Camp Ripley MWR (Morale Welfare Recreation)


Outdoor Activities - Camp Ripley has several outdoor recreational facilities. Equipment is available from the Supply and Services Division in Building 2-207. Some of the many activities we have are: Cross country Skiing, Softball/Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Biking, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Running Track, Fishing, Boating, Canoes, Badminton, Archery, Picnic Areas and Swimming.

Indoor Activities - Camp Ripley also has several indoor recreational facilities. The Recreation and Training Center (Bldg 6-97) and the Training and Community Center (Bldg 11-1) both have facilities that can be used by organizations. Some of the many things available include: Two Indoor Basketball Courts, Two Indoor Volleyball Courts, Badminton, Free Weights, Weight Machines, Exercise Machines and Sauna.

Alternative Center -These facilities offer a number of different "alternatives" to going off post. Bldg 10-83 is directly across from the chapel and it offer TV/Video viewing, free laundry facilities, game room, and is situated directly across from the snack-bar. The Alternative Center (Bldg 10-86), (320) 632-7279, provides an alcohol-free environment for Soldiers to relax. The center features satellite television, VCR's, movies, video games, and a small library.

Laundry - Located on the first floor of the Alternative Center, the post laundry offers free washer and dryer service to Soldiers. The laundry contains twenty-seven commercial washers and dryers for use.

The POC is the Camp Ripley Logistics Officer at DSN 871-2705 or commercial (320) 616-2705.

Post Exchange (PX) System - The Army and Air Force Exchange System (AAFES) operates a retail store on post. The PX sells health and beauty aids, snack items, clothing, electronics, jewelry, sporting goods, and other personal comfort items. It also features a barber shop and Military Clothing Sales Store. It is open six days a week. Hours vary with the troop density on post, however, generally run from 1000 to 1700.