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FLWG Summer Encampment

Summer Encampment

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

June 22-29, 2024

Commander: Maj Christian A. Dominguez

Cadet Commander: C/Maj Kristina Duncan

Student Applications are now open for Basic and Advanced Training Squadron.
We are also accepting cadet staff applications for all positions. Please see the application section below for more information.



Encampments are week-long activities that serve to build a foundation for the cadets from which to build their Civil Air Patrol (CAP) experience.  These week-long events provide in-depth orientation to Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force.  First-time cadets can expect to be mentally and physically challenged during a busy, exciting week of hands-on leadership development training and aerospace events.  An Advanced Training Squadron (ATS) will be offered to cadets who have already attended their first encampment but are looking for new challenges.  Cadets returning as staff will be challenged even further through the leadership roles they will fill and the staff duties they will perform.  All cadets will have the opportunity to be introduced to the military, learn to overcome challenges, develop time-management skills, enhance their interpersonal skills, and have a great time.

Excerpts from the operations order are shown below to help members register, pay, and get the most frequently asked-for information. Read the operations order posted on the menu to the right for detailed information.


To be eligible to attend the encampment as a first-time student, cadets must have completed the Curry Achievement and have been promoted to Cadet Airman (C/Amn) before application submission.

Cadets who apply for staff and are not selected will have the first opportunity to enroll in the Advanced Training Squadron. Cadets who do not wish to staff but want to apply for ATS will complete the Cadet Student application and select ATS.

Cadet cadre applicants must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (C/SSgt) and posted in eServices before application submission. Operational Risk Management Basic and Intermediate Courses, Introductory Communications User Training, and Cadet Protection Policy Training (if you are 18 or older) are required before applying.

Senior member staff applicants must have completed Level 1, Operational Risk Management Basic and Intermediate Courses, Introductory Communications User Training, and the Cadet Protection Policy Training Basic and Advanced courses required before applying.


Please take a look at the operations order for full details.


Fee Schedule

  • Cadet Registration is $275.00

  • Advanced Training Squadron registration is $275.00

    • Increased due to new activities being offered (NRA Qualification, Field Trip)

  • Cadet Cadre registration is $175.00

  • Senior Member registration is $175.00

Cadet Encampment Assistance Program

Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available this year to cover encampment fees, uniforms, and other costs associated with our encampment program, emphasizing serving economically disadvantaged cadets. This application can be accessed via the "Cadet Programs" module on eServices. Please see the National CEAP page, which includes detailed application instructions. Please note the FLWG staff has no access to a cadet's application, nor can we check the status of an application. If you are applying for CEAP, please do not register until you get a response. If your CEAP application is accepted, please email the Administration Officer at flencampmentadmin@flwgcap.us  with a copy of the email indicating acceptance of CEAP application for a fee waiver.

Student Early Arrival Fee

First-time cadets arriving at the encampment before the designated arrival time for first-time cadets are subject to the early arrival fee of $50.00. This fee covers the additional food and logistics costs associated with the extra days at the encampment that are not covered in the regular encampment rate for basic cadets. Cadet students are highly encouraged to arrive on time.

Payment Methods


Refund Policy

  1. Cancellations 

  • Refunds will generally be based on when the member’s request to cancel out of the Encampment is received and the reason. Cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to the Encampment staff at flencampmentadmin@flwgcap.us.  All cancellations will be acknowledged in writing once received.  

  1. Refunds 

  • Eventbrite fees are not refundable. 

  • Refunds based on payment made before receiving CEAP or other scholarship assistance will receive a full refund. Requests must be made by 30 days after encampment graduation. 

  • Requests made by 23 APR 2024, 60 days before the start of the encampment, will receive a full refund.  

  • Requests made by 08 MAY 2024, 45 days before the start of the encampment, will receive a refund of 75% of their tuition. 

  • Requests made by 23 MAY 2024, 30 Days before the start of the encampment, will receive a refund of 50% of their tuition. 

  • No refunds will be made for requests received within 30 days of the encampment. Special cases for emergencies like a death in the family, hospitalization, military deployment, or service requirement changes will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, they may still not receive a full refund. 

Fees collected due to cancellation are not transferrable and cannot be carried forward to future encampments, classes, or years. 

Failure to Pay

Any member failing to provide fee payment by the deadline may forfeit their encampment slot. Extensions to the payment deadline may be granted by the encampment commander for extenuating circumstances. These requests must be sent directly to the encampment commander for approval. Any member with outstanding fees will be prohibited from attending any other wing, region, or national activity until payment is made. Additionally, administrative action may be taken against the member.


