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Encampment challenges you. It pushes you so you’ll grow. Are you self-disciplined? Can you lead? Can you truly work as a team? These are some of the questions the cadre will help you  answer for yourself as you participate in awesome, hands-on activities and tours. Specifically, our goal is to inspire you to

•          develop leadership skills,

•          learn about aviation, space, and technology,

•          commit to a habit of regular exercise, and

•          live the Core Values.

As cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, your training will emphasize not only leadership and character, but fitness and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as you explore career opportunities in those areas and so much more.

Financial Assistance

Help with tuition and uniform expenses is available. Please see the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program page.  CEAP opens on 1 March for Summer Encampments and 1 November for Winter Encampments. CEAP closes about 30 days prior to the start of the encampment. 

Encampment Curricula

All training materials are available online.

COVID-19 Host Wing Information

Please reference current guidance on the CAP COVID-19 Information webpage

COVID-19 Guidance for Parents and Cadets

**This guidance is from the 18 May 2021 Memo on the COVID-19 Information webpage

Participants and staff may attend activities only if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Their home wing/unit is in the same phase or higher (less restrictive) as the activity they will attend.

• They have been fully vaccinated as defined by CDC at ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html, 

• They have a negative COVID test within three days of starting travel to the activity location,


• They self-quarantine for 14 days prior to activity start and remain free of COVID symptoms during that time.

Overnight Lodging

Click here for details on overnight activity lodging policies.

Air Force Support for CAP Encampments

Click here to see a letter referencing 2022 Air Force support for CAP encampments.

Winter Encampments

Encampments will be listed here as they are announced. All activities may be subject to change. 

Directors of cadet programs, please register your encampment with us for inclusion on this page.





29 December - 05 January 2023

Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, CO


28 December - 03 January 2023

Camp Blanding Joint Training Base


27 December - 03 January 2023

Salina, KS


27 December - 01 January 2023

Kentucky Army Nat’l Guard Armory, Owensboro, KY


28 December - 03 January 2023

Camp Rilea, Warrenton, OR, 97146


27 December - 02 January 2023

Camp Allen, Navasota, TX





Where:  Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, CO  

When: 29 December 2022 - 05 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 50-75

Cost: $300

Commander:  1st Lt Isaac Stone


Note:  Fees are subject to change based on cost of food.  Number of slots can go up to a maximum of 150 students provided enough support.



Where:  Camp Blanding Joint Training Base  

When: 28 December 2022 - 03 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 200

Cost: $250

Commander:  Lt Col Al Therriault  




Where:  Salina, KS  

When: 27 December 2022 - 03 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 96

Cost: $315

Commander:  Lt Col R Douglas Crockett  


Note: Fees subject to change based on local costs of food and fuel


Where:  Kentucky Army Nat’l Guard Armory, Owensboro, KY  

When: 27 December 2022 - 01 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 48

Note: The encampment application period is closed. No more applications will be accepted.



Where:  Camp Rilea, Warrenton, OR, 97146

When: 28 December 2022 - 03 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 216

Cost: $300

Commander:  Col William Ray 


Note: Registration deadline is 10 Nov 22



Where:  Camp Allen, Navasota, TX  

When: 27 December 2022 - 02 January 2023

Cadet Slots: 200

Cost: $300

Commander:  Lt Col Bob Sides 


Note: For more information and updates please check the website

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Last update: 14 November 2022

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