Encampment Student Information

Registration:  SEE "Registration" tab of this web page

Arrival:  Check-in time is at 15:30 (3:30pm), SUNDAY 4 July.         Please don’t arrive any more than 30 minutes early.  
  • You should arrive having had lunch, HYDRATION GEAR FULL OF WATER, and wearing your complete ABUs in accordance with CAPM 39-1 (including nametape, all patches, grade insignia, ABU cap, and proper hair cut/style, etc).  
  • If you cannot make this time, please contact us and we will try to work with you. See Contact Information tab above 
  • Camp Casey is located at: 1276 S Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239 (web site: http://spu.edu/depts/casey/

Pick-up:  The Pass-in-Review Graduation Parade will be held at Camp Casey at 10:30 on SATURDAY 10 JULY.  
  • Please let your families know that they are welcome at the parade - this is your chance to showcase everything that you’ve learned at encampment!  
  • Guests may want to bring lawn chairs as we do not have seating available for Parade at Camp Casey.  
  • Check out will be at 11:15 following the parade.  


Please consult CAPM 39-1 for requirements 


STUDENT PACKING LIST   (Version 16Feb2021)

All Uniform requirements are in CAP Regulation 39-1 – link is provided here for your reference à CAPR 39-1 


Home Squadrons are highly encouraged to help your cadets to be prepared with these items and answer uniform questions


Identification (to be carried at all times)

Other Required Items


Current CAP Membership Card


2 Twin size, non-fitted sheets, and 1 or 2 blankets (no sleeping bags, bedspreads, or comforters)


Current CAPF 161 Emergency Information Form


Pillow with Pillowcase

 Airman Battle Uniform (ABUs)


Mesh or Cloth Laundry Bag


2 sets of ABU Blouses


Hangers for all uniform items (6-8)


2 Pair ABU Trousers


Notebook & Pens


2 Pair boot blousers


Shoeshine Kit w/black polish


1 ABU Cover (Hat)


18-inch ruler (or yard stick cut in half)


8 Pair Black Boot Socks

Safety and Protective Gear


1 Pair Black Combat boots (WELL BROKEN IN)


  7 Dark Colored or Medical Masks


1 Desert Tan ABU Belt with BLACK belt buckle


  Personal sized Hand Sanitizer


1 set of CAP Grade Insignia (2 sets preferred)


Olive Drab Web Belt with Canteen & Pouch


CamelBak style hydration pack – Black/subdued color with small/minimal logos


6 T-Shirts Desert Tan, no pocket, crew neck)


Foot Powder (recommended but not required)

Service Uniform (Blues)


Flashlight with new batteries


1 Pair Air Force Service Uniform Blue Pants

(Females are authorized skirts*, but not encouraged due to marching outdoors in unpredictable costal weather) *Pantyhose and low quarter shoes are required with skirts per CAPR 39-1




1 Short Sleeve Blue Service Uniform Shirt/Blouse

Hygiene and Personal Care


2 White V-NECK T-Shirts


Soap, Shampoo


1 Blue CAP Cadet nameplate




1 AF Blue belt with SILVER buckle


Toothpaste, Toothbrush


1 AF Blue Enlisted Flight Cap with Cap Device


Shaving Kit


1 Pair Low Quarter shoes (WELL BROKEN IN)


Feminine Hygiene Products


2 Pair Black Socks (thinner dress socks)


Hair Pins/Hair Bands/Hair Nets


1 Set Military Shirt Garters


Any Prescribed Medications


Ties and Ribbons will not be worn at Encampment


Shower shoes (flip flop sandals)

Non Uniform Clothing


2 Bath Sized Towels - showers are required daily


7 Sets of Underwear


  Swimsuit – Optional for showers only


5 Bras - at least 2 must be athletic (Female)

  Personal Preparation Checklist


6 athletic T-shirts -solid colors: gray, black or blue preferred


  Come with hydration/canteen full of water


2 Pair Athletic Shorts Solid colors: gray, black or blue preferred


Males – Fresh, regulation haircut & shave in accordance with CAPR 39-1 (Page 18 & 19)


1 Pair RUNNING SHOES (WELL BROKEN IN) – Vans, Converse or other court style shoes are not allowed.


Females – Hair must be within regulation see above


5 Pairs Athletic Socks


Uniforms need to be clean, pressed and inspection ready – ask your home squadron for help if you have questions


2 Sets of Long Sleeve Sweatshirts and Sweatpants

Minimum non-offensive printing solid colors: gray, black or blue preferred 


Uniform boots/shoes should be cleaned and highly polished.


