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Encampment

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 Webinar

Encampment 2021 & Beyond webinar 15 December 2021  Watch the webinar

Target audience: Wing & Region Cadet Programs Leaders and Wing Encampment Commanders and Staff

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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html, 

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

OR

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

Summer 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.

Wing

Dates

Location

Colorado

05-11 June 2022

USAFA Prep School, CO

Connecticut

20-27 August 2022

Camp Nett, Niantic, CT

Idaho

18-25 June 2022

Gowen Field, Boise, ID

Illinois

16-23 July 2022

Marseilles Training Center-Marseilles, IL

Indiana

11-18 June 2022

Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN

Kentucky

19-25 June 2022

Wendell H Ford Regional Training Center Greenville, KY 

Maryland/DC/Delaware (Tri-Wing)

14-21 August 2022

Deer Creek Overlook at the Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks

Massachusetts

30 July - 06 August 2022

Joint Base Cape Cod, MA

Minnesota

25 June - 02 July 2022

Camp Ripley ARNGB, Little Falls, MN

Mississippi

18-25 June 2022

Campt Shelby, Hattiesburg, MS

Missouri

16-23 July 2022

Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO

Montana

25 June - 02 July 2022

Fort Harrison, Helena, MT

Nevada

23-30 July 2022

USAF Joint Training Facility, Wendover, UT

New Hampshire

17-24 July 2022

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

New Mexico

09 June 2022 - TBD

Kirtland AFB, NM

New York

22-30 July 2022

Camp Smith US Army Base

North Carolina

26 June - 01 July 2022

Camp Butner Training Center, Stem, NC

Ohio

18-25 June 2022

Athletes in Action - Xenia, OH

Texas

18-26 June 2022 TBD

Utah

11-18 June 2022

Wendover Air Base

West Virginia

18 June 2022 - TBD

Camp Dawson Kingwood, WV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado

Website: https://cowg.cap.gov/cowg-cadets/cadet-encampment

Where:  USAFA Prep School

When: 11-18 June 2022

Cadet Slots: TBD

Cost: $300

Commander: Lt Col Roberts

Contact: kimberly.culp@cowg.cap.gov

Note: USAFA requires all participants to be vaccinated.

Connecticut

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CTWGencCAP

Where:  Camp Nett, Niantic, CT

When: 20-27 August 2022

Cadet Slots: 110

Cost: $200

Commander: Lt Col Meghan Brownell

Contact: encampment@ctwg.cap.gov

Idaho

Website: 

Where:  Gowen Field, Boise, ID

When: 18-25 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 100

Cost: $300

Commander:  Maj Kirk Dehn

Contact: kdehn@cap.gov

Note:  Cadet and senior staff applications will be accepted from February 1 to March 1 with selections announced March 15. Basic cadet applications accepted from March 1 to June 1.  Nothing accepted after June 1. No payment due until application is approved. Squadron CC must approve the application

Illinois

Website: https://ilsummer.cap.gov/

Where:  Marseilles Training Center-Marseilles, IL

When: 16-23 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 322

Cost: TBD

Commander:  Capt Gabriel McDowell

Contact: Gmcdowell@ilwg.cap.gov

Note: Cadet Cadre applications open 14 JAN 22, close 28 FEB 22.  Student applications open 1 APR 22, close 30 JUN 22

Indiana

Website: 

Where:  Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN

When: 11-18 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 150

Cost: $200

Commander:  Col Richard Griffith

Contact: encampment@inwg.cap.gov

Kentucky

Website:

Where:  Wendell H Ford Regional Training Center Greenville, KY 

When: 19-25 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 240

Cost: $225

Commander:  MSgt Doug Cordova 

Contact: encampment@kywg.cap.gov

Maryland/DC/Delaware (Tri-Wing)

Website: https://triwingcap.org/

Where:  Deer Creek Overlook at the Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks  

When: 14-21 August 2022

Cadet Slots: 100

Cost: $250

Commander:  TBD 

Contact: dtrick@md.cap.gov

Massachusetts

Website:

Where:  Joint Base Cape Cod

When: 30 July - 6 August 2022

Cadet Slots: 200

Cost: $175

Commander:  Maj Brian Silva 

Contact: brian.silva@mawg.cap.gov

Mississippi

Website: mswg.cap.gov

Where:  Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

When: 18-25 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 150

Cost: $200

Commander: Col Robert Mims

Contact: christian.shiyou@mswg.cap.gov

Missouri

Website: https://mowg.cap.gov/programs/missions/cadet-programs/ctg 

Encampment Location Website: https://www.missourimilitaryacademy.org/

Where:  Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO

When: 16-23 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 275

Cost: $250

Commander: Lt Col Mike Toedebusch

Contact: encampment@mowgcap.org

Note: Application information for cadre and students will be announced on the MOWG website (mowg.cap.gov) and MOWG social media channels.  Registration will be via Eventbrite.

Montana

Website: https://mtwg.cap.gov/members/encampment

Where:  Fort Harrison, Helena, MT

When: 25 June - 02 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 70

Cost: $280

Commander:  Col Spencer Gilchrest

Contact: sgilchrist@mtwg.cap.gov

Nevada

Website: 

Where:  USAF Joint Training Facility, Wendover, UT

When: 23-30 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 60

Cost: $280

Commander:  Lt Col Pete Goertzen

Contact: peter.goertzen@nvwg.cap.gov

New Hampshire

Website: Nhwgacademy.org

Where:  Norwich University, Northfield, VT

When: 17-24 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 100

Cost: $360

Commander:  Capt Michael Rizzi

Contact: sriis@nhwg.cap.gov

New Mexico

Website: https://www.encampment.nmcap.us/

Where:  Kirtland AFB, NM

When: 09 June 2022 - TBD

Cadet Slots: TBD

Cost: TBD

Commander:  Capt Steven Lindquist

Contact: encampment@nmcap.us

New York

Website: https://nyw.cap.gov/encampment/ 

Where:  Camp Smith US Army Base 

When: 22-29 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 120

Cost: $225

Commander:  Maj Christian Granda

Contact: ktorres@cap.gov

North Carolina

Website: https://ncwg.cap.gov/events/encampment

Where:  Camp Butner Training Center, Stem, NC

When: 26 June - 01 July 2022

Cadet Slots: 120

Cost: TBD

Commander:  Lt Col Brenden Kearns

Contact: ncwgencampment@ncwgcap.org

Ohio

Website: http://encampment.ohwg.cap.gov 

Where:  Athletes in Action - Xenia, OH

When: 18-25 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 146

Cost: $275

Commander:  Capt Nate Francis

Contact: encampment@ohwg.cap.gov

Texas

Website: 

Where:  TBD

When: 18-26 June 2022

Cadet Slots: TBD

Cost: $280

Commander:  Maj Jason Quick

Contact: cpadmin@txwg.cap.gov

Utah

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DesertHawkEncampment

Where:  Wendover Air Base

When: 11-18 June 2022

Cadet Slots: 150

Cost: $250

Commander:  Lt Col Jim Stewart

Contact: jstewart@cap.gov

West Virginia

Website: 

Where:  Camp Dawson Kingwood, WV

When: 18 June 2022 - TBD

Cadet Slots: 100

Cost: $280

Commander:  Maj Velez

Contact: svelez@wvwg.cap.gov

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Last update: 21 January 2022

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