Military camps can be found all across the United States and are specifically designed for teenage boys and girls. These camps teach honour, discipline, commitment and military conduct. Rigorous and intense physical training is also part of daily life, including cardio, martial arts, chin-ups, crunches and push-ups. The goal is to teach students the importance of healthy eating and staying fit. Most camps require that teens choose to attend, however some are designed to instil discipline and respect in troubled teens.
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U.S. Army Cadet Corps
The U.S. Army Cadet Corps summer program offers four different programs: basic cadet training, basic cadet and basic leader course, basic cadet and ranger school and The Army Cadet Martial Arts Program. Each program is physically and mentally demanding, teaching student's leadership, military drills, marksmanship, martial arts, survival skills and rappelling. This summer camp is geared toward 13- to 18-year-old teenagers who have an interest in joining the Army once they are of age.
U.S. Army Cadet Corps National Cadet Training Center Post Office Box 277 Millersburg, KY 40348 (859) 484-2110 militaryadventurecamp.org
Cedar Bridge Military Academy
Cedar Bridge Military Academy summer camp is fast paced, challenging, demanding and tough. The camp teaches discipline, self-discipline, leadership skills and aims to strengthen character. The format of the camp is strictly military---waking up at six in the morning for physical training, followed by breakfast, military drills and grooming. Students are also required to keep their boots shined and uniforms pressed to military standards. Classes in morals, ethics and leadership are also taught. Cedar Bridge accepts co-ed recruits who are 10 to 17 years old.
Cedar Bridge Military Academy Headquarters 984 Route 166, Suite 2 Toms River, NJ 08753 (800) 673-6207 cedarbridge.us
Marine Military Academy
The Marine Military Academy offers four-week summer sessions for boys 13 to 17 years old. During this month-long session, students study military conduct, self-discipline, teamwork, loyalty, leadership and the importance of respect. Campers also indulge in recreational activities such as soccer, football, swimming, paintball, basketball, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, rappelling, as well as rope courses. They also have an hour or two of free time throughout the day where they can do participate in various activities and write letters to their families.
Marine Military Academy 320 North Iwo Jima Boulevard Harlingen, TX 78550-3698 (956) 423-6006 mma-tx.org
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