2022 Encampment Information:

Encampment Commander - Lt Charity Klinger    charity.klinger@mewg.cap.gov

Cadet CommanderC/1st Lt Michael Cowland 

Location: Bog Brook Training Facility 

                 27 Military Circle, Gilead, ME



Dates: 27 July through 03 August 2022   
            Arrival 1200 to 1230  on Wednesday July 27th  
           Graduation will take place at 1100 on Wednesday August 3rd.  Parents should arrive for 1030.

Packing List

ABU Uniform Items (minimums)

  • 2 ABU blouses and trousers

  • 7 ABU undershirt (desert tan)

  • 1 ABU belt (If you do not have an ABU belt, then bring any belt)

  • 1 ABU cover

  • 1 Pair of black boots (broken in and shined)

  • 8 Pair of black cotton socks (boot length or higher)

  • Insignia

  • CAPID Card

PT Uniform Preferred: Tan or black t-shirt, black or dark blue shorts, running shoes (sneakers, preferably black) (Cannot contain any inappropriate clothing:  Which includes but not limited too, ripped, torn, frayed or patched clothing, tank tops, extremely short shorts/skirts, undergarments worn as outer garments, bathing suits, and any garments which are revealing, tightly fitted or contain obscene, profane, or lewd words or drawings)

Class C Blue Uniform    (If you do not have a complete set of blues, bring black dress pants/skirt and a white button up shirt)


Male/Female Specific

  • 1 Light blue Air Force blouse
  • Ribbon set and rack
  • Rank insignia
  • 1 Trousers/skirt, dark blue
  • 1 Belt with silver metal buckle 
  • 1 Pair black dress shoes/pumps (Must meet CAP Standards)
  • 2 T-shirts, white v-neck (no graphics)
  • 1 Name plate (These are on backorder from Vanguard, National has given approval for Class C to be worn without)
  • 1 CAP Cadet flight cap with correct insignia

  • 8 pair Undergarments
  • 3 Bras(females only)
  • 3 dark (blue or black) PT shorts 
  • 1 pair Sneakers - Running/PT sneakers
  • 1 pair Shower shoes
  • 1 Raincoat or rain poncho
  • 1 Sweatshirt/Sweatpants for cold weather (Optional)
  • Backpack

  • 3 Shirt Hangers

  • Notebook and Pens and pencils, at least 2 each

  • Ruler, 12 inch

  • Binder to hold writing materials (Optional)

  • 3 Cloth Masks or 15 disposable.  Masks may be necessary when indoors in classrooms

  • Hygiene products (appropriate to gender)

  • Laundry bag

  • Bug spray and Sunscreen

  • Flashlight and batteries (MUST)

  • Shoe shine kit

  • Canteen/water bottle

  • 1 MODEST swimsuit (MUST be one-piece for females, shirt and shorts for males)

  • Hand Sanitizer

Personal Care

  • Moleskin/blister bandaids
  • Foot powder - put inside your boots to help avoid blisters and smells
  • Medications as necessary

Sleeping Items

  • Twin Bed Sheets (Fitted and Top sheet)

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Pillow (with pillow cover) 


  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Shower Bag/Shower Caddy (for transporting items to and from the showers and tents)

  • Soap

  • 2 Towels (showers and for waterfront activities)

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss

  • Deodorant 

  • Hairbrush/comb

  • Necessary hair products for females (hair ties, bobby pins, hairspray)

                                            PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS/DRUGS                                              

All prescription drugs will be assigned to the cadet to whom they are prescribed and will be entrusted to his or her care and control.  All other drugs will be confiscated.  However, all medications will need to be disclosed when arriving and the medication will be recorded in a report.


Firearms, knives, explosives, matches, lighters, cellphones, electronic devices, sunglasses, jewelry and other similar items, money greater than $25.00.  Tobacco products of any kind, non-religious reading material, lewd or otherwise inappropriate pictures of any kind, energy drinks, or any food or drinks not ordered by a physician.  Other items not listed may be considered contraband and dealt with appropriately.


Items found in the possession of cadets that are considered contraband will be surrendered for the duration of the encampment and will be in the care and custody of the Encampment Commander or Commandant of Cadets.  Illegal items of contraband will be confiscated and disposed of; not returned to the cadet.  In some cases, a cadet found in possession of illegal materials may be sent home.

