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Minnesota Wing has many recurring activities each year in the cadet program.  One signature of all these programs is that they're led by cadets!  With senior executive leadership, cadets have the opportunity to teach their peers, practicing their own leadership in the process.


Touted as the "Most Influential Week in a Cadet's Career," this 8-day activity provides new cadets an in-depth introduction to the program.  Attending an Encampment is a requirement before promoting to C/2d Lt, and Minnesota's Encampment is among the best in the nation.  

Minnesota Leadership Academy

Minnesota Leadership Academy is an activity unique to the Minnesota Wing.  MN Cadet Programs provides a weekend activity over Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) weekend each year (usually in October).  While Minnesota schools close for a teacher conference, CAP cadets learn leadership in one of three schools based on rank and experience.

Cadet Competition

For the best and brightest of each squadron MN Cadet Programs hosts a Cadet Competition where color guards from around the state compete for the title of Minnesota Color Guard.  But it's not just drill!  Uniforms, ceremonies, and general CAP knowledge are tested to determine the best color guard in the state!

Volleyball Competition

Historically hosted in St Cloud is the annual Volleyball competition, a friendly match-off between squadrons where physical aptitude and skill are put to the test!  Each participating squadron provides a team (or two!) and competes to win.

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