Civil Air Patrol

2022 WV Wing Encampment

The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2022 Cadet Summer Encampment from June 18th– June 25th at Camp Dawson, WV., located in Kingwood, WV. It is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and Army Special Forces. The base provides lots of exciting 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, our activities will include:

  • Rappelling tower
  • Leadership Reaction Course
  • Firing range
  • Land and water survival courses
  • Climbing wall
  • Confidence course
  • Black Hawk helicopter O-Rides
  • C-130 O-Rides, 
  • and other outstanding training activities 

We will use the WV Wing Facebook Page to share encampment information, post photos, and make announcements during encampment week.

Cadets interested in applying for a student slot must have their application to me no later than April 14th. The application window for students may close sooner if all slots are filled before the deadline. 

Cadets interested in applying for a Cadet Cadre or Cadet FAST position must have their application to me no later than April 6th(Click here for descriptions of the Cadre and FAST team responsibilities.) A selection panel will appoint the Cadet Cadre. Cadets 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. 

Senior members interested in applying for staff positions must have their applications submitted by May 1st and will be expected to report to camp on June 17th. Senior Staff member applicants must comply with the requirements of CAPR 60-1 and the WV Wing Supplement to that regulation.

Steps to apply for encampment:

  1. Go to the below link and fill out the online encampment preregistration form. Click here to preregister.
  2. Download and fill out the appropriate encampment forms 
  1. (Student Application click here)
  2. (Cadre and FAST Application click here)
  3. (Senior Staff Application click here) 
  1. Have your Squadron Commander sign it. (If you are an out-of-state cadet, follow the procedures set by your Wing)
  2. Apply for the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program(
  3. Scan or take clear photos of your application and email your application to
  4. Send tuition payment (check or money order) to:

WV Wing Summer Encampment

C/O Major Sixto Velez

12 Greenbrier Lane

Davisville, WV 26142

Encampment tuition is $75 for WV cadets and $280 for out-of-wing cadets. Payment can be made by check or money order. Checks or money orders for the encampment fee must be made payable to the “West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment” and the cadet’s name and CAPID listed in the memo line. If your tuition will be not be paid in full or partly by you household or CEAP, make sure you send an email to stating so.

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

If you have any questions or are unable to download any of the documents that were linked in this email, send you questions or requests to

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

Major Sixto Velez
WV Wing Encampment Commander

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