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2017 WV Wing Encampment

Maj Sixto Velez


The West Virginia Wing will be conducting its 2017 Cadet Summer Encampment from July 8th to July 15th, at Camp Dawson, WV. Camp Dawson is located in Kingwood, WV, and is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and US Army Special Forces. The base provides lots of interesting activities and tours for the participants.

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, Black Hawk helicopter o-rides, C130 o-rides, and other outstanding training activities that are normally conducted.

Please be prepared for Encampment by seeing the Clothing & Equipment List and bringing all applicable items.

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.

Online Encampment applications are now closed. 

For information on the waitlist, please contact

  1. Fill out and get appropriate signatures for the following forms:
-Application for Encampment or Special Activity (CAPF-31)
           -Civil Air Patrol Cadet Activity Permission Slip (CAPF-32)
           -Medical Information Forms (CAPF-160, 161, and 163)
           -Air Transportation Agreement Form (DD-1381)        

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. Applications for the encampment must be received NLT June 24th.

Encampment fees are $75 for WV Wing members and $200 for members of other wings.  Be sure to put your name and CAPID in the memo line of your check or money order.
Checks or money orders for the encampment fee are to be made payable to the "West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment".

All cadets should apply for the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program. To apply Click here.

Do not mail any forms to the WV Wing Headquarters! That will only delay the process and possibly prevent your application from being received by the deadline.

Cadets interested in applying for a Cadet Executive Staff positions must have their application to me no later than April 17h. Cadet staff positions will be decided by a selection panel that will convene at Camp Dawson WV on May 5th, 6th, & 7th. Cadets that are applying for a Cadet Executive Staff position will be required to obtain an endorsement from their Squadron Commander, submit a CAP resume, and may be required to stand in front the Encampment Cadet Staff selection panel. Instructions will be provided to those that apply.  

Senior members interested in applying for staff positions must have their applications in by June 9th and will be expected to report to camp on July 7th. Senior applicants must comply with the requirements of CAPR 52-16 and the WV Wing Supplement to that regulation.

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 tablets/iPads to the encampment.

Getting to Camp Dawson:

Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV

Logan Wheatcraft,
Mar 8, 2017, 6:47 PM