Advanced Camp is the most important training event for an Army ROTC cadet. All cadets go to Advanced Camp in the summer between their MS III (Junior) and MS IV (Senior) years. The 29-day camp incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop leadership skills and evaluate officer potential. The challenges are rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically. They test intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina. These challenges provide a new perspective on a cadet’s ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions under demanding conditions.
The camp places each cadet in a variety of leadership positions. In each position, cadets are evaluated by platoon tactical officers and non-commissioned officers. In addition to demonstrating their leadership ability, cadets must meet established standards in physical fitness, weapons training, communication, and additional military skills.