Need financial help? See the bottom of the page!
Come experience the best week of CAP cadet training there is by attending this year’s Wisconsin Wing Summer Encampment!
- Do you want to be the best cadet you can be?
- Do you want to experience military life hands-on?
- Or have the chance to see how the Air Force uses drones first-hand?
- Or learn how soldiers train for engaging enemy forces?
This year’s encampment promises to be an amazing experience! Cadets will learn about the Air Force, CAP, and themselves. Encampment is organized into three schools:
- Wisconsin Basic School (WBS): All first-time encampment attendees MUST attend this school. WBS cadets learn about the Air Force, drill, uniform wear, working as a team, and much more. This year’s agenda includes learning about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, convoy security simulator (Warrior Skills Trainer), and the simulated weapons range. Cadets must have earned their first promotion before the start of encampment. It is recommended that cadets be at least 13 years old before attending encampment.
- Cadet Development Course (CDC): The Cadet Development Course plans to help cadets grow in their leadership skills and expose them many of the exciting opportunities that the Cadet Program has to offer. CDC students will participate in supervised firearms training, career shadowing, hands-on activities, and more! Cadets must have graduated from a CAP encampment before attending the Cadet Development Course.
- Wisconsin Cadet Academy (WCA): WCA challenges cadets to be more than they think they can be in an environment of challenge, performance, and leadership. The training program is geared towards helping cadets be the best encampment staff they can be in future years. WCA can be a truly transformational experience! Cadets must be at least 14 years old, have the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant by 01 AUGUST, and have completed an encampment to attend WCA.
- This year, WCA will also serve as a Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS). In order to receive RCLS credit a cadet must be a Cadet Master Sergeant no later than 12 AUGUST. Cadets who are not Master Sergeants may still attend and graduate WCA, but will not receive credit for having attended an RCLS.
- Parents’ Page: Check out the Parents page for important information including packing lists and parent letters. Check back after 30 JUNE for information on graduation arrangements.
- Full-ride scholarships: Cadets who need financial assistance need to apply, via eServices, for a Cadet Encampment Access Program grant. The CEAP grant process is run by National Headquarters. Once you’ve applied for a CEAP grant please return here and complete the encampment application. Do not wait for a CEAP grant to be awarded before applying for encampment. When you get to the payment screen use the code “WI2017CEAP”. This code will credit you $200. If you are not awarded a CEAP grant then encampment personnel will contact you to discuss other financial aid options. CEAP grants are typically only awarded to first-year attendees. If you are a second-year, third-year, or Cadet Cadre attendee then please see below.
- Multi-cadet discount: Families sending multiple cadets to encampment may use the discount code “WICAPFAMILY” to receive a 10% discount on each cadet after the first.
- Non-CEAP Scholarships: Wing Headquarters provides scholarships for cadets who need assistance. These scholarships are primarily directed towards second-year, third-year, and Cadet Cadre cadets. These scholarships typically cover 50% of the cost, depending on need. CDC, WCA, and Staff cadets should first apply for a CEAP grant (above). If they are denied CEAP assistance, then the cadet may contact Major Todd Mandel, Director of Cadet Programs, to request assistance.