Opening Spring 2024
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The Basic Student 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. Students must have completed the Curry Award prior to the start of Encampment.
The Advanced Training Squadron (ATS) - Open to C/SrA through C/Capt - is designed for cadets with a prior encampment who seek additional training in the encampment environment. It is a week of leadership immersion, where the students rotate between leadership positions, each student is provided with hands-on leadership opportunities during the week, including small group leadership and public speaking opportunities. Students are encouraged to try new skills, get feedback, and learn from the experience. The curriculum is based on CAP’s Learn to Lead Volume 2 and is modeled after U.S. Air Force Professional Military Education (PME). The students comply with military standards, but the military intensity is not as high as a first-year encampment student. The goal is for these students to return to their home units with new skills and abilities. They have developed their leadership potential to later serve as cadre at unit, group, and wing level activities including future encampments. Students must have completed a prior encampment and be in the grade of Cadet Senior Airman (C/SrA) to apply and are highly encouraged to earn promotion to Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSgt) prior to attending Encampment
***Packing list for Basic students, ATS students, and Cadre, as well as some important student information can be found on our Student Information page ***
Three Step Process: [This is needed for Students, Cadre, and Senior Members attending]
First Step is optional if you require a scholarship:
Ask your local squadron if there are any scholarships available from the squadron
Check out the National CAP Encampment scholarship to pay for first time student encampment fees: 1 March - 30 April https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/newcadet/ceap
Being awarded a CEAP scholarship is completely separate from applying and being accepted to Cascade Falcon. The CEAP application process web page will explain Priorities 1, 2 and 3 requests.
If you are awarded a national CEAP scholarship you can use it to pay for your Cascade Falcon registration fees.
Cadets that qualify for CEAP priority request 1, will be able to register for Cascade Falcon. If CEAP is not awarded by June 1, you will be given the opportunity to pay or withdraw from Encampment.
CEAP priority requests 2 & 3 will likely not be awarded by National HQ until after registration for Cascade Falcon closes. You will be required to pay the $300.00 student fee at time of registration in order to secure a position in the encampment. Available student slots will go to students that complete the registration and payment, in some manner, for the available positions only. If CEAP scholarship is awarded then your Encampment fee will be refunded (minus a $10.00 RegFox administrations fee)
All of the required forms are in this one package below that is set up for digital signatures. Only one spot will be made available to upload this single package during registration on RegFox.
Fill out the Application Package below using Adobe Acrobat - not a web browser. If you need a free copy of adobe Acrobat, you can download it here https://get.adobe.com/reader/
Once it is completely filled out and Student, Parent, signatures are completed; Email it to your squadron commander for Squadron Commander signatures. Don't use the email function in adobe acrobat, it has been reported to us as having problems working correctly.
Once you have it emailed back from your squadron commander, then you can return to this page to move forward in step three below.
If you need a step-by-step guide for digitally signing the application package, we have provided it here for you: Step-by-Step Digital Signatures
Incomplete packages will be rejected and you will not move forward in the registration process.
Download and save this application package : Cascade Falcon XXVI Application Package ONLY THIS PACKAGE OF FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Registration closed 30 April - Please direct any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive notification of acceptance, to the email address that you provide, once your application package and payment have been received and reviewed. This may take up to two weeks from the time you complete application and payment.