Encampment Student Information
Civil Air Patrol Encampments are a carefully designed, age-appropriate, military-style training environment. Encampment 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.
Please talk with your home squadron's senior member leaders about encampment to ensure you are mentally and physically ready for this activity.
Encampment is held at: Camp Rilea, Armed Forces Training Center, 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR, 97146-9711
ARRIVAL: Check-in time is between 1300 (1:00pm) and no later than 1400 (2:00 pm) on 2 July 2023. Arrival processing will not start before 13:00 PM. Please don’t arrive before 12:30 P.M.
If students are unable to arrive during this window, please contact us for assistance. Email email@example.com
Students will arrive having had lunch, HYDRATION GEAR FULL OF WATER, and wearing your complete ABUs in accordance with CAPR 39-1 (including sewn on nametape and Civil Air Patrol tape, grade insignia, ABU cap, and proper hair cut/style, etc). Nametape, Civil Air Patrol tape, and grade insignia are required, other patches, such as Wing/Unit are encouraged but optional.
PICK-UP: The Pass-in-Review Graduation Parade will be held at Camp Rilea starting promptly at 11:00 A.M. on 9 July 2023.
Families are welcome at the parade - graduating cadets will showcase what they have learned at encampment! Parents and Guest should arrive no earlier than 10:15 A.M.
Guests may want to bring lawn chairs as seating is NOT available on the Parade Grounds at Camp Rilea.
Check out will be at approximately 12:15 P.M. following the graduation pass in review parade.
Cadre and Senior Member Staff release time is 1600 (4:00pm) to assist in clean up and turn in of equipment and facilities.
Student Requirements and 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 must 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 phones are brought to encampment, they will be turned in to the Training Officer during shakedown and not returned for use until graduation day.
Cadets will, at no time, operate a motor vehicle while signed in.
Cadets will not ride in vehicles which are not operated by Senior Members while signed in.
Cadets will keep car keys stowed for safe keeping while signed in.
Cadets must have attained the Curry Award prior to attending Encampment
Contact your squadron leaders for information on how to complete the Curry Achievement
CPPT-Cadet Protection Program Training
Cadets over 18 (or will turn 18 during encampment) must complete Cadet Protection Program Basic Course before attending encampment. You can find instructions on how to do that here.
Packing List Frequently Asked Questions, hints and tips
Note on Athletic/Running Shoes: Cadets will be running and taking part in physical training each morning. Ensure your athletic shoes have some arch support to reduce any discomfort and lessen the risk of injury.
Important Note for Female Cadets: you will also need "flats" or "oxford" low quarter shoes for wear with your blue uniform. You will be marching in blues for drill evaluations and during the graduation pass in review, this is just not possible to do while wearing pumps or high heels.
Why do I need a jacket and sweatshirts? and rain gear? It's Summer!
Coastal Oregon can be quite cool in the early mornings and evenings even in the summer and has a chance of rain year round. Trust us on this, chances are you may need a rain coat and some warm clothing.
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) A few sturdy 1/4 to 1/2 in thick rubber bands may also be used a substitute
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 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-Shirts, undergarments' and 2 sets of ABU Uniforms?
Cadets are kept very active at Cascade Falcon and we do not have easy access to laundry facilities for 150+ cadets. Each cadet needs to have enough for a daily change of undergarments' including the 7 desert tan T-Shirts worn under the ABU uniform, and at least 2 White V Neck T-Shirts worn with the Blue Service Uniform (cadet will wear “blues” twice during the week) This will keep cadets feeling and smelling clean and fresh!
An idea to cut down on costs of the extra T-shirts is you can look at craft stores or online for Bulk T-Shirts in solid colors. "Sand" can pass for Desert Tan if that is not available.
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 at Cascade Falcon as compared to some areas, cadets are very active and staying hydrated is known to help keep cadets healthy! Students will carry hydration gear with them everywhere they go, so make it easy to carry and ensure it doesn't leak.
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, or 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? - NOW OPTIONAL
We may have to operate encampment under some safety precautions associated with the on going CONVID-19 pandemic if conditions change due to any outbreaks. 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.