South Florida Winter

Sea Cadet Training 2019/20

Eagle Academy - Belle Glade, FL      27 December 2019 - 5 January 2020

Emergency Contact Phone: 954-290-1655        Emergency E-Mail:

Sea Cadet Recruit Training

Culinary Arts - Sea Cadet Advanced Training

Report Times: Sea Cadet Recruits &  Trainees     0800-1100 27 December 2019

  ​                          Staff Cadets & Escort Officers      1200-1900 26 December 2019



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Winter Training Graduation Ceremony - Sunday 5 January 2020
11:00AM SHARP Start Time - will end by 12:30PM

Cadets will be dismissed and able to leave with Parents/Guardians after Graduation

Parents/Guardians MUST Pick up cadets by NO LATER than 1:00PM


To Send E-Mail to a Recruit or Cadet, Send to:
No more than 1 e-mail per day from one e-mail address, and a maximum of 3 e-mails per day per cadet from all addresses! Our ink and paper supplies are limited, so please limit e-mails to one printed page, with no graphics or pictures. E-mails will be printed and delivered at Mail Call at 1800 hours every night.

Mail received after 1800 hours will be delivered the next day.

Cadet or Recruit's Name MUST be the Subject Line of Your E-mail!

Please do not send confidential information, as no privacy of the message can be assured.


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& Financial

The 2019/20 South Florida Winter Training Programs will be held at:

Eagle Academy

38601 James Wheeler Way, Belle Glade, FL 33430

  • Staff Arrival:  Thursday 26 December 2019  1200-1900

  • Sea Cadet Arrival:  Friday 27 December 2019   0800-1100

  • Graduation:  Eagle Academy, Sunday 5 January 2020   1100-1230

  • Training Fees:

    • Sea Cadet Recruit and Culinary Training Fee

      • $250.00 ($220 National Fee plus $30 Local Fee)

Making It Easy & Fun
or Hard & Painful
for Your Cadet (and you)

More will be added to this section soon, including a full Sea Bag list, but there are a few things that you should note right up front that will make things better for everyone:

  • Good, properly sized SHOES (and appropriate socks), including sneakers, uniform dress, shower flip-flops and especially boots (there is A LOT of marching and running in boots), can make the difference between a great time and a terribly painful time for your cadet! This is listed first for a reason! Get your cadet the right shoes...or keep them home and save them the pain!

  • Don't kid yourself...or us. This training will be the most physically and psychologically demanding and challenging thing your cadet has ever far! Your cadet will have enough to handle with the training alone...don't make their challenge harder.

    • Fully disclose any and ALL medical, psychological or physical conditions or limitations when registering.

    • Anything that could be an issue WILL be an issue under the stress and physical demands of the training. Just because [whatever it is] doesn't bother them in school or gym class, doesn't mean it won't be a problem at will!

    • Do not go away on vacation while your cadet is at Training. Be prepared to come to take your cadet home in the event of a medical or disciplinary issue. It is rare that a cadet needs to go home early, but it happens to at least one or two cadets, for a variety of reasons, during virtually every Training evolution.

  • Click here to view Sea Bag List and other important info!

Various Tips
  • Any cadets or escort officers who may be flying into South Florida need to arrange transport to and from Eagle Academy in coordination with COTC no later than 30 days prior to the training date. Such transport cannot be guaranteed, so please confirm with COTC before registering or booking any flights. It is strongly preferred that Palm Beach International (PBI) airport be used for arrival and departure, though Fort Lauderdale (FLL) may also be possible.

  • If you are applying as a STAFF CADET, please send an e-mail to explaining your desire and qualifications.

    • Your CO must also send an e-mail to recommending you for a staff cadet position.

  • Absolutely no cell phones or other electronic devices will be permitted for Recruit Training cadets., though cadets in other programs may be allowed cell phone us from time-to-time.

  • Emergency contact information will be provided to every Unit and parent in the event that the unit or parent needs to reach a cadet.

  • Pictures will be posted every day on a dedicated Facebook page.

    • For privacy and security, no cadet names will be posted.

    • We will try to have every cadet in at least one picture every day.

  • Click here to view Sea Bag List and other important info!