Raincoat or Poncho (ABU, black, or dark blue preferred, conservative colored civilian coat authorized)


Cash is not needed during encampment – no more than $20.00 if needed for traveling

Prohibited Items


Knives and pointed end scissors (round tip ok for cutting uniform strings)


No food, candy, gum or snacks of any kind


Lighters, Matches, Fire Starters, Fireworks


No Beverages other than Water


Tobacco Products of any kind


Non-prescription drugs not listed on medical form


Cell Phones (if used for travel, they will be collected and returned at the end of encampment)


Books, magazines, reading materials – you will not have time for these.  Religious documents (E.g. Bible) is okay


Electronics (I-pods, laptops, MP3 players, Alarm Clocks, games etc…)





Code of Conduct 
The safety of our members is paramount, and will not be compromised.
The CAP Core Values will be honored at all times.
The Chain of Command mut be observed and respected, except for matters of safety.
Hazing and fraternization will not be tolerated.
No alcohol, tobacco, or non-prescribed controlled substances are tolerated on the premises.
No weapons are tolerated on the premises.
No gambling or objectionable reading material is allowed on the premises.
Cadets will remain in their beds after lights out, except for emergencies and bathroom trips.
Members will adhere to proper hygiene (showers, teeth, etc.) and uniform appearance.
Proper sign-in and sign-out procedures must be observed.
If phone are brought to encampment, they will be turned in to the Tactical Officer during shakedown.
Cadets will, at no time, operate a motor vehicle while signed in.
Cadets will not ride in vehicles, not operated by Senior Members while signed in.
Cadets will keep car keys stowed in their luggage while signed in.

Cadets must have attained the Curry Award prior to attending Encampment
Contact your Flight Sergeant for information on how to complete the Curry Achievement

CPPT-Cadet Protection Program Training
Cadets over 18 need to complete CPPT before attending encampment. You can find instructions on how to do that here.

Important Resources

Cascade Falcon Student Packing List Frequently Asked Questions

What are “boot blousers”?

These are elastic bands with hooks or Velcro straps used to make sure your ABU pants are neatly above your boots or “bloused” they can be any color as they are hidden in the pant leg, they commonly come in green, black, blue or tan. Are available at many military supply stores or vanguard (vanguard links below)



What are “military shirt garters” Why do we need them?

These are also called “shirt stays” and are worn under your slacks/pants and keep your shirt neatly tucked in. They also can be obtained as formal wear stores, military supply, or vanguard (vanguard link below) any style is OK for encampment. 


Why do I need non fitted sheets?

Cadets learn attention to detail and teamwork at encampment and one of our training tools requires non fitted sheets.

Why do I need an 18-inch ruler?

This goes along with teaching you some skills at encampment, and making sure your measurements are correct, this ruler is a tool you will use every day at Cascade Falcon.

Why do I need so many T-Shrits and 2 sets of ABU Uniforms?

Cadets are kept very active at Cascade Falcon and we do not have any laundry facilities. By having the extra Tan T-Shirts for wear under the ABU uniform, the 2 White V Necks for the wear with the Blue Service Uniform (cadet wear “blues” twice during the week) and athletic T-Shirts worn for Physical Training help keep cadets clean and fresh.

An idea to cut down on costs of the extra T-shirts is you can look at craft stores for Bulk T-Shirts in solid colors online.

Remember you can ask for help in paying for the second uniform with the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP), ask your unit for information on this scholarship program or go here  https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/newcadet/ceap

Why do I need shower shoes (flip flop sandals)

We use common showers, wearing these to and while you are in the shower helps prevent any injuries and limit the spread of athlete’s foot and other foot fungus.

Why do I need an “olive drab belt with canteen and pouch” or “CamelBak” hydration pouch?

Hydration is VERY important at encampment, even as we are often not subject to extremely warm weather in Washington as compared to some areas, cadets are very active and staying hydrated is known to help keep cadets healthy!

Be careful of cheap items, a leaking canteen or “CamelBak” is a common cause of misery for cadets during Cascade Falcon.  

“CamelBaks” are preferred as they allow cadets to quickly get a sip of water almost anytime. If you are able this is one bit of equipment that will give years of use for cadets at activities. Black, Dark Blue solid colors are best for wear with the uniform, you may also be able to find ones in the same pattern as the ABU uniform.

Contact your unit or speak with other cadets who have attended encampment in the past for more information.

Why do I need 7 dark colored or medical masks?

We expect to operate encampment this year under some safety precautions associated with the CONVID-19 pandemic, masks do need to be changed daily for best results. The dark color is to go with the uniform. No writing or printing is is allowed on masks worn with the uniform.