Annual Camp

What is Annual Camp?

Annual camp is the highlight of the year for most of our cadets. Every day at annual camp is packed full of exciting and challenging activities, some of which you might not ever tried before. For many cadets the high point is the chance to spend a number of nights living out in the field, learning military tactics and fieldcraft in mock ambush situations. Adventurous training is another focus, with abseiling, mountain biking, clay target shooting and kayaking often on the agenda. Cadets received training in:
•Youth empowerment
•Drills and turned out and military knowledge
•Skill at arms
•Use of maps and Compass
•Field Craft
•Adventurous training, and
•Physical Activities.

The Turks and Caicos Islands Cadet Corps is no ordinary youth organization. It caters to the total development of TCI’s youth who are desirous of having fun and adventure while making a difference to their fellowmen. The main objective of the Cadet Force is to train and inspire young men and women to be model citizens. With a strong focus on leadership and confidence, the Turks and Caicos Islands Cadet Corps caters to the holistic development of young people, mainly high school students, aged 12 to 18, by providing mental, moral and physical training. Additionally, the aim of the Turks & Caicos Islands Cadet Corps aims so to build discipline and character while instilling in our youths; positive values and attitudes, and the ideal of civic responsibility to community and country.

After the experience of this camp, cadets were not only able to work independently, but also as a team. They became more confident and displayed leadership qualities to help them into life’s next chapter.some cadets who were involved in this year’s camp were awarded for the successful completion of different aspects of their military training, including badges for particular levels of training.The summer camp provides cadets with the opportunity to complete their various star levels which they pursued during the course of the school year. The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services would like to encourage all TCI youths to join the Cadet Corps. It is an opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities that offer personal development, building discipline, life skills, and also contributing to their communities

Why You Should Attend

Annual camp is the highlight of the year for most of our cadets. Every day at annual camp is packed full of exciting and challenging activities, some of which you might not ever tried before. For many cadets the high point is the chance to spend a number of nights living out in the field, learning military tactics and fieldcraft in mock ambush situations. Adventurous training is another focus, with abseiling, mountain biking, clay target shooting and kayaking often on the agenda.

Annual camp gives you the opportunity to go away with the other members of the corps for one or two weeks of the school summer holiday. You get to meet cadets from other detachments in your county, some of whom often become friends for life. 

Parents usually tell us that their children return from camp with more confidence, new skills and a more independent outlook and having established firm friendships that last well into the future. However, there are other more tangible rewards for those attending annual camp. When they come home, cadets usually bring with them at least one new qualification – having achieved a new APC star level, First Aid or other award. These qualifications can also contribute to diplomas or Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, all of which look impressive to college or university admissions officers or employers.

When young people are attending annual camp, and away from home for the first time, it’s natural that parents worry. Within the TCICC we take our duty of care seriously and our priority – first and foremost – is keeping your child safe. Your child will be in the care of our team of experienced instructors who have undergone detailed safety checks, are fully trained in all aspects of safeguarding, and have signed up to the TCICC’s strict values and standards.