In Michigan City, the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) learned how to create bridges with unique materials, climb down cliffs, and get across highly elevated wire obstacles. This was all part of the leadership camp run at the St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, from June 3 through 7.
“The objective of the camp was to place cadets into leadership positions using adventure-type scenarios,” Senior Marine Instructor Maj. Tom McGrath said.
The camp involved many different adventure skills, such as rappelling, shooting, swimming, canoeing, as well as clearing low-level and high wire obstacles. Also, cadets were challenged with various analytical activities including building a raft that could float and creating a short walking bridge utilizing minimal supplies. The camp was implemented at no cost to MCHS or the cadets, as it was paid for by the Marine Corps.