Trainings are an integral part of the Sea Cadet program. Throughout the year, Cadets learn and experience much as a unit through coursework, trips, drills and more - all of this is in preparation for Summer and Winter Trainings. This is where Cadets get to spend 24/7 learning everything from medical field ops to scuba diving.
Recruit Training and League Orientation Training
Before any cadet can attend Advanced Trainings, they must first attend boot camp. For Sea Cadets, that is called "Recruit Training" and for League Cadets that is called "League Orientation Training."
Recruit Training is required for Sea Cadets to advance in rank whereas League Orientation is not required - however League Cadets who do not attend Orientation training cannot attend any other trainings.
Where can I find trainings?
Trainings are listed on the Sea Cadet Homeport webpage accessed through the Quarterdeck portal. The Summer trainings begin being posted in late Spring, whereas Winter trainings opportunities typically are posted mid-Fall. You can search by training type or location. For Recruit and Orientation, you can sort those out as well.
Review the list, take a look at the date of the trainings and click on the "Details" button to learn more. Some trainings require portions of the BMR to be completed before the Cadet reports in at training - so pay close attention!
It is the Cadet's responsibility to cover travel costs to attend trainings. All other costs (food, housing, and any special equipment) is covered by the training fee shown.
When you have found the training you would like to attend, fill out the form below to request the training from our unit command. We will determine your eligibility and then sign you up for the training. You will then recive a formal Request for Training Form from us to be completed and signed and sent back in to the unit with your payment. We will handle getting all the paperwork to your training center.