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West Virginia Wing Encampment 2014
Col Dennis Barron

The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2014 Cadet Summer Encampment from June 21 to June 28, 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 WV Wing Cadet Programs Activity Application Form (WVF 52-1).  In addition, applicants must also submit a Medical Information Form (WVF-52-2) 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 year�s encampment is $75 for WV cadets and $150 for out of wing cadets.
Applications for the encampment must be received NLT June 10th. Forms for submitting applications for the encampment can be downloaded from the Wing Web Site at http://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, 2014 and will be expected to report to camp on June 21st.  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 iPads to the encampment.

Send all completed applications to...

Col Dennis D. Barron, C.A.P.
P.O. Box 559
Martinsburg, WV 25402.

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 cadet411@earthlink.net or by calling (304) 267-8042 (H) or (540) 868-4717 during the day.

Dennis D. Barron, Col, C.A.P.
Encampment Commander
Home (304) 267-8042
Office (540) 868-4717
Mobile (304) 671-2504


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

WVF 52-1 West Virginia Wing Cadet Encampment Application
WVF 52-2 West Virginia Wing Cadet Encampment Medical Form
DD 1381 C-130 Flight Form
Clothing & Equipment Encampment Clothing & Equipment List

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