My son earned cadet at their basic training. He wanted to go. Here is what is not said in the parent guide. Its very realistic military basic training. They will yell at you, physically punish you (pushups and other), etc. Military style "shake down." They work on you mentally to instill "discipline." Food portions are insufficient. They deprive you of sleep. You are housed younger kids with older kids. Lots of fighting and issues. Many kids don't want to be there. One kid tried to drink bleach to be sent home. One kid sent home for bullying (unproven). The camp owner, Mr. Land, is sometimes rude to parents. He deflects difficult questions. Communication is minimal outside the "rosey" facebook page. They do offer all the activities advertised (repelling, obstacle course, PT test, marksmanship, etc.). My son thought highly of his drill instructor as a person. He did feel accomplishment in getting through it. Just go in with your eyes open and know the risks. In my opinion, too intense for under 16 year of age.