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2022 Senior Staff Info

To be considered to serve on our 2022 MN Encampment Senior Staff, please fill out this year's interest form.

Senior Staff Interest Form link: Click here

After being selected for Senior Staff, you'll be asked to fill out and submit a CAPF 162.  Please email that form to encampment@mncap.org.

Encampment couldn't happen without senior member support.  If you're willing to volunteer your time as a senior member, just fill out the senior interest form above.  Senior members can be Training Officers, shadowing cadet flights and watching for safety, as well as more executive positions like Public Affairs, Logistics, Supply, Dining, or others.  If you have a field of interest, or if you can't make the whole week, let us know in your interest form.

CAP Driver's License

It is very helpful for all senior members to obtain their CAP driver’s license. This allows you to drive the CAP vans which transports the cadets to various locations while on base at Camp Ripley.  

To get a CAP Driver's license, you'll need to obtain a copy of your driver's record from the DMV and upload it to eServices.

  1. Log in to eServices

  2. Find Operations Qualifications under Menu > Operations > Operations Qualifications

  3. In the left hand side, click Driver's License.

  4. Enter your CAPID and upload your driver's record.

  5. Upload a picture of your driver's license, front and back.

Housing

After you’ve been selected to be on senior staff you will need to decide where you are going to stay at Camp Ripley.
Your options are:

  • Basic Officer Quarters – BOQ rooms (free), one or two bunks per room

  • Maid Service Quarters – MSQ rooms (nominal fee; around $30-$40/night), single bed

If you choose to stay in a BOQ room, you'll need to bring:

  • bedding/sleeping bag

  • pillow

  • shower towel

  • flip flops for use in shower

  • toiletries

MSQ room styles vary per area.  They include individual rooms with shared bath between 2 rooms, twin bed with bedding, TV, mini frig and towels. Official room rates range from $22.00 – $27.00 per night. Non-official rates range from $27.00 – $32.00 per night.

To reserve an MSQ room call Camp Ripley Billeting at 320-616-3140

Positions

Training Officer

We need several senior members to fill this role.  The Training Officer is the ever-present senior with the cadet flights.  They are there to guide and mentor the cadre and students throughout the week, but generally leave the direct leadership and command to the cadet cadre.  Since this is a mentorship role on general leadership and taking on adult responsibility, extensive CAP knowledge is not required.  Maturity and ability to help pass on life lessons to both cadre and students is paramount.  Because we need one for every flight (plus ALC), there end up being about 12 of these positions available! If you're interested in more information, check out our Training Officer Information page.  Sign up using the interest form above.

Logistics Officer

We need two senior members to fill this role.  Without logistics, nothing would happen.  The logistics and transportation officers make sure that everything we need at encampment is there.  From vehicles to bedding to toilet paper.  You'll also have a small cadet logistics staff to help with tasks like resupplying bathrooms, checking batteries, and anything else you might need.

Dining

We generally have one or two seniors supervising the dining process.  If you love management and cooking, head of dining might be for you!  If you just love cooking, still feel free to apply for this, and note that you don't want to be #1.  You'll have a full cadet dining staff (6-8 cadets) to assist in making, serving, and cleaning up the food.  You'll be working with previous Encampment meal plans, and you'll have flexibility to edit those if you'd like to.  You'll have an Encampment food budget and you'll be cooking for 200-300 people, three meals a day.  Sound like a lot?  It is!  But it's rewarding, and you'll be the highlight in every cadet's day.

Public Affairs Officer

We need two seniors to fill this role; a primary and secondary.  If you have experience in public affairs, journalism, photography, videography, or writing, this might be the position for you!  The PAO has 3-5 cadet staff members, and is responsible for managing Encampment's online presence before and during Encampment.  You and your staff will sort through lots of photos to find ones that will represent CAP and Encampment well, and you'll publish those on Facebook, Instagram, and PhotoBucket.  If you make videos, you can publish those on the Cadet Programs YouTube page.  For the Primary position, it's important to be able to manage your staff, set and achieve goals, train your staff, and do planning.  For the Secondary position, it's more important to have interest in one or more of the above areas, and preferably be able to teach those skills to your cadet staff.

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