Advanced Flight Prerequisites and Extra Equipment

- Must have passed a basic encampment

Must Have these Qualifications:

GES 116

GES 117

ICS 100

ICS 700

First Aid

ICUT (Online Portion)

Commander Approval to Train

Should the prereqs not be fulfilled, the cadet will not receive any sign offs at the end.

- Rocketry phase one and two must be completed:


- In addition to the student cadet packing list, advanced cadets must bring a full 24 hour

pack- put together according to the regulations.

- A sleeping bag is also required


We will be having physical activity and training EVERY DAY, rain or shine!  We will be doing calisthenics, games, swimming, ropes courses, canoeing, rappelling, running and marching, as well as so many other physical activities, they are too numerous to mention.  HELPFUL HINT - DO NOT WAIT UNTIL ENCAMPMENT TO THINK ABOUT YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS.  For a better Encampment, start practicing and working out now!

Remember - we won’t just be looking at physical fitness during our week, we will also be doing daily Uniform, Drill and Bunk inspections.   


Before you arrive at the encampment, there are a few things that you should prepare your uniform for. First, be sure that your uniform is ironed and looks professional. Be sure you have the correct insignia on your uniform and that the insignia is in the correct place.  Please refer to our Uniform Regulation at:  CAPR 39-1.  Refer to Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 especially. 

MAKE SURE that your boots are broken in. If not, then you have the risk of blisters and other unpleasant issues. (Make sure you pack moleskin and bandaids in case you do develop blisters).  If your boots are new, we recommend that you wear your boots before the event until they are fitted for your feet. 

Some other things that will help you enjoy your time at encampment are:

-Getting used to hydrating yourself often

-Going on walks to prepare for the marching - there will be a lot of marching.

Fees:  $100.00 for Cadre, $250 for Students

Applications and payment must be received no later than June 30, 2022

Submit completed forms online at FORMS UPLOAD

Note: Anticipated senior member and cadre arrival time for training before the start of encampment is on Monday afternoon 25 July 2022

Activities being offered include an obstacle course, rappelling tower, marksmanship, orientation flights, and more.  

The purpose of the cadet encampment is for cadets to develop leadership skills, investigate the aerospace sciences and related careers, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and solidify their moral character which requires support from CAP Officers.

Advanced flight offered with a focus on Emergency Services - prerequisite for AF is basic encampment completion. 

Cadet Encampment Assistance Program or CEAP

Eligibility:  Financial Eligibility. Assistance is targeted towards families who cannot easily afford encampment. Priority is given to families enrolled in federal programs (Snap, WIC, Title I, SSDI disability, etc.) but other families self-identifying a financial need are welcome to apply, including families with two or more cadets in CAP, recently unemployed, or those experiencing other financial challenges. First-Year & Returnees. Priority is given to first-time encampment attendees, but graduates wanting to attend a second or third encampment are welcome to apply.

What assistance is available?  Cadets and their families may apply for assistance with encampment fees, uniforms, or both.

Tuition: Encampment fee assistance will cover 100% of the tuition fees and will be paid directly to the hosting wing.

Uniforms: Uniform assistance is provided in the form of vouchers that may be used for specific uniform items at Vanguard.


To register: Cadet Cadre and Students need to submit the following forms:

  1. CAPF 60-81Application for Encampment/Special Activity, https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/F_060_081_Application_for_Encampmen_158312DE11C37.pdf
  2. CAPF 160 Health History Form, https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/F160_158EAB9B13D02.pdf
  3. CAPF 161 Emergency Information https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/F161_023ECA81C03FB.pdf
  4. CAPF 163 O-T-C Medications https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/F163_7154E3E39FAFE.pdf
  5. and a fee of $250.00 (**apply for your CEAP Assistance - see Civil Air Patrol - Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (capnhq.gov))**
Mail all Application Forms and Payment to address below or submit completed forms online at FORMS UPLOAD

CAP Maine Wing HQ
P.O. Box 5006
Augusta, ME 04332-5006

The fee must be paid in full with the application paperwork unless you have received notification that your CEAP application has been approved by NHQ.  Checks should be made out to "Civil Air Patrol". 

We hope that you’ll enjoy this outstanding experience at encampment. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the encampment cadre. We look forward to seeing you there!