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Senior Staff


Applications for senior staff are no longer being accepted. 

Cost to Attend

  • $150.00

Training Weekend

Virtual cadet cadre training is currently planned for May 13th for which senior members are required to attend.

Encampment Week

Senior members will be at encampment from June 10 - 17, 2023.

What to Expect

Expect to have fun and be very busy. You will be up early and be more physically active than you typically are at home and school.

Expect to be in uniforms for most of the time. Have an experienced member of your squadron do an inspection before you leave for Encampment. Most of the time you will be wearing ABU's and boots. Make sure your boots have been broken in. Wear them as much as you can before the encampment. Blisters are the single most frequent medical issue -- it's not much fun walking around with hurting feet.

Requirements to Attend

Packing List

Follow the packing list precisely.  All items on the list are required unless specifically indicated as optional.

  • Packing List

  • Prohibited Items:

    • Knives or weapons of any kind, alcohol, tobacco, vapes, and illegal drugs.

  • Recommendations

    • Buy your boots and dress shoes well ahead of the encampment and break them in before encampment starts. The most common injury at encampment is blisters from brand-new boots.

    • Check, double-check, and have someone else check all items before departing for encampment. The most often forgotten items are belts, ABU covers, blues flight caps, insignia, and shower shoes. No spare uniform items are available at encampment. 

    • Some uniform items needed may require ordering so allow adequate time for delivery. Please also contact your unit commander and inquire about surplus uniform inventory availability.

    • If you have any uniform item questions get them resolved before encampment by looking at CAPs Uniform Regulation 39-1 (CAPR 39-1).

    • Senior members who sometimes wear medical braces should bring those braces with them to encampment.

    • Pack smart you will be expected to transport your own luggage.

Code of Conduct

Core values are essential to an organization's mission and vision.  In the Civil Air Patrol, core values are at the heart of a code of ethics for all members to follow if they wish to participate in CAP activities. Click on this link to understand the code of conduct expectations for encampment: CAP Core Values

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are haircuts and hairstyles inspected? Yes. Haircuts will be inspected at arrival. Haircuts and hairstyles must meet CAP grooming standards throughout the duration of encampment. If in doubt, cut it shorter.

  • What type of dining is available? Food is prepared by senior members with food service training in professional kitchens and is served with a combination of cafeteria style, mobile, and sack lunches as needed. A balanced diet with appropriate calories is provided. 

  • What if I have dietary restriction? Legitimate food allergies and medical/religious dietary restrictions should be addressed and every effort will be made to accommodate these requirements. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to accommodate diets that are “lifestyle or life-choice” decisions such as keto, vegan, or intermittent fasting.

  • What are the housing facilities like? 

  • Are male and females housed in the same building/barracks? Male and female cadets are housed separately and there are designated male and female bathroom facilities that include individual shower stalls. 

  • Should I bring my medication? Yes. All prescription or over-the-counter medication brought to the encampment must be in its original container. Most medications will be turned in to the Health Service Officer and kept in the medical room.

  • Can my family visit during encampment?  No. The encampment schedule does not allow for visitation.

  • Is there a graduation ceremony or parade?  Yes.  The ceremony and parade will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023.  The time of the ceremony will be announced prior to encampment.

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