Annually, the Shadow Mountain High School AFJROTC Cadets take a break from city life and head to the woods for a Field Training Exercise (FTX). 

 Cadets provide their own camping gear, food and water, and must set-up their individual camp sites and cook their meals.  Cadets participate in various team building and group problem solving activities, sports competition, participate in a US Flag disposal ceremony, and receive instruction in topics such as first aid, survival skills, and land navigation.