Daily Life:

A Cadet Candidate starts the day early; breakfast is served in the Dining Facility at 6:15 a.m.  Immediately following breakfast, CCs report to morning accountability formation, then it's straight to class until mid-day when they break for lunch.  After lunch, CCs return to class to finish out the academic portion of their day.  Three hours of athletics follows the academic day in the early afternoon where teams and clubs use the various athletic facilities located at the Prep School.  Dinner is available in the evening then it's time to hit the books for Evening Study Period.  A Cadet Candidate ends each day in his or her barracks room with TAPS and "lights out" in order to properly rest for the next day's events.


Local Attractions:

In addition to Cadet Candidates' busy Academic and Athletic schedules, CCs earn pass privileges and accumulate chargeable leave throughout the year.  Cadet Candidates can use their passes and leave opportunities to take advantage of the multitude of activities available throughout the Hudson Valley Region.  With New York City just 50 miles south, CCs are able to enjoy the phenomenal experiences and attractions the city has to offer.



USMAPS has a variety of Margin of Excellence programs for Cadet Candidates to participate in.  These programs provide unique opportunities that allow them to bond in social and recreational environments, resulting in solid relationships and leadership skills that will remain instilled in them throughout their USMAPS and USMA tenures.

  • Honor Flight (left photo)
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Golf
  • Wargaming
  • Community Service
  • Cross Training
  • Officer's Christian Fellowship
  • Yearbook
  • Cheerleading
  • Hiking
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Culture
  • The Pep Band
  • Corbin Forum
  • Army Ten-Miler
  • RWB/300
  • Powerlifting
  • CrossFit
  • Cooking Club
  • Vanguard Leadership Project (VLP)