Encampments are week-long activities that serve to build a foundation for cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol experience. These week long events provide in-depth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. First time cadets can expect to be challenged both mentally and physically during a busy and exciting week of hands on leadership development training, aerospace events, and local site activities. Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further through the leadership roles they will fill and staff duties they will perform. All cadets will have the opportunity to be introduced to the military, learn to overcome challenges, develop time-management skills, enhance their interpersonal skills, and have a great time.
To be eligible to attend encampment, cadets must have completed the Curry Achievement and have been promoted to Cadet Airman (C/Amn). Cadet Cadre applicants must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt) prior to application. Additionally, Senior Staff applicants must have their CAP drivers license and Level 1 training completed.
ALL PERSONNEL (BASICS, CADET STAFF, SENIOR STAFF) MUST BE SAFETY COMPLIANT THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE START OF ENCAMPMENT.