2018 JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC)

More than 400 local Army JROTC cadets will get to spend three days and four nights at Camp Flaming Arrow, a Gulf Ridge Council scouting facility in rural Polk County for the JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp.  The eager cadets will be able to run, climb, rappel, swim, canoe, kayak, zip line, land navigate, master balancing on low and high rope courses, and practice leadership skills. Every day luxuries that most kids are accustomed to including: mobile devices, computers, televisions and even air conditioning are prohibited for the entire experience. The diverse group of cadets who earn a spot at the camp are selected from 17 high schools throughout Polk, Osceola, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.  They will be physically and mentally challenged to become better leaders, improve their training skills, practice teamwork, and increase self-confidence.

Cadets will be assigned to four different cadres, without regard for their high school affiliation, gender, or level of capabilities.  They will spend the long, hot days getting to know each other – learning to trust and support each other’s physical challenges, and encouraging each other when things get tough.   From the moment they arrive at camp, the cadets will experience a full schedule of activities that compliment and emphasize the Florida State Sunshine Standards, JROTC curriculum, and the mission of motivating young people to become better citizens.  During the closing ceremonies, cadets will be awarded team and individual awards and ribbons to wear on their JROTC uniforms along with academic credit for successful camp completion. This year’s camp will be held on May 29th, 2018 to June 1st, 2018. The cadets that are selected will be provided a packet that includes a packing list and forms for parents to sign. Please note: There will be no cost to attend this camp.