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Application Package Available 1 March 2024
Registration Opens 8 March 2024

Registration Extended to 28 April 2024 but space filling up fast! Do not delay on submitting your application!

Please direct any questions you have to cf-admin@wawg.cap.gov

Basic Encampment

The Basic Student Encampment is one of the most worthwhile activities available to cadets.  You’ll be challenged by a carefully designed, age-appropriate, military-style training environment. This immersion into the military-style training will challenge cadets to develop self-discipline and teamwork while learning leadership skills, military bearing, and broadening their understanding of aerospace and the Cadet Program. Surveys show that the opportunity to thrive in a strict, Air Force-like setting is among the top reasons young people become cadets. Successful completion of an encampment is required for the Billy Mitchell Award and opens up many new and exciting opportunities for CAP cadets, such as National Cadet Special Activities, and the ability to return to encampment as cadet cadre.  Students must have completed the Curry Award prior to the start of Encampment.

Please note: due to the increased need of encampment graduation credit, Cascade Falcon will not be accepting basic encampment student applications from prior encampment graduates. If you have previously graduated from an encampment and would like to attend Cascade Falcon as a student (not cadre), we strongly encourage you to register for the Advanced Training Squadron as a student.

Advanced Training Squadron (ATS)

The Advanced Training Squadron (ATS) - Open to Cadet Senior Airman (C/SrA) through Cadet Captain (C/Capt) - is designed for cadets with a prior encampment attendance seeking additional training in the encampment environment. It is a week of leadership immersion, where the students will rotate between leadership positions, practicing hands-on leadership skills, including providing supervision, enforcing standards, teaching, mentoring, and coaching activities, leading drill and ceremonies, and public speaking. Students are encouraged to try new skills, get feedback, and learn from the experience.  The curriculum is based on CAP’s Cadet Staff Handbook and Learn to Lead. ATS students comply with military standards in the Air Force tradition and are challenged by an environment of appropriate military intensity.

The goal is for these students after competing ATS to now have new knowledge, skills, and abilities they can use as cadre and staff, not only at future encampments or wing level activities, but in their home units as well. ATS students may also take part in special opportunities not offered to basic cadet students.

To apply for ATS cadets must have completed a prior encampment and be in the grade of Cadet Senior Airman (C/SrA) to C/Capt and are highly encouraged to earn promotion to Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSgt) or above prior to joining the Advanced Training Squadron at Cascade Falcon.

Packing List

Packing list for Basic students, ATS students, and Cadre, as well as some important student information can be found on our Student Information page 

Fee Schedule:

  • Basic and Advanced Encampment Students $300

  • Cadet Cadre $200

  • Senior Member Staff $100


Over 30 days’ notice         Full Refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

20-30 days’ notice             75 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

10-20 days’ notice             50 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

1-10 days’ notice               25 percent refund minus $18 Regfox administrations fee

If the withdrawal is for a family emergency (i.e.: sickness, death in the family) and it is in the 30-day window, the refund will be 75 percent.

Three Step Process: 

This is needed for Students, Cadre, and Senior Members attending.

First Step (optional if you require a scholarship):

  • Ask your local squadron if there are any scholarships available from the squadron.

  • Check out the National CAP Encampment scholarship to pay for first time student encampment fees: 1 March - 30 April https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.Events.Web/Modules/CEAP.aspx

  • Being awarded a CEAP scholarship is completely separate from applying and being accepted to Cascade Falcon.   The CEAP application process web page will explain Priorities 1, 2 and 3 requests.

  • If you are awarded a national CEAP scholarship you can use it to pay for your Cascade Falcon registration fees. 

  • Cadets that qualify for CEAP priority request 1, will be able to register for Cascade Falcon.  If CEAP is not awarded by June 1, you will be given the opportunity to pay or withdraw from Encampment.

  • CEAP priority requests 2 & 3 will likely not be awarded by National HQ until after registration for Cascade Falcon closes.  You will be required to pay the $300.00 student fee at time of registration in order to secure a position in the encampment.  Available student slots will go to students that complete the registration and payment, in some manner, for the available positions only.  If CEAP scholarship is awarded then your Encampment fee will be refunded (minus a $10.00 RegFox administrations fee) 

Second Step: 

  • All of the required forms are in this one package below that is set up for digital signatures.  Only one spot will be made available to upload this single package during registration on RegFox.

  • Fill out the Application Package below using Adobe Acrobat - not a web browser.  If you need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat, you can download it here https://get.adobe.com/reader/ 

  • Once it is completely filled out and Student, Parent, signatures are completed; Email it to your squadron commander for Squadron Commander signatures.  Don't use the email function in adobe acrobat, it has been reported to us as having problems working correctly.

  • Once you have it emailed back from your squadron commander, then you can return to this page to move forward in step three below.

  • If you need a step-by-step guide for digitally signing the application package, we have provided it here for you:  Step-by-Step Digital Signatures 

  • Incomplete packages will be rejected and you will not move forward in the registration process.

  • Download and save this application package : Cascade Falcon XXVII Application Package  ONLY THIS PACKAGE OF FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Third Step: 

  • Registration will close on 28 April 2024 -   Please direct any questions you have to cf-admin@wawg.cap.gov

Click HERE to register for Encampment

You will receive notification of acceptance, to the email address that you provide, once your application package and payment have been received and reviewed.  This may take up to two weeks from the time you complete application and payment.

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