Civil Air Patrol


The 2017 Michigan Wing Encampment will be held July 1st-8th 2017 at the Alpena CRTC

The Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will conduct a cadet summer encampment at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, MI from 1 July 2017 to 8 July 2017. Staff members will report to Alpena on 30 June 2017 for encampment preparation. Cadet students will report on 1 July 2017. Graduation will be conducted on 8 July 2017.

Registration Packet


Cadets who have NOT PREVIOUSLY attended an encampment may apply for:

Basic Encampment

Cadets who have previously attended a Basic Encampment may apply for:

Please note we are offering a new course this year:  Cybersecurity Encampment

Cybersecurity Encampment
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
Cadet NCO School
Model Rocketry & Advanced Model Rocketry

Adult members may apply for:

Active Member Professional Development Course (SLS, CLC, TLC, Michigan Wing Leadership, Education, And Development (LEAD) Academy


All participants (students and staff) MUST register for encampment. To register for encampment, all participants must complete the online registration process located on the MIWG website at

Participants must complete CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, and CAPF 163 (cadets only). Each form will be submitted as a single page PDF file and uploaded during the online registration process. The CAP forms MUST be in their original PDF form or digitally scanned. Pictures or JPG files will be rejected.

Participants needing assistance scanning the required CAP forms should contact their squadron leadership for assistance.

Registration Fees.

All registration fees will include meals, lodging and training costs. All participants, both cadet students and encampment staff, are required to pay the associated registration fee. The fee schedule is as follows:

Basic Encampment $175
Cadet and Senior Staff $175
Cybersecurity Encampment $175
Region Cadet Leadership School $125
NCO School $175
Model Rocketry $175
Advanced Model Rocketry $175
Professional Development Course (Full Week) $175
Per day attendance $25

Financial Assistance Programs

Squadron Contribution:  Some units are financially able to contribute to their members’ encampment fees.  If your squadron will supply all or part of your encampment fee, the MIWGF 173C, financial transmittal, must accompany the online application.  If multiple members of the same household are applying for encampment, each application must contain its own MIWGF 173C.

Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP):

UPDATE:  5-17-17 from Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters:

  1. Cadet Encampment Assistance Program applications opened 1 March for the spring/summer encampment season. Over 1,200 cadets have been processed for the assistance so far. But please be aware that as of today CEAP funds are fully allocated. Cadets who have not yet been processed for assistance are being informed that they are currently on the waitlist for funding. Understand that this does not mean that no more cadets will be processed. Cadets will continue to be approved off of the waitlist as cadets on the list decline assistance and money is recovered from partially redeemed uniform vouchers, etc… However, there won’t be any more large batches of cadets processed at once.
  2. In the two months it’s been open 1282 cadets have been processed for assistance. As of this time last year only 724 cadets had been processed and 322 by this time in Summer 15. This is great news in that it’s clear that awareness of this program has spread widely. In previous years, we were able to assist all first-time encampment attendees, as well as a limited number of cadets returning as advanced students and cadre. This year, it looks highly unlikely that we’ll be able to assist all first-timers, much less returning cadets.This is still great news for the 1200+ cadets headed to encampment with tuition assistance, but not necessarily for the hundreds of cadets left in the queue.

The United States Air Force is now providing financial assistance to cadets attending their first encampment. Assistance is prioritized by need, first-timer status and date of application, so don’t wait to apply.  Members in need of this assistance must apply for CEAP online through e-Services ( If approved for CEAP, members must still register for encampment using the CAPF 31 and other directions outlined in this packet. More details on CEAP can be found at

Who can apply for CEAP?

1.     1st Priority Cadets. My family has a real need for assistance because we meet at least one of the below criteria. No special paperwork is needed; you are self-identifying your eligibility on an honor system.
a) My parent or guardian has been unemployed or worked only part-time during the past 12 months.
b) Our family participates in the SNAP, WIC, School Lunch, Title I School, or HUD public housing program
c) Someone in my immediate family receives Social Security disability benefits
d) We are a single parent household.
2.     2nd Priority Cadets. My family has limited resources. Financial support would help because we meet one of the criteria below. No special paperwork is needed; you are self-identifying your eligibility on an honor system.
a) Our family has two or more cadets enrolled in CAP.
b) Encampment is a ‘special’ expense that we can’t easily budget for.
c) We’ve experienced some financial challenges recently.
3.     3rd Priority Cadets. None of the above criteria apply, however we’d like to be considered for assistance if funds are available.

