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Summer Cadet Encampment

Applications for the 2023 National Capital Wing Summer Cadet Encampment will open on April 1. The encampment will run from Aug. 13-20 at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation, Virginia (near Virginia Beach). The estimated cost is $230 for first-time cadets and $175 for cadet staff. 

Staff applications are now open. Send an email to Lt. Col. John Davies at

A cadet encampment is a milestone event for Civil Air Patrol cadets. Whether you are a first-time encampment attendee or back to serve on staff, you will learn and hone leadership skills that will stay with you throughout your time in CAP and wherever life leads you. You will work hard, be challenged, make new friends, and, most importantly, learn about yourself and what you can achieve.

We look forward to you joining us.

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