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Student Packing List

Encampment 2018
Student Packing List

Need a reminder on what to bring to Encampment? Here is Encampment 2018's Student packing list. All equipment listed in the required sections will be part of daily inspections.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email enc-da@vawg.cap.gov

All items brought to Encampment should be labeled with last name, first initial and CAPID number. This allows students to keep track of their own items.

*******Laundry Service will not be provided so be sure to pack enough for the whole week.

Semper Vigilans!

Blues (1 set)

ABUs/BDUs (1 set – Minimum, 2nd set HIGHLY Recommended)


1 Summer Blue shirt


2 ABU/BDU shirt with all required patches and tapes


1 Summer Blue slacks


2 ABU/BDU pants


    (slacks only, NO skirts)


1 ABU/BDU cover, USAF style


1 Flight Cap


1 ABU/BDU belt


1 Hat device (for flight cap) w/ backing


1 pr Uniform boots WELL BROKEN IN


2 White t-shirts (v-neck )


1 set Blousing Bands (for ABU/BDU pants)


1 pr uniform shoes (black low quarters)


7-9 BDU(Black)/ABU(Tan) T-shirts


3 pr dress socks, black


9 pr Black Boot Socks


2 Grade Insignia w/ backing




9 pr Liner Socks (black dress socks or women’s knee-high hose may substitute – RECOMMENDED - preventative measure against blisters)


1 set of Shirt Stays (Optional, yet recommended


1 USAF blue belt w/chrome buckle and tip


1 Name Plate w/ backing




1 Ribbon holder w/backing


1 set of awarded ribbons (complete)



Be sure to iron Blues and BDU uniforms prior to arriving at Encampment.

Note: New shoes and boots are not recommended. They should be WELL BROKEN IN to prevent

blisters.  Gel insoles are HIGHLY recommended for boots!

Hydration Needs


Canteen - PROVIDED

DESCRIPTION: A canteen will be provided to students upon their arrival. Students may bring their own camelbaks or canteens if desired, however, they are not required.

VERY IMPORTANT---Keep Reading!

REQUIRED OTHER EQUIPMENT: Should be labeled with last name, first initial and CAPID number


Barracks Items


9 sets of underwear


1 Flashlight, with extra batteries (small)


1 pr, gym shoes


2 Bath Towels


7 pr, gym shorts, dark blue or black (see note 1)


2 Wash Cloths (Optional)


3 PT Shirts will be provided.  

(Required: Bring 3-4 additional grey t-shirts)


1 pr, Shower shoes (Flip flops)


7-9 pr Athletic socks - white


Coat hangers, one per hanging item and two extra (Total # = 8)


1 Rain poncho or jacket


1 Toothbrush and 1 Toothpaste (Travel sized)


1 Swimsuit, modest, single piece (optional - would be used in showers)


Eyeglasses or Contacts. Note: if bringing contacts, please bring extra pairs or a spare set of glasses (if required).


1 set civilian attire (for travel home)


1 Comb and/or hairbrush (if required)


1 pr OLD gym shoes or boots (could be ruined)


1 Shampoo, small bottle (Travel sized)




1 Deodorant


1 Pocket Spiral Notebook


1 Soap, in waterproof container (Travel sized)

1 12” Ruler

1 Shaving kit (if required)


3 Pens (blue or black) ; 2 Sharpies; 3 Pencils


1 Sewing Kit that contains  blue thread, black thread, white thread, and dark green thread included (optional)

3 Pencils


1 Shoe shine kit (polish, brush, rag -Travel sized)

1 Set of Sheets (Top and Bottom) - Any Solid Color (No Patterns or Designs)


1 Pillow with Pillow Case (White)

9 day supply of all medications

1 Comforter or Top Blanket - Any Solid Color (No Patterns or Designs)


Cough drops or lozenges, large bag (Optional - See Note 2)



Additional Items



1 Insect repellant, must include DEET


1 set Gel Insoles (optional but recommended)


1 Sunscreen, high SPF rating


1 set, Leather work gloves


1 Reusable Water Bottle, Camelbak, or Canteen


Feminine Hygiene products as appropriate

All medical supplies are to be brought in the original container  labeled with the cadet’s FULL NAME: last name, first name, and CAPID written on the container.

Medical Information

Additional Medical Supplies


Tums or Antacid of choice (optional - See Note 2)


1 pkg. - Moleskin padding (NOT FOAM)

1 Container of foot powder

All prescription medications with directions(If applicable)

SUGGESTION: Bringing travel sized items is highly recommended.

(Examples of this would be soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)

A Word About Contraband Items

(Items you should not bring to Encampment 2018)

**All contraband items will be confiscated at check-in. If a cadet’s ride is still present, items will be given to them. If not, items will be held at ENC18 HQ and will be returned upon check-out. Civil Air Patrol and Virginia Wing will not be responsible for any lost contraband during the tenure of Encampment. It is up to the Cadet to ensure contraband is not brought to Encampment. **

Contraband Items




Electronic devices (cell phones, computers, and consumer electronics) except flashlight, electric razor


Snacks, candy, gum, soda, energy drinks, other food items, etc.


Tobacco, e-cigs, alcohol, illegal drugs


All knives, lighters, or matches

Weapons or fireworks

Non-prescription drugs, herbs, supplements, etc., not indicated on the CAPF 160 application

Note 1 - Must be able to extend their fingers along the outside leg seam and have fabric left between the fingers and knees.

Note 2 - Students who wish to bring cough drops, lozenges, Tums, or Antacids to Encampment must indicate so on their individual CAP Form 160. Students may not share any nonprescription medication, herbal, vitamin or supplement.

Ref CAPR 160-1:

4-3. Written Permission Required for Minor Cadets. No minor cadet may bring any prescription or nonprescription medications, herbals, vitamins, or supplements to any CAP activity without the written permission of the cadet’s parent or guardian.

Note 3 - Asthma inhalers and/or bee sting ana-kits are to be kept in the left cargo pocket at all times.

Note 4 - Bring hangers for each individual uniform clothing item you bring - plastic hangers are highly recommended. The two extra hangers will be used for the uniform students wear initially to Encampment

Note 5 - You must have a valid current CAP membership card to participate in Encampment. The CAP membership card must be with you at all times for the duration of Encampment.

Note 6 - You must have a completed CAPF 161 with you at all times for the duration of Encampment.

Note 7 - Students may bring books if they would like. Any inappropriate reading material will be confiscated.