Summer Camps Cancelled

Cadet Summer Camp Cancelled

Summer Camp / Cadet Year Update

Dear Parents and Cadets,

It is with disappointment we advise you that all Cadet summer camps have been cancelled for the summer of 2020.  It has also been ordered that all “In-Person” Cadet activities are also cancelled.

All “In Person” Cadet activities are suspended until August 31st, 2020 inclusive.

The suspension of all “In-Person” Cadet activities includes, and is not limited to, summer camps, Annual Ceremonial Review, the year end trip, optional activities and regular Wednesday training nights.  But, behind the scenes, your Squadron Sponsoring Committee along with the Cadet Instructor Cadre officers will be planning for the next year.

We encourage parents to step forward and volunteer with us this next Cadet year.  We need volunteers to volunteer just a few hours a month over the 10 months Cadets is in session. It’s only a few hours a month, but it makes a big difference when it comes to the benefits to cadets.

Many hands make light work and we seriously need you.  We need four new members to complete our SSC team.  We plan to make 2021 a year to positively remember!

Please use this form to express your interest.  (Please note that this form does not commit you, but it at least allows for us to start the conversation smile )

As for what is happening in the meantime, please see the copy of the communiqué below.  A link to the original order has been provided at the bottom of this form.

You’ll notice in the order that efforts will be made to keep Cadets engaged virtually.  There will be more coming announcements on this soon.





A. CATO 14-06, Training or Recreational and Educational Trips
C. 3350-Op LASER 20-01

1. In addition to direction delivered at refs D to H, Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp has made the decision to cancel all in-person activities related to the Cadet and JCR programs through to 31 Aug 20. This includes, but is not limited to local training, corps and squadron trips, cadet summer training and activities, in-person training for Cadet Instructors Cadre officers, and, in coordination with the Canadian Army, the JCR enhanced training sessions.


2. Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers will not be penalized for missing the remainder of the 2019-2020 training year, and will be credited as having this year’s training completed.


3. Our goal over the coming months is to focus and remain connected with the cadets. Staff at the corps/squadron level will be seeking, where possible, innovative and meaningful ways to connect with cadets virtually. We will seek to explore options for new experiences online and looking for alternatives to in-person training activities. Maintaining the link with our cadets and staff is a priority.


4. For the summer, the Natl CJCR Sp Gp staff will begin planning to explore innovative ways to take advantage of this pause in training to implement new and exciting solutions for our program. You can expect to hear more about this in the weeks to come as we will be looking at options for alternative employment opportunities.


5. The decision to cancel activities ensures the safety and security of everyone who participates in our programs and will ensure that the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers, like the Canadian Armed Forces, do not become a vector to spread COVID-19. It will also ensure that valuable resources, from medical support to facilities, can be made available to the CAF to assist Canadians when they need it the most.


6. This was not an easy decision, nor was it made in isolation. The Command Team of the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group have consulted with many advisors and stakeholders, and have been closely monitoring the actions of like-minded youth organizations.


7. We understand many will be disappointed with this news. However, the strength and resilience of the men and women who not only support and lead this program, but also participate in it will prevail. This is our role to play in demonstrating leadership and citizenship in the face of adversity. Canada’s Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are all up for the challenge.


8. The Natl CJCR Sp Gp continues to collaborate with the Department of National Defence and CAF as well as with other federal departments in order to maintain proper situational awareness on the COVID-19 situation in Canada and globally to synchronize interdepartmental response under the lead of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result, the situation is continuously being monitored and further decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


9. Additional details related to the impact of this decision and way forward will be communicated to all in the weeks ahead.


10. All available and updated information for the Natl CJCR Sp Gp response to COVID-19 can be found on the CCO net at:



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