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Summer Encampment


Camp Blanding, Starke FL
11-18 July 2015
Commander: Lt Col Kevin McSparron
Cadet Commander: C/Lt Col Miriam Elena Lee


Encampments are week-long activities that serve to build a foundation for cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol experience. These week long events provide in-depth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. First time cadets can expect to be challenged both mentally and physically during a busy and exciting week of hands on leadership development training, aerospace events, and local site activities. Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further through the leadership roles they will fill and staff duties they will perform. All cadets will have the opportunity to be introduced to the military, learn to overcome challenges, develop time-management skills, enhance their interpersonal skills, and have a great time.


To be eligible to attend encampment, cadets must have completed the Curry Achievement and have been promoted to Cadet Airman (C/Amn). Cadet Cadre applicants must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt) prior to application. Additionally, Senior Staff applicants must have their CAP drivers license and Level 1 training completed. ALL PERSONNEL (BASICS, CADET STAFF, SENIOR STAFF) MUST BE SAFETY COMPLIANT THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE START OF ENCAMPMENT.


The activity fee for encampment is the same for all participants regardless of capacity of attendance. It is the policy of Florida Wing Cadet Programs that all activity fees be paid by the fee deadline via the online payment tool. Any applicant unable to pay via the online payment tool must coordinate with the activity director prior the fee deadline to arrange for an alternate method of fee payment.


There are three categories of application for encampment. Select the following application below based on your current status and desired attendance capacity. Exact instructions, as well as the staff online application information, can be found on the "Application Assistance" page or by clicking on the type of application to begin.

Student Application
Cadets applying for their first encampment, cadets applying to attend encampment a second time as an in-flight cadet, or cadets who've previously completed an encampment but do not meet the requirements for staff must apply under this category. Applicants will not complete the online staff application.


Cadet Cadre Application
Cadets who've completed at least one encampment and will have earned the Wright Brothers Award at time of application submission may apply for encampment staff. Cadets applying for staff must complete the online staff application form (eForm 503). Selected cadets will be notified and instructed to complete the remainder of the application processes. Do NOT submit any paperwork or activity fee payment until notified of staff selection.


Senior Staff Application
Senior members are encouraged to apply for encampment staff. Seniors must complete the online staff application. After selection, seniors will be instructed to provide the additional paperwork required. Seniors should have Level 1 completed as well as BCUT, ACUT, or ICUT, and their CAP drivers license. Do NOT submit any paperwork of activity fee payment until notified of staff selection.



06 Apr 2015: Staff/Cadre applications due
1 July 2015: Student applications due (first time cadets)
TBA 2015: Cadre Arrival (1300-1600hrs)
11 July 2015: Student Arrival (1300-1500hrs)
18 July 2015: Graduation (1300hrs)


Students (First Time Cadets)

Students are to arrive at the encampment site on 11 July 2015 between 1300 and 1500hrs. Students will eat lunch prior to arrival (lunch will NOT be available and time will NOT be available for cadets to eat upon arrival). All students will arrive in the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). Uniforms will be worn in accordance with CAPM 39-1 and the FLWG Supplement to CAPM 39-1.

Cadet Cadre & Senior Staff

Cadet Cadre and Senior Staff are to arrive on TBA July 2015 between 1300 and 1600hrs. Cadre and Staff will arrive for in processing in appropriate civilian attire.

Early/Late Arrivals

All early or late arrivals and departures must be coordinated through the member's encampment chain of command and require encampment commander's approval. Any member departing encampment prior to official release by the commander will be denied encampment participation credit. Students arriving before the designated student in processing time must also pay the early arrival fee to cover the cost of additional meals and logistics associated with their early arrival.


The graduation parade (pass-in-review) will be on 18 July 2015 at 1300hrs . Students will be dismissed upon completion of the parade. Please check back here closer to the activity date for additional important information.


Use the encampment packing list form to ensure all items are brought to encampment. This form requires cadet and parent signature and must be turned in during in processing. All members are expected to wear all uniforms in compliance with CAPM 39-1 and the FLWG Supplement to CAPM 39-1. Weight and grooming standards are enforced and all members are expected to comply with Civil Air Patrol regulations and uniform standards.


Meals will be provided at the encampment. Cadets with special meal needs must provide this information on the CAP Form 160, CAP Member Health History Form. Special dietary consideration requests will be honored to the best of the encampment's ability; however, member's may have to provide some or all of one or more meals throughout encampment if the encampment food services section is unable to accommodate the request. In these instances, the member assumes responsibility of coordinating for the special food need and the associated expense. If the member does provide their own meals because of diety necessity, the activity fee may be pro-rated by the encampment commander to compensate for the cost of food from encampment.


All refunds must be requested via the refund request form on the Cadet Programs website. Refunds requested prior to the refund request deadline will be honored in full. Any request for refund after this date will be processed within 45 days following the conclusion of encampment and is based upon the final encampment costs. Refunds will be given on a first come first served basis determined from date of the online refund request form (again, requests received prior to the refund request deadline will be honored). Because of the commitment of funds, the cause of refund request will not affect the processing order (i.e. illness, lack of transportation, etc). Regardless of source of payment (member, unit, scholarship, grant, etc) the refund policy for encampment remains the same.


Transportation to and from encampment is the participant's personal responsibility. Units or Groups may, and are encouraged to do so, arrange for common transportation through corporate owned vehicles. Participants should contact their unit commander to inquire if such arrangements are being made.


In the event of an emergency call 321-446-1659. This number is for immediate emergency contact - please continue to use the routine question tool form on the right if this page for all other inquiries.

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