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West Virginia Wing Encampment 2015
Maj Sixto Velez

The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2015 Cadet Summer Encampment from June 20 to June 27, at Camp Dawson, WV. Camp Dawson is located in Kingwood, WV, and is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and Army Special Forces. The base provides lots of interesting activities and tours for the participants.

Applications for the encampment must be made on the Application for Encampment or Special Activity (CAPF-31). In addition, applicants must also submit Medical Information Forms (CAPF-160, 161, 162, and 163) and an Air Transportation Agreement Form (DD-1381), along with a check or money order for the encampment fee. Please note that cadets under the age of 18 years cannot sign the DD-1381 form. It must be signed by a parent or guardian. The cost for this years encampment is $75 for WV cadets and $150 for out of wing cadets. Applications for the encampment must be received NLT June 9th.Forms for submitting applications for the encampment can be downloaded from the Wing Web Site at www.wvcap.net, or requested from your squadron commander.

We are in the process of setting up the schedule of activities for the encampment. If all goes well, we will have the rappelling tower, the Leadership Development Course, and the firing range on the schedule again this year. This is addition to the land and water survival courses, the climbing wall, confidence course, and other outstanding training activities that are normally conducted. 

We will use the WV Wing Facebook Page for the encampment information and will post photos and announcements on that page during the encampment week.

Cadets and senior members interested in applying for staff positions must have their applications in by June 1, 2015 and will be expected to report to camp on June 19th. Senior applicants must comply with the requirements of CAPR 52-16 and the WV Wing Supplement to that regulation.

A suggested clothing and equipment list can also be downloaded from the Wing Web Site and should be followed. Cadets must have a current membership card to attend the encampment and will report to the encampment with a proper haircut. Cadets are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptop computers, or iPadís to the encampment.

Send all completed applications to...

Maj Sixto Velez, CAP
1505 Avery St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Do not mail these applications to WV Wing Headquarters! That will only delay the process and possibly prevent your application from being received by the deadline. Checks or money orders for the encampment fee are to be made payable to the "West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment".

Any questions should be addressed to the Encampment Commander either by email at svelez@wvcap.net or by calling (304)834-0220


Directions to the Encampment

    From Morgantown:

        1.)  Follow Rt. 7 East to Kingwood

        2.)  Continue following Rt. 7 East through Kingwood

        3.)  Follow signs for entrance to Camp Dawson

    From Hancock/Maryland/Points East

        1.)  Follow I-68 West to Exit 23 - Bruceton Mills (WV Rt 26)

        2.)  Turn LEFT on WV 26

        3.)  Turn RIGHT on WV 7 (in Kingwood)

        4.)  Follow signs for Entrance to Camp Dawson

DD 1381 C-130 Flight Form
Clothing & Equipment Encampment Clothing & Equipment List
CAPF 31 Application for CAP Encampment
CAPF 32 Civil Air Patrol Cadet Activity Permission Slip
CAPF 160 CAP Member Health History Form
CAPF 161 Emergency Information
CAPF 162 CAP Member Physical Exam Form -- Only if the Cadet needs a waiver for PT or for other physical issues.
CAPF 163 Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication

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