What is Basic Camp? It is a 34-day leadership course conducted at Fort Knox , Kentucky, that aims to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program.
What is it like?
During Basic Camp, the Army observes you and determines your officer potential in a leadership oriented, challenging, and motivating four-week training program. You will rappel, solve complex military problems in small teams, be placed in challenging leadership positions, run obstacle courses, shoot rifles, meet other highly motivated college students from across the nation, and learn more about yourself than you could imagine.
Basic Camp is not Army Basic Training or “Boot Camp.” It is an opportunity for you to evaluate whether the Army is appropriate for you and for the Army to evaluate your potential to become an Army officer. This course instills confidence and decision-making abilities to become a leader, in the Army and in life.
How do I go?
Cadets typically attend Basic Camp between their sophomore and junior years of college. A military science counselor will advise you on how to best prepare yourself and give you the opportunity to apply for the Basic Camp if you are interested.