Tradition of Excellence"
Q: What grade
do I need to have in order to attend?
A: You must
be a Cadet Airman (C/A - one stripe) in order to attend. This is
per CAPR 52-16.
Q: What happens
if I am not a C/Airman?
will be sent home from the encampment site and your money refunded.
Q: What do
I need to know before I go?
A: You must
know what a Cadet Airman needs to know in order to get promoted; customs
and courtesies, reporting procedure, basic drill movements, proper grooming
and uniform wear. The rest you will learn.
Q: What can
I do to better prepare myself?
in physical shape. Learn chain of command. Learn basic CAP
history. Be prepared to learn, and ready to follow. Higher ranking
cadets may get in-flight leadership positions.
Q: What do
I show up in?
A: You will
recieve an information package in the mail before encampment. It
will explain what you should wear at arrival.
Q: Will I do
any fun stuff?
We will have sporting activities during encampment, we will visit the A-10
live fire range, sweat through the obstacle course and relax at the cadet
Q: What time
will I get up in the morning?
A: 0530 or
earlier, depending on the schedule.
Q: Do I have
to get up that early?
You'll be too excited about PT anyway.
Q: How much
PT will there be?
A: We are
required by CAPR 52-16 to have 10 hours. However we will have more
because we love PT. We are doing a CPFT the first morning, and again
at the end to chart progress. You will also play sports (ultimate
frisbee, volleyball, etc.) and there's the obstacle course.
Q: What does
my son/daughter need to pack?
A: An information
packet will be sent in the mail before encampment with a complete packing
Q: How do I
A: The packing
list will include directions and times for check in and check out
Q: Will I be
able to say goodbye to my son/daughter at check-in?
Time will be available for the parents to say goodbye after the cadet completes
the first phase of check-in.
live downstate and I heard about a bus. How do I get on it?
on this link and print the page. Follow the instructions on the
time does my son/daughter have to be at check-in?
time between 1200 and 1600 (4pm) on July 28th. Do not show up early,
as the staff may be at lunch or not fully prepared, and do not show up
late, as your son/daughter will already be missing training.
my son/daughter come home the same person?
hope that they will go home more organized, disciplined, knowledgeable
and motivated about CAP.