Graduation is an exciting ceremony for the cadets. After their long and arduous week of training, students celebrate by performing a military-style Pass In Review ceremony, followed by awards presentations to the honor cadet of each flight and squadron. All parents are welcome to attend! Graduation is on the last day of Encampment, at the Camp Ripley Chapel.
2022 Encampment Graduation Schedule
Parent Briefing / slideshow: 1000-1020 (inside chapel)
Pass-In-Review (Parade): 1030-1100
Graduation Ceremony: 1100-1230
Student barracks (after graduation): 9-131
Lunch will not be served on arrival day or graduation day for any students.
After student graduation, students march in their flights back to their barracks, collect their belongings, sign out, and then are allowed to leave from that location.
Arriving at Camp Ripley
Since Camp Ripley is a military base, there's security at the front gate. You'll need a valid photo ID for everyone over 18 that they'll scan when letting you in. Since we often have around 50 people showing up at a similar time, please add a couple minutes to your trip time for security checkin.
We usually have bleachers set up to watch the final Pass in Review and Graduation ceremony. For people with disabilities or trouble getting into and out of bleachers, please email us at email@example.com a day or two in advance so we can set up folding chairs for you! Also feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any graduation related questions.