An encampment is a basic introduction to the military way of life and an opportunity to experience leadership from both a follower's and leader's point of view. It is an excellent way of meeting new cadets from throughout the Wing and establishing an esprit de corps among the “next generation” of cadet leaders.
Any cadet who is a current member of CAP who has completed the Curry Achievement (Cadet Airman) as evidenced by the most recent CAP Cadet E-Services member report (this will be checked immediately before the encampment due to liability) and has not previously attended an encampment. A minimum of squadron training is required to ensure that the cadet understands the basics of CAP customs and courtesies, the basics of CAP drill, and the basics of how to wear the CAP uniform, which will be discussed below.
• It is a requirement to achieve the Billy Mitchell Award.
Cadets must have a current membership card, meet grooming standards, have all items on the packing list, be a cadet airman or above, complete all pre-requisites, and submit the necessary paperwork. All application instructions are detailed within this site.
The packing list on this website contains items that all cadets should bring as well as certain prohibited items. The staff will secure any prohibited items that are brought to the encampment until the conclusion of the activity. Any prohibited food item will be disposed of and not returned. Click here for a list of what you should bring. BE16 Packing List.
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