First, I've been informed I should get an OPSPLAN put together right away. While it's allowed to change extensively during the planning process, the Air Force will want to see some sort of documentation before evaluating if it's possible for them to assist us in anyway. Our wing hasn't used a military facility to host encampment in many years and that likely won't change due the same limitations on space and the ops tempo of the bases, but we still want to at least talk to the AF to make sure nothing has changed or to see if they have any other ideas on how they may be able to assist us. I would really appreciate the opportunity to review the operations plans that you guys have put together, if anyone is willing to share.
Assuming you've been appointed commander - your job is hots, cots, and getting the other key staffers. The Commandant is responsible for the curriculum - get a good one and your life will be easy, get someone with little experience, and you'll make things a lot harder then they need to be.
Which leads me to another question, how do you guys handle RST for adults who arrive after the encampment has started? We usually have one or two adults arrive each day to replace an adult or two that's leaving because they could only handle staying a day or two.
The simple answer is you can't allow it - most encampments do RST well before the activity, because you can't allow people who show up late to participate in any capacity until after RST has been done, and its not reasonable to expect the staff to be running RST sessions every day for a few stragglers, especially with the new interactive, discussion-based curriculum. The days of letting someone watch a video and calling it RST ended 1/2 a decade ago.
For those few people who simply "can't make it", consider doing teleconferences as make-up - you send links to the materials in advance and then run the sessions in the same way you would in-face.
It depends on the staff position, but you can have a recurring RST training. For example if you have orientation pilots coming in a whole day of pre-training may not be appropriate. Instead you could have a session as they arrive and before they engage cadets. Just be sure they arrive early enough to train.
The Commandant is responsible for the curriculum - get a good one and your life will be easy, get someone with little experience, and you'll make things a lot harder then they need to be.
Quote from: Eclipse on August 21, 2012, 08:22:48 PMThe Commandant is responsible for the curriculum - get a good one and your life will be easy, get someone with little experience, and you'll make things a lot harder then they need to be.I meant to ask - where do I find the job descriptions for encampment-specific positions? I looked at CAPR 52-16 and CAPP 52-15, but I didn't see anything.
Anything more serious, like a twisted ankle or the chewed fingernail that becomes infected (yup, happened) get a trip down to urgent care (with parent coordination). Hopefully this falls in with the spirit of CAP's understandable determination to avoid providing medical care.