Americus Sumter JROTC attends camp at Ga. Military College

Published 9:00 pm Thursday, June 23, 2016

MILLEDGEVILLE — Students in the Junior ROTC (JROTC) program at Americus Sumter High School recently attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) at Georgia Military College s (GMC) Milledgeville campus from May 31-June 3,.
Americus Sumter High School was one of the 14 schools that attended JCLC and contributed to the 290 students that participated in the camp.
JCLC is a U.S. Army Cadet Command-sponsored program that provides JROTC cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills, team building and adventure training in a hands-on military environment. The camp is limited to the top 10 percent of cadets from each JROTC high school.
This year’s  Camp GMC 2016 experience included living in a military barracks, intramural sports, negotiating obstacle courses, rappel towers, drown proofing, canoeing, and the Leaders Reaction Course. The cadets developed critical thinking skills, fostered camaraderie, and were familiarized with opportunities at GMC.
In order to accomplish the leadership building exercises, Americus Sumter cadets began each day with morning physical training at 5:30 a.m. and closed the day at around 9:30 p.m. each evening. Throughout the camp, the cadets held various leadership positions and were evaluated on their performances. Based on the performances, cadets earned different awards, which were presented on June 3 at the JCLC graduation.