Civil Air Patrol

2020 WV Wing Encampment

The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2020 Cadet Summer Encampment from July 11th – July 18th, 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, Leadership Reaction Course, land and water survival courses, climbing wall, confidence course, Black Hawk helicopter O-Rides, C-130 O-Rides, rifle firing range and other outstanding training activities that are normally conducted on the schedule again this year.

We will use the WV Wing Facebook Page for sharing encampment tips and Encampment information. We will also 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 position will be required to obtain an endorsement from their Squadron Commander, submit a CAP resume, and possibly stand in front of the Encampment Cadet Staff selection panel. Instructions will be provided to those that apply.

Senior members interested in applying for a staff position must have their applications in by June 1 and will be expected to report to camp on July 10th. 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 per CAPR -39-1. Cadets are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptop computers, or tablets to the Encampment.

How to apply

Pre-register by (clicking here). Once your pre-registration is reviewed, you will receive an email giving you the necessary forms to fill out, the encampment cadet guide, and instructions on how to submit your application and payment.

(Registration closes June 21st or when full.)

“You may delay, but time will not.” ― Benjamin Franklin. Don’t wait till the last minute to apply!

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:
1001 Army Rd, Kingwood, WV 26537

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
1001 Army Rd, Kingwood, WV 26537

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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