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WV Wing Encampment 2023

Preregistration Due (Click for Form) ASAP
Cadet Cadre & C/FAST Application Due 6 April 2023
Student Registration 14 April 2023
Senior Staff Position 1 May 2023
Staff Report Date 16 June 2023
Encampment Dates 17 - 24 June 2023


Cadets and Senior members:

With great excitement, I announce that the West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2023 Cadet Summer Encampment from June 17th through June 24th at Camp Dawson, WV! More information will be coming out soon! Save the dates on your calendar, and cadets, start talking to your parents about your goals of attending the encampment.

So what is Summer Encampment?

Summer Encampment is a weeklong activity designed to build a foundation for cadets to expand on their Civil Air Patrol experiences. This weeklong event provides an in-depth orientation to the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force. First-time cadets can expect to be mentally and physically challenged during a busy and exciting week of hands-on leadership development training, aerospace events, and much more. Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further with the leadership roles they will fill and the 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!

Click this link to see a short video of one of our past encampments. 





If all goes well, our activities will include the following:

  • 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
  • Other outstanding training activities

You can also visit WV Wing Civil Air Patrol Facebook page to see all the fun and exciting activities we do.

So how do you sign up? 

Go to the below link and fill out the online encampment pre-registration form.

Pre-registration form

Once your pre-registration is reviewed, you will receive an email with the necessary forms to fill out and instructions on submitting your application and payment. A separate email will be sent providing you with the pre-encampment cadet guide.

Encampment tuition is $80 for WV cadets and $300 for out-of-wing cadets.

I encourage all who wish to participate in this year’s encampment not to wait till the last minute to apply. Once application deadlines are reached, those windows will be closed!


See you at Encampment!!!!!
Maj Sixto Velez, CAP
WV Wing Encampment Commander

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