About the Cadet Summer Training Centre
History and Heritage
Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre (RMNACSTC) was completed in the summer of 1999 with the intent purpose of replacing Banff NACSTC, which had been operated by the Cadet Program since 1948. Located 48 km northwest of Cochrane, Alberta, Rocky Mountain NACSTC is the site of the former Ghost Ranger Station run by the Alberta Forest Services until the fall of 1996. It is now home to almost 200 senior army cadets from across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Fifty highly-skilled civilian adventure-training specialists and approximately 100 members of the Canadian Forces support the training at RMNACSTC. The attending cadets range in age from 14 to 18, and come from across Canada to take advantage of the unique challenges offered by Alberta's pristine mountain setting. The Summer Training Centre offers intensive Pipes and Drums course selections for cadet musicians from across the country that have attained the highest level of pipes and drums training offered by the Canadian Cadet Organization.
Activities and Traditions
The Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Center (RMNACSTC) is an Army Cadet training facility located just off the Highway 40 Forestry Trunk Road at Ghost Ranger Station, Alberta. Cadets from all over the Prairie region come to this remote camp every summer to practice what they've learned throughout the year. They also play host to Army Cadets from other nations, including Great Britain and the United States, during their unique exchange program. Activities include alpine treks, white-water kayaking and canoeing, survival skills, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, music and more. The Cadets Program also emphasizes community, citizenship, teamwork, and leadership.