Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol has been conducting Summer Encampments for many years in many different locations. We each have a favorite location that embodies encampment for us, and we are fortunate to find new and exciting opportunities at each location. Some locations have better food, some have better lodging, and some have better scenery. But they all have one thing in common: a great summer encampment experience!
During the week long encampment, cadets will attend classes covering topics such as the U.S. Air Force structure and mission, aerospace power and heritage; CAP emergency services, aerospace education and the cadet program; plus aerospace career opportunities and requirements. Cadets will participate in drill and ceremonies, and physical fitness activities, daily. Orientation flights in gliders and powered aircraft provide the chance for cadets to experience flying first hand. Throughout all activities, the values of discipline, teamwork, personal responsibility, sportsmanship, confidence, and respect are taught and encouraged.