Class 56 candidates visited the North Carolina National Guard training facility at Camp Butner
Class 56 candidates visited the North Carolina National Guard training facility at Camp Butner during Week 2 of the twenty-two (22) week residential portion of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy. Candidates spend multiple days at Camp Butner and receive instruction from National Guard members in various military skills. Candidates receive training in physical fitness, designed to improve their knowledge and ability to advance their level of fitness throughout the course. Candidates are also introduced to map reading and land navigation which lay the foundation for building self-confidence and teamwork. The highlight of the Camp Butner experience is when candidates can tackle a grueling obstacle/confidence course with the assistance of the National Guard members. This physically and mentally demanding activity is designed to build self-esteem, and foster esprit de corps among candidates who come together from different areas of the state. Simultaneously, the course challenges each of them to face and overcome their individual physical and mental limitations.
At the end of their training at Camp Butner, candidates learn that they are strong and capable enough to face the remaining 20 weeks of challenges ahead of them. Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg extends a huge thank you to the participating NCNG soldiers for their support!