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This site lists Civil Air Patrol's upcoming Cadet Special Activities (CSAs). It includes national activities and those wing and region activities approved to receive the CSA ribbon. These activities are designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, develop leadership, and enhance emergency services skills.

NCSA Registration Status Updates

*****CORONAVIRUS & SUMMER CADET ACTIVITIES--updated 22 May 2020

Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance about the Coronavirus as we approach summer and “high season” for overnight cadet activities including encampments, flight academies, the International Air Cadet Exchange, and other National Cadet Special Activities. We will do our best to make the decision to proceed with or cancel the activity approximately 45 days out. If an activity cancels or postpones, staff will notify participants, and we will indicate the cancellation on the activity's advertisement page here in the NCSAS.com listing.  In light of the many factors affecting a family's decision to attend an NCSA or not, CAP will refund the tuition, including the typically non-refundable deposit, in full this year regardless of reason for withdrawing from an activity.

All ads for activities will be off until 1 September.  Check back then for winter 2020 and summer 2021 activities.

Cancelled Activities

All in-person NCSA/NFA and nationally-accredited CSAs have been cancelled.  If your activity staff has notified you they will be hosting the activity virtually, then you will still receive NCSA credit for completing the activity.

Refunds

In light of the many factors affecting a family's decision to attend an NCSA or not, CAP will refund the tuition, including the typically non-refundable deposit, in full this year regardless of reason for withdrawing from an activity. Refunds are automatic and will be refunded back to the credit card(s) used originally to pay for the activity.  Check payments will be mailed to the cadet's address and made payable to the name on the original payment check. Any scholarships will be refunded to the issuing organization.  Cadet Lift and TOP Cadet financial assistance will be returned to the assistance account.  If you are expecting a refund and do not receive it by 10 June, please notify ncsa@cap.gov.

ANY change made to applications after 15 Jan results in everything applied for being marked late. 

EServices Registration & Payment System is CLOSED for applications for  Winter & Summer activities. Applications submitted in eServices through 15 Nov for winter and 15  Jan for summer are considered "On-Time" and will be given priority placement into "primary" status. Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of winter placements go out by mid-December. Spring placements are as outlined on their advertisement on this site. Notifications for summer applicants will go out on or about 1 March. Those cadets who remain on alternate lists may be contacted at anytime to fill a slot.

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