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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. 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
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. Encampment requirement is removed for some activities. Look at the activity ad page to see if it is required. EServices Registration & Payment System is OPEN for Spring/Summer activity applications. Applications submitted in eServices through 14 Oct for Christmas Break, 20 Nov for winter, and 15 Jan for spring/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 Christmas Break placements go out by 21 Oct, and 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.
|27 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||Flight||Punta Gorda||FL||16||$850.00|
|22 - 25 Feb 2023||Leadership||US Air Force Academy, CO Springs, CO||CO||18||No Cost|
|25 Feb - 04 Mar 2023||Leadership||Washington||DC||16||$500.00|
|26 Feb - 03 Mar 2023||Leadership||Pembroke Regional Training Institute, Pembroke||NH||N/A||Varies|
|03 - 10 Jun 2023||Flight||Nacogdoches||TX||16||$900.00|
|08 - 16 Jun 2023||Air Force||Kirtland AFB||NM||15||$500.00|
|09 - 19 Jun 2023||Flight||Oshkosh||WI||16||$900.00|
|09 - 24 Jun 2023||Flight||Mattoon||IL||N/A||Varies|
|10 - 17 Jun 2023||Space||Peterson SFB||CO||15||$500.00|
|15 - 29 Jun 2023||Flight||Fremont||NE||16||$900.00|
|15 - 25 Jun 2023||Flight||Ada||OK||16||$900.00|
|17 - 25 Jun 2023||Flight||Fredericksburg||PA||14||$900.00|
|19 - 29 Jun 2023||Technology||USAFA, Colorado Srpings||CO||14||Varies|
|24 Jun - 01 Jul 2023||Air Force||Laughlin AFB||TX||15||$500.00|
|24 Jun - 01 Jul 2023||Air Force||Hampton Roads||VA||14||$375.00|
|24 Jun - 01 Jul 2023||Technology||Big Rapids||MI||12||$450.00|
|30 Jun - 09 Jul 2023||Flight||Hagerstown||MD||16||$900.00|
|06 - 16 Jul 2023||Flight||Socorro||NM||14||$900.00|
|07 - 15 Jul 2023||Air Force||Columbus AFB||MS||15||$500.00|
|07 - 15 Jul 2023||Flight||Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst||NJ||16||$900.00|
|07 - 16 Jul 2023||Flight||Tullahoma||TN||14||$900.00|
|08 - 16 Jul 2023||Operations Training||Kempton||PA||N/A||Varies|
|08 - 15 Jul 2023||Flight||Waller||TX||14||$900.00|
|09 - 29 Jul 2023||Leadership||Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada||15||$375.00|
|09 - 15 Jul 2023||Technology||Middle Tennessee State University||TN||15||$400.00|