Civil Air Patrol

2019 WV Wing Encampment

The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2019 Cadet Summer Encampment from July 6th– July, 13th, at Camp Dawson, WV. Camp Dawson, which is located in Kingwood, WV, is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and Army Special Forces. The base provides lots of interesting activities and tours for the participants.

We are in the process of setting up the schedule of activities for the encampment. If all goes well, we will have the rappelling tower, the Leadership Development Course, and the firing range on the schedule again this year. This is addition to the land and water survival courses, the climbing wall, confidence course, Black Hawk helicopter O-Rides, C-130 O-Rides, and other outstanding training activities that are normally conducted.

We will use the WV Wing Facebook Page for the Encampment information and will post photos and announcements on that page during the encampment week.

Cadets interested in applying for a Cadet Cadre or Cadet Support staff positions must have their application to me no later than April 6th. Cadet Cadre will be decided by a selection panel (Date and time to be announced). Cadets that are applying for a Cadet Cadre positions will be required to obtain an endorsement from their Squadron Commander, submit a CAP resume, and possibly stand in front the Encampment Cadet Staff selection panel. Instructions will be provided to those that apply.

ment Cadet Staff selection panel. Instructions will be provided to those that apply.

Senior members interested in applying for staff positions must have their applications in by June 1 and will be expected to report to camp on July 5th. Senior applicants must comply with the requirements of CAPR 60-1 and the WV Wing Supplement to that regulation.

Cadets must have a current membership card to attend the encampment and will report to the encampment with a proper haircut. Cadets are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptop computers, or tablets to the encampment.

Steps to apply for Encampment:

1.       Download and fill out the Encampment forms

2.       Have your Squadron Commander sign it. (If you are an out of state cadets follow the procedures set by your Wing)

3.       Scan or take clear photos of your application.

4.       Apply for the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program


5.      Email your application to

 6.       Go to the below link and fill out the online Encampment registration. (Registration closes June 21st or when full.)

Click here to register

7.       Send payment tuition payment (check or money order) to:

WV Wing Summer Encampment

 C/O Col Dennis Barron

 217 Darden Court West

 Martinsburg, WV  25403.

Encampment Packing List

Encampment tuition is $75 for WV cadets and $200 for out of wing cadets. Payment can be made by check or money order. Checks or money orders for the encampment fee are to be made payable to the “West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment” and the cadets name and CAPID listed in the memo line.

Do not mail these applications to WV Wing Headquarters! That will only delay the process and possibly prevent your application from being received by the deadline.

Any questions should be addressed to the Encampment Commander either by email at or by calling (304)834-0220

Directions to the Encampment From Morgantown:

1.)  Follow Rt. 7 East to Kingwood    
2.)  Continue following Rt. 7 East through Kingwood    
3.)  Follow signs for entrance to Camp Dawson

Directions to the Encampment From Hancock/Maryland/Points East    

1.)  Follow I-68 West to Exit 23 – Bruceton Mills (WV Rt 26)    
2.)  Turn LEFT on WV 26    
3.)  Turn RIGHT on WV 7 (in Kingwood)    
4.)  Follow signs for Entrance to Camp Dawson

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