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 ***

Fee Schedule:  

Basic and Advanced Encampment Students $300

Cadet Cadre $200

Senior Member Staff $100


Over 30 days’ notice          Full Refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

20-30 days’ notice             75 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

10-20 days’ notice             50 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

1-10 days’ notice               25 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee


If the withdrawal is for a family emergency (ie: sickness, death in the family) and it is in the 30 day window, the refund will be 75 percent.

Three Step Process:  [This is needed for Students, Cadre, and Senior Members attending]

First Step is optional if you require a scholarship:

Second Step: 

Third Step: 

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.