Encourage your parents to attend the end of encampment graduation ceremony and parade. Encampment will be an intense, but very rewarding experience. Encampment graduates become better cadets. You will be ready to go home at the end of encampment! However, after a few days you will probably admit that you would not trade the experience for anything.
If you want to return next year as a cadet staff member, you should look at your student cadet encampment as a job interview. Someone is always watching to see how you are doing. Someone is observing your performance, your attitude, and your dedication to the cadet program. If you decide to apply for cadet staff at next year’s encampment, those making the staff selections will remember how you did when you were a student cadet.
Keep that in mind as you strive for excellence!