Do you know a young person who would benefit from action and adventure, fun and friendship in a structured, disciplined environment?
We realise that parents and carers might have particular questions about the aims and objectives of the Army Cadet Force, and the kind of activities we teach, so we have created this section just for you.
The Army Cadets gives young people - from all walks of life - access to fun, friendship, action and adventure. We challenge young people to learn more, do more and try more. We inspire them to aim high and give them the skills, values and attitudes to go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.
We provide a uniform, free of charge, for the whole time your child is in the cadets, though you may be asked for a small deposit. All you need to buy is a good pair of boots. Detachments usually meet on one or two evenings a week and there are also some weekend activities, such as sports competitions, short hiking expeditions or camps in the local area. Once a year during the school summer holiday, everyone in the Army Cadet Force has the opportunity to go away on ‘annual camp’ - an action-packed trip of one or two weeks at a military training area somewhere in the UK with the rest of the ACF from your local area. For most cadets, this is the undoubted highlight of the year.
Costs are kept as low as possible. Joining the ACF is free but some detachments ask for a small weekly subscription. Annual camp usually costs under £100 with all food, accommodation, transport and activities included – exceptional value for money and far cheaper than similar activities offered by commercial organisations.
ACF Hut, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3JP
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