Hi all, trying to scope the opinion of all in regard to the best possible Summer Camp experiences as the current ACLO at a Northern England base.
We have a strong team, and myself and the DACLO have spent the last month or so putting together a programme that is as far removed from PowerPoint as possible.
Stn Cdr very supportive and we have tailored a few of the ‘visits’ to be much more hands on and I think the camp holds potential to be as rewarding and fun as the ones i remember from 20 years ago.
I can’t change the accommodation, I can’t change the feeding arrangements, but we can deliver fun and interactive stands.
My concern is that the effort we are expending as a Station is knitted with the aspirations of the perspective Training Officers. The last thing we would want is wholesale change to a program at the eleventh hour.
So I’m hoping to hear from all with regard to what stands and what activities are the most rewarding. What visits really become run of the mill and start to grate…
I am going for a 24 hour rat pack field craft day and night ex, a STEM day, an Ops day (complete with marshalling our aircraft!), a Force Protection day including a mini battle fitness test with the Regt and a leadership day … all topped off with a selfie down the main runway on the Friday evening before Camp awards.
Stn Cdr wants us to go for a static vs on the step drill comp, and the SWO will participate to help bring it together.
We can’t support live shooting, but will be supporting synthetic shooting in the dismounted close combat trainer with the in service SA80s.
We are receptive to changing things … or general enthusiasm.
Will keep a listening watch!