Cadets of the Australian Air League often take part in camps and other outings. Cadets learn to be resourceful and self-sufficient, having to cook and clean for themselves, reading maps and making decisions for themselves. When they reach their objective, they feel a great sense of accomplishment.
At Squadron camps, the emphasis can be on field craft or recreation. Field Craft includes practical activities like learning to read a map and use a compass, setting up tents, lighting fires (without the matches!) and other practical activities that teach them valuable skills.
At recreation camps, the emphasis is on FUN ! Cadets go swimming, play sports, do orienteering, and almost anything else they can think of. At night they might tell stories around the camp fire or play fun night games.
Camps organised at a Group level might be purely for recreation, similar to the Squadron and Wing camps, or for training. For example, prospective Non-Commissioned Officers (N.C.O.'s) and Officers might attend leadership training camps where they are taught the skills to be future leaders, or even flying camps - where the cadets live at or near the airport for a week while they begin flying training.
Cadets also take part in regular outings, whether its to the local airport or aviation museum, to airshows or even fun days such as bowling and other sports activities.