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Welcome

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. Typically, advertisements for activities we plan to offer in Winter are posted here by mid-October, and spring/summer activities are posted by mid-December. A list of past activities is under the "Helpful Links" section of this web page under the title "eServices Event/Activity Preference Numbers."

NCSA Registration Status Updates

*****WINTER & SUMMER CADET ACTIVITIES--updated 6 June 2021

Please note activities that appear as "not scheduled" on NCSAS.com, don’t have confirmed dates, but we are working to host the activity unless noted that the activity has cancelled. We posted the last activities on 29 April 2021. Encampment requirement is removed for some activities.  Look at the activity ad page to see if it is required.  We have removed the "late" date for registration so that preferences can be added without penalty. EServices Registration & Payment System is OPEN for applications for Summer 2021. Applications submitted in eServices through 20 Nov for winter and 15 Jan for summer are considered "On-Time" and are 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 to late December. Spring placements are as outlined on their advertisements on this site. Notifications for summer applicants will go out on or about 1 March and as activities fill vacancies after 1 March. Those cadets who remain on alternate lists may be contacted at any time to fill a slot.

2021 Cancelled Activities 

Air Force Pararescue and Survival Orientation Courses (both locations)
Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course (Patrick AFB, FL) (cancelled 6/7/2021)
Cadet Aviation Ground School (cancelled 2/24/2021)
Cadet Officer School (cancelled 2/24/2021)
Civic Leadership Academy
National Cadet Competition
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy (Glider) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy (G-1000) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy Powered (Week 2) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-NCR Powered Flight Academy (Fremont, NE) (cancelled 4/29/2021)
NFA-NER Glider Flight Academy (Fredericksburg, PA) (cancelled 5/1/2021)
International Air Cadet Exchange
PCR/RMR Honor Guard Academy (USAFA, CO Springs, CO) (cancelled 3/11/2021)

 

Use the following course numbers to verify you are selecting the correct activity in the eServices “Preferences” tab of your application. Activities appear alphabetically, but will have the course number next to them in the tab. You can download a sortable spreadsheet on the ncsas.com homepage for a complete listing of activity preference numbers. If you can't see the course number on your device, try changing the zoom on the page.

eServices Short Name Cadet Participant Course # Staff Participant Course # Activity Full Name
NER RCLS N/A Local Reg N/A Local Reg Northeast Region Cadet Leadership School
ALS N/A Local Reg N/A Local Reg Advanced Leadership School

**As of 1/26/2021, this activity started accepting applications nationally. Check back the week of 1 Feb for the registration link.**

Financial Support: Go to the eServices CadetInvest Module to apply for Cadet Lift and Take-Off Program Cadet (TOP), needs-based financial assistance, and for flight scholarships. These programs are designed to offset costs associated with attending some NCSAs, as well as flight academies. They include payment of your activity fees and transportation to and from the activity.  Go to the CadetInvest pages for more details. Deadline to apply for scholarships and financial assistance is 31 December. Being offered financial assistance is not a guarantee of acceptance into an activity. You must compete for and receive a slot at an activity. You will be notified if you are a recipient of financial aid/scholarship before you are required to accept or decline a slot at an activity.  

Contact for Activity: tvanek@cap.gov
Activity Website (if applicable): https://sites.google.com/view/nercls/home
How to Apply:

Go to activity website listed above and follow instructions. 

Participants: See activity site for most up to date information.

Staff:

Cadets: See activity site for most up to date information.

Senior Members: See activity site for most up to date information.

Eligibility Requirements:

Participants: See activity site for most up to date information.  

Encampment requirement is waived for this virtual activity

Staff:
Cadets: See activity site for most up to date information.  

Senior Members:See activity site for most up to date information.  

Graduation Requirements:

Actively participate in 80% of the contact hours and not dismissed early for behavior

Achieve 80% on final grade.  This grade is an accumulation of individual assignment grades, including pre-work, and attendance and participation.
Activity Director determines course objectives met

Travel:

N/A, This activity is virtual.

Required Staff Training.  See local NERCLS link above.

Activity Goal:

The Northeast Region Leadership School (RCLS) promises to be a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience.  RCLS is designed for Cadet Officers to learn new skills and knowledge they need to be more effective leaders in their home squadrons and wings. The RCLS blends classroom theory with hands on training to help cadets truly grasp the concepts they are being presented.  There will be daily assignments and group discussions on leadership, ethics, and management.  Cadets will be presented with leadership concepts and challenges and will be expected to solve those challenges.  Classes ranging from Civil Air Patrol & Air Force core values and ethics to management and leadership will be presented.  Cadets will be given daily leadership assignments, both individual and group, that they will have to complete. The students that attend the NER RCLS will be expected to staff themselves, and maintain the highest standards of academic performance and behavior. The RCLS is academically challenging and the students will have to manage their own time to ensure that they successfully complete RCLS. There is one theme that permeates all of RCLS, that is the concept of servant leadership. It is summed up in our motto “Protelo est Ministro”, which means “To Lead is to Serve”.

 

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