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Florida Leadership Academy

Learn what it takes to be a successful staff member
at the next FLWG Encampment! 

Florida Elks Youth Camp

Umatilla, Florida

April 28 - 30 2023

Activity Director:  Capt Christian Dominguez

Activity Cadet Commander:  C/Maj Justin McDonald

Please read the information below before you register to answer frequently asked questions.



Cadets attending the Spring Florida Leadership Academy (FLA) will find the instruction to help them perform leadership roles at their home squadrons and other CAP activities. Serving on Encampment staff provides a perfect opportunity for cadets to practice the lessons learned from the FLA. Cadets who intend to apply for Encampment staff are highly encouraged to attend the Spring FLA to develop their leadership abilities. You will learn the lessons needed to serve at any CAP event, which will weigh heavily when the staff is chosen for the next encampment.

The following courses are offered. You should register in accordance with your current grade.

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA)                     

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)                   

Cadet Commander Course (CCC) 

Senior Training Officer Course



The activity fee is $80.00 for each participant. The fee covers all course expenses, including the activity t-shirt, lunch, and materials. Payment must be made online. All meals for Saturday and Breakfast for Sunday are covered.

It also includes an activity T-Shirt. Student registration must be completed on our electronic registration system:  

  • Make certain you have your form 160 and form 161 printed, signed, and scanned before filling out the online registration.  

  • Bring hard copies of all your forms with you to the activity.

  • Forms needed to upload through the "Registration Link" - see forms on the RIGHT-hand column (if NOT able to send via the link, send to cpforms@flwgcap.us).

    • 160

    • 161

    • 60-81 (squadron commander approval only)

    • CAP FORM 17 (Seniors Only)

    • Resume (staff only)

NCO Academy (NCOA) Student Applicants.

Applicants must have completed their Basic Encampment. This is for cadets with the grade of C/SrA through C/TSgt at the time of application. Cadets not meeting these requirements will not be considered for this course.

SNCO Academy (SNCOA) Student Applicants.

Applicants must have completed their Basic Encampment. This is for cadets with the grade of C/MSgt through C/CMSgt at the time of application. Cadets that promote to C/MSgt after registration will take the NCOA. Cadets not meeting these requirements will not be considered for this course.

Cadet Command Course (CCC) Student Applicants.

This is for cadets with the grade of C/2d Lt and above at the time of application.

Cadet lnstructor Applicants

For consideration as a cadet instructor, cadets must have earned the Earhart Award(C/Capt) or higher to instruct the CCC academy. Cadets must have earned the Mitchell award or higher to instruct the SNCO academy. Cadets must have earned the rank of CMSgt or higher to instruct the NCO academy. Instructors must have previously staffed an encampment as line staff.

Senior Class Advisor Applicants.

For consideration as a senior instructor, seniors should have earned the Senior Rating in Cadet Programs or have extensive cadet programs experience. CAP experience external to the Cadet Program as well as professional experience outside of CAP may be considered for selection.

Applicants will email cpforms@flwgcap.us with a description of their desired position along with their CAP Resume. Do NOT complete the online registration form unless you've been selected for staff.

Senior Staff Applicants.  

Senior staff applicants should have previous experience working in cadet programs activities at the group or wing level and be able to assist in administrative and logistics capacities for the activity. A current CAP driver’s license is also recommended.

Senior Student Applicants

Senior Training Officers as well as new senior members are encouraged to attend. We will focus on the aspects of encampment and working on how to mentor the cadet cadre in their roles and responsibilities during the encampment.

Activity Date:       28 April - 30 April

02 April 2023       Instructor and staff applications due (senior and cadet)
15 April 2023      Student applications are due
07 April 2023      Deadline for all refund request whether full or partial

Full refunds will be available until the suspense date and may be requested via the online refund request form. Requests for refunds after the suspense date will be based on the activities' ability to replace the paid-for slot. Refund requests may take as long as 90 days after the end of the activity to process.

If you request a refund and have received no communication from the activity staff for two months with information on the refund request, please e-mail the activity director to ensure your request was received and is being processed.


All members will arrive in blue jeans and a tan T-shirt or CAP activity shirt. Academy shirts will be distributed upon arrival. Saturday will start in ABUS with the academy T-shirt. Civilian clothes will be permitted when class is finished for the day. Sunday's UOD will be in class B blues uniform.

Students will be in short sleeves with all ribbons and without a tie. Senior Members will follow 1he same uniform of the day structure. Saturday will be a utility uniform (ABU, Corporate Utility, or Working Uniform). Sunday's UOD will be in class B blues uniform or Corporate White Aviator. Students will be in short sleeves with all ribbons and without a tie.

ABUs will be needed for this event.

Staff:              1600
Students:      1800 - 2000

** Make sure you eat before arrival **


A graduation ceremony will be held in the camp pavilion beginning at 1200 on 30 April 2023. Parking is available for no charge. Students will be dismissed following the graduation ceremony. There will not be a reception before the graduation therefore, all guests for graduation are asked to plan their arrival to the facility no earlier than 1130.

Watch the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol Facebook page for Encampment updates and photos/videos as the encampment occurs.


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Florida Elks Youth Camp  (Click on the map for directions)       

24175 S.E. Hwy 450
PO Box 49
Umatilla, FL 32784

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