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Save the date: Basic Encampment 2018

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:14 PM by Alisa Vural
If you or a fellow cadet has not attended Basic Encampment (BE) yet, save the date for this year's encampment: NJ BE 2018 will run from Saturday, 30 June to 7 July 2018. Registration is not open yet (soon!) but we want to be sure that you save the time in your summer schedule and plan to attend. Basic Encampment is one of the fundaments of the CAP cadet program.

Pre-requisite for attending encampment is that you have earned your first stripe (the Curry Award.) Study hard now so you can have the first, and maybe even the second, stripe.

Encampment will take place at Joint Base Maguire Dix Lakehurst (JBMDL.) It is an amazing experience that EVERY cadet attends. It is where cadets learn the most important fundamentals of teamwork, and each cadet grows in their confidence and self-discipline. Encampment is hard, challenging, fun and motivating. Once a cadet has attended encampment, they are able to apply for National Cadet Special Activities and take on more leadership opportunities in their squadron.

If you cannot attend NJ BE, you may attend BE in another state if that works best for you. We have several cadets who have done this. If you choose this path, get in touch NOW with the commander so we can work on your out of state encampment paperwork. You can find a list of other states' encampments on the national website.

For more general information on BE - and how to apply for financial assistance - please visit the national website: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/encampment/