  1. There will be two parts to registration. Failure to complete both parts will cause your application not to be accepted.

  2. Part 1: This will be done through Registration Zone, but by going to the event link and clicking register.

    1. Please have your scanned and completed documents ready before starting to application to upload into the registration zone

  3. Part 2: This will be done by filling out the Microsoft form, but additional information is required.

Cadet Student Registration

Cadets applying for their first encampment, cadets applying to attend encampment a second time as an Advanced Training Squadron cadet, or cadets who've previously completed an encampment but still need to meet the requirements for staff must apply under this category.


Cadet Staff Application

Cadets applying for staff must apply under this category


All Applications Open

Senior Member Staff Application

Senior Members applying for staff must apply under this category


Staff Payment (Cadet and Senior Member)

It is for use only by those contacted and confirmed for a staff position.


Extra Payment

This is for use only as Encampment, Cadet Programs, or Information Technologies staff instructs.



  • 09 MAR 2024 Senior Cadet Staff (Squadron Commanders and Above) Applications Due.

    • 15 MAR 2024 Notification of Application Status

  • 16 MAR 2024 Student Applications Open (Delayed due to administrative reasons)

  • 05 MAY 2024 - First Time Cadet Applications due.

    • 11 MAY 2024 - Notification of Application Status (via Email)

    • 18 MAY 2024 - Attendance Confirmation

  • 07 MAY 2024 - All Cadet and senior staff applications are due.

  • 01 JUN 2024 -  Encampment Payment due for all personnel


All encampment participants will experience long, demanding, and very active days. Cadets can expect to be active about 16 hours a day. Prior preparation is critical to being successful at the encampment. Arrive at the encampment with the correct equipment, well-rested, and hydrated. Proper hydration will help prevent many common encampment injuries and keep you healthy during a demanding week. Cadets should study available encampment materials before encampment so that the information is fresh and does not result in cramming. Camp Blanding is known to have an extremely hot climate; thus, it is highly recommended to begin acclimating to hot outdoor temperatures weeks before the encampment.


Transportation to and from the activity is not the responsibility of CAP.

Airport Shuttle

All flight arrangements need to be made with the encampment staff before 31 May 2024

Arrivals - 20 JUN 2024 and 22 JUN 2024
The limited airport shuttle will be available for cadets who register. Arrival flights to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) should be planned to arrive before 1100 Eastern time.

Departures - 29 JUN 2024
Departure flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) should be planned no earlier than 1700 Eastern time.

Corporate Vehicles

Corporate Vehicles. Senior staff is encouraged to bring a CAP van to the encampment.  Any van being brought to the encampment shall be registered on the encampment website vehicle registration form. Vans will be turned in to the encampment transportation officer upon arrival. All vans must be fueled (topped off) before turning the vehicle in. Vans will be returned to the driver the night before departure topped off. Fuel costs for travel to and from the encampment will be reimbursed. Please review the instructions for reimbursement here

Privately-Owned Vehicles

Upon arrival, cadets who drive to the encampment must turn in their vehicle keys.


Carpooling is encouraged, but the encampment staff cannot assist in this coordination. It's recommended to ask within your squadrons first.


Cadet and Senior Member staff shall arrive between 1300 and 1500 Eastern time on 20 JUN 2024 for in-processing. Exact arrival location TBA.

Cadet students shall arrive between 1200 and 1400 Eastern time on 22 JUN 2024 and must eat lunch before arrival.

Early or late arrivals must be coordinated with the encampment commander.


Visitors are not allowed or authorized at the encampment without written permission (may be via e-mail) directly from the Encampment Commander. The encampment takes place on a military installation, and due to Department of Defense security requirements, and for the safety and security of all CAP personnel, unscheduled or uncoordinated visitation is prohibited. This restriction applies to family and friends of encampment participants, as well as CAP members not assigned to the encampment.


The graduation ceremony will commence at 1100 Eastern on 29 JUN 2024 at the parade field. Guests are asked not to arrive until after 1000. Guests will be directed to the graduation parking area upon arrival. Students will be dismissed after graduation.

Staff should plan their departure from Camp Blanding Joint Training Center by 1400 Eastern time.

ALL guests MUST register before arrival. Stay tuned for details on graduation guest registration.


For questions about the encampment application process, member concerns, or other administrative reasons, please email flencampmentadmin@flwgcap.us. Be sure to include your contact information and CAPID. Please speak to your squadron leadership for general questions about the encampment itself or information regarding the encampment requirements. 




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