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6-14 July 2024



Cadets returning for the second year will learn advanced rescue techniques, land search theory, air to ground coordination, and advanced navigation skills. Cadets will also learn the leadership skills necessary to begin Ground Team Leader training. Cadets will have an opportunity to rappel on our 60+ foot tower.  Cadets will practice their newly honed skills during realistic search simulations during the 3-day intensive search and rescue exercise. Students will train through the Ranger 1st Class and GTM1 level.

An interview, a written test, and a physical fitness test will be conducted by our staff prior to acceptance.

Target Graduation Qualifications:  Ground Team Member 1, Ranger First Class

  • GTM 3 and 2 complete or have attended a previous HMRS Summer School

  • ICUT Online Training Complete (E-Services)

  • First Aid Complete

  • MRO complete

  • CAPT-117 Part 1-3 complete

  • R-2 Qualified (Highly recommended)

  • Previous Summer School (Highly recommended)

  • If the students has no previous summer school, he or she must have all other prerequisites and a letter of recommendation from their squadron commander.

  • Physical Category 1 (in accordance with CAPP 60-50)

  • Completion of Encampment (Cadets)

  • Minimum 14 years of age

  • Completion of Cadet Protection Training (Students over 18)

  • Completion of Achievement 1 (Cadet) or Level 1 (Seniors)

  • Course Fee includes food and some safety equipment 
  • Apply for this course under “Hawk Mountain Ranger School Full Week Course ” in eServices Registration Zone.
  • A supplemental application is required.
Course Fee

$400 - Includes food, some training, and safety equipment 

Squadron Commander


HMRS Training Facility

Kempton, PA

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