leadership responsibility
leadership intent
leadership integrity
leadership commitment

MCJROTC Leadership Challenge Camps

"Putting the "O" back into JROTC"

Contact Your MCJROTC Instructor For Enrollment Forms & Details
This training is available only for MCJROTC cadets currently enrolled in a MCJROTC program.

Thank you for visiting the MCJROTC Leadership Training Program website. These trainings are a Mini-Officer Candidate School (OCS) consisting of a series of Leadership Reaction Course, Ropes Course and Ground Based Initiative events that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. These events have been tailored to the needs and abilities of MCJROTC cadets. These events are designed to build character, stimulate mature attitudes and assist teenagers in developing the life skills that will allow them to be successful as adolescents and later as adults. This training is recommended for cadets who wish to advance in their MCJROTC unit.Cadet graduates enjoy the benefits which result from higher levels of responsibility and accountability, topics which are stressed throughout the camp.

**This training is not comparable to mini-boot camp style camps which focus on physical fitness and obedience.

This training does not emphasize activities normally associated with other Leadership Camps which in most cases would more appropriately be called Orientation or Mini-Boot Camps. It is specifically designed for up and coming MCJROTC Cadets. This is an intense leadership training course designed to produce leaders who can succeed in any endeavor of adolescent and adult life. This is training for future officers in the military, captains of industry, political leaders, government & public service leaders and the heads of organizations of all types.

Our training method is primarily "experiential" as opposed to "instructional" such as is utilized in the normal school setting. Students learn by doing, failing, trying it again, and finally getting it right. Experiential training subscribes to the proposition that we learn more from our mistakes and failures, than we do from our successes. Students come to relish every success and failure they are able to garner at our camps, and they soon learn that both of these result in the kinds of valuable life lessons that are not soon forgotten.

Our camps accommodate a minimum of 60 cadets (coed) and we have five or more qualified male and female instructors on hand at all times, in addition to MCJROTC Instructor/Chaperones. Not counting Marine Corps Instructors, this is a ratio of one instructor per ten participants which is more than the ACCT requirement of one instructor for 15 participants. Our instructors are all certified to ACCT standards (Association for Challenge Course Technology) who facilitate all of our events alongside Marine Corps Instructors.

All of our instructors have had fingerprint background checks, local, state & FBI and have been cleared to work with adolescents.

Expected Outcomes of MCJROTC Leadership Challenge Camps

  • Cadets better prepared for leadership billets and who will be motivated to stay in MCJROTC through high school.
  • Cadets who are moving towards adulthood, ready to put aside the things of childhood, and start taking more responsibility for themselves and their lives.
  • Cadets who embrace challenges with a can-do attitude.
  • Cadets who understand that all failure moves them a step closer to success.
  • Cadets who will seriously start considering a college education as a possible goal.
  • Cadets who have learned to resolve conflict for the benefit of all concerned.
  • Cadets who are familiar with, and ready to embrace and practice, the Leadership Styles, Principles and Traits they have learned at our MCJROTC Leadership Camps when they rejoin their units.
  • We are training the leaders of tomorrow who will be directing our military, businesses, industries, and government. We are very passionate about our work, and very compassionate for the cadets placed in our charge during these trainings.
  • chris jordan mcjrotc

    "Their future is in our hands"