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The Nationals Drill Camp is designed and hosted by international drill enthusiast Sports Network International of Daytona Beach, Florida in co-operation with the 501-c-3 non-profit Sports Network Int'l Youth Foundation. The camp brings together 80-100 fantastic cadets and knowledge seeking JROTC instructors to be trained by some of the finest minds in all of JROTC. While JROTC cadets are the bulk of the attendees, Middle School Cadet Corps, Young Marines, Civil Air Patrol, Naval Sea Cadets, as well as Army Cadet Corps cadets from 6th grade through 12th grade are welcome and encouraged to attend to make yourself and as important, your entire unit better drillers!
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Both cadets and JROTC instructors who take the class will leave with a heightened sense of knowledge and better skills to improve the overall unit environment, not only in drill. This week-long drill camp is presented with Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine drill manual focus to ensure all cadets have a solid background in their particular discipline.
King's Guard Instruction
annually at the Nationals Drill Camp
While this is no boot camp, the NDC is hosted in a military JROTC-style environment and therefore, cadets will be expected to maintain discipline, effort and a positive attitude throughout. Whether in the classroom, on the drill pad, or on the numerous team-building/leadership-building activities, the cadets of the NDC are better drillers & citizens simply by attending.
ALL cadets will serve in leadership roles in a variety of scenarios to hone their knowledge and ready themselves to take this information home to better their entire drill team. Some cadets are ready for this challenge on the first day, and some newer drillers will need a few days of training at the NDC before taking the mantel of leadership of a platoon. Team building activities, skill drills and other related exercises give every cadet an intense love for the daily routines and the amazing progress they create in all drillers of all levels. Instructors taking this camp with or without cadets will receive unparalleled knowledge and 30 hours of instructional credit towards their re-certification back home.
Blacksburg, Virginia is a fantastic location for the Eastern Camp! Located in central Virgina, the Blacksburg/Roanoke/Christiansburg/Radford area is a quiet college town in the Summer that provides the seclusion that works best for our effort. In 2011, Businessweek named Blacksburg the "Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids." Also in 2011, readers of Southern Living named Blacksburg the "Best College Town in the South." The "Hokie" campus provides first-rate facilities, chow, and welcomes the camp with open arms. While the camp is not SPONSORED by either VaTech University, it is graciously sponsored by the Army ROTC programs of the university, they welcome our NDC cadets and provide many items that make hosting the camp of their facilities safe and quite rewarding! The weather will be hot for sure, but the dorms, classrooms, chow hall and other indoor training facilities are always cool. Safety is ALWAYS paramount and cadets are well taken care of throughout their days at the NDC.
Make attending the Nationals Drill Camp a part of the training, camaraderie, and lifetime memories you will take from your high school military drill career! Roughly 30% of the NDC cadets are just ENTERING JROTC. While we have a solid number of seasoned drillers, there is NO FINER ENVIRONMENT where someone who is just starting out can learn the correct fundamentals from the beginning, as well as the seasoned driller, and all drillers in between!
Much like the cadets, the instructors who attend range from new hires to veterans who just want to have a better grasp on what they are teaching. Parents, you can give your child a leg-up by having them attend this week of instruction and learn from some of the greatest JROTC minds on the planet. Most every cadet and instructor who has attended the NDC will tell you it has helped them change their program in ways large and small! This may be the most meaningful and memorable week you have ever devoted to anything in your life!