Navy Boot Camps The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy will hold Basic and Advanced Boot Camps on Saturday, Feb. 18. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program and Advanced Boot Camp is an afternoon program. Basic Boot Camp is for recruits ages 6-12 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. Cost is $37 and includes the "Dixie cup" cap, camp, lunch (two slices of pizza and a soda) and a certificate of participation at graduation. Advanced Boot Camp is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp who are ages 9-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants take seamanship training (knot tying), learn how to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. Cost is $37 and includes all training materials. Graduates attain the rank of Swabbie 1st Class and receive a certificate of participation and a button for their cap at graduation. Interested participants must be registered by Monday, Feb. 13.