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Cadet Students Applicants

Expect to have FUN!

Expect to be very busy. You will be up early (before 0600) and be more physically active than you typically are at home and school. You can ease the transition by getting into the same sleep routine of going to bed at 2130 (9:30 pm) and getting up at 0530 (5:30 am). We strongly encourage you to get into better physical condition before you arrive – do some running and practice some pushups.

Expect to be in uniforms for most of the time. That is part of the fun. Make sure your hair is in regulations, you have all the necessary insignia, and that it is in the right place. Have a more experienced member of your squadron do an inspection before you leave for Encampment. Most of the time you will be wearing ABU's and boots. Make sure your boots have been broken in. Wear them as much as you can before the encampment. Blisters are the single most frequent medical issue -- it's not much fun walking around with hurting feet.

Temperatures tend to be very hot at Encampment. Start seriously hydrating at least three days prior to Encampment. After blisters, dehydration is our most pressing medical issue. Hydrate early, and often.

Cadet Student Application Timeline and Encampment Dates

Cadet Student (First-Time Encampment) Applications Open: Open until max capacity is reached or 1 June 23
Cadet Student Encampment Dates: 18 - 25 June 2023
Supplemental Information: Should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2023

Arrival Time: Check-in is 12 - 1 pm on 18 June 2023     
Travel Options: Parent drop-off, carpool, squadron van, personal vehicle (not preferred)
Location: ORTC Building, Camp Shelby (closer to Encampment a map and directions will be posted)

Additional Arrival Information:

Please do not arrive early as our staff will be eating and making final preparations.   
Cadets should arrive having eaten lunch, be well hydrated, wearing ABUs, and should meet grooming standards.
If you CANNOT make the check-in window, you need to get approval from the encampment commander prior to Encampment.
A map of the check-in location will be posted closer to the encampment. 

Pick-up Time: Will be after Pass-in-Review Graduation Parade
Graduation Parade Time (Proposed): 9 am on 25 June 2023 (this time will be confirmed by 1 June 2023) 
Location: TBD (closer to Encampment a map and directions will be posted) 

Please let your families know they are welcome at the parade - this is your chance to showcase everything you’ve learned at Encampment

Cadet Student Participation Requirements, Forms, & More

Zoom Encampment Informational Video

Participation Requirements

Online Registration Form (this is an external link to a Google Form and must be filled out)

CEAP Application Process (Closes 1 May for MSWG Encampment)

Student Packing List

Application Directions

Step-by-step instructions for completing all required items for the Mississippi Wing Encampment. The first 2 steps must be completed as part of the application process, and the remaining steps should be completed soon after. Please READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS before completing an application. If you have questions about the application process please message encampment@mswg.cap.gov.

Step 1 Registration Form: The registration form is the first step in securing a position at Encampment. Those serving on cadet cadre should select complete this Google Form. All applicants should get an e-mailed copy of their form upon submission. Please keep a copy for your records.

Step 2 Supplemental Information: Cadet Cadre Applicants must upload their resumes to the MSWG Encampment Dropbox before the application period closes. Resumes should be formatted as described in CAP Learn to Lead Volume 2, pages 176-178. Please, upload your resume using this naming convention: Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name, Resume 

Step 3 Required Forms: Upload the following groups of forms to the MSWG Encampment Dropbox.


- Application for Encampment 
(CAPF 60-81, 2 pages, signed by all parents/legal guardians)
- Camp Shelby Release Form 
(1 page, signed by parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years old)
- Cadet Photo Release Form 
(1 page, signed by parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years old)


- Air Transportation Agreement 
(DD Form 1381, 1 page, signed by a parent/legal guardian if the applicant is under 18 years old and witnessed)


- CAP Member Health History Form 
(CAPF 160, 2 pages, signed by parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years old)
- Emergency Information 
(CAPF 161, 1 page, signed by parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years old)
- Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication 
(CAPF 163, 1 page, signed by parent/guardian and required if the applicant is under 18 years old)
- Copy of applicant’s Insurance Card 
(copy of front and back, if applicable)
- Asthma Action Form 
(if asthmatic)

Please, upload the Application forms, Aviation form, and Medical forms in three separate groups using this naming convention:
        Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name, Group Name
        Example 1) Smith, Jane, Application
        Example 2) Smith, Jane, Aviation
        Example 3) Smith, Jane, Medical

These forms should be submitted as soon as possible but NLT 1 June 2023. Questions on how to complete these forms can be addressed to encampment@mswg.cap.gov.

Step 4 Required Courses: Mississippi Wing Cadet Students over the age of 18 must have complete Cadet Protection Course Basic. These courses can be completed in E-Services and must be completed NLT 15 June 2023.  Questions on how to complete these courses can be addressed to encampment@mswg.cap.gov.

Code of Conduct

  • The safety of our members is paramount, and will not be compromised.

  • The CAP Core Values will be honored at all times.

  • The Chain of Command must be observed and respected, except for matters of safety.

  • Hazing and fraternization will not be tolerated.

  • No alcohol, tobacco, or non-prescribed controlled substances are tolerated on the premises.

  • No weapons are tolerated on the premises.

  • No gambling, objectionable reading material, or inappropriate images are allowed on the premises.

  • Cadets will remain in their beds after lights out, except for emergencies and bathroom trips.

  • Members will adhere to proper hygiene (shower, teeth, etc.) and uniform appearance.

  • Proper sign-in and sign-out procedures must be observed.

  • If car keys, phones, or other electronic items are brought to Encampment they will be turned in during shakedown.

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