Cadet Corbin Abercrombie from Williams Lake tests his skills on the confidence course during the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadet Corbin Abercrombie from Williams Lake tests his skills on the confidence course during the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Cadet challenges course in Vernon

Cadet Corbin Abercrombie, a member of 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Williams Lake was among the first young cadets in the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre this summer.

Cadet Corbin Abercrombie, a member of 3064 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Williams Lake was among the first young cadets in the first intake of General Military Training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre this summer.

During the training Abercrombie and 148 other army cadets are introduced to communal living, participate in an overnight field training exercise, challenge the mini confidence course, improve their accuracy with the air rifle, take part in a summer biathlon, learn orienteering and receive information on more senior courses that will be available to them in the coming years.

During the summer, more than 1,100 army cadets from western Canada will spend up to six weeks in the Okanagan Valley training centre, expanding the training they receive at their home corps, developing new skills and forming friendships.