Summer Opportunities 

Basic Camp

Basic Camp (formally known as the Cadet Initial Entry Training or the Leaders Training Course) will be conducted during the summer following MSI or MSII year for cadets who may have missed some of their first two years of ROTC instruction. Basic Camp allows students to enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course without any prior Army or ROTC knowledge or skills. Conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Basic Camp trains, develops, evaluates, and molds incoming students into cadets, bringing them up to competitive speed with cadets who have received MSI and MSII year training.

Advanced Camp

Advanced Camp (formally known as the Cadet Leadership Course or Leader Development Assessment Course) is conducted during the summer following the MSIII year at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Advanced Camp develops and evaluates every MSIII cadet in the nation. Focusing on leadership and skills learned at their host institution, cadets learn new skills, have their leadership tested and assessed, and, ultimately, their evaluation is used to determine Officer Branch selections following graduation.

Airborne Training

Airborne Training is conducted at Fort Benning, GA. Airborne training is a highly selective three-week course designed to teach soldiers the basic skills needed to successfully parachute jump from a plane. The school awards the Army Basic Parachutist Badge to those who complete all training and their five parachute jumps.

Air Assault Training 

Air Assault Training teaches soldiers the intricacies of helicopter operations to include selection and establishment of helicopter landing zones, sling loading equipment for transport, and rappelling. This ten-day course is highly selective and culminates in a 12-mile foot march and, upon successful completion, awarding of the Air Assault Badge.

Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT)

Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) is a selective three-week program that embeds cadets into actual Army units in a variety of fields. Cadets who are selected “job shadow” a Second Lieutenant to observe what they will be doing upon graduation and commissioning. Cadets are placed in charge of Soldiers and can put their leadership skills into practice. This program is for MSIII Cadets only.

Mountain Warfare School

Mountain Warfare School is on the slopes of Vermont’s Green Mountains. “Tough” is a good way of describing the winter phase of the Mountain Warfare School. In two weeks, soldiers learn to ski and snowshoe. They patrol through waist-deep snow, using altimeter barometers instead of compasses. They climb 30-feet walls of solid ice, perform crevasse rescues, and learn survival skills.

Cadet Intern Program (CIP)

Cadet Intern Program (CIP), an initiative of ASA/MRA, allows cadets to work with the Department of the Army (DA), the Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Army Reserves (OCAR), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for three weeks. These cadets receive an OER at completion.

Nurse Summer Training Program

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) is only available to nurse cadets and provides opportunities to develop and practice a clinical phase of instruction at Army Medical Command Treatment Facilities worldwide. The cadets receive an OER upon completion.