Cadet Furloughs & Leaves
General furloughs are granted at Thanksgiving/Christmas, and in October, February, and spring. Additional weekend furloughs may be granted periodically throughout the year. Cadets cannot be granted additional furloughs except in emergency situations. Parents are asked not to make such requests unless a true emergency exists.
MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
Amtrak Policy: Cadets under 16 years of age are considered to be unaccompanied minors on Amtrak. Cadets age 12 -15 CANNOT leave from the Camden Station even with a sponsor who agrees to sit with them. They and their sponsor have to leave from Columbia, SC which is a manned station. Station personnel must approve the sponsor before either get on the train. The sponsor has to be going as far as the minor, or they won't be allowed to board the train.
All train riders must have a picture ID with a birth date on it.
Cadets 16 years old or older may still leave and return to the Camden Station.
Everyone younger MUST leave and return to Columbia,SC with an 18 year old sponsor.