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Why should you attend encampment?

  • It is a requirement to achieve the Billy Mitchell Award and be promoted to cadet officer.

  • It is required prior to participation in many National and Wing-sponsored special activities.

  • It provides an outstanding leadership and training forum for you and other cadets. It provides an opportunity to meet cadets from other squadrons and begin lasting friendships.

  • It provides an opportunity for you to learn about the military and to live like military personnel for a week.

  • Studies show that encampment attendance during the first year of membership increases retention in CAP.  If you attend encampment, you are much more likely to renew membership after the first year.

  • Encampment completion provides an opportunity to become a staff member at subsequent encampments and many other activities!

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