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Summer Camps in NYC

Summer Camps or all-year-round programs? What are the choices: Boy Scouts, JROTC, or Sea Cadets? Can’t decide? Don’t worry, it’s a common dilemma for young cadets and their parents. But fear not! We’re here to guide you through this exciting decision-making process, tailored to fit your needs, family, and lifestyle.

Kindergarten & Elementary School

Let’s start with the basics – programs like Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Sea Scouts are fantastic starter journeys. From as early as kindergarten, kids dive into a world of adventure, donning uniforms, earning badges, and mastering essential survival skills. They even learn fundraising and sales techniques — I’m sure we are all familiar with those mouthwatering Girl Scout cookies sales. For a kindergartener venturing into grammar school, these activities are nothing short of thrilling. Parents, get ready to swap diapers for badges! It’s never too soon to “be prepared” for this phase of growth! Find a local scout unit near you here.

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Middle & High School, Summer Camps

As kids venture into middle and high school, the world of extracurricular activities expands like never before. Enter Sea Cadets – a dynamic year-round and summer camps program for youngsters aged 10-18. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nonprofit youth organization with over 400 units all over the US and has been around for over 60 years with a spotless record in dealing with children. Sponsored by the US Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, the Sea Cadets offer a perfect blend of adventure, challenge, and discipline. With a militarized twist and emphasis on leadership, honor and respect, cadets have access to certifications, marketable skills, and hands-on training experiences, which builds impressive resumes for a successful future. Our enthusiastic recommendation? Dive in and set sail with Sea Cadets for an experience you’ll never forget!

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High School & Beyond

Now, onto high school juniors, seniors, and beyond! While some programs are school-centric like JROTC, others like the National Junior Firefighter Program (NJFP) and Law Enforcement Explorer Programs (LEEP) vary by town. If your school doesn’t offer JROTC or NJROTC, fear not! From firefighting dreams to law enforcement aspirations, there’s a program out there waiting just for you. Take New York City’s LEEP program, for instance – a beacon of opportunity for seniors torn between college and an alternative path. So, parents, if your high school senior is at a crossroads, let’s explore the endless possibilities together with these enriching programs!

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