Fort Lauderdale
Sea Cadets

Mini Boot + Div Adv Training

Mini Boot Camp & Advanced Division Training

Arrive in NWU with Canteen, at Birch State Park Elks Youth Camp at 1800 on Friday, 10 May 2019. Bring completed and signed training form (link below) and $10. Pack your seabag in compliance with the seabag list (link below) before arrival. Please be on time for Cadet Pickup 9am Sunday morning. INDOC Cadets who have not yet been sworn in are NOT allowed to spend the night. INDOC Cadets should arrive at 0800 on Saturday morning and be picked up at 1900, Saturday night. INDOC Cadets must still complete the training orders form and bring the $10.


Mini Boot Camp prepares Sea Cadets and League Cadets to attend League Cadet Orientation and Sea Cadet Recruit training during the Summer.

Mini Boot Camp is a local training evolution that is conducted by the Spruance Division Staff and Senior Cadets. This training serves several purposes. Cadets are able get a preview of their upcoming League Cadet Orientation and the Sea Cadet Recruit summer trainings. Cadets become more comfortable dealing with and working under stressful conditions thus building confidence in their ability to complete any task. Our staff is able to observe and evaluate each Cadet's readiness to handle non-local trainings. In the past Cadets that have completed Mini Boot Camp and then attended League Cadet Orientation and Sea Cadet Recruit training have confirmed that the 2-day Mini Boot Camp prepared them very well and gives them a competitive edge. Mini Boot Camp training is a confidence- and team-building event that attributes to the success of our Cadets.

The training will take place at Birch State Park Elks Youth Camp.  Cadets should arrive in NWUs with canteen. Tell the front gate that you are dropping off your cadet at the youth camp site. Cadets should arrive at 1800 on Friday, 10 May. Graduation and Cadet Pickup at Birch State Park Elks Youth Camp is at 0900 on Sunday, 12 May. Please be on time!!!

 Sea Bag List

 Sea Bag List

Training Cost:   May be paid by Cash or Personal Check

1.   Physical Contact - No physical contact at anytime.

2.   Physical and discipline training - All staff cadets will do the equivalent amount of the activity being instructed.  Continuity – The staff cadet will not trade off to an alternate staff cadet during a physical activity. No physical training activity with heavy gear or sea bags.

3.   Foul Language - Not tolerated and will be dealt with immediately.

4.   Hydration - No cadet at anytime will be restricted from hydrating. There shall be many hydration breaks throughout the training cycle.

5. Division Rule of Three
a.  Cadets will always move or meet  in groups of three or more of the same gender. 
b.   Cadets, Officers, and Staff will never meet or engage in counseling with Cadets without a minimum of three or more people present.
c.   Cadets, Officers, and Staff may at anytime remind other parties of the Rule of Three. 
d. The Division Rule of Three is for the protection and well being of Cadets, Officers, and Staff.


 Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304