JCLC is an outstanding Program Of Instruction (POI) that provides JROTC Cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills, team building and adventure training in a hands-on military environment. Training activities are normally categorized into Core, Integrated and Optional events. The Lumberjack Battalion sends approximately 10 Cadets per year to JCLC. JCLC is 6 days in duration and is located at Camp Shelby, MS (vic Hattiesburg).
- Cadet must be in good academic/discipline standing with the School and the Battalion
- Cadet must willingly participate in PT and achieve a high level of physical fitness
- Cadet must not possess health condition that jeopardizes their safety and well being
- Cadet must volunteer
- Cadet must have completed LET 1 Curriculum
- Cadet must not graduate prior to start of JCLC
- Cadet must commit to returning to the JROTC program the following year
1. Provide Cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills in an unfamiliar environment.
2. Allow Cadets a chance to participate in citizenship building exercises.
3. Give Cadets the opportunity to experience living and interacting with their peers from other units in a military setting.
4. Instruct leadership-type skills to Cadets in a hands-on military type environment.
5. Provide an opportunity to participate in adventure training not normally available to Cadets.
6. Take advantage of recreational facilities available and to have fun.
1. Mandatory Training Activities
b. Leaders’ Reaction Course
c. Map Reading/Land Navigation
d. Confidence/Obstacle Course/Team Building
e. Aquatic Activity/Drown Proofing
f. Awards/Graduation Ceremonies
2. Integrated-training Activities (training executed throughout JCLC)
a. Physical Training may include Cadet Challenge events
b. Field Sanitation/Personal Hygiene
c. Leadership Training
d. Drill and Ceremonies
e. Prevention of Heat Injuries
3. Optional Training Activities
a. Cadet Safety and Civilian Marksmanship Program
b. Survival Skills
c. Water Rafting
d. Jump Tower (34’ Tower utilized during Airborne Training)
e. Static Displays
f. Alcohol/Drug Abuse Class
h. Army Values
i. Rope Bridges
j. Other organized activities: movies, swimming pool, Post Exchange, amusement parks, athletic competition, etc…
k. Math and Science Modules