Robert Land Academy’s Cadet Corps is formally known as #2968 Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) and is mandatory for all students aged 12 and up. The Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) is a national Canadian youth program sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces and the civilian Army Cadet League of Canada.
Under the authority of the National Defence Act, the program is administered by the Canadian Armed Forces and funded through the Department of National Defence. Cadet lessons and training is overseen by Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) Officers who are members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Cadet Corps conducts training for those students who wish to develop skills in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, etc. Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities. They develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a hierarchical system that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they learn to care for younger cadets.
#2968 RCAC operates as a closed Corps and is open only to Robert Land Academy students under the age of 19 years. Aside from weekly parades and training, the Corps participates in RCAC activities with other cadet corps.