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Hawai'i Cadet Training Group


E Komo Mai & Welcome to the Hawai'i Cadet Training Group Summer Encampment.  Since 1947, Hawaiʻi Wing Civil Air Patrol continues a tradition of providing a unique opportunity for our cadet members to progress in their pathway.  Encampment is established to challenge cadets and excel in growth opportunities with the Civil Air Patrol creating leaders for tomorrow.  The program was developed to inspire cadets to develop leadership skills, learn about aviation, space, and technology, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and live the Core Values. 

Cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary will train with emphasis not only in leadership and character but also in fitness and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.) The type of training that cadets receive during a week-long course of events and activities will be one that is intense with a "military type" of training model. It also demonstrates the comradery and teamwork-building skills to assist cadets in becoming future mentors to new cadets while establishing life-long positive memories. 

Join us in taking your cadet pathway to the next level in leadership, education, and training. 


Cadets must have completed their first achievement (Curry Award), and receive permission from their parent/guardian and squadron commander to attend encampment.  Hawaiʻi Wing summer encampment is open to all cadets through our online registration process. 

Cadets who wish to attend must fill out all required documentation and have forms submitted before the close of registration. Financial Eligibility is offered to those cadets who may qualify for Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP). An inability to afford an encampment should not hold a  cadet back who wants to participate in the encampment. 

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, or both uniforms and encampment fees. 

Tuition. Encampment fee assistance will cover 100% of the tuition fees and will be paid directly to the wing (state) selected in the application. 

Uniforms. Uniform assistance is provided in the form of vouchers that may be used for specific uniform items at Vanguard. The voucher may be for $75 or $125, depending on the financial priority level of the cadet.

How do I apply?

Visit eServices, open the "Cadet Encampment Assistance Program" module, and follow the on-screen instructions to apply for CEAP. However, you will also need to apply for the encampment itself, if you haven't already. Click here for a more detailed walk-through of the application process.

What happens after I apply?

You'll receive an email confirmation from National Headquarters. Your squadron commander will endorse your application and you'll receive another email confirmation when that happens. You will hear back from NHQ regarding your status within 10 days of the commander's approval. If granted assistance with encampment fees, NHQ will send those funds directly to the selected encampment on your behalf. If granted assistance for uniforms, Vanguard will email you a voucher with a link to purchase ABUs, Blues, and insignia. Once ordered, your items will arrive in the mail.

Other FAQs

I already paid for encampment, is it too late for me to participate?  

No. Please apply for the program. If you are accepted the wing will reimburse encampment fees after graduation.

My wing isn't having a summer encampment, or it's already full, what can I do?

If you can't attend your local wing's encampment, check out the upcoming encampments on the encampment home page and think about applying for an encampment in a nearby state. Carpooling may be available.

Can I receive assistance to go back to encampment for advanced training or on staff?

Cadets are welcome to apply for assistance to return to encampment. Returning cadets who qualify as 1st priority financial need will be considered for support at the same time as first-time encampment attendees. Cadets in other financial categories will be placed on a waitlist and the acceptance rate for returning cadets is low. Waitlisted applications for cadets returning to encampment will be processed after all first-time applicants have been served. Cadets may wish to investigate other financial assistance options such as squadron, group, wing, or region scholarships.  

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