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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January 27, Red Stage Ceremony, Cadets only

February 17, Mentor Match (By sign up)

March 1, First Break Depart 8:00am
March 5, First Break Return 2:00pm - 5:00pm
March 16, Mentor Match (By sign up)

April 12, Visitation 2nd Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm
April 13, Visitation 3rd Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm
April 20, Visitation 4th Platoon 8:00am – 6:00 pm

May 24, Second Break Depart 8:00am
May 29, Second Break Return 2:00pm - 5:00p

June 12, Graduation 6pm-8pm
Ridgeview High School, Redmond

graduation ceremony

OYCP Graduation will be held at Ridgeview High School in Redmond, Oregon, on June 12, 2024. Doors open at5:00 pm, with the ceremony beginning at 6:00 pm.

Due to seating limitations, this graduation will be limited to ticket holders only. Each cadet will be allocated three tickets and guests must present their ticket at the door to gain admittance. We ask that all food, drinks, signs and balloons remain in your vehicle as they are not permitted in the building. Please refrain from wearing hats in the auditorium so as not to obstruct the view of other attendees. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate this important achievement with our cadets.

Ridgeview High School
4555 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond, OR 97756

Graduation will be live streamed on Youtube



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