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Raider Training camp | Rising Grades 7-12 | August 10-19, 2020

Raider up!

Raider School is designed to give young men and women opportunities to expand their knowledge, build self-confidence, and develop individually and as a team member. Raider School stretches physical, emotional and mental limits.

Conducted through the St. John's Northwestern JROTC Department, Raider School gives teens the chance to compete regionally and nationally. Those who earn a place on the competing team will have opportunities to travel for Raider Challenge Meets including throughout the midwest and Hawaii. Non-SJN participants that graduate from Raider School will be better qualified for their own school's Raider Challenge team.

Equipment Required:
  • ACUs (x3) w/boots (summer)
  • Standard CamelBak 
  • All necessary gear for Cadet Life

Welcome letter for those registered will include a detailed packing list.

  • Participants can be young men and women in rising grades 7-12. Note: Only grades 9-12 are eligible to compete at Raider Meets.

  • Participants must expect to carry a 35 lb. pack over rugged terrain and obstacles in varied weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc) and 25-30 mile run/walks at varied elevations.

  • Participants must be physically fit and able to sustain continual exertion. Note: There will be “beginners” level training for those close, but not able to pass a Fitness Test.

  • Participants MUST have a current Sports Physical on file at St. John's Northwestern, which can be completed from home or at Birk Memorial Infirmary on campus.


$599 (includes room & board)

Daily Schedule:

0530-0600    Wake Up/Personal Hygiene
0600-0745    Physical Training
0800-0830    Hot Breakfast
0830-0900    Personal Hygiene/Prep For Training
0900-1200    Training Block
1200-1230    Hot Lunch
1230-1400    Presentations & Practical Application
1400-1800    Training Block
1800-1830    Hot Dinner
1830-0530    Rest & Refresh

Training Blocks:

Raider Mile

Land Nav/Map Skills

Obstacle Course


First Aid


Ruck Run


Physical Conditioning

Water Survival

Rope Bridge

Raider Skills Course

Full Raider Challenge


Army Values & Character Development
Imposed Stress
Team Development


LTC (Ret.) Jim Kebisek, Senior Army Instructor

SFC (Ret.) Mike Trione, JROTC Instructor