Two NWT students among participants at RCMP youth camp
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Due to the success of the inaugural camp, the RCMP has launched its second annual Youth Camp this week, from Monday through Friday, with two students from the NWT taking part.
This year's camp has doubled in size with 32 high school students attending, from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut and the NWT.
Corporal Tammy Mackenzie of the Proactive Recruiting Unit for the NWT explained what the students can expect from day one of camp.
"The students will be involved in an orientation, and will be given uniforms, and then they will commence then on a week of experiencing what it'll be like to be a cadet at the RCMP training academy."
Mackenzie described what sort of training the students will receive over the five days.
"They'll be involved in drill classes, police defense tactic fitness. There's a strong physical fitness component to the academy. As well too they'll have opportunity with our firearms unit, so there is the use of the virtual range. No actual firing of live ammunition, but the use of the virtual range, so they'll get that exposure."
Mackenzie added that the participants will also have a chance to take part in a driving simulator and sit down with senior troops in training.
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