Encampment Financial Assistance:  There is a very limited amount of fundin available for attendees of encampment. Members can request encampment financial assistance from the Encampment Vice Commander, Major Richard Honiss, Financial Assistance applications are due no later than 17 June 2017. Encampment Financial Assistance is awarded to those attendees who express great financial need.  Applications awaiting financial assistance approval will not be processed until that approval is made, so do not delay.  The member’s home squadron must contribute (if possible) and cadet members must have applied for the Air Force Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP) before additional financial assistance will be considered.

Refund Policy.

All refunds must be requested by sending an email to Refunds requested prior to 17 June 2017 will be honored in full. Refunds requested after 17 June 2017 will not be honored due to the dedication of funds.

Suspense Dates / Deadlines.  
23 June 2017 – Registration Deadline

Arriving and departing Info

Encampment begins on Saturday, 1 July 2017 at 12:00pm.  Attendees may arrive at any time between 9:00am and 12:00pm on that day.

Only staff members should arrive on Friday, 30 June 2017. Cadet and Senior staff arrival times are as follows:

Cadet Wing Staff: After 10:00am Friday

Select Senior Staff (Admin, finance, medical, logistics): Between 12:00pm and 1:00pm Friday

All other staff members: Between 2:00pm and 5:00pm Friday.

If non-staff members need to arrive on Friday with a staff member, they must first obtain written approval from the Encampment Commander by emailing We request that only non-staff members with extenuating transportation issues arrive on Friday to encampment. Please try making arrangements for transportation with non-staff members. Members arriving to encampment early without preapproval will not be guaranteed lodging or meals on Friday night.

Encampment ends on Saturday, 8 July 2017 with an outdoor Graduation parade (weather permitting) at 11:00am and an indoor Graduation Ceremony following the conclusion of the parade. Friends and family are invited to attend.  Be sure to bring your cameras!

Non-CAP members wishing to attend Graduation will need to submit a request for access to the Alpena CRTC at by 17 June 2017.

Cadet and senior staff will be dismissed by the Encampment Commander once all de-mobilization tasks have been completed.

Plan to leave the base AFTER – 1:00pm EDT, Saturday, 8 July 2017.


E-Mail and physical mail to cadets during encampment

Parents and other family members are welcome to send e-mail to cadets who are attending encampment

Please limit e-mails to two e-mails per day per cadet. If multiple family members wish to send a message to a cadet, you are encouraged to combine multiple messages into one email before sending. These e-mails will be printed by the encampment staff and distributed at the evening mail call. E-mails received after 3:00pm on the Thursday of encampment are not guaranteed to be able to be delivered. To send an e-mail to a cadet at encampment, please go to All e-mails sent to cadets at encampment must be sent through this secure form.

If you need to send physical mail to a cadet, please contact the encampment command staff at for details. We are limited on what mail we can receive at the Alpena CRTC.

Registration Forms:

CAPF31 –

CAPF160 –

CAPF161 –

CAPF163 –


More information can be found in the registration packet.

2017 Senior Command Staff

Commander Lt Col Rory Locke
Vice Commander Maj Rick Honiss
Chief of Staff Lt Col Shawn Wyant
Commandant of Cadets Maj John Bowers
Asst Commander of Cadets Maj Luke Rondeau

2017 Cadet Command Staff

Cadet Commander C/Maj Nicholas Lake
Cadet Deputy Commander C/Maj Adriano Hockin
Cadet Executive Officer C/Capt Zachary Honiss

Below are some links to past year’s pictures, newsletters, and videos.

Past Encampment Photos

Past Encampment Videos

Past Encampment Newsletters

Encampment Flyers

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