Become a Cadet

How to Apply


  • 16-18 years old (on the first day the program begins)
  • Legal Citizen and Louisiana Resident
  • Applicant should have a strong desire to complete the program
If you meet the eligibility requirements and are willing to complete a structured and disciplined program, The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program may be for you!  For more information, call the recruiting office at 1-800-CAMP-KID (1-800-226-7543).

Apply Now

To apply to the Youth Challenge Program, please click below to fill out an application online. Please fill it out completely and a recruiter will contact you when your application is received.  

Arrive 15 minutes early and know applicant’s social security number. 

Attend ONLY one interview.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Our program supplies graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.