Colorado Wing Cadet Encampment



General Encampment Information

2020 Colorado Wing Encampment - Preliminary Dates

The 2020 Colorado Wing Encampment is planned for June 2020 at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School. This information and the published dates are tentative until confirmed with the Air Force

  • Cadet Staff and Senior Staff Selection Process Announcements - December 2019. 
  • Cadet Command Staff Selection Activity - Tentatively January 2020. 
  • Cadet Staff Selection Activity - March 2020.
  • Basic Cadet Application Process Announcement/Opening - February/March 2020.
  • Basic Cadet Encampment Fee - To Be Determined. 
    Cadet Staff Encampment Fee - To Be Determined.
    Senior Staff Encampment Fee - To Be Determined.
  • Basic Cadet Encampment Slot assignments - mid-May 2020.

What's in the Documents Above?

Why are the documents in the box above so important?

AFMAN 36-2203 Drill & Ceremonies is the US Air Force Drill "Bible". Everything you ever wanted to know about drill is in the manual. If you want to become a real expert, this is where you need to look! BE PATIENT - This is a large file and will be a slow download.

Learn-to-Lead Cadet Drill Guide is the very, very abbreviated CAP version of the Air Force Drill & Ceremonies Manual. This is probably all you will need to study prior to encampment.

Preparing for Encamment - Parents Guide is a lot of useful information for parents about encampment. This is "must read" for parents of a Basic Cadet (first time attendee) that is going to encampment.

Basic Cadet Guide - Preparing for Encampment is a great document to help the basic cadet, who is a first time attendee, to prepare for encampment.

CAP Manual 39-1 CAP Uniform Manual is the complete reference to wearing the CAP uniforms. Everything that you will ever need to know about CAP uniforms is in this manual - if you can find it!

Grooming and Appearance in Uniform is information that is taken from CAPM 39-1 and provides a "one-stop-shopping" source that provides cadets (and parents) with all of that important information about what kind of jewelry you can and cannot wear with the uniform, CAP's policy toward "body piercing", male and female grooming standards for haircuts, hairstyles, (don't show up with green hair) and makeup, etc. This is an important document. It should be reviewed by cadet applicants and parents, before encampment.

Encampment Grooming Standards Policy is the 2015 Encampment policy regarding personal grooming standards (such as haircuts and hairstyles).

CAP Pamphlet 151 - Respect on Display is the source for learning about CAP/Military Customs and Courtesies. This is a "must read"  for new cadets. This is your source for learning who to salute, when to salute, how to salute, and other important military traditions, customs, and courtesies. Be sure to study this before encampment.   

Encampment Email & Mailing Addresses

Colorado Wing CAP Encampment
19210 East Breckenridge Avenue, Stop 33
Buckley Air Force Base, CO 80011-9525

Email to: 

Encampment Commander

Encampment Commander: Lt Col Don Bolles