What is Cadets?

MCRC Cadet House

Cadets is a program for boys in grades 2-6.  They meet in the "Cadet House" on Wednesday evenings at 7:00-8:30 p.m. starting in the fall and throughout the school year.  The Cadets meet for Bible study, community service work, woodworking, car and rocket making, and other fun projects.  In the summer, they plan activities such as camping and canoeing.

Cadets is a non-denominational ministry offered by a variety of churches and Christian organizations in the United States, Canada, and abroad.  All boys are welcome, regardless of church affiliation.

From the national Calvinist Cadets website:

Cadets offers a “club” atmosphere. Uniforms and routine help to instill a healthy pride in its members. Cadets offers merit badges and certificates to honor achievement. Cadets offers a safe haven where good behavior and productivity are expected. Cadets offers a mentoring relationship with a Christian man who will take interest in each of the five or six boys in his cadre.

Cadeting goals for ministering to boys from Christian homes also benefit boys from the larger community.  From the national Calvinist Cadets website:

Cadeting provides many experiences and offers many opportunities that help fill the gaps in a boy’s Christian upbringing. The adventure of outdoor activities, the hands-on projects, the mentoring role model of a Christian man, all serve to build strong members of the body of Christ.

Learn more about The Calvinist Cadet Corps.

Tim Van Dam, Head Counselor

Hank Eekhoff, Head Counselor