. We are also within driving distance to emergency medical services should they be required. Our medical staffs, along with the supervisory and training staff at the training centre, are professionals who take the health and well being of your cadet very seriously. It’s a top priority for us!

How do I get in touch if my cadet?

Try the “Contact a Cadet” page.

If I visit my cadet will they be able to leave the training centre for a few hours?

24 hour passes will be granted for a course cadet to leave the confines of the training centre under the supervision of family or friends over the age of 19 and only with the consent of the parent/guardian indicated on their summer training application. For more details consult the joining instructions.

I would like to attend my cadets graduation parade, where can I find that information?

Graduation dates are listed in the joining instructions as well as on our important dates page.

What will my cadet be up to each day?

Your cadet will be busy with days full of new experiences, friends, fun and challenging activities. A typically day looks something like this:

  • 6 a.m. - Wake up
  • 7 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Morning training begins
  • 10 a.m. - Morning break
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Afternoon training
  • 3 p.m. - Afternoon break
  • 5 p.m. - Supper
  • 6:30 p.m. - Evening recreational activities
  • 8 p.m. - Free time
  • 10 p.m. - Return to quarters
  • 10:30 p.m. - Lights out
An adult staff member

Attending Greenwood as an adult staff member

Applications for adult staff opportunities at Greenwood Cadet Training Centre are normally open around October or November. Selection and placing can take some time and we strive to start notifying successful applicants by February or March. While we do accept civilian applications, most of our summer staff are Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve. Consult with your local cadet corps or squadron on application and selection details.

Not a COATS member and interested in working with us?

Consider giving us a call by contacting us.

Staff at Greenwood

To best prepare yourself for your summer as a member it’s advised you download the staff joining instructions as well as the cadet joining instructions for Greenwood.

Typical working day

A typical duty day at Greenwood looks somewhat like this:

  • 6 a.m. - Wake up
  • 7 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Morning training begins
  • 10 a.m. - Morning break
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Afternoon training
  • 3 p.m. - Afternoon break
  • 5 p.m. - Supper
  • 6:30 p.m. - Evening recreational activities for course cadets begins (you may be assigned as a supervisor or to assist in coordination from time to time)
  • 8 p.m. - Free time
  • 10:30 p.m. - Course cadet lights out
  • 11:30 p.m. - Staff return to quarters
  • 11:59 p.m. - All staff cadets lights out

Meals and accommodations are provided for staff members. For details information download the joining instructions.