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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09/27/23: Virtual Orientation 5:00-7:00pm

09/28/23: Halfway Celebration for the cadets!

09/29/23: Mentor match for those mentors who selected this date.

10/5/23: Career fair for the cadets.

10/8/20: Application Seminar 12:30-3:00pm
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

10/11/23: Virtual Orientation 5:00-7:00pm

10/13/23: 2nd Platoon Visitation Day

10/14/23: 3rd Platoon Visitation Day

10/21/23: 4th Platoon Visitation Day

10/25/23: Virtual Orientation 5:00-7:00pm

10/27/23: Portland Orientation 2:00-4:00pm

10/28/23: Salem Orientation 10:00am-12:00pm

graduation ceremony

OYCP Graduation will be held at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon on December 13, 2023. Doors open at 10:00 am and it is first come first serve for seating. We always fill the building so plan to arrive early if you want seating. We ask that all signs and balloons stay at the rear of the building so everyone can see. We also ask that you refrain from wearing a hat in the building as it blocks attendees’ views as well. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there to celebrate with our cadets.

Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center 3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756



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