Contacting Your Cadet

Communication is key to your Cadet’s success, especially when it comes to homesickness. Your Cadet’s emotional health can affect how they do in school, their relationships with family, friends, fellow Cadets, staff, and how well they handle new challenges. Please take the time to keep your Cadet informed on what is going on at home and to provide positive encouragement.

Cadet (Last Name, First Name), Platoon (1,2,3 or 4)OYCP

23861 Dodds Rd Bend, OR 97701

Another form of communication to your Cadet is through our online Cadet Note. Our online system is a way for parents, caregivers, mentors, and friends to send free messages directly to their Cadets. Messages are printed and delivered to Cadets nightly at mail call (between 7:30pm - 9:00pm). Messages are subjected to screening by staff for inappropriate content. You can send messages via the link below.

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July 10 9:00am, In processing 2nd Platoon
July 10 1:00pm, In processing 3rd Platoon
July 11 8:00am, In processing 4th Platoon

July 26, Red Stage Ceremony, Cadets only

August 30, First Break Depart 8:00am
September 3, First Break Return 2:00pm - 5:00pm

October 11, Visitation 2nd Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm
October 12, Visitation 3rd Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm
October 19, Visitation 4th Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm

November 27, Second Break Depart 8:00am
December 2, Second Break Return 2:00pm - 5:00p

December 11, Graduation 11:am-1:00pm
Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond

graduation ceremony

OYCP Graduation will be held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon, on December 11, 2024. Doors open at 10:00 am, with the ceremony beginning at 11:00 am.

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756



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