DATES: 26 – 31 DECEMBER 2016

LOCATION: MONMOUTH MILITARY ACADEMY, MONMOUTH, OR
COST: $125

Registration Commences: 12 September 2016

“The Basic Encampment is an intense week filled with hours of drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies, and hard work. Most cadets find that participation requires self-discipline, stamina, and old fashioned “true grit” as they try to please the seemingly never satisfied first sergeant. They have very little down time, and their schedules are strictly regimented so that they can complete all the required basic training in a one-week period. However, when they have successfully completed the week, they all know that they have accomplished more than just training. Every one of them was pushed past their comfort zone, sometimes several times a day. Every one of them was required to find that little bit of extra strength to get through the next task when they were pushed to their limits. They can look back on their success at finishing the basic encampment and know that the week made them a stronger person both in body and spirit and equipped them to be better able to face future hurdles.” – 1Lt. Ruth Peterson, PAO LCCS

Purpose of Encampment. “CAP encampments are designed to provide CAP members an opportunity

  •       to apply knowledge gained in the cadet and senior programs to practical situations,
  •       to develop a greater understanding of the CAP mission and CAP capabilities, and
  •       to develop their potential for aerospace leadership in an actual aerospace environment.” CAPM 52-16.

Goals of Encampments. Encampments are designed to provide CAP members the opportunity to:

  •       Apply knowledge gained in the cadet and senior programs to practical situations.
  •       Develop a greater understanding of CAP and Air Force missions and capabilities.
  •       Develop their leadership potential.
  •       Enhance their interpersonal skills.
  •       Develop time-management skills.
  •       Develop a spirit of teamwork.
  •       Inspire a sense of discipline.
  •       Learn how to overcome challenges and succeed.
  •       Enhance their local unit’s Cadet Program.
  •       Aid in retention and motivation.

Philosophy. An encampment can be the most significant and worthwhile training experience of a CAP cadet’s membership. Training is what the encampment is all about. To achieve the overall goals, a positive attitude is essential.

CADET STUDENT:

To attend you will need to submit the following:

CAPF 31 (Cadets)

CAPF 160 Health History

CAPF 161 Emergency Information

CAPF 163 Minor Over-the-Counter Medicine

Hold Harmless Agreement

Required Information

Directions to Encampment

Deadline for applications: November 30th. Email applications to: encampment@orwg.cap.gov

Cost $125. Once you have been accepted as a student an invite to the Eventbrite payment system will be sent. You will also receive an acceptance package which will include a packing list.

If applying by mail, send completed applications and payment to:

Oregon Wing Headquarters
28735 Grumman Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97402-9542
Attn: 2016 Winter Encampment

SENIOR AND CADET STAFF POSITIONS:

To attend as staff, you will need to submit the following:

CAPF 31 (Cadets)  CAPF 17 (Senior Members)

CAPF 160 Health History

CAPF 161 Emergency Information

CAPF 163 Minor Over-the-Counter Medicine

Hold Harmless Agreement

Required Information

Cover Letter (include why you want to be on staff, and your top 3 preferred positions)

Resume

Deadline for applications: October 20th. Email applications to: encampment@orwg.cap.gov

Cadet Staff Cost $125 ($0 for Senior staff) Once you have been accepted on staff an invite to the Eventbrite payment system will be sent. You will also receive an acceptance package which will include a packing list.

If applying by mail, send completed applications and payment to:

Oregon Wing Headquarters
28735 Grumman Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97402-9542
Attn: ENCAMPMENT STAFF

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are interested in helping but only in a limited capacity, please note *LIMITED* at the top of your CAPF 17 or 31, and in your cover letter please indicate when during encampment you will be able to help. This way those wishing to help, but cannot be there the entire time, will be able to help.