MN Encampment Preparatory School (MEPS)
Prepare for Encampment
2022 MEPS Information
Dates: April 29 - May 1 (Friday through Sunday)
Arrival Time: 7:00 PM
Arrival Uniform: ABUs
Location: Building 7-130, Camp Ripley, MN
Cost: included in normal Encampment fee
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Graduation time (Sunday): 10:45 AM
Departure time (Sunday): 12:00 PM
Not sure whether you're ready for Encampment? Then MN Encampment Preparatory School (MEPS) is for you! MEPS is a weekend preparatory version of Encampment, where some of the skills for basic Encampment are taught. You'll get an intro to Encampment drill, get a feel for the atmosphere, and learn some of the basic practices. Know that this isn't the whole thing though! Encampment itself has much more time for fun activities and in-depth training.
MEPS is also a requirement if you're both under 14 and haven't attained the rank of C/SSgt yet. It helps less experienced cadets get up to speed beforehand so the first few days of Encampment will be a little easier. If you're 14 or above, OR you're already a C/SSgt, you're not required to attend. That said, you can always still go to MEPS just to get a head start. Feel free to check out CAPP 60-71, the Cadet Encampment Handbook for even more info about Encampment.