Encampment is one of the most worthwhile activities available to cadets. You’ll be challenged by a carefully designed, age-appropriate, military-style training environment. This immersion into the military style training will challenge cadets to develop self-discipline and teamwork while learning leadership skills, military bearing and broadening their understanding of aerospace and the Cadet Program. Surveys show that the opportunity to thrive in a strict, Air Force-like setting is among the top reasons young people become cadets. Successful completion of an encampment is required for the Billy Mitchell Award and opens up many new and exciting opportunities for CAP cadets, such as National Cadet Special Activities, and the ability to return to encampment as cadet cadre.

Application window for Cadet Cadre positions will be announced 1 February 2023.

Important Dates for 2023

National CEAP Scholarship requests begin 1 March - See Registration page for important details.


Basic and Advanced Training Squadron Students registration will open 15 April

Please check the Registration page for important details.

Pre Encampment for Cadre and Staff Starts on Thursday June 29th

Students: Sunday July 2nd to Sunday July 9th 2023

Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center, 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR