Encampment Purposes (Mission)
The purpose of encampment is for each cadet to:
- Develop leadership skills
- Investigate aerospace sciences and related careers
- Commit to a habit of regular exercise
- Solidify their moral character
"An immersion into the full opportunities and challenges of cadet life."
Virginia Wing Encampment Vision.
We will be the cadet leadership training center of excellence in Virginia Wing, Middle East Region, and beyond. Cadets who graduate from our encampment will gain new respect for themselves and others, recommit to lives of volunteer service, embrace what it means to lead with integrity, and challenge themselves to the pursuit of excellence in all they do. We will accomplish this by teaching leadership concepts primarily through the example we set while maintaining a more challenging strictness, rigor, sense of urgency, and overall expectation of military bearing than normal CAP activities. Senior members and cadet leaders (cadre) will strive to be role models for CAP core values. We will establish and maintain an environment of respect where each member of the team, including parents, students, base personnel, and anyone else with whom we come into contact are honored. We will hold each other accountable for uniform standards, respectful behavior, and mission accomplishment. We will support one another by continuously improving on our strengths and building up those areas where we are weak.